There are various uses for essential oils to help with endometriosis. All oils contain a multitude of various chemicals which have different beneficial health effects on the body, both physical and emotional.
Effects of different oils:
Essential oils have various specific affects on the body which is due to the chemical make-up of the oils. These oils can act on a cellular level and certain oils can be very powerful and can destroy viruses and bacteria.
How essential oils affect different bodily systems
(for low blood pressure and lack of energy)
Basil, black pepper, cardamom, ginger, peppermint, pine needle, rosemary, thyme
(for emotional or physical tension)
Cedarwood, bergamot, camomile, clary-sage, cypress, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, neroli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang
(especially beneficial for endometriosis sufferers)
Benzoin, bergamot, camomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rose
(for period pains, muscle cramps, also beneficial for endometriosis sufferers)
Black pepper, cardamom, camomile, clary sage, fennel, ginger, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, rosemary
Basil, benzoin, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, petitgrain, rose, ylang ylang
* You will note that many oils have more than one benefit.
How aromatherapy can help with endometriosis
Endometriosis symptoms can be helped with aromatherapy and as they can act as a support to the entire system. It is well known that many oils will help to boost the immune system, and will help to keep infections at bay. For example, when Lavender oil is used in a burner, the vapours from the oil in the air can kill air-born viruses on contact - like cold and flu viruses.
Some oils have anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, can aid digestion, help with insomnia. There are many other uses for essential oils for endometriosis sufferers including:
How to use essential oils
The use of aromatherapy would act as a good support for any woman suffering with endometriosis. You can use the oils in bath water, and have a soak last thing at night using an oil to aid with sleep. A hot relaxing bath with oils is of great benefit when dealing with severe menstrual cramps.
I would suggest that you purchase a few basic essential oils to have around the home. Lavender is the key oil to have as it has so many uses and benefits. Always purchase good quality oils, and try to get ones which are organically grown if you can.
You only need to use a few drops of oil at a time, so they will last quite a long time. Keep them stored in a cool, dark place. There are plenty of small hand-books and more comprehensive books available to give you guidelines on which oil to use and for which purpose.
Over the years I have found aromatherapy to be very beneficial for both health and beauty purposes. For those women who do not want to use commercially produced body and face creams because of the negative chemicals they contain, you can make up your own preparations using essential oils. I personally use Almond oil as a base oil, and then add whatever essential oils I choose, to make up a body oil and a bed-time face oil.
You can use essential oils in the following ways:
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