The Truth About Your Thyroid and Essential Oils: What NO Endocrinologist Will Tell You

The thyroid is most important gland in the body which takes important role in the endocrine system. It has a shape of a butterfly located in the neck/throat area, above the collar bone. Along with the parathyroid gland is accountable for the control of the body’s circulation of calcium levels and it stimulates metabolism.

The thyroid gland is in charge for the thyroids hormone production, and if it does not function accordingly it can cause negative effect on the whole body. Therefore, do not neglect the health of this gland.

As mention before, the thyroid is an essential part of the endocrine system which is one of a kind delivery system that sends hormones to particular organs and tissues. This delivery system is also used by essential oils. Therefore, the use of essential oils is very beneficial for the function of the thyroid gland since they have the ability to support certain organs and glandular functions. Combine essential oils along with the medical treatment and gain all their benefits, naturally following an advice of a medical professional.

  1. Basil (ocimum basilicum)

It is made from the steam distillation from the basil leaves in the USA. Basil is beneficial for the function of the parathyroid, pineal, adrenal, pancreas, and the pituitary gland.

  1. Clove (eugenia caryophyllata)

It is steam distilled of the buds indigenous to Madagascar. It is extremely beneficial for the thyroid function.

  1. Frankincense (boswellia frerena)

It is steam distilled from the resin gathered from the boswellia trees in Oman. Frankincense essential oil is supportive for the pineal, hypothalamus and pituitary gland.

  1. Geranium (pelargonium graveolens)

It is made from the steam distillationfrom the pelargonium plant leaves originating from China. This oil is a great support for the function of the hormone/glandular and adrenal gland.

  1. Lemongrass (cymbopogon flexuosus)

It is steam distilled from the lemongrass leaves, sourced from India. This oil is extremely beneficial when combined with clove essential oil thus providing great benefits for the thyroid function.

  1. Myrrh (commiphora myrrha)

It is steam distilled from the extracted resin of the trees growing in Ethiopia. Myrrh is highly helpful for the entire thyroid health and body immune system.

  1. Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis)

It is made from the steam distillation from the rosemary leaves, originated from Morocco. Rosemary stimulates the function of the glands and supports brain function, specifically the adrenal.

  1. Sandalwood (santalum album)

 Itis steam distilled from the wood of the santalum trees indigenous to India. Sandalwood essential oil promotes the function of the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary gland.

  1. Ylang ylang (cananga odorata)

It is steam distilled with the ylang ylang flowers thriving in Madagascar. Support for the hormone/glandular, and adrenal gland can be achieved by the use of ylang ylang essential oil.

Ways of using essential oils for the thyroid health:

The first one: rub a drop of myrrh essential oil combined with coconut oil over your thyroid area every day.

The second one: rub a drop of basil essential oil on the adrenals every morning.

The third one: prepare a roller ball blend, and apply it on daily basis on the bottom of your feet. This roller ball is consisted of the following ingredients:

  • 20 drops of basil
  • 20 drops of frankincense
  • 20 drops of lemongrass
  • 20 drops of myrrh

Combine the roller ball with any carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil.

Usage of Essential Oils

  1. Topical use
    Use some of the above mentioned essential oils diluted with some of the carrier oils so that you avoid evaporation and prevent sensitivity. Then, apply it topically right over the location of the glands or to the corresponding reflex points on the feet.
  2. Aromatic use
    The first choice would be to use an essential oil diffuser in which you need to put 5-10 drops of selected oils; the second one would be to inhale directly from the bottle, or from drops put in your cupped hands, and the third one would be to apply it to your clothing.