Using essential oils for adrenal fatigue is one of the best natural ways to fight this disorder!
Adrenal fatigue which is quite different from chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by intense and PROLONGED STRESS.
Like CFS, it can take several years to diagnose adrenal fatigue, making it very frustration to sufferers!
Our adrenal glands are responsible for the production of more than 50 hormones that are essential to optimal functioning of our body.
Too much stress overwhelms the adrenal glands and renders them incapable of handling the stress put on them, thus leading to adrenal fatigue or dysfunction
If this condition is ignored or persists, it could lead to more chronic health condition down the road.
Adrenal fatigue is becoming more common in the recent times, with so many people unknowingly living with the condition.
This is basically as a result of our modern day fast paced and busy lifestyle with very little rest and sleep.
Other factors that can contribute to this condition include unhealthy eating habits and too much caffeine consumption.
Chronic infection or disease, traumatic experience, environmental toxins and pollution are also culprits as they tend to increase the level of cortisone (stress hormone) in the blood.
Although drugs are always the medical option for this condition, using essential oils for adrenal fatigue can be quite helpful. Moreover, essential oils do not have the nasty side effects associated with the prescription pills.
Before discussing the essential oils for adrenal exhaustion, let’s first take a look at the symptoms of this disorder!
Rosemary is known to reduce cortisone (the stress hormone) level, thereby helping to lower stress and anxiety. And taking some of that stress load off your adrenal glands is very important. It helps to reduce fatigue as well as improve the overall efficiency of the adrenal glands. Add 2-3 drops of rosemary EO to a tissue and inhale several times to help reduce your stress level!
Thyme has relaxing and calming effects, which are particularly helpful for relieving stress and anxiety. This makes it great for fighting mental fatigue! It also helps to balance the hormones produced in the adrenal glands.
Lavender has calming, relaxing and soothing effects that help to relieve stress and aid sleep. People with adrenal fatigue often struggle with insomnia, so getting quality sleep is absolutely important.
Getting enough sleep and rest also helps to reduce stress, which is actually the main culprit behind adrenal dysfunction.
Stress causes sleeplessness, and lack of sleep leads to more stress and exhaustion. In fact stress and insomnia actually feed off each other, leading to a dreadful vicious cycle!
Nutmeg is one of the best essential oils for adrenal fatigue because it supports adrenal functions by reducing fatigue and boosting energy levels.
The uplifting and stimulating aroma of lime essential oil helps to relieves mental exhaustion, boosts energy and relieves stress, anxiety and depression.
Manuka fights inflammation in the system, relieves stress and anxiety as well as reduce exhaustion. It’s calming and relaxing effects help to induce sleep.
Because stress is the major cause of adrenal fatigue, it is important to ensure that you strive to lower your stress levels. Most of the essential oils mentioned above have stress reducing effects you can take advantage of.
There are several ways to use essential oils for adrenal exhaustion and they include:
Relax Synergy (Mental Relaxation) Essential Oil Blend. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade.Energy Synergy Essential Oil Blend (Physical Energy). 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.Essenzia Essential Oil Tools & Accessories – Aromatherapy Carrier Oil Kit.
If you have never used a certain essential oil it is important to do a skin patch test prior to topically using! See my sections on topical use and other essential oil safety concerns:
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.