Essential Oils that Support the Hormonal System

Franchomme and Penoel, in their work titled L’Aromatherapie Exactement, write about how essential oil molecules have similarities in shape and action to the hormones our bodies create, even how oils can be used by the body as raw materials for building hormones.

I have compiled a list of single essential oils that are supportive of the hormone/endocrine system in the body. With some it is indirectly, by supporting the nervous system. These are in no particular order. Only you can discover which oil(s) are best for you. I have coaching techniques that I teach my clients about how to better discover which oils will work for them.

sage
clary sage
rosemary
clove
fennel
geranium
tangerine
rose
vetiver
bergamot
ylang ylang
nutmeg
German chamomile
tarragon
lavender
cypress
blue tansy
niaouli

The bravest thing you can do

“It was as this point that Bilbo stopped. Going on from there was the bravest thing he ever did. The tremendous things that happened afterwards were as nothing compared to it. He fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait.” ~ The Hobbit.

The most real, the most violent skirmishes are the ones which never see a battlefield beyond that of the mind. They can drain emotions and leave wrecked bodies behind with invisible wounds.

I was recently rereading The Hobbit and gasped when I read the above passage. How accurately Tolkien describes inner turmoil! Bilbo was on his way through the dark tunnels to slay the dragon, Smaug, who lay in the deepest part of the mountain, guarding untold treasure. Bilbo’s magic ring, which made him invisible, was no help against the dragon’s nose and wits.

Many days we feel like Bilbo. There are ugly dragons to slay metaphorically: Real evils, really awful people, real tragedies. They can smell us out even when we try hiding with our invisible rings of avoidance or denial, but the real battle is fought inside our soul. Before we get out of bed. Before we take that shower and dress. While we face making breakfast and do the grocery shopping. The real battle is “going on from there.” It is the moving and the doing while the fear, anger, or heartbreak rage inside and blind us like the darkness of a tunnel deep inside the mountain. All of these fierce battles are fought alone, which they must be, because that is our story. We must just remember that half of the winning begins with the small steps, stumbling forward. Stop, and you lose. Go forward, even if you must feel your way, and you win.

(Note: This was first published by me on March 1, 2013.)

History of “drugs”

Wikipedia – origin of word “drug”

From Middle English drogge (“medicine”), from Middle French drogue (“cure, pharmaceutical product”), from Old French drogue, drocque (“tincture, pharmaceutical product”), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German droge, as in droge vate (“dry vats, dry barrels”), mistaking droge for the contents, which were wontedly dried herbs, plants or wares. Droge comes from Middle Dutch drōghe (“dry”), from Old Dutch drōgi (“dry”), from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (“dry, hard”). Cognate with English dry, Dutch droog (“dry”), German trocken (“dry”).

Emphasis mine.

Do you know the history of the word “drug”? It’s etymology shows how the world has turned upside down. The word actually comes from an old German word for “dried,”because for thousands of years, folklore said that medicine came from plants, and therefore they used plants and essential oils for all their health needs.

 “And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

Ekekiel 47:12

But, you can’t patent plants, only something man-made. In today’s world only a synthetic or isolated compound produced in a laboratory is allowed to be called a drug. The FDA says that only drugs can cure disease. Period. What a strange world we have and how far we have come from ancient knowledge!

Essential oils at the atomic level

The concept of essential oils having energy is just a part of God’s perfect design. Let’s take a look at chemistry made simple. I have to simplify things for myself and give myself visuals to really understand. This is worth it, believe me!

Back in Chemistry 101, we learn that all matter is composed of atoms that have a nucleus with various numbers of protons and neutrons. Until recently, drawings and models had been made, but it was all hypothesis. In a major advance in science, we can now see a hydrogen atom for the first time with a quantum microscope. Guess what? It looks like the models and drawings. Who knew?hydrogen atom

(Picture credit https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/157048-the-first-ever-images-of-a-molecule-as-it-makes-and-breaks-atomic-bonds)

Do you see the electron zooming around the nucleus? A hydrogen atom has one electron, one proton, and one or two neutrons. I see them!

That electron is making clockwise laps MILLIONS of times per second (measured in megahertz).

Most essential oils are made of combinations of Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, and Nitrogen. Carbon atoms like to form chains and rings, called benzene or aromatic rings, and they form bonds with other atoms to build the essential oil molecules we all love. There are trillions of possibilities!

Just like with the Hydrogen atom above, scientists have made drawings and models of what these molecules look like. For the first time, we now have a real life picture! (Same source as picture above.)bezene ring molecule-imaged-for-the-first-time-640x353

The hexagonal shapes are the benzene, or aromatic rings. Don’t they look like the drawings? Scientist have been drawing these for over a hundred years, not knowing if they were right or not. They were SPOT on. (Each angle represents a bond that a carbon atom has.)

Remember the electron zooming around the nucleus of the Hydrogen atom? Think of an aromatic ring as a neighborhood with kids (electrons) playing. They don’t just play at their house, but they visit every house all the time. Not only do they play “ring around the atoms,” but whenever there is a double or triple bond – do you see double or triple lines in the drawing? – you will find this amazing sharing of electrons, so it can happen outside of a ring too.

This is an inside look at what is going on in that little drop of essential oil. It is a powerhouse, pulsating with energy, more than just a collection of molecules. The good news is that God made essential oils to help support the functions of our body. The better news is: “For in him we live and move and have our being,” says Acts 17:28. What a great God we have who sustains this world and us in such a magnificent way!