Essentials oils are calming and revitalizing which may help with functioning of reproductive system. Fertility essentials oils are intended to have a calming and revitalizing influence that may help improve the functioning of your reproductive system. Essentials oils can be helpful when you trying to conceive but be careful which essentials oils you are using. Since they are considered ‘natural’, many assume they are all safe to use but it’s important to be aware of the risks of some essentials oils and use only essentials oils which are right for you. Especially when you become pregnant essentials oils should be used with caution and only under the guidance of healthcare practitioners.
How to use essentials oils?
It depends on the type of oil you are using and reason you are using it. But generally it can be used topically (diluted with a carrier oil) or through aromatherapy (diffuser).
Many plants have toxic components which can cause allergies or irritation, particularly when used in the wrong way. Essentials oils shouldn’t be applied directly to your skin.
Which essentials oils should you use when you are trying to conceive?
Sandalwood has been used as an aphrodisiac and overall fertility helper. It’s been suggested that this oil can boost testosterone in men, but it may even be an aphrodisiac for women.
Geranium oil can be helpful to balance hormones. It is used to help with estrogen production and restoring progesterone if needed. Geranium oil has soothing effects which can reduce anxiety and boost mood. This can be helpful when you are trying to conceive, especially for those with PCOS as it’s good for balancing hormones. It is also known to detoxify the lymphatic system and tone the uterus. Geranium oil may also reduce anxiety during labor.
Peppermint oil can be a strong soother. It has numerous health benefits, including fertility. Its the refreshing aroma has been known to energize the body and alleviate headaches.
Lavender oil is used to lower cortisol levels in our body and it appears to have a calming impact on the nervous system. It can also help to regulate sleep, promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and promote a feeling of calm allowing our mind to reach a state of peace. Stress and fertility are inextricably linked. Therefore using lavender oil can be really helpful. It promotes overall well being so that life’s stresses don’t impact conception goals.
Ylang ylang oil is often used for its aphrodisiac qualities. This may not affect your fertility directly, but it may help you navigate your busy sex schedule. Ylang ylang oil has also been shown to help with menstrual cramps and other unwanted symptoms of menstruation. Some studies also investigated how it can boost self-esteem and mental health, because both of this factors are affecting fertility.
Citrus oils (lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit)
Citrus oils have been known to increase energy and improve mood. But they can be also helpful for fertility. They support kidney and liver function. It has been also shown that they can alleviate anxiety during labour.
Frankincense oil is also known as the “king of oils”. This oil has many health benefits including reducing inflammation and supporting immunity. Studies shows its benefits such as balancing hormones, boosting libido and promoting digestion. Frankincense oil can also help tone the uterus which can increase chances of a successful implantation. It’s also considered one of the essential oils for IVF that is safe to use.
Clary Sage oil helps to regulate hormones naturally and assists with preparing the uterus for pregnancy.
Fennel oil can help with regulating of menstrual cycle.
Bergamot Oil holds a graceful, fruity aroma with a slight balsamic undertone. Bergamot oil has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Its fragrance helps to support relaxation, relieving the stress of muscles and joints. Bergamot oil can be also powerful anti-depressant and stimulant. It supplies you with joy, helps you to feel refreshed and energized since it improves the circulation. It has also digestive benefits. It increases gastric juice secretion, enhances peristaltic movement of the intestine, which relieves constipation. It is also analgesic, anti-spasmodic and it has sedative effects.
Oregano oil can help your partner with sperm mobility, which is one of the defining factors when it comes to male fertility. Oregano appears to have a positive effect on getting sperms to swim when used as part of IVF treatment.
Eucalyptus oil appears to have a positive effect on male fertility by improving the mobility and vitality of sperm.