How to Naturally Balance Your Hormones with Essential Oils

How to Naturally Balance Your Hormones with Essential Oils

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here. I want to share with
you how essential oils can help naturally balance out your hormones, and in this video
I’ll talk about the specific oils that can benefit progesterone balance, estrogen balance,
help improve thyroid issues, and also for men help naturally boost low testosterone.
There are three main essential that we’re going to benefit from learning here — clary
sage, thyme oil, and sandalwood oil. Clary sage, its biggest benefit is that it
helps balance out estrogen production in the body. We know that a lot of health issues
today, even things like infertility, PCOS, estrogen-based cancers are caused from excess
estrogen in the body. So we know that clary sage helps balance out those estrogen levels,
and that’s why it’s such an effective essential oil in the treatment of hormone conditions.
So whether you’re struggling with PMS during the month or possibly you know you have excess
estrogen in the body, clary sage is a great essential oil to consider to adding in your
essential oil regime. The next oil is thyme essential oil, and thyme
oil helps benefit the body by improving progesterone production. We know both men and definitely
a lot of women are low in progesterone, and low progesterone levels have been linked with
infertility, they have been linked with PCOS, they’ve been linked with depression as well
as other imbalanced hormones within the body. So thyme essential oil is the next essential
oil you can use to naturally balance out hormones in your body. Then sandalwood oil is very, very effective
at balancing out testosterone levels both in men and women. Sandalwood has actually
also been used as a natural aphrodisiac and been used in men’s cologne for years as well
as certain feminine perfumes. It really just has an amazing, amazing scent to it. But if
you’re a male with low testosterone, adding a few drops of sandalwood oil into your homemade
deodorant or your own homemade lotion is a great thing to do. That’s one of my favorite
ways to get essential oils is simply take some coconut oil with the oil itself and rub
it on different areas of your body. And because essentials oils are so small, so small molecularly,
they actually can get from your skin into your body and you can get full body effects
simply by putting essential oils directly on the skin. A few other essential oils that we know do
balance and support hormone health in the body. We know rose oil does. Rose oil has
been used also as an aphrodisiac and as a natural mood lifter. It’s been shown to help
in improving serotonin and other neuropeptides in the brain, sort of those good mood hormones.
So rose oil is effective for that. We’ve also found that lavender oil and chamomile
oil are effective at reducing stress, which can naturally lower cortisol levels which
is very, very important to the body as well when it’s trying to overcome disease. In general,
some of the best essential oils for thyroid function and autoimmune issues can be things
like frankincense oil. We know frankincense oil reduces inflammation which can also help
those cortisol levels. So again, if you want to personally have more
balanced hormones, I recommend considering clary sage oil along with thyme oil and then
sandalwood oil specifically for men. You can just put a few drops on your hand and rub
it on your skin or combine them with some of your own personal care products. Hey guys. This has been Dr. Axe talking about
essential oils for hormones. If you enjoyed this video on essential oils, make sure you
get my free e-book on, it’s called “The King’s Medicine Cabinet.” It’s your guide,
full guide, it’s a $25 value. It’s a free full-access guide to essential oils. Hey guys, this has been Dr. Axe. Thanks for


  • Subhajeet Shaw says:

    I have stammering problem please please please make a video how to cure it….thanks in advance…..

  • Smoky Eyes and Sippy Cups says:

    Are these essential oils safe to use while pregnant/breastfeeding?

  • KathleenRose says:

    Wow ….amazing… Going to see if I can at least get two of these oils…thank you! 👍👌🌝

  • Dwaine Masters says:

    what happens if you put coco nut oil on your body

  • Beautiful Botanicals says:

    Maybe you should stick to Chiropractic Medicine.  It is videos like this that are insanely misleading and dangerous.  ANYONE that has issues with hormone levels, need to consider there is a  thyroid, problem and nee a full blood work up before running off and just throwing on some Essential oils and thinking these problems will work themselves out. Low hormone levels can cause a host of very serious health issues and need to be addressed by a medical Dr. Essential oils are wonderful, and I use them daily,  but they can not fix the underlying conditions of a wayward thyroid.

  • Deborah Hopper says:

    help with the nasty hot flashes.

  • strictlystarlight says:

    Thank you I really enjoy the Essential oil series. I haven't been sick for a yr due to the correct use of the oils. I had acne scars for 15 yrs and sandalwood has diminished the scars and irritation in my skin . Thanks

  • Tara Love says:

    I have Endometriosis would you know if it would be safe to use oils to balance my hormones? Be grateful for an answer. Thanks.

  • Tina Carlini-Smith says:

    I have stage 4 breast cancer. It is on my scalp which I can see so I use different essential oils including frankincense directly on the tumors that are on my scalp so I would be able to see whether or not they shrink and they don't. any suggestions because like my doctor says I have tumor markers that I can clearly see whether or not any medication works.

  • Promise S. says:

    Hey Dr. Axe, I had a full hysterectomy a few years ago. If I stop wearing my hormone patches, will any of these oils work like the hormone patches do ? Because as I understand it, I don't have any hormones since the surgery.

  • char john says:

    Dr. Axe, I wanted to know what you foods and supplements you suggest to fight fibroids and heavy bleeding.

  • Joey Tumsoyle says:

    i love essential oils

  • Dr. Josh Axe says:

    It's really common to struggle with balancing your hormones. Discover how to use essential oils to balance out your thyroid, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. #healthyliving   #mondaymotivation   #essentialoils   #naturalremedies  

  • Lana Skelton says:

    being a uterine cancer survivor and having completed the genetic testing, and no mutations.. I am curious if the essential oils for hormone balance would help me with the menopause issues I am experiencing at my age? (HRT is not an option for me per my oncologist).

  • Jenny Jensen says:

    Dr. Josh, I am desperate! I am battling endometriosis and have another cyst. I know the reasons as to why I have another cyst, but what I need to do now is get balanced and stay that way. I am curious if chaste tree would help or should I use oil of clary sage or tyme instead? I have used Ashwagandha, added B vitamin complex and change my diet to an almost vegan diet, all organic as well. What are your thoughts on chaste tree? What are your thoughts as to a daily routine with herbs/oils?

  • crystal rose says:

    My 15 year old has been diagnosed with pcos. Her testosterone levels are high. She has has 3 heart and lung surgeries as a young child. They gyno wants to try looking lo loestrine birth control to help with her hormone levels. But is worried about blood clotting. The heart dr. Wants to do a myriad of expensive tests first. Would essential oils be a safe alternative for her. As far as blood clotting goes?

  • Rachel ann says:

    Its true I've been using dragon time to balance my hormones.. And clary sage help me a lots during my period

  • Reem AlAli says:

    Hi, how can I use clary sage to help with my PCOS? how to use clary sage oil? just rub it on the skin? and which areas?Thank you.

  • Kim Roberts says:

    i suffer with hormonal acne right before my period, planning on using Clary sage the week before to balance my period acne breakout

  • Shannon Templin says:

    Thank you so much for this video. I'm new to essential oils and this is exactly what I'm looking for!

  • Omar X says:

    Low libido ,, plz give us tips on how to overcome the problem

  • I am Mom says:

    Thank you for sharing. However I do wonder what your thoughts are on the estrogenic properties of lavendar and geranium oil among many others. In a world where estrogen is running rampant and causing so many problems I must question these properties within these oils. Some studies have found lavendar to increase breast tissue in males. Could this also mean it would be a problem for those battling breast cancers etc.?

  • Sobia Sarmad says:

    where to get all these oil from?

  • Cindrella kurd says:

    can you please talk about pcos in particular and diet for it, especially those who are underweight with pcos, i am sure a lot of people need your advice about this. thanks

  • dodge878 says:

    please learn the difference between "regime" and "regimen"

  • Evy Deroo says:

    hi, i tried subscribing to get your free ebook on essential oils, but i get no reply. Could you plz heck it out for me. thanks ahead. LOVE YOUR POSTS AND VIDEOS

  • Conniecricket says:

    I need help with daily migraines. I believe its mostly hormonal. I've had them for 20 yrs. I'm really wanting to use essential oils to help in this area.

  • Sabina Hamidova says:

    How do I get your free e-book? Thank you!!!

  • Donna Victoria Heinz says:

    I have had a hysterectomy. I am taking estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Can oils help me so that I can go off all these drugs???

  • Final Countdown Gaming says:

    love essential oils! use daily — thanks Dr Axe — please consider future videos on those suffering from menopause and or hysterectomy like myself — also, are you planning to make/sell a msm or could you recommend a specific msm to your viewers? Thanks in advance

  • Natalie Olson says:

    Please Please Please be careful if you have estrogen positive breast cancer! Clary Sage is known to increase estrogen at a time when as a cancer patient you don't want that! Everything on the internet says to avoid sage/clary sage if you have ER+ Breast Cancer!

  • Barbara Boronda says:

    I have pcos and iron deficiency anemia and essential thrombocytosis and a period that wont stop and have been on two estragen meds to balance out and they have not worked and now i am on metformin and its still not stoppping

  • Theresa Colopy says:

    I have fibroid that are causing me problems.. What oils would you recommend and how would you apply the oil?

  • Salman Khan says:

    sir i need your help. how can we balance prolactin hormones with natural diet and essential oil.

  • Femme Fatale says:

    what oils should be used specifically for women with PCOS?

  • Asmita Sodhi says:

    how to use these oils……??

  • Alia Albinali says:

    how do u use these oils ?

  • Tasha Langrall says:

    I've just became an essential oils distributor for Young Living, which are 100% pure essential oils with no filler oils. I've also started an essential oils Facebook page with oil uses; search Tasha Langrall Young Living. To buy oils click the link to create an account

  • simoz99 says:

    Couldn't balancing hormones be done with diet instead? That would seem much safer than using essential oils which potentially have side effects.

  • Conrad says:

    thank you. thumbs up

  • Kristine Vaughan says:

    I'm deaf and need closed captioned. Every time I turn to watch your. Utube, I learn nothing.
    Very frustrating for many deaf or hard of hearing. We have a right to learn anything as well
    As hearing. Is there anyway you can provide closed captioned?? We would appreciate it. Thank you.

  • Melissa R says:

    Is tin salmon OK? Coz here in Australia fresh salmon is very expensive. How many little tins should I have? I don't have much money. Can you do a video on cheap smart ways to get your vitamins in. Thanks to you I have my period back. The poor people are the ones who are the sickest. So maybe cheap super foods with everything in it is the way to go. eg Eggs. But then they are high in cholesterol, but they are a awesome super food. There is a community site on a Google play app, (My Calender) Where a lot if young woman are freaking out when they don't get their period. I passed on my knowledge to them about hormonal imbalance foods and it relieved a lot of stress. I also referred them to this YouTube channel. If you want the app so you can make comments in the community section just look at my Google plus page and you will see a heading saying MY CALENDER. Its a period app. A LOT OF VERY YOUNG GIRLS ARE STRESSED OUT coz they don't understand what is happening to them. Your knowledge will give them peace.

  • ShiloStayinGold says:

    how long until i notice a difference when using?

  • Kadeisha Taylor says:

    hello da doctor said i got to get my hormones.check out why that I don't think I can get pregnant ,i know cause my boyfriend mistarbated and me

  • Cinthia Moura says:

    Very usefull. I am trying to deal with acne caused by pcos and hashimoto's using these natural treatments.

  • Sassy cat says:

    love essential oils. keep a diffuser on my nightstand

  • Bighorner says:

    LOL "balance your hormones" doesn't even mean anything. You'd think a doctor would know that. But of course you probably paid some diploma mill $25 for your Ph.D.

  • Natalie Hanson says:

    Thank you so much

  • Jasmina F says:

    I have low estrogen levels, my periods are very light and irregular. What's the best thing to take to increase it?

  • Kammy Mancilla says:

    I Love you Dr. Axe! You have educated me soooo much on a myriad of issues, and expanded my knowledge on things that I had basic understanding of. Keep it up, you are blessing people with this gift God has given you!

  • Jolie Troung says:

    Any one tested out the Fopobiacne Secrets
    (search on google)? I have heard many amazing things about this popular
    natural acne treatment.

  • Shana Smith says:

    what kind of thyme oil are you recommending?

  • Celia Chan says:

    Do you have any advice for immunity deficiency?

  • Melody Loomis says:

    I was using a blend from Young Living called Endoflex with Clary sage but my cycles were so irregular and heavy. after stopping it I felt awful and gained 8 poiunds in 2 weeks. but then my period returned to normal. I am afraid to use again?

  • Cathy Fader says:

    I asked for that book a nice while ago but never got it , not sure why.

  • Amanda Brown says:

    Thyme & Clary Sage For Hormone Balance.. I'm Trying To Balance My Hormones Naturally..I Got The Oils With Me But Do I Mix Them?? Should I Dilute It In Lotion?? Where Should I Apply The Oils,Please Dr.Axe…

  • Megha Clouds forever says:

    How to use theses oils! How much to use?? For how long to use them?

  • Roy Das says:

    Anybody know what is Fopobiacne Secrets about? I hear many people cure
    their acne naturally with Fopobiacne Secrets (google search it).

  • thiery572 says:

    After I use all of those oils, can I also eat all the vitamin supplements and use progesterone cream?
    Uh, I am a bit desperate here.

  • sOn flower says:

    Why am I not surprised sandalwood is an aphrodisiac…I loooove it that's all I care to use or smell in perfumes

  • Loveleen Bundle says:

    I'm using clary sage and castor oil heat packs for adenomyosis, I've heard Marjoram is also recommended for this condition, any thoughts? Thank you

  • Kayla Williams says:

    what would you suggest if testosterone is high mid cycle before ovulation? i think this is the cause of my cystic hormal acne 🙁 looking to balance everything out and tackle this one and for all!

  • frankie hayes says:

    can you take these essential oils to balance out hormones when you are on contraception?

  • Jillyjogs says:

    Dr Axe what about low Oestrogen as in post menopausal atrophy? I use oestrogen pessaries, but would like to try a more natural alternative. Thank you.

  • Jessica Rabbit says:

    you're a legend, thank you so much for your great advice.  What I like about it is that it's not too hard to do, eliminate some things, add others, thank you

  • Younes ZH says:

    how to use these oils ???

  • Calvin Green says:

    Can essential oils be beneficial by being dropped to the inside of a face mask?

  • Emmanuella Igwebuike says:

    Hello Dr. Josh, can we combine all three oils together and apply to the skin

  • scifipink says:

    Hello Dr Axe, great vid. I have a question, are there any essential oils that lower blood pressure?

  • Misty Taylor says:

    I have pcos since 2007 and I need help to loose weight and have periods naturally and trying conceive what best for that

  • Mazie Floyd says:

    Dr Axe have you hread about lichen solroiese .what can I get to treat òy

  • Gabby Melton says:

    my hubby suffers Low T thanks for sharing whats the best oils to buy out there

  • Grace Akuchie says:

    Dr Josh I benefited so much listening to your presentation of the important of essential oil to balance hormone. Please are these essential oils consumption or application on the skin. thanks

  • Michael Lovely says:

    How does it actually affect your hormones?!? Show us charts and factual data. Just because you said it doesn't make it real.

  • Linda Nelson says:

    I tried to download the ebook The Kings Medicine Gab Cabinet, mentioned in this video, but after filling out my email etc. I did not receive the email with the correct link. Could you please provide? Thanks

  • Melissa Buckton says:

    Dr Axe as someone who suffers PCOS with higher level of testosterone how would you balance that out? Is sandalwood similar affect with women as it is men?

  • Global Healing says:

    Dr axe ur Christian BS you don't have no knowledge of real homeopathy stop false advertising and you being to pyramid sales company shame on you …

  • Victoria Films says:

    how do you use the frankincense oil other than applying it on your skin, can you drink it and if so how many drops at a time?

  • Anjali Singh says:

    can we use essential and go in sunlight?

  • ALIFOUAD71 says:


  • Space Kitty says:

    Iv been watching your videos for a year now and I can't thank you enough! You have changed my life and have helped me so much on my journey.
    Much love


  • mumtaz qureshi says:

    I am 48yrs old my hubby 42. My hubby had varicocele an I didn't conceive after my first miscarriage.18years of marriage. Now he ok with 36 milli sperm count 18% motility.
    My FSH is 10.18 an my endometriosis 13mm on day15.
    Estradiol 54.50.My cycle is of 28 days I am bleeding for 1/1/2 day. I no tat I am on premenopause stage. But I have been desperate to have a baby. I am been using some Ayurveda past 3yrs. I need ur help.
    Give ur best advice. Can I consume milk an yoghurt as they dairy products interfere with infertility. I am depressed.

  • Sree Jaya Lakshmi says:

    How do we use these essential oils?Do we use as a spray or do we rub on the belly?

  • Nataly S says:

    Would applying fennel oil with coconut oil topically to increase milk supply have any side effects? Considering I had a benign tumor removed from my breast 7 years ago? I’m wondering if this could affect my hormones or estrogen levels and cause tumors

  • Careless Whisper says:

    should it be white or red thyme oil to balance my hormones? Dr Axe?

  • i Almost Married My Best Friend says:

    What about hyperprolactin? Are these oils good to balance this?

  • IJAZ ALI says:

    How to improve low sperm count by home remedies.

  • T says:

    What kind of doctor are you? Because essential oils are snake oil. Any doctor pitching essential oil has lost all of their credibility.

  • Me RimicH says:

    Hi I read in one article that says thyme eo cannot be use if extrogen level is high,is that true?

  • halima cadey says:

    Thank you

  • Rosalyn B says:

    Love this thank you! Been battling Thyroid issues for years. First Hyper now Hypo Thyroid. Hate taking these meds with all these side affects. Thank you for your informational videos.

  • Theresa Crawford says:

    Dr. Axe, I have severe hot flashes, one every 20 – 45 minutes. What oils do you recommend? I currently have been using lavender and peppermint and it doesn't help. I think I need to balance my hormones do you think clary sage will help with this issue?

  • Genalyn Ada says:

    Hi doc. I have a hyperthyroid… It is ok to take that supplement? I am from Philippines

  • shakti veda says:

    Hi Dr. Axe, I have yet to check out your book, though I do like your videos. When I first begun to play with essential oils, years ago, I wasn't quite sure what I was doing, but I allowed my intuition and nose to guide me through and I begun using all these essential oils that you have mentioned and then some others too, soon enough I begun to notice a change of mood and health improvements in many areas, they have been working well for me as long as I avoid synthetics, only natural essential oils are the real "go to," at least in my opinion. I always test my combinations first. Thank you.

  • Freedom USA says:

    Sorry Doc, I like you but you're going to make your wife miserable! Any woman can test out your theory by consuming phytoestrogen and if their symptoms peak (menopause will get instant hot flashes, weight gain, etc) then they know you're off track here. The problem is, is that men keep beating this tired drum, their poor wife keeps gaining weight and being miserable and people like you keep saying just eat more phytoestrogens. It's a vicious circle that needs to end! Women are much, much different than men!

  • Living In Christ says:

    In another video he mentions Clary Sage Oil for woman along with sandalwood and thyme for men and woman. I'm wondering as a man could the clary sage also benefit me along with sandalwood and thyme? a couple drops of each mixed with some coconut oil and rub into bottom of feet and wrists? I'm looking for something to boost my testosterone naturally. I already use the herb tribulus but test show my levels are still in the lower range although increased from where I was naturally just still not high enough though. If anybody who knows has advice on this it would be greatly appreciated. Also I cannot have anything that adds extra minerals like calcium , magnesium etc. Thanks

  • Christine Weidanz says:

    Hi Dr. Axe do you think it would be okay to use essential oils while on hormone replacement therapy? If it is helping you feel better?

  • Chretienne5 says:

    Thank You Dr. Josh Axe ♥♥♥

  • robert olson says:

    You never explained how these oils impact each endocrine function. Please tell us what constituent of each oil is doing this and the science behind how it works.

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