Adrenal fatigue is gaining a lot of attention these days, and it's something I wish I didn't have personal experience with.
I personally have done a lot of things over the years since I first suspected that I had this, including following an adrenal fatigue diet. But one of the things that has helped me a lot is this simple adrenal fatigue treatment, otherwise known as DIY Blend of Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue.
Adrenal fatigue basically destroyed my life in that I was bone dead exhausted and could barely function. I couldn't stand for hymns at church, couldn't help my kids get ready for bed....I could barely do anything.
Adrenal fatigue isn't really recognized by mainstream medicine, but it basically is a cluster of symptoms thought to be caused when the adrenal glands aren't functioning properly.
Some of the symptoms that are thought to accompany this possible condition are:
Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
- fatigue (sometime severe exhaustion)
- inability to handle stress
- tired in the day / awake at night
- insomnia (tired, but "wired")
- fatigue even after sleeping
- and many more, including salty cravings, weight gain, low blood sugar, and more
I've written a little bit about adrenal fatigue in the past, like this post about Just Tired? Or Something More? and Adrenal Fatigue, the New Epidemic, and this post on Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms is by a guest blogger.
And once you have it, it's hard to get out since it all becomes a vicious cycle.
You're wiped out and you just. need. answers.
Here's one simple way to support your adrenals and help you feel and sleep better.
And by simple, I mean really simple.
The only ingredients are 2 essential oils and a carrier oil – and voila! A blend of Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue that calms your adrenals down to and possibly help reduce cortisol.
Note that when someone with adrenal fatigue can't sleep it's thought to be from (and hormonal tests have shown this) a surge in cortisol. So these oils have been thought by some to help reduce that--in fact, smelling rosemary has been shown to reduce cortisol levels. However, there are some who say that rosemary helps with overall adrenal health and clove has been used to help with energy levels during the day, so please do your own research and see what works for you.
What You Need:
About the Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue
Before we get to the recipe, a few notes about the oils I chose.
If you'd like to read more about the essential oils company that I ended up with after doing a bunch of research into the best essential oils company for my family. Alternatively, you can skip to the end of the series here.
So many oils are adulterated these days, it makes sense to get the best you can afford while being assured that you are buying pure essential oils. I am always looking for ways to remove toxins from our lives, so I for sure don't want any more toxins on my body or diffused into the air we are breathing.
Rosemary oil has been shown to reduce cortisol when inhaled. There is also information by various aromatherapists about rosemary and clove being good for adrenals.
Please do your own research and/or consult with your physician before using this blend.
I personally use the oils in this blend pretty frequently--they're very versatile!
Both rosemary and clove are great mood boosting essential oils.
I've used Clove for dental pain / infections, and it's a main component in my DIY Immune Boosting Blend.
I have found that this blend helps me get better sleep. There are nights when I have woken in the middle of the night and have tried just about everything to get back to sleep -- Seriphos supplement, passion flower, magnesium oil, EFT, lavender oil, and even the dreaded Benadryl (yikes!).
Then after awhile (sometimes hours), I remember these trusty friends, put them on my adrenals, and pretty soon I am back to sleep.
Isn't insomnia the worst?
DIY Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue
Rosemary Essential Oil
Clove Bud Essential Oil
Carrier Oil of choice - the most common is FCO (fractionated coconut oil), but others are jojoba oil, almond oil, or grapeseed oil. (where to buy FCO, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil)
Place a drop each of rosemary and clove bud oil in a container (like an empty essential oil bottle or roller bottle). Add carrier oil or lotion to dilute the oils well to about a 5% dilution for short term use, or 1% for long term use.
Rub the combination on your adrenals, which are located on your lower back, just above your kidneys.
Do you have adrenal fatigue?
What has helped you?