Essential Oils: The Most Important Tool I Turn to Balance My Thyroid Print 10 LikeDislike By Tiana Kraus As a therapeutic natural chef, I’ve witnessed the healing magic that can be created in the kitchen and know the importance of having the right tools behind every intention. The knife for carving a chicken is not right for peeling the fine zest from a lemon. A whisk for whipping egg whites into a billowy cloud is not the same tool that’s needed to stir a 10-gallon stockpot of soup. Tools enable us to work more efficiently, create results, and make our lives easier when we know how to use them and can align our intentions with the results we are looking to achieve. This philosophy extends to all aspects of life including our journey to achieve vibrant health and sustained well-being. We may use certain tools every day such as supplements, green juicing, meditation or yoga, while others such as sauna, colonics, or gallbladder flushes may wait on the shelf until the time is right.In my perpetual thirst for knowledge surrounding my autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I experimented with almost every tool under the sun to create a robust toolbox. Each one a supportive friend there at the right time, to hold my hand and whisper what I needed to hear, never jealous when I needed to visit with someone else. I have learned through the years that there’s not one magic quick fix that will undo the damage we have done to our bodies. Healing is an ongoing process that requires self-love, self-compassion, forgiveness, dedication to wellness, and patience. Healing takes time, and a constant reminder that you are worth the effort! While many tools fell to the bottom of the box, my most devoted tools are my essential oils. They have been my go to support for years. They were there for me on my wedding day and through the birth of both of my children and continue to support me each morning when I wake up and each night before I fall into dreamland.I first fell in love during my studies at the California School of Herbal Studies, spending hours in the herb garden, getting to know the plants, and learning about their amazing healing potential. I then got my own essential oil still and cultivated my favorites on my ranch. The excitement and potential danger of a boiling still pushing steam through the flowers or leaves I had grown, then using cool spring water to condense the steam back to hydrosol was a gratifying experience. It also gave me a real appreciation for the sweet little bottles of essential oils you can just buy off the shelf at your local health food store and an understanding of the higher cost of buying pure therapeutic grade oils.It takes an unfathomable 2,160,000 rose petals to make one ounce of rose essential oil! Another amazing fact: The healing potential of one drop of pure essential peppermint oil equals 25 cups of peppermint tea!When I was presented with the allopathic model for my autoimmune condition, my mind quickly began to race through my memory files from herb school searching for the notes on thyroid health. I knew it would be a tool that would help me to find balance again.The art and science of using essential plant oils in therapeutic treatments dates back to ancient history, from 7000 to 4000 BC. Oils from olive and sesame were thought to have been combined with fragrant plants to create the original Neolithic ointments. Knowledge of these plants have traveled through time and across the world. Before our modern medical system, plant medicine wasn’t alternative, it was just medicine.Essential oils are multi-dimensional, filled with homeostatic intelligence to restore the body to a state of healthy balance. When body conditions change, oils adapt, raising or lowering blood pressure as needed, stimulating or repressing enzyme activity as needed, energizing or relaxing as needed. Oils are smart.While drugs may have their place and can offer prompt relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms, because of their unnatural design, they will always disrupt certain other bodily functions. Thus, you always have some side effects.Oil molecules send information to cells and cleanse receptor sites to bring your body back to natural function. Oils are balancing to the body. They address the causes of disease at a cellular level by deleting misinformation and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly and in harmony with one another.When properly applied, pure essential oils always work toward the restoration of proper bodily function and rarely cause undesirable side effects. Over the years I have used many different oils for my family, my clients, and myself. I researched the oils that have been used for centuries to balance, support and heal the deeper causes of thyroid disfunction. This was the basis for the creation of the Butterfly Blend, containing oils that synergistically collaborate to become an invaluable tool in your toolbox.Butterfly Blend Oils:Clove (regulating)Geranium (supports adrenals, lifts spirits)Myrrh (balances thyroid function)Lemongrass (calms nervous system, promotes thyroid health and balance)Peppermint (cools inflammation in tissue)MCT oil (increases metabolism, fuels thyroid)This synergistic blend of pure essential oils and pharmaceutical-grade MCT oil brings balance, support and healing to your thyroid and adrenal glands.Apply topically to the base of your neck three times a day, tracing the butterfly shaped Thyroid gland while reciting the mantra: “I am healed.” Spread your wings, speak your truth and experience the power of these time-honored plant therapeutics.FAQsWhat is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, or Hashimoto’s disease, is an autoimmune disease that typically results in an underactive thyroid. Having Hashimoto’s means that your immune system is attacking your own thyroid. As with any autoimmune disease, there is a genetic component. However, there are ways in which you can help reverse them, including dieting and other lifestyle changes.What are essential oils?Essential oils are the compounds extracted from plants, capturing the plant’s fragrance. They are derived using various methods, including distillation, and they require a lot of work to reap just an ounce! Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to heal the body and improve overall health. When properly applied, essential oils help your cells function and work in harmony.How are essential oils used to support our health?The use of essential plant oils in therapeutic treatments goes as far back as 7000 to 4000 BC. During ancient times, plant medicine was medicine, and so people used their knowledge of various plants and their homeostatic intelligence to treat specific conditions and restore the body. When your body condition changes, oils are able to adapt and work as needed, from lowering or raising blood pressure to stimulating or repressing enzyme activity. They are used to restore balance.What essential oils are good for healing Hashimoto’s?When creating or choosing the best oil, you should look into how each ingredient can address your needs. The Butterfly Blend is a perfect example of an oil recipe made to help you heal your Hashimoto’s. Butterfly Blend contains oils derived from clove, geranium, myrrh, lemongrass, peppermint, and MCT oil. These oils help with regulation, adrenal support, thyroid function and health, inflammation, and metabolism — an excellent mix of benefits that can help directly address your autoimmune disease.Want more? You might also like:Got Seasonal Allergies? 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