Help! after using a few drops of frankincense & clary sage on my feet every night to help with insomnia & hormone imbalances I realized my hot flashes were now warm and much less. I was sometimes having them every hour. What an improvement! Anyway, I'm 56 & havent had a period in 8 years. All of a sudden the other day when I took my bra off I noticed that my breasts seemed unusually tender, like when I was younger & still had periods. I stopped the clary sage immediately but am still rubbing frankincense on my feet before bed. OHmygoodness! 3 days after I stopped clarysage, my breasts are still very tender and I actually am spotting! Does anyone have any kind of explanation or remedy for this??? Thanks in advance!
Aloha Diane and sorry for the tardy reply as I have had a very busy year. It seems that with the oils your estrogen and progesterone increased causing swelling in your breasts and your period to return. This is wonderful news to reverse the process of menopause as it is, like you say, a return to your youth ... a reversing of the aging process. Thanks for sharing! ... it seems like you were rather alarmed and maybe a bit disappointed that your period was returning but it is a wonderful sign of youth <3 ... I had a client this past year who was barren and we were able to reverse her aging as well and she now has a handsome 3 month old son <3
Thanks for your reply.I learned a lesson ..the essential oils are very powerful medicine indeed! My spotting turned into heavy bleeding bordering on hemorrhaging. In fact, I actually went to see a naturopath who immediately put me on a hormone cream. Even she said that if the bleeding didn't begin to slow in 24 hours or less I should get to the Emergency Room...I'm happy to report with her help It stopped...but I do not go near the clary sage!I continue to use doterra essential oils and absolutly love them!
Thanks for sharing Diane! ... and sorry to hear you suffered so much possibly as an allergic reaction to the clary sage? ... I had an interesting experience when I first started using the oils as well as I was using them all at once and not diluting them. I started to not feel so great and could tell my body was not happy. Luckily, nothing major happened but it taught me that the oils are very powerful and need to be diluted ... and sometimes can have a different effect on different people. I also found it is important to start slow with them and test each one out. Though the ways in which they heal is generally true for most people, everyone's body is different and can have a reaction. I am glad you were able to get the assistance you needed to get the hemorrhaging to stop and that you haven't allowed that experience to stop you from finding healing with the other oils. Thanks for sharing!
clary sage beware. I have been a doterra user for just shy of 2 years. I would caution all of you considering the use of clary sage... Please pay attention to your body. I forget the exact medical terminology (clary sage is not a hormone... but, something to do with it). Let me tell you my experience, my periods are very regular, but typical PMS. I found out about 15 years ago that I am estrogen sensitive. I started applying clary sage neat a few times per week. It almost induced my menstrual cycle, I had heavy periods about every other week. I had no idea that it was clary sage. it was a frightening experience. My doterra upline is a doula, and she said she diffuses clary sage to induce contractions/ labor. I knew for a fact that it was clary sage because I discontinued its use for a month and everything went back to normal. (still no solution for PMS) will try some of these suggestions. I have been diluting the clary sage quite a bit and trying applications. 1 drop per tablespoon carrier oil, with no adverse effects. I carefully take note of the proportions/dilution so I know how to replicate and or adjust. I am surprised I have not read any issue like this with clary sage before. That's why I won't let my girls (12 and 15) touch clary sage... they are going through enough... it really messed with my system.
Hi Melissa, I'm the Diane that posted the comments about hemorrhaging. I absolutely love the oils, they have helped me tremendously. I am going to send a link to my upline. I really think doterra would do well to put some sort of disclaimer specifically about clary sage. Thanks for sharing. I know this will sound stupid to some but believe it or not I was so desperate to get rid of my hot flashes, that I thought I would try the clary sage one more time...very little amount,I did absolutely nothing different and guess what?? I started to spot!!!!!! Now, I do not even go near my clary sage!
Thanks for sharing ladies! ... it is wonderful to learn of the beneficial properties of clary sage ... of course if you don't want to reverse menopause, then you will want to stay away from clary sage ... thanks for bringing up the importance of diluting the oils Melissa ... I learned this the hard way as well ... these oils are very strong and will work wonder if diluted but full strength can cause some allergic reaction, change the hormonal balance causing heavier periods or other adverse affects on the body ... please remember to dilute the oils.
Hi hoping you can help! I'm 32 years old, but at the age of 28 was told I have POF. Thankfully with the help of acupuncture I was able to conceive my daughter who is now three. However, my cycle is out of whack. I'll be 28 days like clockwork, then go a few months with no period. Is there a blend that will help me stay regulated? I currently haven't had a period in 43 days. I'd obviously love to get pregnant again and possibly have a second, but at this point I just want to have my cycle every month. Please help!
Hi Mama K. Thanks for your question! ... and no worries, your menstrual cycle can come back regular. Part of the issue is nutrition and exercise so you will want to eat less sugar and processed foods if you can and try to eat more dark green leafy veggies and other veggies as well. Try to exercise 2-3 times a week if can. Walking is great for women because it helps women to focus. Also try to drink a glass of water every hour. Along with that, clary sage (http://mkt.com/i-heart-life-balance/clary-sage-ml) is great for bringing back/regulating the menstrual cycle ... other herbal supplements that regulate the menstrual cycle, which you can also find in my store, are the dong quai tincture (http://mkt.com/i-heart-life-balance/dong-quai-cinnamon-glycerite-tincture) and the chaste tree tincture (http://mkt.com/i-heart-life-balance/chaste-tree-tincture-oz) ... I had a client that hadn't had a period in years and her period came back and she got pregnant 4 days later. I'd like to attribute it to my massage but I know that this oil and these tinctures along with her lifestyle changes is more likely what helped her to create the balance to regulate her menstrual cycle and get pregnant. It is also very important to take really good care of yourself. Do something nice/nurturing for yourself every day and take time to just be. I'd love to hear how things are going in a few months!
I already eat a clean diet and workout 5-6 days per week. I have been for years! I initially started doing this because my acupuncturist told me to eliminate wheat, sugar, and animal dairy. Do you think the clary sage will work by itself?
Awesome! That is wonderful that you are eating clean. It is an amazing accomplishment. Is your workout intense? ... If so, you may want to do something lighter. It is advisable to work out every day if it is a gentle exercise like walking or yoga but if it is more intense, you may want to workout only 2-3 times a week. Many women lose their period from working out too much as well. As for the clary sage, everyone's body is different so there's no guarantee but it will certainly help no matter what. From the experiences of the other women above it seems quite effective in bringing back a waning period, especially for Diane who didn't want her period to come back at all. If something has worked for someone else that to me is good enough reason to try it. I do everything I possibly can when there is that big of an imbalance in my body but if you only want to try one thing, maybe go with the clary sage for now and see how that works for 1 month of daily use.
No, definitely not intense. I usually run/do inclines on the treadmill or around my neighborhood and alternate upper/lower body with light weight training. By no means is it like Cross.Fit. How do you take clary sage? Where do you rub it?
Running is considered vigorous exercise so you may want to try do it only 2-3 times a week just until your period returns. The best way to take clary sage is by rubbing it on your feet. Your feet have the largest pores which circulate the essential oil more quickly. You can rub it on your neck, inner thighs or ankles as well but it won't circulate as quickly. You can also rub it on your abdomen, add it to a bath, put it in your shampoo, add it to a recipe that calls for sage, place it in a capsule with olive oil and take internally or put it in a diffuser. It is recommended to be taken 3 times a day.
Hey guys thanks so much for covering this topic! I've learned over the years that the feet don't really have as much ability to absorb the oils as we once thought they did. Its more the pressing on and massaging of the feet that activates the receptors in our brain to send relief to that corresponding area of the body. So make sure to place pressure and massage the appropriate area of the foot/hand/ankle/leg/arm/ear for at least 30 seconds to really give relief to the area. The oils help but the feet don't have as much absorbing power as we once thought because they sweat so much. So make sure to apply Diluted to the area of pain and base of skull. Be very careful of taking Clary sage or any essential oils internally without proper dilution and awareness of your body. I have a feeling I put myself into adrenal insufficiency by taking these in capsule form. Just make sure to really research outside of what any company says to do for certain ailments because I learned companies main goals are to make money so they want to sell an enormous amount of essential oils every month. I learned from an aromatharapist who has done this since the 80's that a bottle of lemon and lots of other oils should last you several years with proper dilution. Also that you should never take essential oils neat internally ever. She says you should never need an entire drop of oil internally and to dilute the oil in a separate bottle first and only use like 5% oil ratio. I hate to bust in and cause a commotion but once I learned that I put the breaks on my internal usage and things got a little better but I still have everlasting residual damage from taking oils internally. I'm a very sensitive person but still I think if it could happen to me it may happen to someone else so I feel I need to warn when I can. Much love!
How many days should it be taken? I'm assuming not every single day.
How many days does it need to be used or taken? I'm assuming not every single day, right?
You will want to take the oils every day for 2 weeks and then determine how effective it has been in healing your body … everyone's body is different so the oils have a different effect on each individual … natural remedies can be much more effective but often take longer than pharmaceuticals … the other benefit is that there are usually no side effects and natural remedies heal the root of the problem and the symptoms instead of just the symptoms like pharmaceuticals … would love to hear how it works for you
I tried this and it didn't work. I feel like it just made me crampy. So disappointed.
Thanks for sharing ... I'm sorry to hear that the Clary Sage was not effective for your body. Everyone's body is different and needs different things. If you are trying to regulate your mentstrual cycle, you may want to try Frankincense essential oil & DDR Prime Blend which is beneficial at the cellular level. Many have found Sweet Fennel essential oil, Rose essential oil and Lavendar essential oil to be empowering. You may want to take prenatal vitamins, cod liver oil and eat cruciferous vegetables, which is helpful in maintaining healthy estrogen levels. Naturopathic doctors recommend herbal combinations as well. One such recommendation was given in 2 phases: Phase 1 from menstruation to ovulation (day 1 to day 14): Tribulus, Vitex, Saw Palmetto, White Peony, Gymnema, and Licorice Root. Phase 2 from ovulation to menstruation (day 14 to day 1): American Ginseng, Vitex, Saw Palmetto, White Peony, Dong quai and Schisandra. Good luck & I wish you well. Would love to hear how things work for you.