Making a baby should be straight forward, right?
Until it isn’t!
Even for couples that are not struggling with fertility issues, it can take some effort like timing yourselves just right, eating a certain diet, or keeping your lower half elevated for a few minutes after intercourse (for woman).
Granted, there some people get pregnant relatively easily, even resulting in unwanted pregnancies. However, out of every eight couples, one is struggling with infertility.
You are considered to have infertility issues if you have been unable to conceive or sustain a pregnancy for six months to a year of consistently working on it without medical intervention.
- Causes of infertility
- Why are essential oils good for fertility?
- How essential oils help increase fertility?
- How to use essential oils for fertility?
- Top 12 essential oils that increase both women and men fertility
- Essential oil blends for boosting fertility
- Which essential oils should you avoid when trying to conceive?
- Other natural remedies for fertility increase
Causes of infertility
Causes of infertility vary from couple to couple and among the genders.
Male causes of infertility
In about a third of infertile couples, the male partner is the one with the issue. The following are the common causes of infertility includes men:
- Premature ejaculation
- Chronic conditions like diabetes and diseases like mumps
- Sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia or HIV
- Exposure to radiation or other harmful chemicals, as well as exposure to heat from saunas and steam baths that raise your core body temperature
- Genetic conditions like undescended testicles or cystic fibrosis among others
- Treatments like chemotherapy, antihypertensives, radiation and even certain antibiotics. Also, the use of anabolic steroids can contribute to infertility
- Injury/damage to the organs that interfere with the structural performance
- Drug use, including marijuana, cigarette, excessive alcohol
Female causes of infertility
As with men one-third of infertility cases are because of issues with the woman. Here are some contributing factors to female infertility:
- Irregular ovulation because of conditions like hyperprolactinemia or polycystic ovary syndrome
- Too much or too little production of the thyroid hormone
- Cervical and uterine tumors, like fibrosis, that affect the implantation of the egg
- Structural problems with the placement or shape of the uterus
- Conditions like endometriosis or early menopause because of diseases, like fragile X syndrome or lifestyle choices like smoking
- Chronic conditions like diabetes, lupus, and celiac disease
Nature, through essential oils, makes it possible to get pregnant without your body having to process the chemicals or undergo the invasive nature of surgery to attain your dream.
If you are already using essential oils in your everyday life, you are unconsciously prepping your body for pregnancy.
Essential oils for fertility are really just your everyday essential oils like lavender and German chamomile.
These oils work by:
They de-stress and relax you effectively, boost your mood and helping you to enjoy your partner. Stress can impede performance and even production of enough sperm. Some oils even have aphrodisiac properties.
Because ovulation disorders can be a huge trigger for infertility, using essential oils can help regulate the hormones involved. The oils can stimulate the regular flow of your menstrual cycle, which is another culprit that causes infertility in women.
Certain types of inflammation can contribute to infertility issues, but using essential oils combats inflammation allowing you to conceive. These infections include bladder, urethral and vaginal infections among others. It is very hard to be sexually active with an infection and inflammation going on.
How essential oils help increase fertility?
- Increase libido
- Enhance your mood and de-stress you
- Combat inflammation
- Help in detoxification and hormonal balance
- Stimulates a regular menstrual cycle and also healthy blood circulation
- Balances hormones
- Combats inflammation
- Relaxes and reduces anxiety
Infusing essential oils into your daily bath or shower allows you to first inhale the vapors released when the oils diffuse in hot water.
Second, the oils seep into your skin through open pores effectively allowing you to relax or combat infections like UTI and inflammation.
Finally, this is a gentle way for the essential oils to reach your private parts without harsh effects.
Never apply essential oils to your private parts.
This is because not only do they alter the natural sensitive PH balance of your organs, but it also affects your partner’s as well.
You can either dilute the oil in a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil or alternatively, make a blend with other essential oils. Apply as part of your daily skin care routine in your lotion or after every few hours.
Place a few drops of oil in your diffuser and put the diffuser in your bedroom before you go to sleep.
This helps the vapors to be released into the air beforehand and you can inhale without the diffuser being a fire hazard while you sleep.
Fennel essential oil is useful when trying to bring balance to your hormones.
Both men and women can use it with women targeting their menstrual cycle to get the most out of its hormonal balancing properties. It also regulates the menstrual cycle.
The sweet scent of fennel is easy in the sense, allowing you to apply it topically or diffuse.
The scent of this oil is clean, fresh and vibrant. Interestingly, the sweet soft scent masks its potent ability to boost the health of both male and female reproductive organs. Referred to as the king of flowers it is rare and also considered exotic.
However, it is also effective and potent. Combine all the above qualities and it tends to be expensive.
Jasmine oil is also used to alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, and poor libido. It works wonders for pain relief and hormonal imbalance.
Use it in your diffuser, lotions or bath. You can also use it as a perfume. Just a drop is enough.
Frankincense is another expensive oil that has potent qualities. Inhaling this essential oil helps you to lower your stress level. Stress can prevent you from getting pregnant because it throws your hormones out of sync.
Frankincense also improves the sperm count and promotes moisture in the mucous membranes of female parts.
Clary sage oil promotes the production of estrogen. Without estrogen, you will have difficulty with regular menstrual cycles.
It is also responsible for the female sex drive and high libido. Another crucial property found in clary sage is hormone balancing.
It is also excellent for combating inflammation and can be used to relax. A few drops in your bath water or in the diffuser will do the trick.
This essential oil has also been linked to relieving the pain that comes with endometriosis because it relaxes the nervous system.
Leafy, medicinal, fresh and clean is the scent you can expect from cypress essential oil.
The scent is invigorating and the oil promotes excellent circulation of blood throughout your body. This is because it opens up your respiratory system allowing oxygen to transport blood fast and with ease.
The oil also boosts energy so you are able to be more active. It is best for topical application or diffusing into the air.
Lavender is a darling scent for a lot of people. It is not only a calming scent that helps you de-stress and relax it regulates your menstrual cycle for predictable ovulation.
It works well in blends and can be mixed with virtually any other essential oil.
If irregular menses have interfered with your conception plan, some rose otto oil that regulates your cycle will work for you.
It should be used just before your menstrual cycle, stopping immediately after ovulation, because it is not safe for pregnant women.
Couple this with its antioxidants that lessen anxiety and promote relaxation your body’s environment will be conducive to release and fertilization of an egg. Both men and women get a boost to their libido and the cervical mucus in women is increased.
Topical application is an excellent approach as are a few drops in your bath water.
This is the best essential oil for detoxification, as you get your body to optimum for conception. It clears out the toxins from your blood as well as your digestive and urinary systems.
Infections like UTI can interfere with the conception process, so a clean urinary tract keeps unwanted elements at bay.
Apply on your inner thighs and outer labia or diffuse in the air. Never use on your male or female organs, even in a bath.
Inner thigh application is the best option. Interestingly, once diluted it is gentle enough to use even on sensitive skin.
The pain from fibrosis and cysts can be unbearable, making it impossible to even think of conception.
German chamomile oil can help ease the inflammatory pain caused by these tumors, while calming you and relaxing your nervous system.
Essential oil blends for boosting fertility
How to use
Use this as part of your everyday skin care routine after a shower. You can opt for once a day but twice would be better.
How to use
Mix all the oils together and place the mixture in your diffuser. Let it diffuse in your bedroom for at least an hour before you go to sleep.
How to use
This is a simple blend that is meant to relax you, boost your mood and libido as well. Use it in the bath to end your day.
Which essential oils should you avoid when trying to conceive?
The above are among some of the essential oils that can cause uterine contractions and, in some cases, there is a lack of science researches about their effect on the mother’s body.
Other natural remedies for fertility increase
- Eat a well-balanced diet and keep away from fatty foods
- Exercise moderately
- Eliminate alcohol and drug use from your lifestyle
- Avoid areas where you overheat, like steam baths and saunas
Fertility can, unfortunately, cause a lot of tension and strife. However, approaching it with an open mind may get you to your end goal of a family sooner than you think.
Have you tried any of the essential oils above during your fertility journey? Do you have more oils that we should stay away from?
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