June 11th 2021 - Womb Healing with Essential Oils
In my work helping 1000 women with miscarriage and infertility, I have found that there are several natural approaches to conception, which work best synergistically.
By judicious use of essential oils to regulate or return the ovulatory cycle, Reiki energy healing and damiana tea to warm the womb, with hypnosis for fertility to help the mother understand that she can and will have a successful healing of her body, the results (as attested by baby pictures and birth announcements in my inbox) can be heart-warming.
During my two- year Sheridan College course in Aromatherapy, I learned the most from Valerie Wormwoods’s books, especially The Fragrant Art of Aromatherapy, which was my main resource for this article.
Many of my clients were shocked to learn the little-known fact that 40% or more of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Recurring miscarriage is often caused by incompatibility between the mother ’s and father’s blood type(RH incompatibility) which should certainly be medically investigated as a possible cause.
Valerie Wormwood ‘s book, referenced above, suggests this synergistic blend to use after a miscarriage.
Frankincense , 9 drops
Geranium, 5 drops
Grapefruit , 7 drops
Chamomile Roman, 9 drops
Blend. My suggestion: use the basic formula of 10 drops of essential oil per one ounce of carrier oil. In other words, use 3 ounces of grape seed oil as a carrier for the above blend. Essential oils are generally too highly concentrated to be applied undiluted to the body.
Grape seed is my favorite carrier oil as it is not greasy. So the 30 drops above would require three ounces of carrier oil in a glass container with a stopper or lid (to avoid evaporation).
About one fifth of this blend is sufficient to put into a bath so as to soak in to the skin. Or ask your partner to give you a relaxing massage and rub some of the blend (in carrier oil) into your abdomen, hips and lower back (which combines the healing attributes of Mother Nature’s pharmacy plus your partner’s caring touch). Women should start their treatment on the last day of their period.
Miscarriage is still a taboo subject, and some friends do not know how to talk about it helpfully. It may be useful to join a local or online miscarriage support group.
About one in six couples had issues with infertility in 1991, when my copy of The Fragrant Art of Aromatherapy was published. This has undoubtedly gone up as more couples postpone childbearing. Yet I have had first time mothers in their forties and even early fifties benefit from natural methods.
There are at least 8 hormones involved in conception .Essential oils which have phyto hormonal properties (mimic our own hormones) may be of use.
The oils work by giving the glands a new impetus.
For a woman, the following massage blend helps with female fertility issues:
5 drops rose
20 drops geranium
5 drops nutmeg
In 3 ounces of grapeseed oil.
For male infertility, useful oils are thyme, cumin, sage, clary sage, basil, cedar wood, vetiver, and angelica. Men should choose at least three for which they like the aroma, as efficacy is affected by one’s intuitive response. Make a blend, as in the one above, and use for three months in the bath or in massage. (Clary sage is helpful for stress also.)
Sometimes a zinc deficiency is part of the problem. Many diets are deficient in zinc. Good sources are fish, meat, green leafy vegetables, pulses, nuts and wheat germ .Organic vegetables are higher in zinc. Smoking over 16 cigarettes a day, on the part of the woman, may halve conception rates.
Acupuncture can also stimulate conception.
By Christine Nightingale, Reiki Master, hypnotherapist, aroma therapist
Nightingale Natural Healing
72 Newbridge Crescent
Brampton, Ontario L6S 4B3
My books Spirit Baby and Spirit Baby Two are available from Amazon. This chapter draws on the work of Valerie Wormwood, who wrote The Fragrant Art of Aromatherapy, and also my two-year course in Aromatherapy from Sheridan College.