If day to day stress is leaving you feeling worn out, fatigued, and easily agitated then your adrenals may need a boost. This simple adrenal support roll-on blend is great for easing the burden elevated cortisol puts on our adrenals allowing us to finally get a chance to relax. This is something I have struggled with for years, and I’m sure I’m not the only one dealing with burn-out.
What are Adrenals and Why You Should Care
The adrenals are hormone-producing glands that sit on top of our kidneys. One of the most important hormones our adrenals release is cortisol also known as the fight or flight hormone that helps our body manage stress. When we’re stressed, cortisol levels become imbalanced because our adrenals are releasing either too much cortisol (called hyper adrenal conditions) or too little (aka adrenal fatigue).
This essential oil blend is wonderful because it balances cortisol no matter how much or how little is released. It helps support our adrenals by calming them down and preventing any cortisol extremes on either side of the spectrum.
Check out this handy blog article on the different wavelengths/curves of cortisol. If you would like to get your cortisol levels tested, I highly recommend trying out EverlyWell! They have a multitude of tests to help you keep an eye on your personal health from your own home. They also happen to have a cortisol testing kit which is super helpful when trying to see if your adrenals are functioning properly.
How to Make an Adrenal Support Roll-on Blend
How do I know when my adrenals need support?
Some common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
- Autoimmune conditions
- Brain fog
- Chronic fatigue
- Cravings for sweet or salty foods
- Decreased libido
- Hair loss
- Hormonal imbalance
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Insulin resistance
- Moodiness and irritability
- Muscle or bone loss
- Poor sleep
- Reduced immune function
- Skin ailments
- Weakened stress response
- Weight gain
When our adrenals are stressed for long periods of time we will begin feeling a few of these telltale symptoms.
There are also two different types of adrenal indications:
Hyper-Adrenal or Overactive Adrenals
This is where chronic day to day stress causes the adrenals to produce too much cortisol and keep the body in a state of “fight or flight”. When this happens, the most common symptoms are weight gain in the abdominal area, fatigue throughout the day, poor sleeping habits, high blood sugar, an irregular menstrual cycle, high blood pressure, increased thirst, and infections that heal very slowly.
Adrenal Fatigue or Adrenal Burnout
Adrenal fatigue happens when stress becomes so chronic that the adrenals can no longer produce enough cortisol. They have become so depleted and overworked that they have become too burned out to function properly.
This leads to symptoms like extreme fatigue throughout the day (you feel like you need a coffee IV), the need for sleep is constant and whatever sleep you do get never seems like enough, you crave both sugar and salt, low blood pressure, allergies, depression, and anxiety.
How to Make an Adrenal Support Roll-On Blend
This blend is one of my favorite synergistic blends right now! You can find the original over at Vibrant Blue Oils, but I wanted to make my own dupe recipe since I have all the single oils on hand.
This recipe can be swiped on before dressing in the morning and after a shower at night before bed. If I really need it in the middle of the day, it isn’t too troublesome to run to the lady’s room and apply it as needed. Even just smelling this blend for 10 seconds will help lower elevated cortisol levels thanks to the rosemary essential oil!
Here’s what you’re going to need:
• Roll-on bottle
• Cinnamon bark essential oil – one of the best essential oils for balancing blood sugar and insulin levels.
• Galbanum essential oil – A powerful anti-stress essential oil.
• Helichrysum essential oil – Regenerates nerves and soft tissues. A powerful anti-stress oil.
• Manuka essential oil – Very relaxing and anti-stress.
• Rosemary essential oil – Known to support adrenal health. reduces cortisol in 10 seconds.
• Thyme essential oil – Supports adrenal health and reduces stress.
Loving Preparation – Adrenal Support Roll-on Blend
• Add 1-2 drops of each oil into the empty roll-on bottle (This is a VERY strong therapeutic dose, if you are sensitive, please add just one drop of each essential oil to the roll-on bottle and fill the rest with sweet almond oil. It will still work well!)
• Add carrier oil like sweet almond, jojoba, hemp seed, or fractionated coconut oil to the shoulder of the bottle
• Place the roll-on bit on the end and screw on the cap to pop it in place
• Gently roll the bottle in your hands to mix
Don’t want to make your own? Get the Adrenal Blend here.
Every morning before getting dressed for the day and at night before going to sleep, swipe the blend over your adrenals.
You can also deeply inhale from the bottle for 3 breaths as needed.
This blend is perfect for when you need a boost of energy or need to relieve stress and anxiety.
What have been your favorite essential oils for adrenal support?
Just getting started with essential oils? Check out my articles below:
Beginners Guide to Essential Oils- Part 1
How to Use Essential Oils
Where to Start with Essential Oils
DIY Adrenal Fatigue Essential Oils Blend
Want more dupe recipes? Check out these articles:
How to Make Believe Essential Oil
How to Make Stress Away
How to Make a Parasympathetic Roll-on Blend for Stress-Free Eating
Momentum Blend for Change and Confidence
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I read (in The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Wormwood) that cinnamon and cinnamon bark oil should be avoided… I can’t ask her why, of course, but I thought maybe you could shed some light on that? The latin names she gives are “cinnamomum zeylanicum, C. verum” and “cinnamomum cassia”. I’m also confused, because I thought cinnamomum zeylanicum was cinnamon bark, but your link sends me to cassia.
I’m hoping you can clarify!
Thanks in advance, and thanks for this wonderful website!!
How many drops of each oil in roller bottle?
I would go with just one drop of each oil to begin.
What can.I use in place of galbanum?
You can sub it with more rosemary essential oil 🙂
Charlene McGrath says
Do you have any support blends for an over active bladder? I have IC bladder disease that makes me have distruptive bladder spasms with leakage. I want to use EO’s verses medications but haven’t found much info about IC and EO’s. I would greatly appreciate any info that you might have. Thank you in advance. Char
From my research, you can make a blend of spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, nutmeg, and German chamomile to help significantly reduce a disruptive bladder. I would mix 5 drops of each oil in 1oz of carrier oil. When you use the toilet, apply a few drops over the bladder area to soothe spasms. It may not completely stop the issue, but it should help a lot!
Alternatively, you can also use sandalwood, spruce, frankincense, lavender, helichrysum, geranium, petitgrain, and rose (4 drops each in 1oz of carrier oil) and apply it over the bladder. This blend is more for emotional trauma that gets stuck in the bladder.
Hope this helps! 🙂