My wonderful sister-in-law sells Young Living Oils and swears by them for her family. I must say, though, as a member of the medical community I have always had serious doubts.
But, trying to be supportive (and as a last-ditch effort for some PCOS hormone balancing) I asked her to get me the geranium essential oils so I could give it a try.
When I first saw the bottle size, I did have some sticker shock. But the tiny bottle has lasted far longer than I anticipated.
Surprisingly my husband didn’t bat an eye. He said “if there’s a chance it will help, try it!”
Did it help? I can’t honestly say. I don’t know if it balances my hormones. I still don’t know if I 100% believe in essential oils having these magical direct effects on different body systems, but I do believe in aromatherapy having a direct effect on your emotions and emotions having a direct effect on a lot of your body. So, in that way, I 100% believe in them.
I did cheat on my sister-in-law (SORRY!) and I ordered a couple oils from bulkapothocary.com. Young Living says you can ingest their oils, and I know several who do (I don’t!). I wouldn’t do it with bulk apothecary. I do, however, really love the lemon oil I got from my “alternative source” for a lower price.
The geranium is a VERY powerful smell, but all the “oil guides” suggest a couple drops to the wrists or abdomen for PCOS. It was too powerful and overwhelming to smell, and I worried the women at work in my office would be accosted by the scent. I mix lemon oil and vitamin E oil and put it in a roll on. I can tell the days I don’t wear it, the lemon helps me ‘perk up’ mentally, and (it could be placebo effect) but the geranium makes me feel better. Placebo or not, I’ll take it!
I have also seen amazing effects to my womanly cycles (again, people I know read this, so I won’t go into too much detail, if you have questions, ask!). I am also taking traditional medication, so I can’t say geranium oil will fix you up all by itself, but I believe enough that it has aided my prescriptions that I will continue to use it!
I can say, if you’re miserable, the worst thing that could happen is it doesn’t work. (Well… Anaphylaxis would be the worst thing, but I’m assuming you know not to buy this if you are allergic to geranium!)
I will probably buy all my oils that I’m using just for smells from bulk apothecary, but I will rebuy my geranium oil from Young Living. (Yes that’s a link to a specific seller, a shameless plug for my sister-in-law, no she didn’t ask for it or give me anything in return. But that’s where I got mine.)