Frankincense (Boswelia frereana/carterii), Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum) and Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Medication? Contraindicated Orally: Antidepressants/CYP2B6 substrates, Diabetes medication
The essential oils in the Ovarian Cyst blend are noted in anecdotal testimonies to help calm and soothe ovarian cyst symptoms.
Ovarian Cyst essential oil blend may also support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Anxiety, stress, nervous tension
Congestion and mucus
Fatigue (boost energy)
Female reproductive disorders
Insect bites, deterrent (including ticks)
Joints, minor aches and pain
Ligaments, connective tissue
Menstrual cramps, pain, PMS
Mental fatigue, focus
Relaxing and uplifting
Respiratory system: asthma, bronchitis, coughs, catarrh, infection, inflammation, laryngitis, spasms
Skin care: acne, abscess, aging, bruise, damaged, inflammation, irritated, scars, wounds
Stress, anxiety, nervous tension
UTI (urinary tract infection)
From Iodine: The Universal Nutrient
"Iodine can be concentrated in the ovaries, and Russian studies done some years ago showed a relationship between iodine deficiency and the presence of cysts in the ovaries. The greater the iodine deficiency, the more ovarian cysts a woman produces. In its extreme form, this condition is known as polycystic ovarian disease."
| Dr. Brownstein
Check iodine and get D3 levels up to 60 to 80 ng/ml, which also means you need to get magnesium levels up. Check with RBC magnesium test; the serum magnesium test is useless. - Kay Ness, respected Neurodevelopmentalist with ICAN
Cysts feed on sugars and have reportedly been linked as a precusor to diabetes.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil, unscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern as desired. See Oil Usage for a dilution chart to help you decide how to dilute the blend. For short-term use, some dilute up to 25 drops per teaspoon (25%). For daily use, we traditionally dilute up to 3 drops per teaspoon (3%).
Internal: Ovarian Cyst is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
Contraindicated Orally: Antidepressants/CYP2B6 substrates, Diabetes medication
1. I got rid of a 3-centimeter cyst on an ovary by using 8 drops each of Frankincense, Geranium and Cypress [HEO's Ovarian Cyst blend] diluted with 24 drops of a carrier oil. I did a retention tampon nightly for 4 nights, off for 2 nights and 4 more nights. I also rubbed this blend on topically and on my ankle bone on both sides of my feet, working down from the ankle bone to the arches of my feet. In 10 days my pain was completely gone.
[HEO's comment: This is a 50% dilution ratio. We suggest that you consider a greater dilution and test your formula. Some ladies put their formula on a saucer, mix well and then roll the tampon in the solution to absorb it. You may feel warmth, but you should not feel pain. If it is painful, remove the tampon and douche with water. Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, author of The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, is an advocate of using vaginal suppositories for some conditions, and he suggests about a 10% dilution.]
2. Many times around the time of the month when a woman's hormones are wreaking havoc on the body, I get a migraine. I feel like it stretches from my heel to the top of my head. Nothing touches it. Not medication, back rubs, apple cider vinegar... none of my usual remedies come close to making a difference. Twice now, however, I have placed a drop of the Ovarian Cyst blend on my abdomen and recieved almost instant relief - usually after about 20 minutes or so. This blend has quickly become one of my "must have on hand" oils. - Sherri
3. I went in to see my gynecologist after experiencing unexplained cramping for five months. An ultrasound and CT scan showed that I had a cyst on my ovary. My doctor scheduled surgery to remove it in 4 weeks. I was glad to finally know what it was, but I was not looking forward to having surgery. I decided to talk to a good friend of mine who was into alternative things including essential oils. She suggested I use 8 drops each of Frankincense, Lavender and Cypress with a carrier oil. I soaked an all-natural tampon and retained it all night long for four nights straight. The next three nights I did the same thing but used Geranium instead of the Cypress. I also applied Master blend over my ovaries where I experienced the pain every time I used the bathroom. At night I applied this and laid a hot compress over the painful ovary. When I went back to the doctor three weeks later, there was not a sign of that cyst on my ovary!
[HEO's comment: She doesn't mention the dilution ratio, so we suggest you tinker with your formula before inserting the tampon. Some ladies put their formula on a saucer, mix well and then roll the tampon in the solution to absorb it. You may feel warmth, but you should not feel pain. If it is painful, remove the tampon and douche with water. Kurt Schnaubelt, author of The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, is an advocate of using vaginal suppositories for some conditions, and he suggests about 10% dilution.]
4. I had a 1"+ cyst on my ovary causing me great discomfort, and this Ovarian Cyst blend has been amazing. I can hardly wait to see what my MD finds next time I go in. The cyst has got to be gone or much smaller. Bless you for these amazing blends!! - Suzie
5. I recently ordered and started using HEO's Ovarian Cyst blend. I started applying it 3 days ago, and my consistent, reoccurring annoyance of ovulation pain has reduced immensely! I thought for sure I was going to end up at my OB/GYN's office again with another ovarian cyst. I had 3 removed in February this year. Now I don't think I will have to make that doctor's appt. Thank You HEO! I know my husband will be happy to hear how fast this blend has actually worked. He was worried that I had another relapse starting. I feel like I have been freed from chains! Thank God for His blessings of nature! - Jessie
Update: Ovarian Cyst Blend ROCKS!!! I have been using it for a little over a month, and the results are outrageous! I have just a twinge here and there of ovulation pain. - Jessie
6. Update from the gal I shared HEO's OVARIAN CYST blend with: Pain is lessening with every application. She was excited to find out that she had no allergic reaction and is happy that it is helping her out as well! - Jessie
7. I have been doing the iodine protocol for about 5 weeks since they found an orange-sized cyst on my ovary. I just went in for my recheck yesterday, and it's now about the size of a golf ball. When you begin the protocol, take it easy on the niacin. - Heather [HEO's Comment: See Iodine Research for more information.]
9. I ordered Ovarian Cyst blend for my mom recently, and she's been using it the past few days. She told me that she has felt an immense difference and is very happy and hopeful that this will help with the pain in the future! I will definitely be repurchasing this product! Thank you so so much! - Ali
10. I used Ovarian Cyst on an organic tampon for 4 weeks. Cyst gone! I diluted 8 drops of Ovarian Cyst blend with organic coconut oil for "glide." I did this morning and night, whenever I remembered to do it, so about 5 nights a week. - Amber
[HEO's comment: Some ladies put their formula on a saucer, mix well and then roll the tampon in the solution to absorb it. You may feel warmth, but you should not feel pain. If it is painful, remove the tampon and douche with water. Kurt Schnaubelt, author of The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, is an advocate of using vaginal suppositories for some conditions, and he suggests about 10% dilution.]
11. Your Ovarian Cyst blend was a God send. I love your awesome work. Thank you! And God Bless! - Mariana
These are my suggestions for PCOS (~ Kate):
1) Rid your life of toxins (cleaning products, birth control meds etc)
2) No soy at all since it is estrogenic
3) Dramatically increase amount of good fats - especially virgin coconut oil, grass-fed butter and fermented cod liver oil. Fats are hormone-balancing.
4) Consider the GAPS diet - gapsdiet.com
5) Avoid sugar since insulin levels are tied to hormones.
6) T-Tapp, Teresa Tapp's exercise that promises to balance hormones.
7) HEO's Vitality and Solace blends.
Medication: Contraindicated Orally: Antidepressants/CYP2B6 substrates, Diabetes
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014.