Can essential oils be used to manage blood sugar levels? Research says they can! This is great news for diabetics who struggle daily with inconsistent blood sugar levels.
Essential Oils for Blood Sugar Synergy
One of the most intriguing things about essential oils is the effect of synergy, which is the phenomenon in which combinations of oils work together to make even stronger effects. That’s why we’re so frequently making blends and formulas of oils rather than just using one here and another there. Teamwork makes the dream work, right?
One prominent study out of Georgetown in 2005 took note of the benefits of synergy when they studied essential oils and diabetes. Instead of isolating a single oil for their research, they experimented with blends of multiple oils that have been suggested as beneficial for diabetes (source):
- Blend 1 was composed of pumpkinseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin and fennel.
- Blend 2 was composed of pumpkinseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin, myrtle,
allspice and ginger.
- Blend 3 was composed of pumpkinseed oil, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, cinnamon, fenugreek, cumin and myrtle.
All of the blends were able to improve insulin sensitivity when taken internally, which can be replicated by including oil blends diluted into a carrier and consumed in capsules, drinks, and recipes. Alternatively, you can create a body oil and apply for similar results!
For even more information, check out my article on 6 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Diabetes Management.
Make Your Own Blood Sugar Balancing Body Oil
- Drop essential oils into a medium glass bowl.
- Add in carrier oil and mix.
- Between blood sugar tests, massage over abdomen and lower back twice a day for one month.
- Store in glass jar or in a lotion dispenser.
Safety & Drug Interactions
Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?
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When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in long-term human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
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As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.