My Tired Thyroid Essential Oil Blend

My Tired Thyroid Essential Oil Blend

Recently a post on my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page gave rise to comments about how to use essential oils for thyroid health. So I asked my followers if this would be a topic they would be interested in reading about at Hypothyroid Mom. I was shocked at the number of


messages that I received. I’m a real newbie when it comes to essential oils, so I turned to Essential Oils blogger Rebecca Schiffhauer for details. I’m interested in hearing from you. Do you use EOs? If so, how have they helped you?

Written by Rebecca Schiffhauer, Camp Wander

Most of us are on the lookout for help in the hormone department, in my case, I wanted to jumpstart my metabolism and lift that heavy feeling of an overburdened body, mind and soul. I call my little helper, Function. Finding hormonal balance is my quest of the century. When the endocrine system is out of whack we can experience weight gain, mood swings, thinning hair, chronic discomfort, hot flashes, night sweats, cloudy brain, lazy libido, you name it, it all begins with the thyroid. I make no claim that my little blend is a cure all for this long list of gripes but, it’s sure helping!

“We are wising up and recognizing that more subtle changes in function can have significant health consequences. Remember, this is the master metabolism hormone that controls the function and activity of almost every organ and cell in your body. When it is sluggish or slow, everything slows down.” Dr. Mark Hyman

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, the most common culprits that contribute to a tired thyroid are:

  • Environmental toxins – such as pesticides that act as hormone or endocrine disruptors, interfering with metabolism and function. A study showed that as we lose weight, pesticides are released from their fat tissue. Can you say YUCK.
  • Stress – the more stress you’re under the worse your thyroid functions.
  • Inflammation – perhaps from gluten intolerance caused by genetically modified grains with some very strange proteins or processed food (Frankenfoods). Both can signal the body to create antibodies that fight to rid the body of foreign substance. This is a chronic inflammatory response that interferes with Thyroid function.
  • Nutrient deficiencies – Iodine, vitamin D, omega-3 fats, selenium, zinc, vitamin A and B vitamins.

According to my own due diligence (which I highly encourage all of you to practice!) I needed to start with a simple, healthy detoxification along with lifestyle changes.

  1. I read up on essential oils that address inflammation and detoxification, namely Turmeric and Black Pepper, Bergamot, Lemongrass and Frankincense as my supplements of choice.
  2. I increased my water intake. I try to drink at least 60 ounces of water each day.
  3. Continued to eat organically whenever possible.
  4. Get 30 minutes of exercise every day.

This protocol was a little intense the first few days until I found what worked best for me. My advice will always be, less is more. When you practice moderation you allow your body the chance to let you know what it wants and what it doesn’t need. Essential oils are 50 – 75% more powerful than the herb or plant itself, a little goes a long way.

My Routine

  • Dilute blend – I used a 1 part blend to 1 part carrier oil dilution (50/50). This blend must be diluted. Less is definitely more here, it’s a powerful blend!
  • Day 1 thru 3 – I opted to roll the blend over the skin at the base of my neck (that’s where the thyroid is located) using a Z pattern 3x daily. This caused a “clean out”, the lightening effect was welcome but I also felt tired, achey and a little off, even the whites of my eyes went slightly yellow. I felt certain I was getting rid of toxins so I soldiered on but made some modifications.
  • Day 4 thru 6 – Upped water intake to 60 ounces minimum to aid the flushing of toxins and reduced Function Blend application to 2x daily.
  • Day 7 onward – Feeling good! Now I apply 1x daily in the morning.

My Results

  • Weight loss due to water and waste detox/flush
  • Sugar cravings reduced significantly
  • Clarity of thought
  • Increased energy  this result!
  • Reduced inflammation in joints

My Tired Thyroid Protocol with Function

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 5 mins

Recipe Type: Function Detoxification Blend


Instructions: Add all therapeutic Camp Wander Essential Oils, top roller bottle off with Camp Wander Rosehip Seed Carrier Oil, blend.

I’ve combined these ingredients and packaged them in a 10 ml stainless steel roller top bottle for easier application. This Function Detoxification Blend is a wildly popular product at Camp Wander.

My Tired Thyroid EO Blend

Please note that I’m not a physician, I’m not on thyroid meds and in general, enjoy good health. I’m simply sharing a plant based option that has worked for me. Use of essential oils is not intended to take the place of your health providers care. Essential oils are NOT to replace your thyroid hormone replacement medication. Please check with your physician before making any changes to your established protocols. This was designed for adults. Speak to your child’s pediatrician before using any supplements including essential oils. Always consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as many supplements are not safe at these times.

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To celebrate Hypothyroid Mom’s 4th Anniversary, Camp Wander is giving 6 winners our popular Function Detoxification Blend for thyroid health plus our new therapeutic grounding blend Serenity Blue to use for that peaceful feeling when you need it most. Apply Serenity Blue topically or just breathe it in to recenter your day, relax your muscles, and ease anxiety. For a restful night sleep (insomnia and anxiety are common symptoms of hypothyroidism), apply Serenity Blue to soles of both feet at bedtime.

Tired Thyroid Essential Oils GIVEAWAY

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About Camp Wander

Camp Wander is a place that reflects Rebecca Schiffhauer’s love for natural alternatives and how we can use them for whole wellness. It’s her gardener’s nature that first opened the door to nature’s pharmacy, always drawn to herbs and the soil, where it all begins. And so it is with our health, like the soil our bodies need to be nurtured and cultivated to be well, flourish and contribute. Pure essential oils are much like every garden she has loved, trustworthy and created to heal. One constant in this life is her love and respect for nature, ALL the answers are there. Nature never stops giving, may we be the same.

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About Dana Trentini

Who knew that little butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the base of my neck could affect my life so completely? I founded Hypothyroid Mom in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism. Winner of two 2014 WEGO Health Activist Awards: Health Activist Hero & Best In Show Twitter. *Hypothyroid Mom includes Affiliate links. Connect with me on Google+


  1. Teresa Dubbeldam says:

    Trying to heal my thyroid, before it burns itself out – as doctor said would happen and refused to prescribe anything to stop it from happening. I am tired, and more than that, I am tired of being tired.

  2. Maria Greene says:

    Dear Dana,
    I am a complete novice at essential oils so I didn’t understand your secation ‘my routine’. When you say one part blend to one part carrier oil – what is the blend,citrus? “I opted to roll blend over tbyroid” so sorry I didn’t understand that either. I need the Dummies version on this. Please help! Thanks. Maria

  3. I drag myself around I’m very emotional I would love to try your oil and I can’t lose weight I would love to try this please

  4. Can I just say I love my essential oils. But please make sure they are 100 pure and therapeutic quality. Other oils may have synthetic properties in them making them cheaper but not good for you!
    If you have questions please reach out to me. I’m a user of youngliving oils.

  5. Is this strictly for drinking or can I diffuse it?

  6. Yvonne Anders says:

    I just have a question you roll it on your skin right ?

  7. I so want to learn more about this type of treatment for thyroid disease.

  8. Evonne Shawz says:

    As someone who has studied Aromatherapy & is a member of a well-respected group of Aromatherapists on facebook, I can tell you that your recommendations for a 50% dilution of EOs is extremely high! The safe recommended (for strong healthy adults) is usually 3%. Children, elderly, immune compromised etc MUST go lower – even at only 1%.
    I strongly urge anyone who would like to try the Aromatherapy approach to go to a qualified Aromatherapist – one that is a practicing one & a member of an association in their country, so that they are treated properly and under professional supervision.

  9. I have often migraines and weight gain and just general feeling rubbish .. Anything that would help clear this feeling would be worth every penny … We understermate the thyroid a function . Not enough is done about it .. Alternate remedy would be amazing xx Jackie

  10. I have an underactive thyroid gland . I had a part thyroidectomy in 1994 and at the moment i am feeling anxious and depressed i am taking 50 mcg of Levothyroxine .

  11. I do use EOs for just about everything these days: household cleaners, DIY salves and lip balms, & then roller blends & neat & internally for a variety of reasons. (Gentle daily detox, respiratory health, cellular health, healthy digestion, etc.) My daily supplements also contain EOs. My love of EOs is the reason I found your blog today for the first time. I’m researching oil blends for thyroid health. I’m currently on daily thyroid meds (as is my mom, sister, and 3 of my 4 aunts), but I know it’s possible to heal the thyroid and I’m trying to do that. Research, research, research, and try and try again. Thank you for the article!

  12. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway and chance for me to win to help my thyroid. I am entering with joy!! 🙂

  13. Shelley Peeler says:

    I use essential oils in my bath salt blends and also add them to carrier oils. Sore muscles I use equal parts peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus I add them to my bathsalt blend for sore muscles or to unstuff when I have a cold or allergies. For sore muscles I also add them to a carrier oil and rub it into the sore area!!

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