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Best Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue

By Jodi Cohen

Exhausted professional taking a power nap at her desk.

Have you ever felt completely exhausted?  Too tired to make plans?  To call people back?  To enjoy the things you love?

Perhaps you tire more easily? Or find that simple tasks like grocery shopping, laundry, or paying bills feel like an overwhelming burden?

Or perhaps you are experiencing physical ailments, like aches, pains, headaches, or lingering colds.  Or forgetting appointments and misplacing things more frequently?  You might even find yourself becoming more irritable, short-tempered or easily disappointed with other people or feeling sad for no clear reason.

All of these issues can relate to adrenal fatigue.  Adrenal fatigue can arise when the adrenal glands have been over-taxed due to acute or chronic and prolonged stress and are no longer able to produce and release sufficient levels of stress hormones, like cortisol or adrenaline (epinephrine), that provide us with energy. Don’t worry, there are Essential Oils for adrenal fatigue!


Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue

As you may know, the adrenals are two small glands, about the size of large grapes, that sit on top of the kidneys and the back of the body  near the bottom of your ribs. When we are in a stressful situation, the hypothalamus in the brain triggers the adrenal glands secrete stress hormones to give us that extra boost of reserve energy that we need to survive the stress, like running from a wild animal.

But when we dig too deeply into the energy reserves for too long, they get depleted.  It’s a little bit like deficit spending, at a certain point your credit runs out and you have no reserves to draw upon.

Common symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue include:

  • Feeling tired for no reason, especially in the early morning and mid-afternoon.
  • body aches
  • trouble concentrating
  • racing thoughts, especially when trying to fall asleep at night
  • moodiness and irritability
  • feeling rundown or overwhelmed
  • difficulty bouncing back from stress or illness.
  • cravings for salty or sweet foods


3 Essential Oils to Kill Adrenal Fatigue


Essential Oils with their unique ability to return different organ systems to balance can help refill our reserves and dig us out of the adrenal fatigue hole.  The following proprietary blends were designed to relieve and support Adrenal Fatigue:


Adrenal®: Our adrenal glands help determine and regulate the body’s stress response by secreting key hormones that regulate energy production and storage. Prolonged periods of stress can deplete our reserves of these hormones.  Much like adaptogenic herbs, Vibrant Blue Oils Adrenal® blend helps increase the body’s ability to adapt to stress and maintain healthy adrenal function.


Hypothalamus™: The hypothalamus is pearl size region of the brain that serves as control center for neural and hormonal messages received from/sent to body.  It is constantly reading blood the levels of cortisol, and adjusting signals sent to the adrenal glands for optimal internal balance (homeostasis) of the body.  Chronic and prolonged stress can damage the hypothalamus’s ability to receive clear messages from the body which then impacts all outgoing endocrine and neural signals. Just as you might reboot a computer, you can reset the hypothalamus with Vibrant Blue Hypothalamus™ blend to encourage the natural ability of the hypothalamus to receive clear messages from the body.


Circadian Rhythm®: A critical component to healing from adrenal fatigue is the quality of our sleep.  Ideally, we should fall asleep easily and stay asleep through the night.  The hormone that helps us fall asleep is melatonin, secreted by the Pineal Gland.  Chronic and prolonged stress and the resulting cortisol release can undermine the body’s ability to release melatonin because melatonin has an antagonist relationship to the stress hormone, cortisol.  More specifically, when cortisol levels are high, melatonin levels stay low.  In theory, this makes total sense because if you need to escape a dangerous situation, it would not serve you to fall asleep.  But in practice, it really throws our body’s natural sleep/wake cycle, known as the Circadian Rhythms out of balance.  To return the circadian rhythm to balance, apply Vibrant Blue Oils Circadian Rhythm® blend, which triggers the natural  release of melatonin before bed.


All of these oils are included in the Vibrant Blue Oils Stress Support Kit™.



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About The Author

Jodi Cohen

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.