People with hypothyroidism sometimes feel very chilly, even during normal temperatures or when others are warm.
So it’s important to get warm. A few great ways to warm up include snuggling under a blanket, using a heating pad, getting a warm bath, or enjoying a hot cup of tea.
But these solutions aren’t always available—during work hours, or while out and about, for example. What can you do?
There are several Essential Oils, known as HOT oils, that can help a person feel warmer. Hot oils can help the user maintain a warmer core body temperature throughout the day, and can be incorporated regularly, either in a massage, or taken internally. These Essential Oils include:
• Black Pepper
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is important to dilute these hot oils properly with Fractionated Coconut Oil, as putting them directly on the skin can cause a burning sensation. Any of these oils can be used in a daily warming massage that will help to raise the core temperature of the body on contact and work to improve circulation, which also helps with maintaining a warmer body temperature.
Try this warming massage recipe to increase your core body temperature.
WARMING MASSAGE OIL RECIPE
• 6 drops Cassia Essential Oil
• 6 drops Ginger Essential Oil
• 6 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
• 3 tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
Combine the Essential Oils in three tbsp. of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Massage the back, chest, arms, legs, and especially the hands, feet, and over the heart of the person with hypothyroidism.
Another way to use these oils to raise core body temperature is to take them internally.
DIRECTIONS FOR INTERNAL USE
Add two drops of any Essential Oil listed above to a veggie capsule. Swallow twice daily—once in the morning, and once in the evening.
SAFETY TIPS FOR HOT OILS
Always begin with a 2% dilution ratio (or six drops per tbsp. of carrier oil). More Essential Oils can be added as desired; however, it is better to start off with heavier dilution to reduce the risk of a burning sensation upon contact with the skin.
Do not get these oils in eyes, ears, nose, or other sensitive areas. If this occurs, dilute heavily with a carrier oil. Do not use water, as it will cause a burning sensation to become worse.
Be cautious when taking hot oils internally. While some people can take these oils internally with no problems, others may experience a burning sensation in their digestive tract or esophagus. If this occurs, discontinue internal use.
QUESTION – WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO WARM UP WHEN FEELING CHILLY?