Ep 82. Best essential oils for thyroid health | Scott A Johnson

Feb 2, 2023 | Podcast Episode



In this podcast episode I’m talking with essential oil and natural solutions expert, Scott A Johnson all about essential oils for thyroid health. Here’s what we cover.

Intro to essential oils and natural solutions for thyroid health

  • What got Scott into natural health and essential oils
  • Can you manage your thyroid health naturally (ie without medication)?
  • What does ‘natural solutions’ really mean? [hint: lifestyle + plant medicine]
  • Can you substitute medication with ‘x’ natural solution?
  • What is the difference between a natural approach and a more traditional allopathic approach? Can you do both?

Essential oil basics

  •  What are essential oils, how to use them.

Essential oils to support thyroid function

    • myrtle
    • nutmeg
    • myrhh
    • watch this space for Black Cumin Seed essential oil – research is strong but not really commercially available yet.

Essential oils to help balance immune cells and inflammation

    • Cedarwood
    • German Chamomile
    • Copaiba
    • Lavender
    • Frankincense

Essental oils for thyroid-disrupted sleep – diffused

    • Lavender
    • Vetiver
    • A citrus + a wood essential oil.

Essential oils for aches and physical discomfort

Applied topically with a carrier oil:

    • Wintergreen
    • Peppermint
    • Rosemary
    • Frankincense
    • Copaiba
    • Ginger
    • Lavender
    • Marjoram
    • Basil
    • Black Pepper
    • Use in a 5-25% dilution with carrier oil – sweet spot about 15%.

Essential oils for hypothyroid fatigue.

There was a study that had people inhaling a blend of peppermint, black pepper, clove and bergamot. They started noticing a difference after 2 weeks – so don’t give up after trying something once.

Essential oils for Autoimmune support

A drop under the tongue 1-2x a day. *May* reduce antibodies.

    • Frankincense
    • Copaiba

Scott’s top 5 essential oils to START with for thyroid health:

      • Frankincense
      • Copaiba
      • Lavender
      • Peppermint
      • Choose your own citrus eg lemon, orange, lime.


  • How to best use an essential oil roller on the thyroid (& how not too). Best to use about a 5% dilution in a carrier oil. Be gentle, they are potent.
  • Have a good reference book (Scott has a few general essential oil reference books + his new book on autoimmune thyroid health – see below is incredibly detailed with protocols and research).
  • What other natural solutions should be in your toolkit? – a discussion of diet, lifestyle, supplementation.
  • If you want to try a natural approach – how long should you give it?


  1. Do you need to re listen/watch and take notes?
  2. What 1 essential oil could you add into your daily routine?
  3. If you haven’t tried essential oils – get started today!

Scott A Johnson

As one of the most prolific natural medicine writers of the 21st century, Scott A. Johnson has empowered tens of thousands of individuals to realize greater wellness naturally through his more than fifteen books. He is expert in the clinical use of both essential oils and dietary supplements. His diverse educational background and critical mind allow him to take complex health topics to any audience. He is an acclaimed international speaker and has delivered keynote presentations across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He travels the globe sharing his passion for people and natural medicine.

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Beating Autoimmune Thyroid Conditions Naturally

Evidenced Based Essential Oil Therapy

Medicinal Essential Oils: The Science and Practice of Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy



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