Pros of Progesterone

0 October 27, 2011 - Archive

young living progessence plusProgesterone is a hormone found in both men and women that is generally associated with women’s health. It plays an important role in influencing menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. Genetic makeup, environmental influences, and other factors can negatively impact progesterone levels, which may lead to other imbalances in the body.

Progessence™ Plus serum, intended only for woman, is a good option for those looking to supplement progesterone levels. Expertly formulated by D. Gary Young and Dr. Dan Purser, Progessence Plus takes pure, USP-grade, super-micronized progesterone from wild yams and combines it with vitamin E and an essential oil serum to easily penetrate the skin for improved delivery. Containing Frankincense Oil, Bergamot Oil, and Peppermint Oil to aid in absorption, this product does not require the cycling of application sites as do most other progesterone products.

According to Dr. Purser, some of the common negative effects of menopause that adequate levels of progesterone can help support or minimize include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Increased wrinkles
  • Weight gain and muscle loss (sarcopenia)
  • Memory issues

For the remainder of the year, until December 31, Young Living is running a promotion for 10% off Progessence Plus serum. If you have ever thought about adding progesterone to your routine, now is the time to do it! As always, we would love to hear your feedback on Progessence Plus.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager


  • Kimberly Fielder September 15, 2016 - 3:13 pm Reply

    During menopause I noticed when I enter a room my body tries to regulate is temperature and by doing so it excessively sweats. A friend suggested using Progressence plus.
    What is your intake on their suggestion?

    • Young Living September 19, 2016 - 1:25 pm Reply

      Hi Kimberly, We recommend consulting with your health care provider concerning the use of Progessenence Plus and for specific recommendations for you. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Becky OKeefe September 11, 2016 - 6:38 pm Reply

    I haven’t read every question but wonder if I can take PP with an IUD?

    • Young Living September 19, 2016 - 1:24 pm Reply

      Hi Becky, We recommend consulting with your health care provider concerning the use of Progessenence Plus and for specific recommendations. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Bridget Robbins August 17, 2016 - 9:50 am Reply

    Hi – Is it safe to take Progessence Plus along with RX of Estrace (1 -2 gms twice a week) ?

    • Young Living August 18, 2016 - 1:17 pm Reply

      Hi Bridget, We recommend speaking with a prescribing physician and a pharmacists about potential interactions between the medications and Progessence Plus. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Pam C. August 11, 2016 - 11:10 am Reply

    What is the concentration of progesterone per drop of Progessence? In other words, how many drops of this oil would provide 20 mg of progesterone?

    • Young Living August 12, 2016 - 7:38 am Reply

      Hi Pam, Great question. Progessence™ Plus contains 15 mg of progesterone per milliliter or 1 mg per drop. Thanks for stopping by!

  • dorothy August 9, 2016 - 1:28 pm Reply

    I am in mid 60’s and wonder if this something that would help me at this stage in life? I am past menopause but like the part that says “helps with memory and wrinkles”…. would it be okay to use? or no

    • Young Living August 12, 2016 - 7:34 am Reply

      Hi Dorothy, As the health and well-being of our members is very important to us, we recommend discussing the use of Progessence™ Plus with your health care provider to determine if the product is right for you. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Leslie Richter August 9, 2016 - 1:23 pm Reply

    Does anyone know if you should use Progessence Plus everyday or only day 10-14 through the first day of your period?

    • Young Living August 12, 2016 - 7:31 am Reply

      Hi Leslie, Great question. 2-4 drops of Progessence™ Plus can be applied 2 times daily. Do not exceed 2 applications per day. Please refer to the label for usage directions. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Elissa July 26, 2016 - 3:55 pm Reply

    It is safe to put a roller ball on my progressence plus bottle and apply it that way?

    • Young Living July 28, 2016 - 8:54 am Reply

      Hi Elissa, Great question. A roller fitment can be safely used with a Progessence™ Plus bottle. Each 2″ stroke is equivalent to one drop of oil. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lori Rectenwald June 30, 2016 - 1:16 pm Reply

    I am 19 years old and have very painful heavy menstrual cycles. I’ve heard birth control will help with this but I am looking for a natural alternative. Is Progessence™ Plus safe for my age right now?

    • Young Living June 30, 2016 - 2:39 pm Reply

      Hi Lori, We would recommend that you speak with a health care provider prior to use to determine what is right for you. Thank you for your question!

  • courtney May 5, 2016 - 1:54 pm Reply

    does one necessarily need to have low progesterone to use progessence plus? someone told me it’s great for any woman to take. i’m not quite so sure! i’ve used it for a couple nights and slept great! used it one morning and was extremely tired all day long…

    also, will it delay the onset of menses?

    • Young Living May 6, 2016 - 12:41 pm Reply

      Hi Courtney, We would recommend that you speak with a health care provider prior to use to determine what is right for you. Thank you for stopping by with your question!

  • Kelli April 5, 2016 - 11:13 pm Reply

    Just curious as to where you apply Progessence™ Plus serum on your body? I saw something that said your neck, is there a certain area of the neck to apply or works best?

    • Young Living April 6, 2016 - 1:07 pm Reply

      Hi Kelli, Great question! Please follow the label directions which does state to apply Progessense Plus™ to the neck. You can apply 2-4 drops daily onto soft areas of the skin and gently massage in.

  • McKinzie March 15, 2016 - 7:37 pm Reply

    Is Progessence safe to take while on birth control pills? I’ve heard many conflicting things? I had bought a bottle just recently and am now afraid to continue using….

    • Young Living April 6, 2016 - 2:20 pm Reply

      Hi McKinzie, Thanks for stopping by! We would recommend consulting a health care provider with these questions.

  • Rose March 14, 2016 - 12:19 pm Reply

    Question: I live with PCOS – will this help?

    • Young Living April 6, 2016 - 2:18 pm Reply

      Hello Rose, We advise that you consult with a medical professional for personalized guidance. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lisa January 10, 2016 - 9:07 am Reply

    I had a PR, ER positive breast cancer and am experiencing night sweats/hot flashes post treatment. Would this be safe to use given my history?

    • Young Living January 14, 2016 - 1:57 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa, We would recommend that you speak with a health care provider prior to use to determine what is right for you. Thank you for stopping by with your question!

  • Teresa December 31, 2015 - 9:23 am Reply

    Just wondering if the Progessence is intended to be diluted with a carrier oil. I can’t seem to find that Information anywhere. Thanks

    • Young Living January 19, 2016 - 3:46 pm Reply

      Hi Teresa, Progessence Plus Serum can be applied directly to the desired area as instructed on the product label without being diluted. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kayla December 22, 2015 - 8:38 pm Reply

    Did the type of progesterone used in this oil change in 2015? I see that it contains wild yam extract. Is the extract modified to be identical to human progesterone?

    • Young Living December 29, 2015 - 1:52 pm Reply

      Hi Kayla, The type of progesterone included in Progessence Plus™ Serum has not been changed. The progesterone in Prenolone Plus Serum is extracted from wild yam (Discorea opposita) and converted from diosgenin into USP (United States Pharmacopeia) Grade Micronized Progesterone. Thank you for dropping by with your questions.

  • Holly November 16, 2015 - 7:26 am Reply

    I was wondering about using Progessence Plus with an IUD. The IUD put very a low dose of progesterone into the body. Is it not safe to use just like with other birth controls?

    • Young Living December 11, 2015 - 11:39 am Reply

      Hi Holly, Thanks for stopping by with your question. We would recommend consulting a health care provider with these questions.

  • Kiarni November 14, 2015 - 7:58 pm Reply

    I am wondering if this is synthetic or natural progesterone?and can you take while trying to conceive?
    Thanks for the help,

    • Young Living December 11, 2015 - 11:36 am Reply

      Hi Kiarni, Thanks for stopping by with your question. Progessence Plus™ Serum contains natural progesterone from wild yam extract. We would suggest speaking with your health care provider to determine what is right for you at this time.

  • Lisa November 3, 2015 - 12:09 pm Reply

    I’ve been using P+ for months now and am very pleased with my results! My husband and I are wanting to have another baby, but I’ve read you shouldn’t use P+ while pregnant and in another place, I read it’s ok to use it while pregnant. Is this something only my doctor can tell me for sure? Also, if you shouldn’t take it during pregnancy, how soon should I stop using it?

    • Young Living November 9, 2015 - 1:55 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa, Thanks for your questions. We would recommend speaking with your health care provider to determine what will be best for your needs specifically before and after conception. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jenny Fluet October 31, 2015 - 5:58 pm Reply

    Hi, I just got SclarEssence to help balance my hormone and infertility. I have high estrogen that’s why I have a hard to conceiving. I found Progessence™ Plus serum today. My question is, should I stop using SclarEssence and order Progessence™ Plus serum instead? Thank you!

    • Young Living November 3, 2015 - 1:20 pm Reply

      Hi Jenny, We would recommend discussing these options with your health care provider to determine what is right for your individual needs. Thank you for your question!

  • Sandy October 25, 2015 - 8:22 pm Reply

    I have been using Progessence Plus for over a year and have gained 15+ pounds. i am very disappointed and uncomfortable with my belly fat. I would like to discontinue the oil, but like that it helps my moods and sleep. What can I do?

    • Young Living October 28, 2015 - 2:42 pm Reply

      Hi Sandy, Sorry to hear about your situation. The dosage and duration of use for Progessence Plus may vary with each individual. As a result, we would recommend speaking with your health care provider. Your provider should be able to assist your in determining what is right for your individual needs. We’d also suggest contacting to report your experience with the product. We hope this information was helpful!

  • Lesley October 25, 2015 - 12:00 pm Reply

    I am 42 and started using Progessence Plus about two weeks ago. I have never had my hormone levels checked but tried this due to some changes in menstral cycle, lack of libidos, irritated more, lack of interest. I am otherwise healthy, ideal in weight, and sleep very well (maybe too well). I am wondering if I should have a hormone test done since I feel the symptoms are worse (have not had menstrual cycle yet). I use one to two drops on back of neck and feel like I’m in a fog even as I write this. Should I continue use or am I not using enough? Please help?

    • Young Living October 28, 2015 - 2:48 pm Reply

      Hi Lesley, Sorry to hear about your situation. We recommend that you refer to the directions on the Progessence Plus label. The directions state, “Apply 2-4 drops two times daily on neck area. For added effect, apply 1-2 drops along forearms 2 times daily.” Also note that the dosage and duration of use for Progessence Plus may vary with each individual. We would suggest that you talk with your health care provider about this in order for her to assist you and determine what is right for your individual needs. We hope this information is helpful!

  • Tricia October 13, 2015 - 2:55 pm Reply

    For a woman who is pre-menopause and still has regular menstrual cycles, can Progessence Plus be used every day, or should it only be used during part of the cycle? I know other progesterone creams instruct one to use it only during part of the cycle.

    • Young Living October 22, 2015 - 2:06 pm Reply

      Hi Tricia, According to the label directions, Progessence Plus does not need to be cycled throughout the month. We would encourage you to discuss the use of the product with your personal health care provider to determine the appropriate dosage and duration of use to suit your individual needs. We hope this information is helpful!

  • Tricia October 13, 2015 - 2:53 pm Reply

    I read on another website that the FDA is going to require a prescription for all progesterone products and therefor, progesterone creams and serums will no longer be able to be sold over the counter. Is this true?

    • Young Living October 22, 2015 - 2:07 pm Reply

      Another great question, Tricia. Young Living complies with all current federal regulations in regards to our products including Progessence Plus Serum. We are constantly watchful of these regulations as changes are made frequently. Rest assured, we will keep our members informed of any federal regulations will affect the availability of our products. Thank you!

  • Maira October 8, 2015 - 11:32 am Reply

    Hello there, I’ve heard good reviews about Progessence Plus serum so I ordered one to give it a try!
    I have so many questions.
    Can you use Metformin with Progessence Plus together?
    Can you use Provera and Progessence Plus?
    One more thing, can you Use Clomid/Femara and Progessence Plus?
    If someone can give me this information that would be great.

    • Young Living October 8, 2015 - 3:07 pm Reply

      Hi Maria, If you have a disease or medical condition, or if you are using a prescription medication, we recommend that you consult with a health advisor who has experience with EOs prior to using an EO. Seek the advice of the prescribing physician and a pharmacist about potential interactions between the medication(s) and the essential oil(s).

  • Melissa cottrell September 29, 2015 - 4:19 pm Reply

    I just ordered this oil but I haven’t received it yet. My question can I mix Peppermint with Progessence?

    • Young Living October 5, 2015 - 2:38 pm Reply

      Hi Melissa, It actually is not necessary to mix Peppermint with Progessence™ because Peppermint is already in the Progessence™ blend. Thanks for your question!

  • Terrie August 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm Reply

    I wear progessence plus and have a new grandchild. Is it safe to wear while holding him?

    • Young Living September 9, 2015 - 2:51 pm Reply

      Hi Terrie! Congratulations! There should not be any issues with holding your grandchild once the product has been absorb into your skin. However, if you are concerned, you may apply the product in an area which will not come into contact with him such as the legs, stomach or behind the knees.

  • Daphne January 19, 2015 - 9:29 pm Reply

    My menses is overdue for a month and no signs of it coming after using progessence. Is it common for menses and ovulation to delay after using this?

    • Young Living January 20, 2015 - 9:46 am Reply

      Hi Daphne, please contact to help with this question. Thanks!

    • Melissa Michael August 3, 2015 - 7:38 am Reply

      Hi Daphne – I’m experiencing the same issue and wonder how you’ve managed your cycle and P+ since your post. Can you email me? or message me on Facebook… Melissa Ellen Michael. Thanks!

    • Erica November 21, 2015 - 7:40 pm Reply

      Daphne can you email me?

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  • Instant Results January 8, 2013 - 6:57 am Reply

    I take the Progessence Plus internally for about 4 years now. I do not experience any rashes or any other “complications”. I am hot flashes free, don’t wake up at night no more and feel great in the morning.

    • Carmen Thomma - Frank August 30, 2016 - 12:06 am Reply

      How many drops and how many times per day. Do you put them in capsules?

  • Dale Carney January 3, 2013 - 2:03 pm Reply

    I have found after 6 months of using Progessence Plus that i get a rash on my neck and some on my forearms and especially on my palms of my hands. I have never been prone to dermatitis before. Can i take Progessence Plus internally? Or should i use another product. It works for hot flashes but do not enjoy the rashes.

    • Patty May 21, 2015 - 7:42 am Reply

      I just saw your comment posted on in January of 2013 regarding a rash after using Progessence Plus. Did you ever find a reason why this would have happened? I have a friend experiencing the same thing.

  • Catherine November 2, 2012 - 8:14 pm Reply

    Is it OK to take Progessence serum at the same time with the prenelone cream product ?

    • Tricia Johnson April 1, 2016 - 11:52 am Reply

      My guess is that the rash is the result of using a citrus oil (Bergamot) while being exposed to the sun. This citrus oil is in PP serum.

      • Young Living April 5, 2016 - 2:59 pm Reply

        Hello Tricia, Progessence Plus Serum contains Furocoumarin-free Bergamot therefore minimizing the chance of sun sensitivity. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kristy September 4, 2012 - 11:54 pm Reply

    Just purchased this product but after purchase noted the cautionary statement about using it with birth control. What are the possible outcome should you combine the two? I do not necessarily want to go off the pill at this time. Is there a pill dosage of progesterone that is not worrisome? I know birth control pills have all different levels of progesterone.

    • productblog October 3, 2012 - 8:42 pm Reply

      Unfortunately we are not able to give medical advice. We would refer you to your health professional for advice.

    • Brent December 26, 2013 - 2:40 pm Reply

      Can you tell me what you saw about using it with the pill. I was wondering if there were any issues with this but can not find any mention of potential issues.


  • Linda April 18, 2012 - 3:42 pm Reply

    I posted on another Young Living distributor site and was referred to your blog. When using Progessence Plus Serum as directed (neck & inside forearms) I experience a rash. This rash will hang around for a good while & re-surface for probably a couple weeks (sometimes longer). I’ve stopped using the product for this reason.

  • Laurie Langham November 22, 2011 - 4:58 pm Reply

    Is Progessence plus safe for long term use? I have a client who goes through a bottle in about 6 weeks and has been doing so for a year.

  • Sara Martin November 9, 2011 - 12:09 pm Reply

    Yes, thank you.

  • Vladislava Kropacek October 30, 2011 - 11:06 pm Reply

    I love Progessence Plus Serum. Thank you Young Living and thank you Dr. Purser. It helped me with cold sweets in no time.

  • Sara Martin October 29, 2011 - 3:35 pm Reply

    I purchased a bottle of Progessence Plus recently and when I received it, was shocked to see this on the label: “WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.” Before actually using this product, I would like an explanation of this warning and why you would use such a chemical in a Young Living product?

    • Young Living November 7, 2011 - 10:12 am Reply

      This is on the label because we sell it in California and and they require it for all products containing progesterone. Our natural progesterone comes from the wild yam. I hope this answers your question.

    • Instant Results January 8, 2013 - 7:06 am Reply

      I understand there is no chemical in Progessence Plus. Many people are confused between the natural progesterone, which occurs in the human body, versus the synthetic that are sold as hormone replacement solutions by pharmaceutical companies. Synthetic progesterone is quite different molecularly than natural progesterone. Since Proposition 65 disclaimer mandated that the warning appeared on the label,Young Living feels unfair to exclude California residents from the benefits of natural progesterone, so I understand YL elected to place the disclaimer rather than removing the natural progesterone.

  • Lana Roberson October 28, 2011 - 8:37 am Reply

    I would love a Catalog. My sister just moved back to Texas from Orem, Utah and I used to love going to the stores and picking up the different items from the lavender farms. How much does it cost to sign up to sell?
    Thank You

  • Geli October 27, 2011 - 2:20 pm Reply

    Progessence™ Plus serum does not seem to be available in the UK. Any reason why?


    • Young Living November 2, 2011 - 1:38 pm Reply

      Each country has different regulations regarding ingredients. This is generally the reason some products are not available in different markets.

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