Essential Oils for Menopause

Managing your menopause and beyond should be a multifaceted operation and using essential oils for menopause is one way to do this

Now is a time for putting yourself first and having a plan in place that helps first manage your menopause symptoms but, from now on, the future of your long-term health.

It’s well established that specific Essential oils can help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with peri-menopause and post-menopause, such as sleep, anxiety, fatigue and concentration problems.

Here are my top 5 essential oils that can help

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is a relaxing and calming essential oil; it is effective at relieving hot flushes, which for many women, cause embarrassment and disruption to their daily lives.
It can help bring relief to stressful times.

Peppermint

Peppermint’s cooling and refreshing action bring relief to hot flushes.
It is also uplifting, so when it is inhaled, it can help with fatigue and concentration.
It can help ease headaches.

Lavender

For me, Lavender is one of the must-have essential oils.

It is relaxing, so it aids sleep; it balances and helps ground you mentally.
It’s also great for muscle aches and pains, which are very common during peri-menopause and beyond.

It’s also good for skin problems which can occur during peri-menopause, such as acne; yes, sorry to say that just when you thought pimples were behind you, hormone fluctuations have something else in mind!

But the great thing about Lavender, and why it’s a must-have, is that it’s one of the few essential oils that you can use neat without having to dilute into a carrier oil.

Geranium

Geranium is perfect for balancing hormones and managing anxiety.
Anxiety is common during peri-menopause and causes many women enormous distress.
Geranium is also an excellent essential oil for skin aging.

Basil

Basil helps to balance hormones and helps with mood and especially nerves.
Another common change during peri-menopause is in our digestion. Lowering levels of Oestrogen cause the movement of food through our digestive tract to slow; Basil can help keep your digestion on track.

How to use essential oils

There are many different ways to use essential oils.

Inhale

You can remove the lid from the bottle and take several deep breaths; this is best if you are looking for relief from stress, anxiety or nerves or if you need a boost in concentration.

Diffuser

Perfect for around the home, combine several oils and let the aromas surround you.
Choose a combination of uplifting oils during the day to help improve your mood and keep you focused, then switch to relaxing and calming blends in the lead-up to bed for a restful night.


Topically

Dilute in a preferred carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut and apply to the skin.
Applying essential oils to the skin is incredibly helpful if, for instance, you have some aches and stiffness or if you want some anti-ageing benefits.


Rollerball

For on-the-go relief, a rollerball is a perfect handbag companion
Mix your blend in a carrier oil and then apply it to your wrist where ever you are

If you want to know more about Essential Oils or wish to buy from the brand I use, hit the button and as always feel free to contact me on rebecca@theempoweredmenopause.com

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