How to use Aromatherapy to Solve Your Menopause Challenges

menopause, perimenopause, natural menopause remedies, aromatherapy for menopauseAromatherapy is the perfect remedy to handle most bothersome menopause symptoms, along with the longer-term solutions of healthy, natural foods and herbal remedies.

Smells can initiate specific physical and psychological reactions by stimulating the release of neurotransmitters in the brain to balance hormones and increase feelings of well-being.

There are many essential oils that help balance hormones at menopause including Clary sage, Fennel, Geranium, Cypress, Angelica, Coriander, Sage, Geranium, Neroli, Lavender and Vitex.

Easy Ways to Use Aromatherapy

It’s always best to choose essential oils that you love. Give yourself the added boost of enjoying the scent while it helps your body, mind and emotions handle your challenging menopause symptoms.

Did you know that …

  • Bergamot is the ‘anti-anger’ oil that uplifts your mood and reduces tense moods, anxiety, and depression
  • Clary sage improves mental clarity, eases anxiety and stops hot flashes
  • Chamomile has a calming effect that eases tension, anxiety and headaches
  • Geranium balances hormones and reduces stress
  • Sandalwood promotes vaginal secretions and stimulates sex hormones
  • Lavender’s sedative properties help overcome insomnia
  • Basil, Peppermint and Rosemary are valuable for giving a boost of energy and alertness.

How to Use Aromatherapy

  • Inhalation – put a few drops essential oil of your choice onto a handkerchief, tissue or cotton ball and inhale whenever symptoms arise. You can also purchase an electric aromatherapy diffuser for your home or car.
  • Body Moisturizer – Mix 2 drops essential oils of your choice, to 1 tsp (5 ml) unscented lotion, cream or ‘carrier oil’ such as sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil or apricot kernel oil.
  • Massage Oil/Bath – Mix 2-3 drops essential oils of your choice, to 1 tsp (5 ml) ‘carrier oil’ such as sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil or apricot kernel oil.
  • Milk Bath – Stir 8 drops essential oil (total) into ½ cup milk or cream to disperse oils and create a luxurious hot milk aroma bath.

*An aromatherapy bath allows healing properties of the oils to enter through your skin, and through inhalation of the steam that rises from the bathwater.

Leave A Reply (2 comments so far)


  1. Christiana Carter
    6 years ago

    Hi Wendy,
    Great article. Love essential oils and was never quite sure how to use them. Even though I’m not in menopause yet, I can still benefit from it. Quick Question: Which essential oils do you recommend purchasing for a newbie like me?
    Thanks Again,
    Christiana


    • Wendy Vineyard
      6 years ago

      Hi Christiana:

      Great question. First of all, I always recommend that you buy the best quality aromatherapy oils that you can find. Check out your local natural food store, or look on the Internet. You want pure essential oil – not a scented oil. The first essential oil I suggest you buy is Lavender. It’s called the ‘first aid kit in a bottle’ and handles everything from burns to insomnia, colds, flu, and body aches and pains. One or two drops of lavender can be used directly on minor wounds, cuts, burns, blisters and insect bites after washing the area. Lavender is an antiseptic, analgesic (relieves pain), anti-inflammatory and a powerful cell regenerator. It’s useful in reducing menstrual pain and balancing the menstrual cycle – especially when flow is scanty. It’s a great regulator of the nervous system and has sedative properties. For insomnia, place a drop of lavender at either end of your pillow slip before you get into bed.

      Rose, Neroli and Geranium essential oils are fabulous ‘women’s oils’ – helping to balance hormones, calm the nervous system, are antidepressant and revitalize mature skin. Even though Rose and Neroli are sold diluted 10% in a carrier oil to make them affordable for most people, they’ll be just as effective and are used the same way as the pure oils.

      Hope this helps!

      Warmly,

      Wendy



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