Aromatherapy for Menopause: How to Choose and Use Essential Oils

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 cause 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, Geranium, Neroli, Lavender, Vitex, and many others.

Easy Aromatherapy Menopause Remedies
It’s always best to choose essential oils that you enjoy to help 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 helps overcome insomnia
• Basil, Peppermint and Rosemary can give you a boost of energy and alertness.

How to Use Aromatherapy for Menopause

Less is best when using essential oils because they are concentrated natural extracts that have powerful healing effects in one or two drops! These are some of the easiest and most effective ways to use essential oils:
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 use an electric aromatherapy diffuser in your home or car.
Body Moisturizer – Mix 5 to 8 drops essential oil to 1 tbsp (15 ml) unscented lotion, cream or ‘carrier oil’ such as sweet almond oil, coconut oil or apricot kernel oil.
Massage Oil/Bath – Mix 8 drops essential oils with 1 tbsp (15 ml) carrier oil. Stir into warm bathwater or use during a massage.
Milk Bath – Stir 8 drops essential oil into ½ cup milk or cream to disperse oils and pour into bathwater to create a luxurious hot milk aromatherapy bath.
Room Spray – Add 2 to 10 drops essential oil to a small cosmetic spray bottle. Add ½ oz vodka and shake to disperse the oil. Add 2 oz purified water and shake again before spraying. Avoid spraying varnished wood surfaces because the essential oils could stain.

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