Today, I share the 4 best essential oils for natural menopause relief from the most common complaints and ailments.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is the period of time in a woman’s life when fertility has declined and menstruation stops. The atual process of reaching menopause is lengthy and can take 5 to 10 years to complete.
Women can reach menopause in several ways:
- Naturally through the process of aging
- Surgical methods to remove the uterus and ovaries
As the body adjusts to it’s new state of normal, women commonly experience varying degrees of discomfort.
What Are Common Symptoms of Menopause?
- Joint aches
- Muscle pain and spasms
- Headaches and migraines
- “Crawling skin” sensations
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
- Depressed mood or flat affect – it feels harder to experience true joyfulness
- Numbness and tingling in fingers and toes
- Sleep disturbances – insomnia, restlessness, nightmares
- Daytime fatigue
- Restless legs
- Decreased endurance or periods of weakness
Many, if not all, pharmaceuticals routinely prescribed by healthcare providers for the above symptoms have both short and long term side effects.
While drugs may be necessary in some cases, I believe it is always best to try the mildest interventions first.
4 Best Essential Oils for Natural Menopause Relief
Peppermint oil is a wonderful cooling agent and “pick me up” when you need it the most.
A cool spritz of a peppermint oil mister during a hot flash or a nice deep breath from an aromatherapy inhaler to combat midday fatigue can sometimes make all of the difference in the world.
Give yourself a delicate temple massage to stave off a bad headache or migraine while it’s still in its early stages.
If you have trouble sleeping, anxiety, or general feelings of restlessness, lavender essential oil will become your best friend for natural menopause relief.
Naturally induce a more relaxed state of being by incorporating lavender into your daily routines.
Ways to Use Lavender for Natural Menopause Relief:
- Detox baths
- Evening body oils
- Diffuser blends
- Anxiety fighting roll on blends for when you just don’t have the time to slow things down
3. Clary Sage
I first learned about clary sage essential oil during my midwifery studies. Clary sage falls within the mint family and has soothing, cooling properties.
Clary sage essential oil is wonderful for balancing hormonal manifestations such as hot flashes and depression. Further, it is a powerful uterine tonic alleviating menstrual cramps and pain during childbirth.
Geranium essential oil hs earned the nickname “the woman’s oil” and is a superstar in a wide variety of areas. This makes it the perfect addition to a natural home apothecary.
Studies have shown that geranium has been successful at neutralizing hormone imbalances by acting on the adrenal cortex.
Add geranium to a soak to soothe swollen feet, homemade skincare products to fix skin problems, or body oil to ease your nerves.
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