Menopause is the time when a woman’s ovaries begin to produce much less estrogen and progesterone, menstruation stops, and she can no longer have children. Menopause has a number of important symptoms, and essential oils can help treat some of these symptoms effectively.
Essential oils to aid in menopause.
The symptoms of menopause can include vaginal bleeding abnormal vaginal dryness, loss of vaginal, hot flashes elasticity, excessive sweating, fatigue, back pain, chest pain, stiffness in general, headaches, disrupted sleep, incontinence, mood swings and irritability.
Since it is normal for a woman’s body to produce much less of the female sex hormones as she ages, the goal is to treat the symptoms rather than the causes.
Note – Oils with estrogen-like substances do not replace the estrogen in your body. Its use is for the short-term relief of symptoms, not for long-term hormone replacement.
Essential oils that mimic estrogen.
Most aromatherapists agree that cypress, sage, geranium, lavender, thyme, and rose are on the list of oils that mimic estrogen.
These oils produce estrogen functions in your body, soothing many of the classic symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, and even some breast and back pain. The clary sage for example contains scleral, which is the most common substance that mimics the estrogen.
Essential oils for hot flashes and sweating.
The cooling properties of peppermint oil put it at the top of the list. The menthol in this peppermint oil does the trick on your brain to believe that the part of the body it is in contact with is colder than it actually is, but your skin also absorbs and distributes the cooling effect throughout your entire body. This is perfect for hot flashes and excessive sweating. Avoid applying it to your face, as it can be too harsh.
Peppermint oil is closely followed by citrus oils like lemon, grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Eucalyptus, sage, geranium, and cypress are also favoriting. If you want a mild cooling oil to spray on your face or body, lavender will work as well.
Add 10-12 drops of essential oil to one ounce (30 ml) of water in a spray bottle and shake well before each use. Make sure to avoid eye contact.
Essential oils for emotional regulation.
Lavender, Roman chamomile, and ylang-ylang, can regulate the mood and relax for those irritable periods during menopause. Just a warning, they can also make you feel a little sleepy.
You may also find that a one night’s sleep, which is probably short and distant from each other these days, can help stabilize your emotions during the day. Sandalwood, valerian, lavender, and Roman chamomile can help soothe the sleep disorders you’ve been struggling with as a result of hormonal changes.
Essential oils for pain relief.
To relieve headaches and back and chest pain, try eucalyptus, German and Roman chamomile, lavender, marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, and thyme.
Use chamomile, lavender, and sweet marjoram at night, as they are also sedating, keeping stimulants like eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, and thyme for the day, when you need it for work.
Essential oils for vaginal lubrication and elasticity.
Soak fresh chickweed in olive or coconut oil for five to six weeks and then apply it to your vagina, or mix sage oil with olive oil or coconut oil and apply it to your vagina twice a day for lubrication and elasticity. A safe approach is to start with one drop of sage oil per tablespoon of the olive or coconut oil and work from there.
Lavender, frankincense, helichrysum, rose, and sandalwood can also work to calm your vaginal tissue and help heal while keeping it moisturized. Maintain communication with your partner. Remember that it is not only sensitive tissue that could be damaged by oils. Rather, dilute them too much with the carrier oil.
Essential oils for energy.
On days when you feel tired, focus on treatments that include rosemary oil, basil, eucalyptus, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and peppermint oils for physical and mental health.
Oils for your diffuser.
Spread an estrogen emulator like sage in your office or home for at least five hours every day. This should be the foundation of your menopause management program, because it compensates even a little for one of the main sex hormones that you are losing. Unfortunately, no one has discovered an oil that mimics progesterone.
The best times to spread this out are when you’re feeling reasonably energetic, like early in the morning. You can broadcast again in the afternoon.
If you’re feeling especially tired, swap the estrogen emulator for a stimulant like rosemary until you feel productive again.
Put some Roman chamomile or lavender in your diffuser and let it spread the scent throughout your bedroom at night to promote good sleep.
To combat hot flashes and sweats, mix half a cup of carrier oil, 15 drops of peppermint oil, and 5 drops of sage in a glass bottle. Apply it to the soles of your feet and leave it on overnight every night to cool down. You can also ask your partner to massage your back and shoulders in the afternoon to keep you cool before going to bed.
For vaginal lubrication and elasticity, mix a tablespoon and a half of coconut oil, a drop of sage and a drop of lavender and massage into the vagina twice a day. You can even include it in your foreplay.
To relieve pain during the day, mix three tablespoons of carrier oil, 8 drops of eucalyptus, and 8 drops of rosemary and massage into your lower back and breasts. You can also apply a little to your forehead if you have a headache.
For nighttime pain relief, mix three tablespoons of carrier oil, 8 drops of marjoram, and 8 drops of Roman chamomile and apply the oil in the same way as for the day.
To relax, mix half a cup of carrier oil, 10 drops of lavender, 10 drops of Roman chamomile, and 10 drops of ylang-ylang in a glass bottle and keep it on hand for a nice relaxing massage when you feel irritable. You can also have an aromatherapy bath to relax you.
Essential oil towels.
Take a piece of cotton, put a drop of oil on it, put it on your nose and inhale directly for quick relief. This works best for pain relief and energy, so pick your favorite oils from the relevant lists above.
Oil bath for feet.
This works well for relaxation and to cool you down.
To cool, add 20 drops of any citrus oil to 5 liters of water in any bucket that will hold your feet. Put it under your desk during work or in front of your chair while watching TV.
For relaxation, add 20 drops of ylang-ylang to five liters of water and use it in the same way as above.