How To Use Essential Oils For Menopause Relief
Are you looking for a natural menopause remedy for hot flushes, trouble sleeping and other menopausal symptoms? Aromatherapy is an ancient, holistic, alternative medicine which uses the incredible power of essential oils to enhance your mood and wellbeing and improve your health.
Today we’re looking at Soul Nutrients Menopause Essential Oil Blend, discussing the individual oils it contains, their benefits, and the lovely ways in which we can use it. We’ll also have a quick peek at Soul Nutrients Menopause Body Oil and the very handy Soul Nutrients Menopause Rollerball. Plus we’re sharing a top tip to help relieve hot flushes which you may find extra useful!
Here at Soul Nutrients we understand that the journey through the menopause can bring with it some very tough times, not to mention some overwhelming symptoms.
Whether you are perimenopausal and just starting to notice some changes, or experiencing full blown, severe menopause syptoms, you may find using essential oils helpful in easing some of these difficulties and providing relief.
Aromatherapy and other natural remedies by no means have to replace mainstream medical therapies such as HRT. It can be extremely effective to use natural alternatives alongside to help ease menopause depression and anxiety, hot flushes, mood swings, discomfort and more (Though of course you should always check with your GP that an alternative you’re considering won’t interact with any medication you take).
Whether you want an all natural alternative or a gentle addition to prescription hormone medications, using essential oils is an excellent place to start!
What’s In Soul Nutrients Menopause Essential Oil Blend 10ml?
It’s a unique blend of four 100% pure essential oils: Geranium, Clary Sage, Cypress and Ylang Ylang. Each of these oils has specific benefits, chosen specially to help relieve different menopause symptoms and support the emotional and physical changes associated with the menopause. Combined together they form a well balanced and heavenly smelling oil. Divine! The limbic system of your brain, which regulates emotions, receives a direct signal from sensors in your nose when you inhale the perfume of an essential oil. So the scents you breathe in have a real impact on how you feel.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium Oil can reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and stress whilst alleviating tension and fatigue. An emotionally harmonising oil, geranium is balancing, calming and particularly helpful when you feel overwhelmed and overly emotional! It’s hormonally supportive and very useful for managing stress. The sweet, fresh, slightly rosy and green aroma is calming, soothing and lifts the mood instantly.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage is perhaps most well known for helping to balance hormones and support female health. It’s widely used to ease painful cramps and reduce the severity of hot flushes, sweating and helping to reduce tiredness. With a soft, clean and refreshing floral scent, Clary Sage is uplifting, calming and promotes balance and harmony.
Cypress Essential Oil
The woody, green, pine aroma of Cypress Oil cannot help but soothe and comfort you. Often used in meditation, this amazing oil is also used in women’s health to help regulate female hormones and is thought to assist in reducing night sweats and hot flushes. The warm scent encourages strength, confidence and calm.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang is a deeply sensual oil with a rich, spicy aroma. It increases energy and boosts confidence, while the exotic, intoxicating scent can improve sex drive and arousal - helpful if you are suffering from a low libido. Ylang Ylang Oil helps calm turbulent emotions and quiets the mind, perfect to help you relax and unwind.
We use these potent essential oils in our Menopause Body Oil (Perfect for massage!). This luxury 250ml oil consists of the four essential oils above in a carrier oil blend of Grape seed oil, Apricot kernel oil, and Evening Primrose oil..
Also in the range with the same essential oils and a coconut carrier oil, is the incredibly handy Menopause RollerBall. A compact, handbag friendly glass vial with a roller ball top. Easy application and no mess, it can travel everywhere with you! Perfect for easing symptoms on the go. Added bonus, you will also smell gorgeous!
So these are the fabulous essential oil products which make up our Menopause Essential Oil Range, now let’s find out how to use them!
How to Use Aromatherapy for Menopause Symptoms
Simply add 3 - 6 drops of Menopause Essential Oil Blend to your diffuser, along with the required amount of water according to the manufacturers’ instructions. We highly recommend dimming the lights and playing some calming music, or indulging in your favourite TV show while enjoying the scents drifting around you. Be kind to yourself.
Potpourri And Sachets, A Longer Lasting Solution
For a longer lasting effect, add a few drops of Menopause Essential Oil Blend to a bowl of potpourri or the small sachets used to scent drawers. Now your room, clothes and bedding can smell beautiful as well as soothing your symptoms!
Directly Onto A Tissue
For a quick and immediate way to lift your spirits and improve your mood, simply put a few drops of Menopause Essential Oil Blend onto a tissue and inhale. Extra brownie points if you then tuck the tissue into your pillowcase for sweet dreams. (Just remember that oils can stain fabric so be careful.)
Directly Onto Skin
For another quick and easy way to benefit from the aromatic oils, use our convenient Menopause Rollerball. Fab to use any time you need help with menopause symptoms or you’re looking for an immediate emotional pick me up. Just dab on pulse points as needed.
This is particularly effective as you inhale the oils and also absorb them directly through your skin.
A Warm, Relaxing Bath For A Good Night’s Sleep
A warm, luxurious bath in the evening helps your mind and body unwind and de-stress.
Light a candle, add a few drops of Menopause Essential Oil Blend with a base oil to a warm bath (throw in a couple of handfuls of Epsom Salts too if you have them or some bubbles). Create an amazing smelling sanctuary for yourself and look forward to a peaceful night’s sleep.
If you can stretch to it, a professional massage is the ultimate in self care. But even a simple self massage (try hands or feet) releases endorphins in the body, lifting your mood and relieving pain. As they are absorbed through your skin, essential oils reach all parts of your body. You can either add a few drops of Menopause Essential Oil Blend to a base oil first, plus any other oils you may want to add. Or you can try our ready prepared Menopause Body Oil, which is safe to use straight onto skin. During an aromatherapy massage, essential oils can also be diffused for extra effect.
Using Essential Oils for Menopause Relief - Summary
We’ve covered a fair amount of information, so let’s have a quick recap of the ways in which aromatherapy may help you in your menopause journey. As we’ve discovered, essential oils have a direct impact on the limbic system when inhaled and have a direct effect on the body when absorbed through the skin. .
How Can Essential Oils Help Emotional Symptoms of Menopause?
Help calm and soothe you
Reduce mood swings and anxiety
Uplift your mood
Boost your confidence
Improve a low libido
Encourage feelings of strength and wellbeing
Just to mention a few!
How Can Essential Oils Help Physical Symptoms of Menopause?
Help to balance and regulate hormones
Reduce the severity of hot flushes
Reduce night sweats
Provide pain relief and help ease cramps
Improve the quality of your sleep
Nourish and soothe dry skin
In addition to our gorgeous Menopause Oils, Soul Nutrients offer a variety of herbal supplements to support you through the menopause, plus a custom blended herbal Menopause Tea. Check out our Menopause and PMT section for more details.
If you’ve reached the end then we’d like to say thanks so much for reading all the way and we hope you’ve found some of the ideas helpful. We wish you much comfort and all the best in your menopause journey and beyond!