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  • Carina Falck

"Exploring the Best Essential Oils for Menopause Relief and Support"

Menopause - could someone make it pause?!

Essential oils could help...

 



General information.

There is a particularly large amount of information available on the internet about menopause, since the subject is very complex, but I will focus on what essential oils could help with.

The changes that women experience during perimenopause and menopause are life-changing.

As many of you experience firsthand, menopausal episodes are so visible, that many women would prefer to retreat into their own space both physically and emotionally, rather than taking on their day-to-day activities.

 

Most common complaints:

• Weight gain.

• Fluctuating emotions.

• Lack of sexual interest.

• Physical discomfort during sexual intercourse.

• Hot flashes.

• Night and day sweat episodes.

 

Really hard:

Although the emotional symptoms are severe, the physical symptoms are what overwhelm us in public. The following could make menopause very disturbing:

• The symptoms could be difficult to hide.

• You don't feel very delicate and feminine.

• You don’t feel in control of your body.

• It is very disturbing when people make jokes, and unsympathetic and personal comments.


Fortunately, there is a lot that essential oils can help with.

Here is a comprehensive list of oils that could be used for peri-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal women.

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

Rose geranium

Rose

Jasmine

Bergamot

Coriander seed oil

Nutmeg

Roman chamomile

Cypress

Chaste berry

Rosemary

Valerian

Spikenard

Sandalwood

Lavender

Juniper berry

Orange

Peppermint

Sage (Salvia officinalis) (used on the recommendation of an aromatherapist).


Oils grouped by specific symptoms:

Hot flashes:

Cypress, mallow, chamomile (Roman Chamomile), sage (clary sage), chaste berry, peppermint, niaouli, rosemary, palmarosa.

(substitutes for roman chamomile: geranium, clary sage, lavender, rose)

Substitutes for niaouli – helichrysum, oregano, thyme)

 

Moisture Retention:

Juniper, cedar, cypress, rosemary, lemon, orange, coriander seed.

 

Exhaustion:

Basil, bergamot, cardamom, mallow, grapefruit, rosemary, frankincense, eucalyptus, petitgrain, ylang ylang.

 

Depression:

Bergamot, chamomile (chamomile roman), sage (clary sage), rose, frankincense, neroli, lavender, ylang ylang.

 

Aches and pains

Black pepper, cardamom, cypress, ginger, marjoram,

helichrysum.

 

 

Anxiety, loss of concentration: 

Cardamom, cedarwood, lemon, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, vetiver, mandarin, petitgrain, neroli.

 

Digestive problems:

German chamomile, cardamom. Peppermint, lime, coriander seed, spearmint, basil, bergamot.

 

Insomnia:

Valerian, nard, vetiver,

marjoram, lavender, chamomile, cistus (rock rose), mandarin, orange, petitgrain.

 

A few blends:

Hot flashes:

Peppermint 2 drops

Cypress 2 drops

Clary sage 10 drops

Spearmint 4 drops

Rose geranium 6 drops

Lemon 6 drops

 

Mix all these oils and use 3-5 drops in 5ml of carrier oil as needed.

Apply to the lower back and abdomen (lower stomach area) as often as needed.


Day and night sweats:

Grapefruit 10 drops

Lime 10 drops

Peppermint 2 drops

Thyme 5 drops

 

Mix all these oils and use 3-5 drops in 5ml of carrier oil as needed.

Apply to the lower back and abdomen (lower stomach area) as often as needed.

 

Moisture retention and swelling

Coriander seeds 5 drops

Juniper 5 drops

Lemon 15 drops

Peppermint 5 drops

 

Mix all these oils and use 3-5 drops in 5ml of carrier oil as needed.

Apply to the lower back and abdomen (lower stomach area), and the upper legs as often as needed.

There are of course more combinations for your specific needs.

 

Order from Mirre & Kaneel.

• Send a WhatsApp with your need and I can mix the following for you:

• 10ml roller bottle mix @R69 (carrier oil apricot kernel oil)

• 50ml massage oil @ R120 (carrier oil apricot kernel oil)

• 10ml diffuser blend @ R150 (pure essential oils - no carrier oil) 10ml contains up to 300 drops - so a good supply for your diffuser.

 

Kind regards

Carina Falck:

Aromatherapist


Source: Worwood, V. A.

 The complete book of aromatherapy and essential oils.

1991, p. 368-371.

 

Kontak: Carina Falck 060 526 1422

Disclaimer:The use of essential oils should be done responsibly and does not replace any medical treatment. It is used at your own risk.

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