Menopause Support and Essential Oils

Expert’s Name: Cristina Proana-Carrion

Menopause is a crucial phase in any woman’s life. While some sail through it with enviable ease, others find it a nightmare to live with. As the body undergoes continuous changes, both physical and psychological, most women complain of mood swings, hot flashes, skin aging, low self esteem, depression and irritability. Quite naturally, these factors affect the woman as well as those around her (friends, family and co-workers). If you are one of the many women who have a hard time coping up with hormonal changes,aromatherapy may be just what you need.

Don’t let your hormones get the better of you – it is easy to maintain your health, beauty and sanity with a little help from essential oils!

For those insufferable bouts of hot flashes mix a total of 20 drops of the following essential oils in a 4 oz spritzer bottle with distilled water: Spearmint, Peppermint, Cardamom and Eucalyptus . These essential oils work in tandem to stimulate the mind and cool your senses making you feel positive, upbeat and attentive.

Woman-friendly essential oils like Geranium, Fennel, Grapefruit, Lavender and Clary Sage can help balance out feminine hormones and alleviates stress, anxiety and irritability. All the essential oils are ‘cool’ by nature – they will not only regulate your body temperature during hot flashes but also negate ‘hot’ emotions like frustration, irritability and anger. For best results, apply all over body after a shower and at bedtime. Regular body massage with this oil has multiple physical and emotional benefits.

In order to help a woman battle day-to-day stresses by restoring hormonal balance, mental peace and a positive body image keep at hand feminine oils likeGeranium, Clary Sage, or Lavender. In fact, many of my clients have reported a considerable improvement in self-confidence and a sense of feeling morefeminine. Keep a bottle handy and take a quick whiff to remind yourself how beautiful you are!

As you enter a new phase of womanhood, indulge yourself in some ultra-feminineluxury with the soothing, comforting scent of Rose will make you feel sensual all over again and bring back the passion and romance in your life. Treat yourself to a rare oil that can relax and exhilarate at the same time. Used for centuries as a natural aphrodisiac, Jasmine can chase away the blues and lift your spirits up in no time.

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