Menopause is a natural result of ageing, but often it is accompanied by side effects that make the entire experience unpleasant and painful. While there are many remedies (both medical and alternative) that could offer you relief from menopause, you might want to consider supplementing them with essential oil treatments that when paired together can create an added impact. Here’s how to create the perfect essential oil blend for menopause:
Choosing the right Essential Oils blends
While combining essential oils for menopause might seem easy, not all can be blended successfully. The wrong blend can create an unpleasant smelling mix that you won’t want to use. It could also lead to the positive impact of each being cancelled out by the other. The best blends are ones that have similar qualities than can work in unison for maximum impact.
Here are a few combinations worth exploring:
Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oils
– peppermint contains menthol, while eucalyptus contains 1,8 cineole which also has an herbal cooling effect. Combine the two and you create an oil blend that can be mixed with a carrier oil, like sweet almond oil and water to create a cooling body mist that provides relief and repels insects at the same time.
Ylang Ylang and Orange Essential Oils
– not only does this combination smell great, but it’s great for getting you in the mood too, as Ylang Ylang has calming as well as libido-boosting properties. When combined with orange oil, it remains uplifting and cheering, putting you at ease and in the mood for romance. The combination of Ylang Ylang and Orange essential oils can mixed with a carrier oil and applied to all the pulse points in the body in preparation for your evening.
Geranium and Lavender Essential Oils
– Geranium is known for its positive impact on the skin as well as its hormone balancing effects in menopausal women. Lavender can also help to balance hormone levels naturally while adding and calming effect at the same time. Both can be added to an unscented body moisturizer and massaged in daily. This will help boost the skin’s appearance at the same time. Using both of these essential oils in an air diffuser is another way to ingest the oils via your olfactory system.
There are unlimited ways that you can combine essential oils depending on your personal preferences and the effect you want to achieve. To avoid wasting any of your essential oils on bad mixes, speak to an aromatheraphy specialist for advice on creating the right combination.