Can Essential Oils Provide Menopause Relief?
Overview: What Is Menopause?
Menopause is a time when your menstrual periods stop, which means that you no longer have any monthly flow of blood. Your ovaries begin to decline and eventually they will cease functioning altogether. If this happens, there is nothing that can be done except for natural methods such as acupuncture or herbs to keep them alive until menopause comes around again.
What Causes Menopause?
The exact cause of menopause is not known, but it’s thought that many things may play a role. For example, age plays a part because women generally get older with each cycle; however, other factors like hormonal changes are also involved. Some studies suggest that certain types of stress can trigger menopausal symptoms and even lead to their onset. Other research suggests that the immune system might play a role in causing menopause.
How Do I Know When My Periods Are Coming Again?
There isn’t a reliable way to tell when your period is coming back, although some women do notice it within weeks of stopping using birth control pills. You’ll probably start feeling less sensitive to touch and smell slightly different too. You might feel depressed or even sad with no apparent reason for it.
How Can Essential Oils Help Me?
Oils that contain anesthetic and antispasmodic properties will help you manage menopausal symptoms. These oils also have a relaxing effect on your body to help you deal with anxiety and emotional disturbances. Some of these oils have a balancing effect on the endocrine system, hormones, and other bodily functions that are connected to the female reproductive system.
Risks To Consider Before Using These Oils
There are no known risks in using essential oils to manage menopausal symptoms. Always use oils that are high-quality and pure because some manufacturers add synthetic ingredients and fillers that can be harmful to your health.
Some Common Menopause Symptoms And Their Treatments
You will often experience simultaneous occurrences of various symptoms during the onset of menopause, but this isn’t always the case. The following are some of the most common menopause symptoms and their associated treatments:
Hot flashes: To manage hot flashes, try putting 7 drops of lavender oil and 4 drops of rose otto on a cotton ball. Place it inside your pillow and rest your head on it as you sleep. This will help you keep your body temperature at a comfortable level and prevent you from having uncomfortable hot flashes while you sleep.
Insomnia: To promote deep, restful sleep that helps relieve your insomnia, try combining 3 drops of lavender oil, 2 drops of vetiver, and 1 drop of cedarwood oil with 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, like almond or coconut oil. Massage this mixture on your lower abdomen before you go to sleep at night to help you fall asleep and improve the quality of your rest.
Moodiness: To eliminate mood swings and other emotional disturbances, use 3 drops of Roman chamomile oil and 2 drops of lavender oil in a bath. Soak in the tub for at least 15 minutes to help calm your nerves and promote relaxation.
Vaginal dryness: To relieve vaginal dryness, try using 2 drops of organic coconut oil in the vaginal area as needed. The oil provides moisture that is safe and soothing for the sensitive tissue in this area. You can also use 1 drop of lavender oil and 1 drop of rose otto before you go to sleep at night to increase vaginal moisture as well as reduce pain and discomfort.
Sleep tight. Be well rested.
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