Monday, 5 October 2009

Questions & Answers: Essential Oils for Menopause

“What essential oils are good for the menopause?”

Clary sage, rose, sage (Spanish), and fennel are all very good essential oils for menopausal symptoms. Roman chamomile, lemongrass, peppermint, cypress, lemon and vetiver are excellent for hot flushes.

Making a spritz spray with a few of these oils can be very effective at helping hot flushes.

To make a instant relief cooling spray, mix 100ml of distilled water (or spring water) with 20ml of vodka or witch hazel and add your chosen essential oils. I would suggest adding 8-10 drops of essential oils in total. I would be inclined to use peppermint, roman chamomile, and cypress.

Pour in to a spray bottle, place the lid on, and shake well. Always shake well before use. This can be stored in the fridge to increase the cooling affect. When using sprays on the face, avoid contact with the eyes.

View the video below for an alternative recipe for a cooling spray. It uses lavender and peppermint essential oils along with rose water.

As always, make sure you perform a patch test before using the product on a larger area of skin.

For more information on how to use the essential oils listed above for menopausal symptoms, check out 15 ways to use Essential Oils – you could add the oils to your bath, an oil burner, or a cream.

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