Menopause is a natural phase of life and not an illness. That’s why some women choose not to take prescribed medication to relieve menopausal symptoms. Irritating menopause symptoms such as hot flashes can be remedied using natural alternatives such as essential oils.
Essential oils containing phytoestrogens have been the subject of a study analysing the effects of natural remedies on hot flashes. Researchers have found out that aromatherapy with essential oils or direct application of them can balance hormones to a great extent, resulting in reduced menopausal symptoms. Although they may not be helpful to everyone. Hence, some women should be cautious in utilising essential oils.
Lavender oil has traditionally been used as a stress-reliever. Studies have revealed aromatherapy using lavender can lessen some menopause symptoms such as headaches and hot flashes. The relaxing fumes are also beneficial for treating insomnia caused by night sweats.
Inhaling peppermint oil can help relieve irritating hot slashes. It’s also proven helpful for reducing perimenopausal menstruation-related cramping. Simply add two drops of peppermint oil on a clean tissue, hold it up to your nose, and then let the magic begin.
Studies have demonstrated that aromatherapy utilising citrus oil can reduce the physical symptoms of menopause. Diluted citrus oil can also be used on the skin. Apply a small amount on your face and neck, massage circularly, and wash after fifteen minutes. Avoid direct sunlight while the oil is still shiny on your skin.
Essential oils are powerful natural remedies affecting your hormones. They can be somewhat risky to use; hence, you should be cautious in utilising them. Some oils might also interfere with other medications you’re taking. Consult your doctor about what to use and how to apply it.
Before your first topical application of any essential oil, try it on a small patch of skin, preferably the inside of your arm, to check for allergies. Some essential oils need to be mixed with carrier oils to reduce strong aroma/acidity. Carefully read the application instructions to best take advantage of their effects.
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