Lets face it, being a woman isn’t always as fun as it might sound! There are plenty of ailments we get to cope with everyday, only increasing with age, while some are easily soothed, others not so much. Essential oils are a perfect, healthy more holistic way to treat these issues. Over a series of posts I hope to help you discover their potential.
Lets start with good, old PMS. There are multiple of options for treating the cramping, heavy menstruation, mood swings, headaches, bloating, skin breakouts that this fun time of the month brings with it. I am going to cover the most popular options, which are also versatile in treating the symptoms of menopause, hot flashes, thinning hair, low libido, dryness, and low bone density.
First off there is Progessence Plus, a serum made with wild yam, vitamin E, Frankincense, Bergamot, Rosewood, Clove, Cedarwood, Copiaba and Peppermint. It works as a hormone supplement, using wild yam a natural source of progesterone. Most PMS symptoms are caused by fluctuating hormones, Progessence Plus helps keep them level through out the month, easing, or preventing symptoms. It works similarly for menopause, but as natural hormone replacement. According to Dr. John Lee, estrogen has been linked with hair loss, weight gain, cancer, memory loss, uterine fibroids, autoimmune conditions and fatigue. So regulating your progesterone levels is an important part of remaining healthy.
It should be applied directly to your neck, 1-2 drops, once or twice a day. It is safe to use at age 12.
Next there is Dragon Time, this is a blend of Clary Sage, Fennel, Lavender, Marjoram, Yarrow and Jasmine essential oils. It is used to also help balance hormones, relief menstrual cramps, reduce water retention, calm and relax the muscles that cause headaches and to uplift emotions.
This blend can be applied as a hot compress to the abdomen or back, or applied directly. It can also be diffused during hormonal times
Lastly there is EndoFlex, a combination of spearmint, sage, geranium, myrtle, German chamomile and nutmeg, combined with sesame oil as a carrier. It helps support your adrenal glands and balance hormones. It also helps dispel negative emotions, boosts energy, and is an anti-inflammatory.
This is another combo that can either be used daily, or during mensuration.
Stress is an issue we all inevitably deal with, it can effect your entire family and disrupt all your life’s. There are some great oils to help you deal with it and I am going to share my favorites.
Stress Away is a blend of copaiba, lime, cedarwood, vanilla, ocotea and lavender. It helps with relaxation, insomnia, high blood pressure, balancing emotion and calming irritation. Its a true life saver in my home.
You can apply daily, or just in times of need, apply topically to neck, temples and wrists.
Valor is up next, a mix of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense in a base of coconut oil. This oil helps relieve anxiety and panic, balances emotions, builds confidence and helps with focus.
It should be applied topically to temples and neck. It is wonderful used alone, or with the next oil Joy. It can also be diffused.
Joy is happiness in a bottle, my girls call it their happy oil. Its a mixture of bergamot, ylang ylang, geranium, lemon, coriander, tangerine, jasmine, roman chamomile, palmarosa and rose. It can be used to stabilize your emotions, relieve depression, calm anxiety and up lift your mood.
Apply on your chest, over your heart and to wrists. It can also be diffused alone, or with another oil to uplift the whole household.
Finally Grounding a combination of white fir, spruce, ylang ylang, pine, cedarwood, angelica and juniper. Grounding helps you cope with reality in a positive manner, it relaxes you and stabilizes emotional chaos.
It can be applied topically to your neck and temples or diffused to uplift the whole room.
Try some of these oils for yourselves and let me know if you love them as much as I do.