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We also have an essential oil blend for circulatory problems during menopause. This blend can be also be used for other circulation problems too. Geranium is the main oil in this blend and it is especially good for circulatory problems. Not only is it antiseptic and antibacterial, it also smells wonderful.

Circulatory Problems Blend

Blend these oils together and dilute them in 3-5 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil to use as a body oil. Always massage in the direction of the heart. If the legs are affected, massage from the feet to the thigh. If the hands are affected, start at the fingers and move up the arm. If your whole body is affected, apply to the front and back of your torso.


If your menopause symptoms include water retention and bloating, we have a blend that will help alleviate these issues. Blend together the essential oils below and dilute 3-5 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil to use as a body oil. You just need a small amount to apply over the abdominal area, lower back and upper thighs.

Water Retention and Bloating Blend


If you are having the day and/or night sweat symptoms of menopause, this blend will help calm the problem for you. I still have night sweats but usually it’s when I haven’t used this blend for a while.

Day and Night Sweats Blend

Blend these essential oils in an amber colored bottle and dilute 3-5 drops of the mixture in a carrier oil. Massage the blend over your lower back. For a bath, mix 1 drop of geranium and 1 drop of cypress into a little carrier oil and add it to your bath water. Swish the water around well before getting in the tub.

 


Menopause has many symptoms and for each one there is a list of essential oils that can be substituted for prescription drugs that usually have side effects. Always check with your physician or a naturalist before using either essential oils or prescription drugs with essential oils. Below are 5 more symptoms of menopause and the essential oils you can use to alleviate each problem.

Essential oils for depression:

  • Bergamot, chamomile roman, clary sage, rose, frankincense, neroli, lavender and ylang ylang.

Essential oils for Aches and pains:

  • Black pepper, cardamom, cypress, ginger and sweet marjoram.

Essential oils for anxiety and loss of concentration:

  • Cardamom, cedarwood, lemon, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, vetiver, mandarin, petitgrain and neroli.

Essential oils for digestive problems:

  • Chamomile, cardamom, peppermint, lime, coriander, spearmint, basil and bergamot.

Essential oils for sleeplessness:

  • Valerian, spikenard, vetiver, sweet marjoram, lavender, chamomile roman, mandarin, sweet orange and petitgrain

 

 


Menopause not only causes hot flashes and bloating but also exhaustion and fatigue. If those are your only symptoms, you may not even associate menopause with your physical difficulties but these issues can also be a part of menopause.  Below are the essential oils you can use to relieve exhaustion and fatigue.


Some women go through menopause without any uncomfortable symptoms but most of us are not that lucky. Yesterday we talked about hot flashes. Today’s menopause symptom is fluid retention. This includes bloating and water retention. The essential oils to use for fluid retention are below.

Essential Oils for Fluid Retention


If you are experiencing menopause, you are probably having those embarrassing hot flashes that are often one of the first recognizable uncomfortable symptoms of this condition. The physical and emotional difficulties of menopause are very unique to each individual woman so the essential oils used should be chosen according to what is most appropriate for you. These are the essential oils to use for hot flashes.

Essential Oils for Hot Flashes

 


Aromatherapy Pharmacy X

Author: Dr. Larita
08/08/2019

This is the last in our series of blogs on essential oils that can help you build your aromatherapy pharmacy. Most essential oils are very strong products and should be used with a carrier oil. Carrier oils or base oils are used to dilute essential oils and prevent harm to your skin. Oils used in aromatherapy penetrate the skin, so they need to be diluted properly for you to reap the best benefits from them. A carrier oil is basically used to carry the essential oil and open the gateway for them to make an entry into the skin and render the health benefits from your aromatherapy session.

Some types of aromatherapy carrier oils include sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, liquid shea oil, and aloe vera oil. Sweet almond oil is also a great moisturizer and suitable for all skin types. Another often-used carrier oil, is olive oil but not all olive oils are cold processed which could eliminate some of the beneficial enzymes. The best carrier oils are referred to as “cold-processed” vegetable oils and they are easily absorbed into the skin. Most of the oils that we find in grocery stores are not cold processed, so they have less aromatherapy health benefits. You or your therapist have to blend your aromatherapy carrier oil with the essential oil to maximize the health benefits of your aromatherapy session.


Your aromatherapy pharmacy will benefit from clove essential oil which is a multipurpose essential oil that is best known for its anesthetic property. It is also antibacterial and analgesic making it a good oil to use for the prevention of disease and infection. It can easily be added to the diet while cooking foods for flavor and for the prevention of illness.

Before the availability of anesthetics, clove oil was used by some dentists to kill pain. It is often used after the extraction of a tooth to relieve dry socket pain which is sometimes a complication of tooth removal. While clove essential oil is best known as a quick cure for toothache, it is also useful in digestive problems and muscular disorders. It can be used in the treatment of asthma, nausea, sinusitis and as a sedative. Clove oil is very powerful and should never be used undiluted on the skin. To stop a toothache with clove oil, soak a cotton swab in the oil and apply it directly on or in the affected tooth so that the oil can soak into the painful area. The antimicrobial and antifungal properties of clove oil make it highly effective in the treatment of acne, warts, scars and parasites.


Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used a preparation containing thyme essential oil to preserve mummies? Yes, thyme essential oil has been in use for quite some time. The ancient Greeks used thyme in their baths and they burned it as incense in their temples because they believed it was a source of courage. During the middle ages, the use of thyme was spread by the Romans throughout Europe. They used it for everything from aiding their sleep and fighting nightmares to flavoring cheese and liqueurs.

We now know that thyme kills bacteria and fungi so we can see why it was used for those purposes during the middle ages. Thyme has significant antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic, and diuretic properties and must be used with a carrier oil – never directly on the skin and not on children unless under the care of a practitioner. Overusing thyme essential oil can stimulate the thyroid gland and the lymphatic system.

Thyme is in the essential oil aromatherapy pharmacy because of its potent antiviral qualities. During the flu season, thyme does a powerful job when used with an essential oil diffuser in the sick person’s room. Native Americans used poultices made of thyme for its antiseptic properties when treating skin infections and minor wounds. Thyme is used in the treatment of a number of conditions including whooping cough, rheumatism, neuralgia, fatigue, acne, and warts. It is also very useful in keeping parasites and insects out of your home. Thyme essential oil is another versatile ingredient to keep in your aromatherapy pharmacy.


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