For when you have imbalances or hormonal problems …
Maybe they told you that you’re in perimenopause, but the truth is that you do not understand if you are going to be in menopause tomorrow or what the hell is going on. Quiet, breathe, that for each woman is different.
The term perimenopause refers to the hormonal changes that occur between two to twelve years before menopause. The final part of perimenopause is what is called the transition to menopause. The menopause It is when you no longer have menstruation. It is the phase that comes a year after the last bleeding.
What kind of hormonal changes do you face in this process? Well, mainly the increase in estrogen levels and the decrease in progesterone levels. Those hormonal changes during perimenopause can bring about some symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, heavy bleeding during your period.
Essential oils can be a wonderful support to feel that you are not losing your mind with so much hormonal change. You see, the oils don’t turn into hormones, they don’t make hormones, and they don’t serve as a hormone replacement either. The reality is that although we sometimes wish there was a magic pill, nature doesn’t work that way and neither does our body.
However, essential oils can support your body in its process. So yes, you can rely on the use of essential oils when you have imbalances or hormonal problems and help you feel better. There is a wide variety of oils on the market, but which ones would help you the most?
Next I offer you five alternatives that can help you manage perimenopause symptoms best:
- ClarySage or salvia sclarea –It helps to calm menstrual pain because it relaxes the muscles. It helps lower cortisol levels naturally and relaxes the mind and balances it. It should be avoided during pregnancy as it can cause uterine contractions, but it is still safe to use during labor.
- Geranium – Its aroma helps to calm you down and make you feel rooted. Relieves stress and calms the nerves, as well as rejuvenates and revitalizes skin and hair.
- Lavender– calms the mind and body and helps you achieve deep and restful sleep. Relieves feelings of anxiety, stress and tension while helping those emotions come into balance.
- Peppermint – energizing – use it carefully if you are under treatment to control high blood pressure or digestive problems. Be careful when using it if you are breastfeeding as it reduces the amount of milk and you should wait to use it at least 3 hours after taking iron supplements.
- Rosemary – Renews, takes root and creates balance – Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding Use with care if you are in treatment for epilepsy, high pressure, or a bleeding disorder.
It is important that the oils you use are therapeutic grade and of good quality so that you can really feel their effects. You can blend them into a diffuser, or use them topically. If you use them topically, always apply the oil with a base oil like coconut oil to avoid skin reactions.
By: Mayra Ortiz-Nieves
Women’s Health Coach
Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Licensed Massage Therapist