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Aromatherapy for Menopause Relief: A Natural Approach to Managing Symptoms

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It is diagnosed after a woman has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. While it’s a natural part of aging, the transition to menopause can be challenging, with symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances often causing discomfort.

However, a growing body of research suggests that aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, can provide significant relief from these symptoms.

How to Use Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.

Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption, using products like diffusers, aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, or lotions for topical application.

Essential Oils for Menopause Aromatherapy

When it comes to menopause, certain essential oils have been found to be particularly effective in managing symptoms. Here are some of the most beneficial ones:

Clary Sage

Known for its calming properties, clary sage is often used to help manage mood swings and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. It also has a cooling effect, which can help alleviate hot flashes.


Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy. It is known for its calming and relaxing properties, making it an excellent choice for managing sleep disturbances. It can also help reduce anxiety and mood swings.


Peppermint oil is a refreshing essential oil that can help reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes. It can also boost energy levels, which can be beneficial as fatigue is a common symptom of menopause.


Geranium oil can help balance hormones, making it a useful tool for managing mood swings. It also has a calming effect, which can help improve sleep quality.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm oil is known for its calming properties, making it an excellent choice for managing anxiety and promoting sleep.

Use Essential Oils Safely

While these essential oils can provide relief, it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s also crucial to use essential oils safely. They should be diluted in a carrier oil before topical application, and some oils may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals.

Moreover, while aromatherapy can provide symptom relief, it should not replace traditional medical treatments for menopause. It’s always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment regimen, including aromatherapy.

In Conclusion:

Menopause is a significant transition in a woman’s life that can bring about uncomfortable symptoms. However, natural therapies like aromatherapy can offer a complementary approach to managing these symptoms. Essential oils like clary sage, lavender, peppermint, geranium, and lemon balm can provide relief from hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. With their calming and balancing properties, these oils can help make the journey through menopause a little more comfortable.


Let’s Have a Conversation:

Do you use aromatherapy? What for? Has it helped you alleviate certain symptoms? Have you tried aromatherapy for symptoms of menopause? Which oils have helped you the most?

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Grow Out Oils

Thanks for joining in the conversation, Chrystle Fiedler. It’s so important to provide resources for this amazing community of women who are so grateful for experts and advise. If you decided to explore some of our amazing aromatherapy blends visit our website and use discount code: OCTFS for free shipping. Our company works directly with physicians, healthcare practitioners, licensed medical, plastic surgeons, dermatologist, cosmetologist and message therapists providing them with the opportunity to build their own brand through our “White Label Service”.

Chrystle Fiedler

Great article! I write about natural remedies in my books and articles. My new book Natural Remedies for Mental and Emotional Health with herbalist Brigitte Mars will be out in January. We don’t cover menopause but there are lots of good tips for stress, anxiety and more. Hope it helps! Chrystle

Grow Out Oils

Yes. Aromatic products add great benefits for the body. Clinical Aromatherapy products such as infused bath salts help with reducing hot flashes and relief itchy dry skin which can also be a symptom of menopause. We also have a Breast & Body Apple Peptide Complex that provides over all relaxation, relief of night sweating during menopause. The product has a sedative effect on the brain to help reduce stress and anxiety

I use some Living Libations skin products such as Ensorcell Serum and Sun Dew Vitamin D creme (I have no affiliation) which are super aromatic with cumin oil, frankincense, lavender, rosemary, sage etc. They really do make me feel happy and healthy in addition to their skin benefits. Living Libations products are expensive so I use them sparingly. I also use use room sprays and candles with eucalyptus and mint and feel so uplifted by these scents. Thanks for this great information :)

The Author

Shanna Bynes Bradford LME is an Internationally recognized leading Medical Esthetic Educator specializing in dermal absorption of active ingredients and essential blended oils applied topically. Aside from having more than 18 years of experience in the Aesthetic and Beauty industry, Shanna is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Natural Nail Specialist, as well as, Professional Makeup Artist.

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