Three Reasons Why Essential Oils are your Best Friend During Menopause
It’s one of those milestones in a woman’s lifetime, and during the tumultuous ride that is menopause, essential oils are your best friend. And it’s not just because they smell amazing, either. The wonder of aromatherapy aside, essential oils can play a pivotal role in relieving some of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Here’s how.
The Impact of Menopause on the Body
Menopause affects a woman inside and out, and between the hot flashes and the mood swings, the vaginal dryness and the memory lapses, there’s a lot to navigate. And then there are the changes to your skin.
Even as your body’s collagen production starts to slow down, your skin’s elasticity is weakening and some of the fat beneath your skin is diminishing. Pair that with the dryness that comes with hormonal changes during menopause, and fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin aren’t far behind. One of the benefits of essential oils is their ability to supply nutrients without clogging pores – a drawback to many anti-aging creams and serums available on the market today.
Improving the appearance of mature skin starts with stimulating specific hormones, nourishing dry skin, and regenerating skin cells. And there are essential oils for all of this – with one caveat. While “essential oils” seem to be a healthy living buzzword these days, and more and more stores are stocking their shelves with oils of all types, essential oils are not all equal. In an industry with misleading labels and an appalling lack of regulation, understanding certifications and scanning ingredients is more important than ever.
Here at Arôms Natur Skincare, our products use essential oils that have passed stringent evaluation standards – one of only two global standards for properly evaluating the quality of essential oils, and the only protocol for determining an oil’s therapeutic benefits. The EOBBD designation means our products contain only the purest and highest quality essential oils you can buy, which is exactly what you need when you’re looking for an actual result – and not just a pleasing scent.
Essential Oils to Regulate Hormones
During menopause, the delicate balance of hormones in your body is disrupted, with wide-reaching effects. From the brain and nervous system to the heart, skin, and vagina, the impact of hormonal imbalance can be very noticeable.
Clary sage is widely viewed as one of the best essential oils for regulating hormones in women. It’s used to help balance estrogen levels naturally, while also relieving symptoms like PMS and cramps. Clary sage also supports thyroid hormone levels, and it’s often used for its sedative effects. This oil can open blood vessels to improve blood circulation, and it can also be an aphrodisiac.
Arôms Natur Skincare uses the highest quality clary sage essential oil in our Love Your Breasts and Tone Your Curves formulations to protect skin cells, promote new cell growth through improved circulation, and tighten the skin.
Essential Oils to Nourish & Moisturize
Plummeting hormone levels don’t just mess with your mood. Your skin can become dryer, slacker, and thinner as menopause affects the skin’s elasticity and ability to hold water. In intimate areas, low estrogen levels can cause vaginal dryness, discomfort, and irritation. That’s where products like Tone Your Curves and Nourish Your V can be a lifesaver.
Both formulas are a proprietary blend of cold-pressed virgin oils and essential oils chosen specifically for their therapeutic and nourishing properties:
- Apricot kernel and argan oils bring moisture and elasticity to the skin, while chamomile and lavender oils are wonderfully soothing.
- Indian pennywort, clary sage, rosewood, geranium, bay laurel, and lemongrass oils help stimulate circulation.
Essential Oils to Promote Cell Regeneration
A drop in estrogen means a natural slowdown in skin cell turnover. Menopausal skin is thinner, with less elasticity, so any boost in collagen production is important. A natural choice? Geranium oil! This essential oil is your best friend during menopause, thanks to its ability to promote cell health by encouraging the recycling of dead cells and the regeneration of new ones. It can also boost the circulatory system and help tone the muscles.
Arôms Natur Skincare added pure geranium oil to our Love Your Breasts massage oil, along with damask rose and evening primrose, to help support the female hormonal system and promote new cell growth. The fatty acids in evening primrose also boost cell structure and skin elasticity.
Carrot seed essential oil is another natural collagen booster known for its high antioxidant and tissue repairing properties. In addition to fending off free radicals, these antioxidants can help re-build collagen, which is why you’ll find it in our Tone Your Curves formula.
Navigating the Change, Naturally
While menopause is often characterized by dramatic changes, there are many tools to help manage this stage of life. There are natural options for relief, and Arôms Natur Skincare makes finding effective, high quality products easy. For stimulating specific hormones, nourishing dry skin, and promoting cell regeneration, essential oils are one of your best friends during menopause.