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7 Essential Oils That Can Help Ease Your Menopause Symptoms

The best blends to try  — and how to use them.

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For most women, figuring out how to manage the milestone that is menopause is a learning process. While there are medications that help with symptoms such as hormonal changes, insomnia, and mood swings, a more holistic and natural approach is often successful. Using essential oils for menopause is a great way to tame your most troublesome symptoms.

Long touted as premier health boosters, essential oils have many different benefits, but can be especially useful when it comes to menopause. From blends that will fight off your hormone-induced insomnia to get the sleep you’ve been craving to others that will treat hair loss, eliminate hot flashes, and revive your sex life, these oils can work astounding magic for those in their peri and menopausal years. 

How to Use Essential Oils

New to the world of essential oils? We’ve got you covered. If you’re unsure how to incorporate them into your daily routine, here are five tips on how to use them. 

  • Diffuse them: One of the easiest ways to use essential oils is with an aromatherapy diffuser. Diffusers are machines that combine oils with water in order to dilute and control the strength of their aroma. The blend is then released into the air via water vapor to fill your home with its sweet scent. 
  • Wear them. Another way women get their essential oil fix is by applying it directly to their skin. However, it’s important to note that essential oils are extremely concentrated, and many can lead to skin irritation. To wear them safely, always dilute pure oils with a skin-friendly “carrier oil” (like jojoba or sweet almond oil) or even your regular moisturizer.
  • Inhale them. For a truly relaxing way to enjoy essential oils, try dry evaporation, or the act of breathing oil in through a dry fabric such as a shirt, pillowcase, or cotton ball. Simply add a few drops to the material of your choice, hold it up to your nose, and inhale.
  • Bathe with them. Our favorite way to enjoy essential oils is by bathing with them. Whether you add a couple of drops to your nightly bath or rub some on your shower walls to create a steam room effect, it’s one habit we can definitely get used to. 

Ready to try it? We’ve rounded up seven different oils to start with. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST for Women’s picks for the best essential oils for menopause. 

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