If you want to use aromatherapy for menopause, the essential oils most suggested to help balance hormones are lavender, neroli, rose, and geranium.
Aromatherapy Body Lotion (1)
Use this body lotion to help ease the symptoms of menopause.
For Mood Swings, Headaches, and Insomnia (4)
Blend 1-1/2 teaspoons jojoba oil with 5 to 8 drops each of:
Rub this blend onto your face and neck as needed.
An easy option to use aromatherapy for hot flashes is to rub a little lavender essential oil on the inside of your wrists or on your temples as needed.
Other potentially helpful essential oils for hot flashes are clary sage, lemon, and peppermint. You can inhale an oil, use it in a bath or for a foot rub, or mix it with a carrier oil for massage. For portable hot flash relief, make an aromatherapy inhaler using the essential oils that work best for you.
Hot Flash Blend (1)
When you feel a hot flash coming on, rub a little of the blend on your face, neck, or wrists.
Bath Aromatherapy for Hot Flashes (3)
Blend the ingredients, and add the blend to your bath.
Use the following suggested essential oils for menopause symptoms in a massage oil, an aromatherapy bath, or a diffuser. Experiment with aromatherapy for menopause to see what works best for you.
Night sweats: Clary sage
Mood swings: Essential oils that ground and balance, such as patchouli, or that soothe, such as lavender
Emotional ups and downs: Bergamot, jasmine, neroli, Roman or German chamomile
Depression: Bergamot, neroli, melissa
Anxiety: Bergamot, jasmine, lavender, ylang ylang, Roman or German chamomile
Fatigue: Essential oils that energize or stimulate, such as ginger, peppermint, or nutmeg
Headaches: Roman or German chamomile, lavender, peppermint
Irritability: Essential oils that ground and balance, such as patchouli, or that are sedating, such as cardamom
Poor Memory: Essential oils that energize, such as ginger or coriander