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Womanhood and Essential Oils

Women are special. They are the givers of life, they nurture, protect, and make sacrifices, while enduring both physical and emotional barriers. Starting from their first menstruation to menopause, women cope with menstrual bleeding, hot flushes, fluid retention, mood swings, swollen and painful breasts, stress, tension, frustration, and a lot more. We bring to you a secret ingredient that will not only comfort you but will also aid in embracing your womanhood, Essential Oils. 

 

Essential oils and Aromatherapy have been proven to support overall woman’s health, physically and emotionally. Aromatherapy is a holistic balancing process that uses essential oils to promote women’s well-being. However, the remedies can have a different effect on different women. So, ladies, enjoy your journey, and let Aromatherapy and the use of pure essential oils make it a journey to remember, for all the right reasons. 

IRREGULAR PERIODS:

  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath

10 drops of Clary Sage, 

15 drops of Himalayan Geranium 

15 drops of Sweet Marjoram 

To 100 ml of Jojoba carrier oil.

  • Recommended essential oils for Warm Compress: 

1 drop of Clary Sage

2 drops of Himalayan Geranium 

2 drops of Roman Chamomile

PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME:

  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath: 

5 drops of Clary Sage

15 drops of Sweet Marjoram

20 drops of Himalayan Geranium

Add to 100 mls of Jojoba base oil.

Or

15 drops of Sweet Marjoram

20 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

5 drops of Roman Chamomile

Add to 100 ml of Jojoba base oil.

 

Stress reducing tonic to relieve anxiety, improve circulation, assist in fluid retention, and pain relief, relief of menstrual cramps, emotionally balancing and at the same time grounding, it also aids sleep therefore helping to rejuvenate the tired anxious mind which results in a balanced body.

  • Recommended essential oils for Diffuser:

3 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

1 drop of Roman Chamomile

 

This blend is a powerful anti-anxiety remedy. Its purpose is to bring peace to the mind and body so it can naturally cope with the process of menstruation in a more subtle way. Once the mind is balanced the body becomes softer and much more tranquil.

or

2 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

2 drops of Himalayan Geranium

 

This blend is to bring a sense of calm, relaxation and tranquility at the same time balancing the agitated emotions and thoughts running riot throughout the mind during what can be a painful and emotional time.

MENOPAUSE

Menopause is said to have occurred once a woman’s period has stopped. This usually happens between the age of 45 and 55, although it is not uncommon for women to go through the menopause in their late 30’s or early 40’s. Unpleasant symptoms can start a few years before the periods stop and carry on for a few years after. Many women do not experience any problems, but can experience symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, water retention, sleep problems, heavy periods, headaches/migraines, fatigue, mood swings and depression.

  • Recommended essential oils for Massage

5 drops of Clary Sage

10 drops of Lavender

10 drops of Sweet Marjoram

15 drops of Himalayan Geranium

Add to 100 mls of Jojoba base oil.

  • Recommended essential oils for Diffuser:

2 drops of Himalayan Geranium

2 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

These blends can be used as a general overall wellbeing tonic for all symptoms of the menopause.

Remedies For Specific, Individual Imbalances Caused Due To The Menopause :

Dry & Itchy Skin
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of Patchouli 

15 drops Kashmiri Lavender

10 drops of Roman Chamomile 

To 100 mls of Jojoba oil

Hot Flushes
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of FCF Bergamot

15 drops of Himalayan Geranium 

10 drops of Roman Chamomile.

Aching Joints
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

18 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

15 drops of Sweet Marjoram,

7 drops of Ginger 

  • Recommended essential oils for Warm Compress:

2 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

2 drops of Sweet Marjoram

1 drop of Ginger

Mood Swings
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of Himalayan Geranium

15 drops of Sweet Marjoram

10 drops of Clary Sage

  • Recommended essential oils for Diffuser:

2 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

2 drops of Himalayan Geranium

Fluid Retention
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of Cypress

15 drops of Himalayan Geranium

10 drops of Juniper 

In 100 ml of Jojoba oil

  • Recommended essential oils for Warm Compress:

2 drops of Juniper

2 drops of cypress

1 drop of Himalayan Geranium

Apply compress with legs elevated.

Stretch Marks
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of Patchouli

10 drops of Red Mandarin

15 drops Kashmiri Lavender

In 100 ml of Argan oil

Massage into buttocks, hips, abdomen, breasts & upper legs.

Tiredness
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 Drops of Sweet Marjoram

15 Drops of Kashmiri Lavender

10 Drops of FCF Bergamot

In 100 mls of Jojoba oil.

  • Recommended essential oils for Diffuser:

2 drops of Bergamot

2 drops of Lavender

1 drop of Sweet Marjoram

Anxiety
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of Sweet Marjoram

20 drops of Kashmiri Lavender

5   drops of Roman Chamomile

In100 mls of Jojoba oil.

  • Recommended essential oils for Diffuser:

2 drops of Bergamot

2 drops of Sweet Marjoram

Pre and Post Natal Depression
  • Recommended essential oils for Massage and Bath:

15 drops of FCF Bergamot,

18 drops Himalayan Geranium,

7 drops of Roman Chamomile

In 100 mls of Jojoba oil

  • Recommended essential oils for Diffuser:

2 drops of Bergamot

2 drops of Himalayan Geranium

How to use essential oils in a diffuser or oil burner for inhalation

The inhalation of essential oils can bring speedy relief to respiratory and stress related conditions.

 

1. For immediate effect, sprinkle 6-8 drops of essential oil on a tissue.  Inhale deeply three times.

2.Add 4 to 6 drops of essential oil to water in a diffuse, oil burner (with tea light candle alight) or to an electric vaporiser.  Caution: Do not leave candles burning unattended.

How to use essential oils in Massage

Massage is beneficial to the entire body or in many woman related imbalances to a localised body area. Apply the blend over the entire body or specific areas such as the lower abdomen and lower back application for localised imbalances can be done twice a day. Try to have a full body massage at least once a week, always massage in upward strokes. (Use heat pack or hot water bottle to accelerate absorption and relieve pain)

How to use essential oils in the Bath

Full Body Bath – Using essential oils in a bath is enjoyable and very effective because the oil can act in two ways, through absorption into the skin and by inhalation, as the warm water causes evaporation of the essential oil. Add a tablespoon of preferred massage oil blend specific to your needs directly to the water, agitate the water lay back and enjoy the deeply therapeutic benefits.

How to use essential oils in a Compress

A compress is simply water and essential oil applied externally to a localized part of the body with a cloth.  A compress can be hot or cold depending on the condition.  A hot compress should be as hot as can be tolerated and reduces muscular pain and cramping.  A cold compress should have ice cubes in the water for maximum effect and is used for treating, swelling, headaches and to reduce fever.   Add 5 drops of essential oil to an equal amount of dispersant such as milk, jojoba or alcohol and add to water.  Using a small soft cloth, immerse the cloth into the water and squeeze gently, place over the affected area.  Repeat several times for maximum effect.  Cloth may be left on for 2 -4 hours – cover the cloth with plastic wrap and a towel or blanket on top.  Cold compresses should always be kept moist.

Caution:

When Essential oils are used correctly, they will assist in bringing balance, energy and calm to our minds, bodies and souls. When essential oils are misused, they can have the opposite effect. At all times adhere to the above instruction of use and dilutions. For your safety just think essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, there are exceptions, however as beginners just stick to the rule, do not apply directly to the skin, always dilute. Never take any essential oil internally, do not use on children under 16 or persons with asthma. Use candles with caution and keep hot water away from children and animals. Enjoy your Aromatic Journey!