Not all women experience symptoms of menopause, but those who do find themselves
going through a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including: hot flashes, bone fragility,
depression, confusion and a dry sensation of the vagina. All of these symptoms can be
experienced individually or in various combinations, and are caused by the erratic activity
and/or the insufficiency of hormone production within the body during this transitional
Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) can help to balance hormones, having a positive effect on the
regulation of estrogen, a key player in menopause and its unpleasant arsenal of symptoms. Lavender oil is also calming, relaxing and uplifting, making it a great choice for symptoms of emotional depression and frustration that can also
be brought on by the period of menopause.
How to balance menopause with lavender oil:
Use in a room diffuser, humidifier or vaporizer by adding 10-20 drops of lavender oil.
This continuous stream of the scent can be particularly helpful to maintain physical and
Place 15-20 drops in a warm bath and soak for up to 30 minutes in the evening. This helps
to balance hormone levels and regulate emotions, which is then further assisted by the
Use 1-2 drops (undiluted) and massage into various pressure points , such as the inside of
the wrist, temples, behind the ear, between the toes, etc.
Mix 5 drops of lavender oil with 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Massage into
For a quick fix, place 1-2 drops on palms. Rub together and cup hands around nose and
mouth and take slow, deep breaths. Repeat as necessary throughout the day.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.