Sweet Orange Oil: Using sweet orange oil for menopause April 21 2014
Menopause is the phase of life in women that signifies the end of their reproductive period. While not all women experience symptoms of menopause, but those who do find themselves going through various combinations of uncomfortable symptoms, including: fatigue, hot flashes, bone fragility, depression, headaches, restlessness, and others. All of these symptoms are caused by the erratic activity and/or the insufficiency of hormone production within the body during this transitional time.
Sweet orange oil has many properties that act on both emotional and physical levels, affecting both brain and body. It is a mentally and physically uplifting oil that is helpful for stress, anxiety, fatigue and many aspects of life that are negatively impacted by the period of menopause. It’s important to note that all citrus oils are photosensitive, so when using orange essential oil in moisturizers or on exposed areas of the skin, avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause uneven skin coloring and irritation.
How to balance menopause with sweet orange oil:
Use in a room diffuser, humidifier or vaporizer by adding 10-20 drops of sweet orange oil. This continuous stream of the scent can be particularly helpful to maintain physical and emotional balance.
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 sleep process.
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 sweet orange oil with 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Massage into skin nightly.
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.