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Does anyone have information about essential oils and their use for menopause symptoms?

By September 16, 2011 - 8:07am

I have suffered from night sweats for several years, on and off. I would like to explore natural ways to help relieve my symptoms.

By HERWriter Guide October 22, 2011 - 4:58pm

Hi priestess.connie

Thanks for your post and for posting that recipe, it's very thoughtful of you.

I'm glad you can go hormone free during menopause and I agree that diet is important. And yes, you're right that the natural route may not work for everyone but it's great to see that it's working for some - and hopefully more!

We hope to hear more from you!

October 22, 2011 - 4:58pm
By October 21, 2011 - 12:52pm

The best essential oil is lavender, but not all lavender is created equal. Lavender Augustofolia is the one that works for calm and helps with the anxiety and flashes, sweats. At least for me also, startingat40. There are others, but you have to be careful with using essential oils they can cause an adverse or allergic reaction. Never apply essentials without mixing in a carrier oil first. Here is my recipe:

A small brown bottle
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 - 20 drops essential oil
Shake and apply a few drops like you would perfume or if using for wounds directly to the wound. (tea tree oil for instance)

I have not had to use HRT. Recent checks show I am healthy and hormone balanced. :) But that may not work for everyone. Diet is another important resource in menopause years.


October 21, 2011 - 12:52pm
By HERWriter Guide September 24, 2011 - 2:55pm

I'm glad you found something that works for you, startingat40.

Ordinary things like fans and very light, cotton sheets can also work wonders!


September 24, 2011 - 2:55pm
By September 18, 2011 - 6:16am

I have used lavender oil on my pillowcase to help me sleep. Even though it's not technically for hot flashes, I feel anything to get you through the night helps.

September 18, 2011 - 6:16am
By HERWriter Guide September 17, 2011 - 7:14am

Hi akkate55

Thanks for your question!

Black cohosh (herb) has had it's detractors and supporters in terms of treating hot flashes- you can check out some information here:


We also have an article about other natural methods, including herbs: http://www.empowher.com/reproductive-system/content/are-alternative-or-natural-treatments-menopause-worth-it

Let me know if this helps!

September 17, 2011 - 7:14am

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