The sense of smell is powerful and useful when in menopause. Menopause is not a one-dimensional process, although our culture seems to see it that way in many instances. In truth, menopause is a multifaceted and lengthy transition that plays out across various arenas. It has physical aspects, but it is also a mental and emotional change. All of the different dimensions of menopause need to be addressed for the menopausal woman to feel overall improvement and see a reduction in her menopause-related concerns. Some menopausal women use aromatherapy and essential oils to help them achieve a feeling of wellness.
Essential oils are a pleasant way to use our senses to relieve some stress. Essential oils are absorbed into the body in two ways — through the skin and the sense of smell. Essential oils used in a ‘warm’ bath work well and are absorbed both ways, but those used in a carrier oil and massaged into the body also work well……..and who does not like a massage. The essential oils of clary sage, anise, fennel, cypress, angelica, coriander, sage, basil, peppermint, and lemon are some of the favorite essential oils.
And never forget what a candle can do for you. Lighting a soy candle loaded with a fragrance that we love is another way to use our sense of smell to reduce stress. We recommend soy candles because they do not emit toxins if they are 100% soy and not made from a blend.
So load up on some great essential oils and soy candles that will make your journey more pleasant.