From seeds, bark, roots, herbs, flowers and fruits which bloom in the sun-drenched fields of South Africa, derives Nature’s cornucopia of healing essential oils grown, nourished and harvested organically for your personal home-based health and menstruation.
This Women’s Month, we discover the key essences and medicinal power of essential oils for menstruating and menopausal women through all stages of life, helping you find support for feminine issues, which affect our mood, skin health, stress levels and sleep. Along with its concentrated natural health benefits, essential oils exude the beautiful fragrance of earth’s most natural perfumes, birthed from organic soils to heaven scent you through each day.
Learn, care and share the overarching reach of aromatherapy healing with your mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts and grandmothers because even neuroscientists can confirm the complementary and alternative medicine of aromatherapy to treat and support symptoms of infertility and menstruation through to menopause.
Experiment with your own essential oils and unique scent and healing combinations or use our Quick Guide below to target your specific curative essential oil solution:
The Top 8 Essential Oils for Women’s Health
#1 Clary Sage brings soothing to period cramps and mood swings and supports your hormones, reducing physical stress and hot flushes. It promotes labour in birthing mothers and alleviates infertility. Steam distilled from the flower of the clary sage plant; this aromatherapy oil also helps with postpartum depression. Blend with a carrier oil of choice then apply it down the spine, over the abdomen, at your temples and on areas needing attention. For fast relief, add a few drops to a handkerchief and inhale and exhale the aroma softly.
Fragrant purple lavender essential oils are steam distilled from the buds of the flower, bringing calm and balance to your hormone levels, promoting emotional balance and relaxing you, so you can enjoy a healthy night’s sleep. Lavender also helps to reduce signs of aging and is helpful with skin imperfections. Gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin, carry the lavender infused roller bottle with you in your handbag and apply it during the day or add a few drops to your diffuser to create a calm and relaxing environment.
Look younger, healthier and more vibrant without spending tons of money on your skin with the most royal of essential oils, earthy frankincense, with its piney balsamic fragrance. Derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree, frankincense contains properties beneficial for wound healing and tissue reconstruction, helping inflammation and acne to heal and lightening scars and stretch marks. Apply frankincense, diluted with your favourite carrier oil, to your face twice daily to help retain a youthful look and age gracefully. An aroma that promotes peace and calm, it makes the perfect gift to present a friend or family with.
Warm, stimulating and known as the ‘tonic root’ for over 5 000 years, the Indians and Chinese produced ginger to treat many ailments. Combined with a carrier oil for a homemade massage oil, use it to aid digestion and joint discomfort and to help eliminate motion sickness and nausea.
#5 Sweet Basil
A single drop of basil essential oil will flavour your recipes at home or basil can be blended into a carrier oil to massage tired, sore muscles. For memory, focus, and relief from migraines, and headaches, diffuse basil essential oils throughout your home or office. When you add basil to your daily regimen, applying it to your feet and across the back of your neck, it could help alleviate hot flashes, at the same time lifting your mood.
#6 Sweet Orange
Citrus oils are invigorating mood lifters when you need an extra boost to your morning. Its crisp, fresh aroma purifies the air with a diffuser or use a roller on touch points on your body to ease anxiety and nervous tension when about to write a school exam time or prior to an important meeting. Helpful for symptoms of menopause, researchers in a 2014 study found the postmenopausal women who inhaled this essential oil experienced fewer physical symptoms, an increased pulse rate and a rise in sexual desire.
Organic Home Fragrance Set R350 Includes Handcrafted Aromatherapy Burner and 4 Essential oils: Lavender, Rose Geranium, Ylang-Ylang, Orange
#7 Combined Essential Oils for Feminine Concerns
Self-manage and remedy your female concerns with the natural everyday support of essential oils. Make a roller bottle with 6-8 drops of each blend of essential oils and top up with a carrier oil. Apply throughout the day wherever you find yourself.
QUICK GUIDE LINE-UP:
Ease Menstrual Cramps:· Peppermint (avoid while nursing)· Geranium· Clary Sage
Regulate Hormones: · Clary sage· Geranium· Frankincense· Ylang ylang
· Clary sage
Reduce Hot flashes:· Clary sage· Eucalyptus· Lemon· Peppermint
#8 Perfume of a Woman
Rose Geranium offers a beautiful, relaxing aroma that is often added to women’s perfumes and body mists. It is best known for balancing hormones, reducing body odour, calming emotions, soothing cramps and supporting healthy hair and skin. Add a drop to your facial or body moisturizer and to your shampoo or conditioner to help balance oil production and moisturize your skin, so you can emerge fresh and fragrant whatever your age or stage of life. Create your own body mist by mixing your preferred essential oils with water or witch hazel in a glass spray bottle to keep close at hand.
Learn more about the cruelty-free benefits of organic essential oils from SOiL for mental and physical wellness when you head over to our online shop here and make your selection of oils, blends, roll on and diffusers prepared and packaged for your fragrant at-home convenience.