Kandala Essential Oil Blend for Menopause Relief
As women age it’s a natural process that the ovaries produce less eggs. During the fertile years of a woman’s life these eggs get released and nest in the uterus where progesterone and estrogen build up an environment that nourishes and nurtures a baby if pregnancy occurs. If there is no pregnancy, the eggs gets expelled which materializes as menstruation.
As women produce fewer eggs and therefore less estrogen and progesterone, menstrual cycles become less frequent and eventually cease altogether.
Estrogen affects many parts of the body. So when this menopausal process has started and levels decline, other symptoms appear, in particular hot flashes, night sweats, restlessness, mood swings, depression, irritability, breast and pelvic tenderness.
The onset of perimenopause – the period before and leading up to full menopause, could start as early as in the 30s for some women. For most the average age of full menopause is age 51.
It is a difficult time for women as they go through the process of their bodies changing. Weight gain happens much more easily, losing a few extra pounds becomes a challenge. The moodiness and irritability is an over-reaching annoyance for women themselves as well as their partners, children and friends. The physical discomforts are, if severe, a major disruption to the daily routine and quite uncomfortable and can even be embarrassing in the workplace.
It is easy to understand why many women seek relief and turn to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) which supplements the body with estrogen. There are many discussions about the pros and cons abut HRT – the final verdict is still out and likely lies in the hands of every woman’s own judgment.
Alternative treatments do exist and include aromatherapy, which has gained popularity and credibility across various professional and societal circles. Research and studies over the years have provided proof that aromatherapy and essential oils do offer benefits that help many different health conditions, as well as with menopause.
The Kandala Menopause Relief Essential Oil Blend is a pure blend of essential oils that targets the discomforts of menopause such as hot flashes, sweats, disrupted sleep, and breast pain or tightness. The lower estrogen levels affect the production of neurotransmitters that regular mood, so irritability and mood swings become more frequent. Use our blend to calm and balance these discomforts.
Ingredients and Benefits
The Kandala Menopause Relief blend contains essential oils of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens), Lemon (Citrus Limonum), Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), German Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii).
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) balances hormones, which undergo a major shift during menopause. Lavender calms and relaxes mind and body, and as such offers relief for pelvic pains and cramps, and breast tenderness. It promotes deeper and restful sleep. It also regulates mood and reduces irritability.
Cypress Essential Oil
Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens) reduces hot flashes and water retention. Cypress imitates estrogen’s effects on the body, detoxifies the lymphatic system and helps prevent swelling and bloating. It calms and relaxes both mind and body and is effective in reducing irritability.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon (Citrus Limonum) lowers blood pressure, could increase sexual desire, and reduces swelling and water retention. Lemon also mimics the effects estrogen would normally produce in the body.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) balances hormones and helps manage anxiety, depression and mood swings. It also cools night sweats and hot flashes.
German Chamomile Essential Oil
German Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla) calms and relaxes, and relieves tenderness and tension in breasts and abdomen. It can also regulate menstrual periods during peri-menopause.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii) balances hormones and regulates estrogen production. It is mood balancing and relieves stress and anxiety. It reduces pain and relieves cramps and bloating. It alleviates nausea and fatigue.
How to Use Kandala Menopause Relief
Kandala Menopause Relief Essential Oil Blend contains therapeutic-grade, pure essential oils that are too strong to be applied directly to the skin. It needs to be diluted with a carrier oil such as almond, avocado, argan, coconut, jojoba or olive oil. Add 6-8 drops to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or body lotion and massage in several times a day and find relief from:
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- Moodiness, Irritability and Depression
- Cramps and tightness in breasts and pelvic area
Add 3-5 drops to a diffuser and inhale the calming scents while going about your daily routine in the house or at bedtime when you retire for the night. The diffused scents will help with night sweats and sleep disruptions by promoting deeper sleep.
Alternatively, dribble a few drops on a napkin or cloth that you can take with you anywhere yo go, or place the cloth next to your pillow or on your covers. Aromatherapy necklaces are also a good option to inhale the scents regardless where you are.
Add 6-10 drops to a hot bath and relax for 20 minutes. The scents of this essential oil blend will relax any cramps and bloating you may have and calm the mind for a restful sleep.
The essential oils in the Kandala Menopause Relief blend are of therapeutic grade, 100% natural and pure. They are unfiltered, undiluted, without additives, fillers, alcohol or any other synthetic ingredients. Strictest quality testing includes analyses for odor, color, specific- gravity, optical rotation, refractive index, flash point and solubility. The oils are non-GMO, but not officially certified.
A quick overview of the chemical composition of the essential oils in the Kandala Menopause Relief Essential Oil Blend:
Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia): a-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol and lavendulyl acetate.
Cypress (Cupressus Sempervirens): a-pinene, camphene, sabinene, b-pinene, d-3carene, myrcene, a-terpinene, terpinolene, linalool, bornyl acetate, cedrol and cadinene.
Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum): a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and neral.
Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens): a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.
German Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla): chamazulene, a-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A, bisabolol oxide B and bisabolone oxide A.
Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata): a-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.
As with any other natural product, some people may develop a reaction when exposed to even the most natural and pure source of a plant, flower, or tree. Likewise, with essential oils, which are the most concentrated form of its source material.
Some of the naturally occurring chemicals in essential oils could cause a skin reaction such as aldehydes (citronella) and phenols (eugenol). Citrus plants also increase the photosensitivity of the skin, so when applied topically, extended sun exposure should be avoided. Some of the known potential skin irritants include bay, cinnamon, clove, citronella, cumin, lemongrass, oregano and thyme.
Elderly, babies and children as well as pregnant women should be careful when using essential oils. These groups are generally more sensitive to essential oils. And while the effects are not documented well enough to be of any proof, it’s not worthwhile taking any risks. Pregnant women should avoid clary sage, rosemary and rose.
Avoid contact of essential oils with the eyes as it can cause severe damage to your eyes. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. If in doubt about whether or how to use essential oils, consult your health practitioner for advice.
Check the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy website, which has a comprehensive overview of safety concerns of essential oils.