Many studies conducted around the globe have established a close relation between menstruation, menopause and mental health. It happens due to the fluctuations of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Low levels of estrogen have an impact on the levels of chemicals like Serotonin, which is responsible for happy and positive feelings.
The most common issues associated with Menstrual Cycles are –
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
The symptoms include irritability, mood swings, inability to focus, fatigue, crying spells, cramps, insomnia, painful breast, bloating sensation, etc. PMDD is a more severe form of PMS, affecting 5-10% of women. It mainly causes mood swings. Underlying depression and anxiety are common in both PMS and PMDD.
In most cases these symptoms are present only during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, which is 1-2 weeks before menses. They get resolved completely with the onset of menses. However, they can be present throughout reproductive age.
Menopause is a time of transition that involves changes in the body’s hormonal levels. Around menopause, the estrogen levels start dropping; and the overall protection offered by this hormone is lost. Menopause and low estrogen levels could worsen existing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It can also be associated with insomnia, crying spells, mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, irritability and palpitations. Although hot flashes are not dangerous to a woman’s health, they decrease the quality of life.
According to studies, Essential Oils may support hormonal balance and help in easing these disturbing symptoms. With this purpose in mind, Aromatize brings you 3 unique blends of various Essential Oils that can help you in dealing with these issues –
- Hormone Ease:
This Blend has been especially designed for teenage girls and young women who face the overwhelming symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) like moodiness, irritability and headaches. It tackles these unspoken issues and helps women flow through their routines with grace.
This citric-floral blend aids in balancing the hormonal fluctuations of women at all ages.
- Happy Pause:
This Blend is designed for the pre-menopausal and menopausal symptoms which can be difficult to handle. It alleviates the troubles of hot flashes, fluid retention and fatigue. It’s unique profile assists you in turning the overwhelming phase of menopause into a ‘Happy Pause’.
These blends are available in two forms –
- Bottle Blends:
Put 4-6 drops from the Bottle Blends into Diffuser water. Sit back and relax with this aroma for at least 10-15 min, focussing solely on the aroma. This is extremely helpful if done on a daily basis.
- Roll-On Blends:
Roll-On Blends are small and handy. They can be carried in a pouch, purse or pocket. They can be applied on the wrist or nape of the neck to inhale the aroma.