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Health benefits of essential oils

Essential oils are all the rage today since their numerous benefits. These oils are common, but their benefits many, and they can ensure overall health- ladies, are you listening?

Essential oils have been found to be excellent in balancing hormones, and are favourites for home remedies when dealing with cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Safe and topical use of essential oils is said to alleviate hormone imbalance, reduce symptoms like anxiety and general pain, and reduce stress levels. No doubt, the benefits of these oils have caught your attention now.

Here is a break-up of the top essential oils that can lead to hormonal balance, healthier lifestyles and all round wellness.

1. Clary Sage

Most big name essential oil producers use clary sage as their go-to ingredient for hormonal balancing. It is said to balance the production of oestrogen, the primary female sex hormone. Additionally, it has been found to reduce PMS, menstrual cramps and even pain during childbirth.

2. Lavender Oil

Definitely the scent that is trending at the moment, lavender is also beneficial for hormonal balance. Alongside offering pain relief and straightening out haywire hormones, lavender helps to decrease feelings of stress and depression, and can alleviate headaches, through inhalation.

3. Frankincense

Many women experience mood changes during PMS and pregnancy, and frankincense has been found to have mood-lifting properties. Indulge in some pampering when you’re feeling low, and choose it to brighten your mood- it’s a win win situation!

4. Chamomile

Chamomile is quite the popular ingredient in tea, but is also available as essential oils. It has antispasmodic properties, which means it reduces muscle spasms. It can relieve menstrual cramps and during pregnancy, reduce the intensity of labour pain. Upset stomachs and lack of sleep can also be treated with chamomile.

5. Peppermint

A Christmas favourite, peppermint oil is also extremely effective when it comes to women’s health especially during PMS and pregnancy. The most common use of peppermint oil is to reduce the intensity of headaches, and can also be useful in lifting the slow, drowsy feeling most women experience during their menstruation period. This oil can be used topically to relieve pain.

So there you have it. The next time you or a female loved one is experiencing cramps, headaches and the side effects of that time of the month, reach out for these essential oils and test the effectiveness for yourself! However, it is essential (pun intended) that you check with your gynaecologist before application of these oils to ensure that it is safe for you.

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