Aromatherapy for menopause: Best essential oil blends for wellbeing
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Aromatherapy for menopause: Best essential oil blends for wellbeing

Menopause brings changes for the mind as much as it does the body. In this post, we pick out the best aromatherapy wellbeing products for helping to manage menopause symptoms.

By Hannah Mepham

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Menopause brings changes for the mind as much as it does the body. In this post, we pick out the best aromatherapy wellbeing products for helping to manage menopause symptoms.


Best essential oil blends for sleep and hot flushes

With night sweats, insomnia and hot flushes to contend with, it’s not surprising that the NHS lists difficulty sleeping as one of the main symptoms of the menopause. If you are experiencing recurrent insomnia or hot flushes at night, we encourage you to discuss this with your GP.

We also have some tips for how you can use aromatherapy oils for menopause to support your sleep.

Our favourite scent for when we struggle to sleep is Alexandra Kay Time to Sleep. A pure essential oil blend, it is highly concentrated with sweet citrus top notes, soothing Lavender middle notes and base notes of Frankincense, Patchouli and Vetivert.

This essential oil is known as the “oil of tranquillity” due to its calming qualities.




For a relaxing night’s sleep, we add it to a diffuser and mist it just before bedtime. We also place a few drops on the corners of our pillow and inhale its sleep-inducing aroma as we rest.






Best essential oil blends for menopause memory

Brain fog is a frustrating menopause symptom and, according to The Menopause Charity, women of menopausal age may find that they can feel forgetful and struggle to retain information.


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If you are concerned about your mental wellbeing during menopause, it is always best to discuss any concerns that you have with your GP. You can also help to support your concentration and focus by with aromatherapy products for menopause.

Some aromatherapy essential oils have properties that can help with mental clarity and concentration during menopause.

Whenever we need a moment of peace, calm and concentration we add a few drops of Time to Relax to a portable diffuser and inhale its soothing herbal scent. Blended to help calm anxieties, it contains Sweet Basil which has Liquorice-like properties that help increase concentration and clear the mind.



Another scent that is known to strengthen memory is Clove. We use Clove to make our Time to Ease Muscle Relax Body Oil which can be used to ease feelings of tiredness and tension in the body. It also features a zesty Lemon essential oil which has properties that aid concentration.




Best essential oil blends for menopause stress

It is easy to feel stressed when your body is constantly changing, and mood changes are a common menopause symptom. If you are experiencing anxiety, make sure you seek support from GP and take steps to calm your thoughts.

You might find that incorporating gentle exercises, such as swimming, yoga or a dog walk soothe your stresses. Treating yourself to a massage or a relaxing aromatherapy bath can also be incredibly relaxing and help calm the mind.

All Alexandra Kay Me Time Scents can be added to a scent free bath/shower gel to create a bespoke bath blend that you can adapt around your mood.



Our favourite aromatherapy bath product for menopause is Time to Relax. Best used in evening to unwind the mind, add a few drops to your bath pillow an inhale its soothing scent to help free your mind from busy thoughts and feelings of anxiety.


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Best massage oil for menopausal muscle aches

If muscle aches are your main menopause concern, look for aromatherapy wellbeing products for menopause that feature ingredients known to help ease muscle tension and help muscle fatigue.

Time to Ease is the natural massage oil that we recommend for women of menopause age. A muscle-relaxing blend, it combines the cooling essential Oils Eucalyptus and Peppermint with warming Black Pepper Fruit Oil and Ginger Root Oil. 

The 100ml bottle will provide enough slip for approximately 20 neck and shoulder massages.


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Best aromatherapy body lotion for menopause wellbeing

You might also find that using a Magnesium lotion helps with muscle fatigue during menopause.

Time to Restore Body Lotion features a concentrated solution of Zechstein Magnesium Chloride.




This pure form of the mineral is blended with Hemp Seed Oil and CB2-Skin™ Biofunctional, an extract that activates the body’s CB2 cannabinoid receptors to provide remarkable calming and comforting benefits.

Its aromatherapy scent comes from a complex blend of ten essential oils that support a calm mind and good rest, including Lavender, Bergamot and Vetivert.



5 tips for using essential oils during menopause

Menopause is a great time to try aromatherapy and there’s lots of ways to incorporate essential oils into your menopause wellbeing routine.

Here we share 5 easy ways to use essential oils for menopause:



Vaporising essential oils is an easy way to inhale the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils and infuses your home with scents that you love. We offer a handheld differ that you can use to benefit from the aromatherapy during menopause wherever you may be.



Is sleep destruction your main menopause symptom? Apply 1 drop of Time to Sleep essential oil to either side of a plump pillow and you can inhale this blissful blend whilst you sleep.



You can help to make your dream of undisturbed sleep a reality by diluting 25 drops of Time to Sleep essential oil into a spray top bottle that contains 100ml of pure water or alcohol. Simply shake the bottle to blend, then spritz it into the air to bring a naturally relaxing scent into your bedroom.



If a soak in the bath helps your menopause symptoms, create a bath soak that’s bespoke to you by blending 6-8 drops of your favourite Alexandra Kay essential oil blend with Green People’s Scent Free Shower & Bath Gel.



If your main menopause wellbeing concern is tension in your neck and shoulders, you can use aromatherapy essential oils to make a homemade massage oil. Simply mix 5 drops of your preferred Alexandra Kay essential oil blend in 2 teaspoons/10ml of your preferred carrier oil and massage over the desired area


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Did you know?

We also offer a comprehensive collection of menopausal skin care products to support your wellbeing through your beauty routine.

Combining the miracle of nature with the brilliance of science, our luxurious Age Defy+ collection is dedicated to balancing, nourishing and rejuvenating your skin.

Here are some of our favourites for the menopause:



Are you looking to incorporate more essential oils into your menopause skin care or wellbeing routine? For help on finding the best menopause products for you, contact our customer care team on 01403 740350.


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