Whether it’s PMS, painful cramping, heavy periods, irregular or disappearing periods, hot flashes, irritability & mood swings – sometimes dealing with hormonal fluctuations as a woman is quite simply, the pits.
But did you know there’s a better way to support yourself, that’s 100% natural & incredibly effective?
And even better, when utilised together, the tools I’m about to share with you can work synergistically to better support you through your cycle?
Let’s spill the tea on the best natural approaches to hormonal balance, which your body is absolutely going to thank you for.
Herbs are plant with aromatic and medicinal properties. Herbs have long held a place in human history for their aromatic and medicinal qualities. These botanical wonders, infused with centuries of wisdom, have proven themselves to be on par with, and sometimes even surpassing, modern medicine. Whether ingested or applied topically, they present a natural solution to a range of health concerns.
Essential oils, derived from various parts of plants, are concentrated extracts brimming with aromatic and medicinal properties. Their potency allows for targeted application and quick absorption, making them a valuable asset in the realm of natural hormone support.
The Power of Nature for Hormone Harmony
In this Blog we'll talk about the following (you might like to scroll ahead to the section that suits you)
- The Best Herbal Teas & Essential Oils for Perimenopause / Menopause
- The Best Herbal Teas & Essential Oils for PMS & Mood
- The Best Herbal Teas & Essential Oils for Heavy or Painful Periods
- The Best Herbal Teas & Essential Oils for Irregular Periods
The Best Herbal Tea for Perimenopause / Menopause
The transition to perimenopause and menopause calls for specific support. Chasteberry, Hibiscus, and Fennel Seed emerge as vital players in addressing hormonal fluctuations during this transformative stage and make a great base for menopause tea.
This herb has been shown to balance oestrogen & progesterone & increase progesterone production, which is often depleted during perimenopause. It can also help reduce painful bloating, and regulate your mood. What an absolute wonder herb!
Hot flashes, meet your match! The cooling properties of hibiscus can offer a refreshing change when your temperature spikes, and being packed with antioxidants it can help maintain a healthy glow when skin can otherwise be affected by hormonal fluctuations.
A phytoestrogen, fennel seed can help regulate & replenish depleted oestrogen stores & reduce the symptoms associated with low oestrogen. Fennel seeds also help reduce painful gas & bloating, whilst offering some calming benefits. Just what we all need!
Find these supportive herbs in our favourite tea for perimenopause, Femme Hormone Balance Tea. We think this is the best tea for menopause around.
The Best Essential Oils for Perimenopause & Menopause:
Rose flower oil, Clary Sage, and Chaste Tree essential oils step in to alleviate the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. These oils offer comfort by reducing stress, regulating body temperature, and easing mood swings.
Rose flower oil:
The highest vibration oil of all, divine rose has been used in aromatherapy to reduce stress and relax the body & mind. It’s gorgeous sweet floral aroma makes it one of the most sought after oils, even better that it may also help reduce hot flashes in perimenopause.
Regulates body temperature & reduces hot flashes.
Gently raises progesterone levels, therefore reducing the perimenopausal & menopausal symptoms of low progesterone, including hot flashes, irritability, weight gain & mood changes.
For those grappling with PMS and mood swings, let's turn our attention to Red Raspberry Leaf, Lemongrass, and Nettle. These botanical allies have been proven to alleviate cramping and irritability, offering a holistic approach to menstrual discomfort.
Red Raspberry Leaf:
A superstar for women’s health, red raspberry leaf reduces PMS and pain from cramping. Shown to tone the pelvic and uterine muscles, decreasing menstrual bloating, this is one herb you want in your arsenal come that time of the month.
This fresh & invigorating herb has been used traditionally to reduce PMS symptoms, and to provide relief from cramping & bloating.
A beautiful adaptogen, nettle helps you manage stress – resulting in less irritability & improved mood.
The journey toward hormonal balance is enriched by essential oils. Clary Sage, Patchouli, and Bergamot emerge as heroes, easing menstrual cramps and uplifting mood. These essential oils synergistically offer not only relief but also tranquility and emotional support, contributing to a smoother monthly cycle.
Clary Sage oil:
An antispasmodic & nerve tonic, clary sage oil has long been used to reduce menstrual cramps & associated pain, improve PMS symptoms, and can be supportive for perimenopausal women needing some balance. This oil is a true powerhouse providing pain relief, mood support, all while encouraging calm & relaxation.
A grounding,& relaxing oil that supports the nervous system (think: bringing calm to an otherwise tumultuous mood).
This bright, sweet & fresh citrus oil is uplifting & energizing, relieving tension & lifting mood.
To address the challenges of heavy or painful periods, Dragon Fruit and Stinging Nettle Leaf come to the forefront. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, these botanical remedies hold the promise of reduced muscle cramping and pain.
Dried pieces of this fruit are rich in antioxidants and also potassium, which has been shown to help relieve muscle cramping & pain.
Stinging Nettle Leaf:
This gorgeous herb has anti-inflammatory & analgesic properties, and has long been recommended for easing menstrual pains.
The Best Essential Oils for Heavy or Painful Periods:
Sandalwood, Copaiba, Chaste Tree, and Geranium essential oils form a potent blend to counteract the discomfort of heavy periods. Their calming and analgesic attributes combine to provide relief and respite
Sandalwood oil :
This oil is a calming sedative & nerve tonic. Traditionally used to support healthy menstruation & hormonal balance, this grounding & relaxing oil is so good, you’d think it was illegal!
Has analgesic (pain-relief) properties, and may also act as an aphrodisiac.
Chaste Tree oil:
For reduced pain & to calm the muscles of the uterus & digestive system.
Calming & soothing, geranium oil has been used traditionally to ease heavy menstrual flow
This herb is the absolutely best all-rounder for women’s hormonal support. Used traditionally for women's hormonal balance, it’s recommended for amenorrhoea (no menstruation), dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) & menopause. Talk about a multi-tasker! As it may lend a hand in regulating your period, this herb may just be a secret weapon in supporting your fertility, too.
The Best Essential Oils for Irregular Periods:
Chaste Tree essential oil takes the stage to aid in the regulation of periods. Through consistent use over several months, this versatile oil showcases its capacity to increase progesterone levels, contributing to a more regular cycle.
This versatile oil may help regulate periods by increasing progesterone levels (by acting on the pituitary gland to produce luteinizing hormone).
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Let’s brew, sip & inhale….and let our team of natural hormone supporting herbs & oils that, when harnessed effectively, can guide you towards a place of wellness and equilibrium.Take a step towards natural harmony and let these botanical wonders usher you into a new chapter of health and vitality!