After 40 your body starts doing its own thing. Every woman has a different experience with their body changing after 40. Most of you will agree with me that there are definitely some changes we all have experienced:
- weight gain and bloating
- lack of energy
I have tried herbs, vitamins, working out, diet changes, and counseling. While all of these methods have had an impact, I find that essential oils have had the most significant and lasting impact. I love my herbs but essential oils can be 50 to 70 times more powerful. For instance, one drop of 100% organic peppermint essential oil has the potency of 12 tea bags of herbal peppermint tea.
These are the oils I have been using to help me with my "over 40 symptoms" These essential oils really have changed my life.
Lavender - one of my favorite oils is wonderful for relaxation and sleep. Put two drops on the bottom of each foot and rub in. Put two drops of the oil in a bottle with distilled water and spray on your pillow at night. You can also burn in a diffuser and the entire room will smell like lavender! When you walk in the room you will immediately feel relaxed. One more way you can use the lavender is to put a couple of drops of water and drink at bedtime. All of these methods are effective and will not only relax you but will lull you to sleep before you know it!
Clary Calm - is a must have oil for me. I have been using this blend for many years. It helps enhance my mood, PMS symptoms (when I had PMS) and menopausal symptoms. It definitely helps with cramps and helps to balance my hormones. Apply to the lower back or bottom feet using Carrier Oil. Our you can use a diffuser. The Grounding Blend is also wonderful for bouts with anxiety, nervousness, and helps the whole body to relax.
Clary Sage - is a wonderful oil for women to use. It helps enhance your mood and occasional menopausal symptoms. Use on the bottom of the feet, ankles, and lower black. It too is great when diffused or just taking a sniff from the bottle.
Metabolic Blend - is a wonderful blend of oils help to manage your appetite, increase your metabolism and enhance your mood. Just use a 8 of drops of oil in 16 ounces of water and sip throughout the day (some use fewer drops for a different taste and still find it effective. You just have to be consistent to get the best results). Basil, Lavender, Cypress and Grapefruit can also help to burn fat. Patchouli, Grapefruit and Dill can also help to curb your appetite.
Peppermint, Lemon, and Citrus Oil - all of these oils help increase my energy in different ways. Peppermint is a great afternoon pick me up. Just a couple of drops in my palm to rub across the back of my oil. Lemon oil and any Citrus oil is a great wake up in the morning. I like to diffuse the citrus oils. My office and home smell refreshing and invigorating. Going into my office and smelling that wonderful citrus smell in the morning is a great way to start the day.