5 Essential Oils Every Woman Over 40 Should Try

5 Essential Oils Every Woman Over 40 Should Try

5 Essential Oils Every Woman Over 40 Should Try

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Essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful in reducing menopause symptoms like moodiness, weight gain and bloating. Lavender oil provides relaxation and sound sleep. Clary Calm enhances mood, reduces nervousness and anxiety. Applying Clary Sage or peppermint essential oil on feet and ankles helps deal with menopausal symptoms in general.

After 40 your body starts doing it’s 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
  • Moodiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Sleeplessness

I have talked to many women over that last 7 years about their various symptoms and many have tried all kinds of methods to try to either get rid of the symptoms or at least minimize the symptoms.

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 particular essential oils are wonderful for the “way over 40” woman who wants to minimize those occasional menopausal symptoms.


One of my favorite oils 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 in water and drink at bed time.  All of these methods are effective and will not only relax you but will lull you to sleep before you know it!

Clary Calm

This 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

It is wonderful oil for women to use. It helps with  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

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 less 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.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Lynnis Woods

Lynnis Woods-Mullins CHC,CLC,CPI, is CEO and Founder of PraiseWorks Health and Wellness a faith based mind, body, spirit wellness company that specializes in educating women 40 and over on total wellness through coaching programs, e-books, CD’s , DVD’s, radio programs, podcast programs and video series, about holistic practices, fitness, nutrition and spiritual renewal. Lynnis has over 40 years experience in dance and is an accomplished Praise Dancer. Lynnis is producer and host “The Wellness Journey-LIVE!” and “Our Journey to Wellness Moments” Lynnis is the Publisher and Editor-n-Chief of the digital magazine “Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond, Different Background…Same Journey” . Lynnis is also the creator of DeStress The Mess a holistic stress reduction coaching program.

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