The Best Essential Oils for Menopause Symptoms

By Kristen M. Miller
on May 29, 2016
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Treat Menopause with Essential Oils

The End of Menses

Every woman dreads “The Change” – the transition of life when a woman is no longer fertile and signs of age really starts to creep in. Menopause is caused by a major hormonal shift, which in turn causes several unpleasant side effects that include hot flashes and night sweats, moodiness and irritability, low sexual desire (libido) and painful intercourse, along with memory gaps and confusion.  Some women can reduce the side effects with hormone replacement therapy, but for those who are at risk categories for breast cancer and heart disease, synthetic hormones are out of the question.

Menopause is not just about the physical changes taking place in a woman’s body; there’s also a shift in emotional and mental behavior that occurs as well. Many women question their new identity in that stage of life where they have fears of becoming older and less able to do the things they enjoy.  Many menopausal women are sandwiched between caring for their children and caring for their elderly parents, while maintaining their marital relationships. In a word, menopause makes an already stressful time of life much, much harder.

Taking the Natural Route During Menopause

For women who cannot take hormones, there are a few homeopathic alternatives for relief, such as aromatherapy with essential oils. Essential oils are derived from the flowers, leaves, roots and stems of various plants and have many medicinal uses.  Certain oils have shown to be more effective than others in regards to relieving the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause.  At the top of the list are Clary Sage and Neroli.

Clary Sage is a plant native to the Mediterranean and has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant to relieve hot flashes and stress. It has an earthy, herbaceous scent.  Neroli is derived from orange blossoms and is particularly useful for balancing hormones as well as emotions.  It has a bright, citrusy, floral scent.

Next on the list are Lavender and Lemon, both classic oils with a wide variety of uses, including balancing hormones and relieving hot flashes.  Finally, Jasmine and Geranium oils with their delicate floral scents are great for soothing emotions and mood swings.  These oils can even be mixed and matched to increase their effectiveness.

Since many essential oils irritate the skin or can’t be ingested, the safest way to reap their benefits is with a diffuser. BalticEssentials.com has a huge selection of beautiful Essential oil diffuser pendants that come with felt pads.  Simply place a few drops of oil on the pad, insert in the pendant and immediately begin to inhale the therapeutic aroma.  The pendant sits flat against the skin, allowing the oils to get warmed by your body heat for long-lasting use. 

There’s no need to “tough it out” when it comes to menopause, not when you can use Mother Nature’s bounty to heal your body naturally, especially when that healing comes disguised as a beautiful piece of jewelry. Get more than one and you can match them to any outfit, whether you’re in heels and pearls or jeans and sneakers. Baltic Essentials has something to fit any style and it sure beats dealing with hot flashes!

Don’t Forget Grandma This Mother’s Day

By Kristen M. Miller
on April 20, 2016

Mother's Day Gift for Grandma

A Grandma

She was born during the Great Depression and lived through World War II. She can remember bread lines, meat rationing, Victory Gardens, and war bonds.  She raised her kids during the Cold War, and feared nuclear attack; she wept when her baby was drafted and sent to Vietnam.  She made it through the Civil Rights Era of the 60’s, the gas shortages of the 70’s, the economic collapse of the 80’s and the Desert Storm 90’s.  She watched the sun come up on a new millennium that she couldn’t have fathomed as a young girl.  She is a living history book.

Her once-nimble fingers deftly sewed dresses and doll outfits, canned jars of pickles and knitted hats. Her hands could wield a rake in the fall and a hoe in the spring; they learned to type on a typewriter and how to steer a car.  Those hands could spank the bottom of a naughty child and just as easily wipe away tears.  Her hands held her babies, then her children’s babies, and then their babies; her hands have rocked and soothed and worked and played for 4 generations.

Now she looks at her hands and sees only the feebleness of age. Her fingers, once long and slender, are now crooked and gnarled with arthritis. Her skin, once smooth and supple, is now paper-thin and dotted with age spots.  The lines and wrinkles on her hands tell the story of her lifetime of joy and sorrow.  The same hands that held the hand of her love on their wedding day, also held his hand as he slipped beyond the sunset.  Her hands that held the hand of her little girl crossing the street, also held her hand as she was wheeled into the operating room for a mastectomy. 

Her love for her family is eternal, like the flame of a torch passed from member to member. Her family has always looked to her for strength and guidance and wisdom, but now she has to rely on her family for the strength to put one foot in front of the other.  What could you possibly give to the woman who has given so much for decade upon decade?

 

Baltic Amber Necklace As a Gift For Grandma

A Baltic Amber Necklace from Baltic Essentials is just as eternal as grandma’s love.  It is mined in the Baltic where it was deposited in the days of the dinosaurs, and even Stone Age cavemen recognized its value.  The mysterious healing properties of amber have been chronicled since the time of the ancient Greeks, by the first physician himself, Hippocrates.  It was a common treatment for pain and inflammation throughout the Middle Ages, and continues to this day, some 13,000 years after its first discovery by humans, to be a natural drug-free treatment for the pain and stiffness of arthritis. 

A Baltic Essentials Amber necklace is the perfect gift for grandma this Mother’s Day, and for a limited time only, BalticEssentials.com has Baltic Essentials Amber Necklaces for 15% off with the coupon code MOMSDAY.  They are available in a variety of natural shades, from lemon yellow to dark cherry and their 21 inch length means she can easily slip it over her head without having to fumble with a clasp.  She may not understand how or why Baltic Amber works, but she will understand that she is loved and appreciated this Mother’s Day, and you will know that helping her feel better is the best gift you can give to a woman who has given everything. The attractive necklace has anti-inflammatory properties that can also ease joint pain and arthritis, 

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