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Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support

Menopause is a normal condition that every woman will go through as they age. The term describes the symptoms that women experience and the changes in their body before they stop menstruating. It’s a significant milestone moment in a woman’s life, but the decline in fertility can be challenging emotionally and physically. All changes require understanding and management, but menopause can bring on some particularly difficult challenges for the body and the mind.

Menopause can trigger a variety of symptoms that are caused by a hormonal shift. Hot flashes, a common symptom of menopause, are described as a sudden rush of warmth over the body that causes sweating. Other common symptoms include irregular periods, mood swings, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, headaches, changes in libido and bladder control problems. Not all women get every symptom, but they are all associated with the hormonal changes happening in a woman’s body as her fertility declines. These symptoms can interfere with day-to-day activities and quality of life.

Some medications like hormone therapy can bring relief from symptoms, but some treatments are linked to cancer, and there is concern over their safety of taking hormones. There is evidence to suggest that certain essential oils can help relieve symptoms of menopause, but they won’t all work for everyone. Women should talk to their doctors about the alternative therapies that are right for them.

Essential oils are a natural alternative that many aging women use for their health and help ease the symptoms associated with menopause. They work by soothing, harmonizing and balancing on a physical and emotional level. Below are some of the most popular essential oils for menopausal relief.

Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support


Peppermint essential oil can help reduce the discomfort associated with being hot and flushed. Just a couple of drops on a tissue held up to your nose can bring quick relief. It is also an excellent oil for promoting a healthy digestive system and a happy abdomen, with which some menopausal women have trouble.

Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support


Rose essential oil has a feminine, floral aroma that can comfort women who are experiencing hormonal changes. An essential oil known to boost reproductive health, Rose can also potentially help address issues with the menstrual cycle. Rose is also a favorite oil for its ability to increase self-esteem and confidence, which can be helpful for women experiencing menopause who have emotional difficulties entering this new phase of womanhood. It can also increase mental strength and concentration, as well as improve skin.

Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support


Geranium has many useful benefits that can provide relief for women undergoing hormonal changes. It’s great for moisturizing dry, problem skin and can boost your mood. It also has a balancing effect on your emotions to help you feel more stable during times of moodiness.

Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support


Soothing lavender can help with physical and emotional symptoms associated with menopause. It has a balancing effect on the body and the mind which can help calm the ups and downs you feel during this change. Lavender has long been used in aromatherapy for relaxation and to support restful sleep. It can also work to ease a body that is feeling flushed and calm the circulatory system.

Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support

Clary Sage

During menopause, it’s typical for women to feel flushed and hot, sometimes without warning. Clary sage essential oil has been shown to help with these types of symptoms. Try rubbing a few drops of diluted oil on the tops of your feet and the back of your neck. This oil also helps when inhaled, so bring along when you are out to relieve sudden symptoms. Clary sage is also an excellent oil to improve your outlook on life and promote a positive mood.

Additional Tips:

Massage is an effective way to use essential oils to ease the symptoms of menopause. Massage can help alleviate many uncomfortable symptoms like insomnia, hot flashes, nervousness, melancholia, headache, and weakness. Consider adding regular massage therapy for your overall health when your body is going through a significant change.

If you decide to use essential oils to ease menopausal symptoms, treat them with caution like you would any other medication, and take precautions. A little bit of oil goes a long way, so don’t go overboard. It’s always a good idea to perform a patch test on your skin in case you have sensitivities to a specific oil.


52 thoughts on “Our Top 5 Essential Oils for Menopause Support”

    1. Hi Nan! That is a wonderful question! Both of our Geraniums are very similar therapeutically, however, most people do prefer the scent of Geranium Bourbon.

  • Thank you so much for this article. I appreciate PT and how wonderfully informative this company is. Especially when suffering.

  • As a woman who is entering this chapter of my life, I am so thankful for this article. The night sweats and hot flashes are both irritating and tiring. I currently diffuse lavender and peppermint at night and still have hot flashes. I will be ordering Clary Sage soon and look forward to some amazing results.

  • Peppermint oil helps me ward off hot flashes a lot of times if I rub it on the back of my neck when I first feel one coming on. I make a 10ml roller bottle using fractionated coconut as a carrier oil. I also add lavender oil to it for the smell plus it helps with headaches when I roller it over my forehead and temples.

  • Absolutely love Clary Sage for menopause! Thank you all your informative articles/posts/blogs! They are always very helpful.

  • This area of concern was what first drew me to essential oils. I saw my mom struggle through menopause and I was hoping there was a better way to cope& survive it (for me & my family 😉 . Just purchased Clary Sage for the first time today. If it helps me like I hope it will, I plan on gifting some to my mother-in-law 🙂 Thank you PT for all the wonderful information you share!

    1. Begin with a 2% dilution, which would equal 6 total drops of essential oil to your 10 mL roller bottle. You can use any of the oils listed or try a blend of several! If you find that the 2% dilution is not strong enough, increase the dilution to 3% (9 drops in 10 mL). My personal recommendation would be to start with Clary Sage, which many women have found success with 🙂

  • I’ve been putting a drop or two of clary sage on a kleenex inside my pillow case and it seems to be helping me sleep better. I’ve been having sleep issues for years due to pre-menopause and post-menopause and so far this seems to be helping.

  • This is such a great topic/blog. Thanks PT for this post. Unfortunately I got medically put into full blown menopause at age 24 so I have been struggling for 13 years. I have tried several ways to help with menopause symptoms over the years and they are so hit and miss. I will definitely little by little get these oils/add to wish list to add to my daily routine and the Hydrosols will be great also. Thanks y’all for these blogs

    1. Debbie, to use Rose EO you can diffuse it if you have an aromatherapy diffuser. It would also be great to add to a personal inhaler because then you could carry it around with you and use it whenever you need to. Also, you can dilute it in a carrier oil and rub onto your skin. For instance, you can add a couple of drops of Rose EO to a teaspoon of carrier oil, which would make an appropriate 2% dilution. As for feeling hot and flush, Peppermint would be a great choice 🙂

  • Really going to make a roller blend of Clary Sage with carrier oil to take to work and roll on top of my feet and back of my neck. A number of times a day i get a hot flush and bursts of sweat beads on my forehead 🙁

  • Thank you for this post. Will give these a try. Need to order some of the oils mentioned above. Must admit Clary Sage is one of my favourite ones.

  • I love to use clary sage and vetiver together for hormonal issues. I like to diffuse them at night, they have helped to lessen my night sweats, both in frequency and intensity.

  • I’m not experiencing menopause yet, but I struggle with other hormonal issues. That’s why I wanted to read this article to see if the hormonal advice compares. It was informative. Thank you. I ran out of geranium and need to get more, but it seems there is more than one kind of geranium?

  • What a great post! As a woman who is experiencing many of these problems, its good to know that we can find a more healthy way to tackle the issues. I have all of these wonderful oils, but was unaware some of them were good for aiding in a lot of these symptoms! Thanks so much! 🙂

  • I recently discovered Clay sage. I like the smell, it reminds me to relax. I didn’t know of the menopause relief. Thanks once again.

  • I find that spraying with Peppermint hydrosol kept in the fridge helps the most so far with hot flashes. But I am still working on finding the magic solution to eliminate or reduce the frequency of the hot flashes to begin with.

  • I definitely learned a few new things today. I use Balance regularly to help with symptoms. I have all of the individual oils noted in the blog, except Rose. It’s definitely on my “wish” list. In the meanwhile, I love a quick spritz from my rose and peppermint hydrosols. Now, I’ll work on incorporating the listed oils individually along with occasional use of the Balance blend to aid in my journey through this phase of life.

  • Clary Sage truly works wonders. Blend it with Bergamot or Lavender for some added scent cos CS is just earthy and herbally if you don’t care for that. At night I slept so well without the dreaded hot flashes. No incidence of kicking or pulling up the blanket.

    1. Can you be more specific with your treatment? I suffer from hot flashes and the kicking and pulling of bed linens at night. I would love to find relief. Thank you in advance!

    2. Hi, I also would like to know how you blend and use Clary Sage with the other oils. Do you diffuse it or apply to skin? Thank you

  • What a great topic. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and completely changed my life to help fight this disease naturally. Essentail oils are now part of my everyday routine. I love clary sage diffused for racing mind and moods. I didn’t know it was also good for hot flashes so will def give it a try when the next one stops by 🙂

  • OMGoodness! I am making my peppermint inhaler right now! I have been suffering from hot flashes for 10 years and I have tried many things. I am sure hoping that peppermint essential oil will help me. Fingers crossed.

  • Clary sage is amazing. I’m not a huge fan of the smell, but the benefits far outweigh it. Peppermint is also wonderful. I add a few drops of peppermint with a few drops of sweet orange to my bubble bath soap.

  • Such a great blod! I am looking forward to sharing this with my mom and hopefully finding her some relief during thus process.

  • All wonderful oils for the change of life, I am 50 and find relief with each of these oils in different ways. Wonderful article, thank you for tackling this issue for women! Love me some Plant Therapy 😉

  • I wish I had known about oils when I went thru the change. I still get the hot flashes and find peppermint Hydrosol cools me down quickly. Think I may try geranium also as that is a new one for me.

  • Thank you for this important info. I’ve been dealing with early menopause since pelvic radiation. Insomnia has been helped by your sleep blends (sweet slumber is my favorite), now I’m looking for something to help the hot flashes. I’ll be trying a nice floral blend of geranium, lavender and clary sage next.

  • This is very helpful. My mom has really bad hot flashes and mood swings. Hope these oils bring her a relief. Fingers crossed.

  • Thank you for this blog… I’ve been dealing with menopause for 4 years since having a total hysterectomy at the age of 36. I use Clary Sage, Peppermint and Lavender but didn’t know Geranium and Rose helped also. I have all the oils except Rose so it is going on my wish list for when I can splurge on myself!

  • Thank you for this article. I am 46 now and have been thinking about menopause off and on. It is something I want to be prepared for and to make essential oils my go to when symptoms start appearing. It is also nice to know that some of the oils I have already incorporated into my routine help with the symptoms of menopause already.

  • Thank you for this post. I want to find something to help my mother. I’ve seen people on Facebook talking about hydrosols. Would those work the same as these oils?

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