An unfair stigma attaches itself to menopause as if menopause and midlife must be avoided, battled or treated.
Menopause affects each woman a little bit differently.
The hormonal fallout from decreased estrogen levels wreaks physiological and mental havoc, causing women to wonder why their bodies feel foreign and unpredictable.
Menopause can be a gift, signaling a significant physical and spiritual transformation. It can be an opportunity to refocus, recenter and reprioritize ourselves.
It can be a reminder to surround ourselves with love and self-care, especially as we change and evolve.
Purity Apothecary offers therapeutic, organic and handmade products to aide in your self-care journey and relieve symptoms of menopause.
Our Goddess Blend contains geranium and clary sage to help with hormonal regulation and symptoms of depression.
Researchers discovered that inhaling clary sage oil decreased cortisol (the stress hormone) levels by 16-31% and increased 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine, a thyroid hormone) up to 484%.
To capture this benefit, rub 1 drop of Goddess on the back of your neck and 1-2 drops onto the tops of your feet. For immediate stress relief, rub 1 drop in the middle of your palms, rub together and inhale.
Tightness around the perineum can be soothed by dropping one drop of Lavender essential oil to a cold washcloth and applying the compress for 15-20 minutes to the irritated area. Be careful to just use one drop, as to not further irritate distressed skin.
Spritz Fresh Lavender Aromatherapy Spray on your bed sheets and pillows to create a relaxing, calming atmosphere in your bedroom when insomnia and night sweats strike.
Soothe your lips and use Peppermint Plump Lip Balm to provide calm relief during hot flashes during the day.
It’s an easy form of relief when a hot flash hits, and you’re in the busy of a hectic work day. Apply Peppermint Plump Lip Balm, inhale and exhale for 5 deep breaths and repeat a calming mantra to cool down your hot flashes, so that you can refocus and recenter.
With some help of a few Purity Apothecary therapeutic products, you can make your journey an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the importance of listening to your body and spirit.
by Bethany Steevens