Like puberty, menopause is a natural transition and one that all women will go through in their lives. So why is it that most of us understand so little about it, and often even fail to recognise it when we are going through it ourselves? This World Menopause Day, we want to help #stopthestigma, raise awareness and start understanding how we can help support those experiencing symptoms of menopause, to help rebalance and enhance wellbeing at every stage of life.
So what actually is the menopause?
Quite simply, menopause refers to the time from which a woman has stopped menstruating for 12 consecutive months. But there are a number of stages and symptoms of menopause that are often misunderstood, under-researched, or just not spoken about. Perimenopause refers to the final years of a women’s reproductive life in which lowering levels of oestrogen tease you with symptoms which can start many years before the menopause and continue past the end of menstruation. Genetics, health and lifestyle can all have an impact on each women’s experience, but while each experience can be vastly different, there are a number of more common signals and symptoms which tend to crop up.
Incorporating aromatherapy into your everyday routine when struggling with the menopause or perimenopause can help support your wellbeing and help you feel more balanced. Why not try creating your own aromatherapy ritual to help support your individual needs from our family of wellbeing blends:
Having trouble sleeping? Our Sleep Better blend of Jasmine, Sandalwood and Lavender can help relax mind and body and send you into a peaceful, refreshing sleep.
Increased stress and anxiety? With essential oils of Geranium, Orange and Nutmeg, our Total De-Stress blend is perfect for helping to calm fraught emotions and comfort the soul, helping you to feel more yourself again.
Brain fog? When feeling forgetful, ‘fuzzy’ or ‘foggy’ as many women describe it, our Mind Clear blend of Peppermint, Lemon and Lavender can help to bring clarity, while the Peppermint can provide a cooling sensation which can help with hot flashes.
Low energy? Reach for Energy High! Our invigorating blend of Lime, Grapefruit and Orange Leaf can help give you a burst of energy when you feel sluggish and unmotivated.
Feeling low? Our Happy Vibes blend of Lemon Tea Tree, Bergamot and Nutmeg can help lift your spirits and help you feel more positive.
Tell us which essentials oil blends you use to help make your menopause journey more manageable at @tisseranduk! #stopthestigma