Hormonal imbalance in women contributes to symptoms such as menstrual discomfort, PMS, menopause, and postpartum depression. Essential oil of sage helps to cope with these conditions. This effective natural remedy restores the balance of hormones, but has a number of contraindications. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have had estrogen-related cancer, sage is not for you. Please consult your healthcare professional for contraindications when starting to use sage oil.
To combat hormonal depression, mix 2 drops of sage oil, 2 drops of bergamot oil, 2 drops of sandalwood oil, and 1 drop of ylang-ylang or geranium oil, recommends Mindy Green, member of the American Guild of Herbalists. This mixture is suitable for use in essential diffusers. If you don’t have a diffuser, just put a few drops of the mixture on a handkerchief or cotton swab and sniff it occasionally. Never apply pure essential oils directly to the skin. First, dilute them with a carrier oil such as almond, apricot, or sesame.
If you suffer from pain during your period, massaging your abdomen with a mixture of sage oil can relieve symptoms. The relief of cramps after aromatherapy and abdominal massage is mentioned in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. In this study, the following mixture was tested: 1 drop of clary sage oil, 1 drop of rose oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 1 teaspoon of almond oil.
Baths with aromatic oils are another way to use the healing properties of sage. Add essential oils to salt or mix with 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Dissolve this mixture in water before the procedure. Melissa Clanton, in an article for the American College of Medical Sciences, recommends 2 teaspoons of clary sage oil, 5 drops of geranium oil, and 3 drops of cypress oil mixed with one glass of Epsom salt for menopausal symptoms. In such a bath, you need to lie down for 20 or 30 minutes.
In combination with other essential oils, sage can work more effectively than alone. By experimenting with different oils, you can find a combination that works best for you personally. For menopause, try pairing sage with cypress and dill. For insomnia, use relaxing oils like lavender, chamomile, and bergamot. Lavender also smooths out mood swings. If there are cycle disorders and PMS, sage is combined with rose, ylang-ylang, bergamot and geranium. For safety reasons, the concentration of essential oils should be maintained no more than 3-5%.