I have no recollection of ever been warned about this inevitable phase of my life, menopause. We should have been warned. Dry skin, dry hair, shit nails, (dry everything), weight gain, no sleep, incontinence, mood swings, and migraines. With all these issues, there has to be a care plan, how else will we survive. Let’s discuss self care and menopause.
My only qualification in writing this self care and menopause post is experience.
One other thing that happened to me early, was I developed a very sensitive sense of smell. Many fragrances smell like “goats pee” to me. Strangely, it is only women’s fragrance, men aftershaves don’t have that effect. I have been known to gag. This lead me to essential oils and “naked” , no fragrance, products. My true saviour with my personal self care and menopause plan.Raw Body Oil
There are body oils for every part of your body. Menopause means dry skin, and body oils are the perfect natural skin elixir. Baths are the best way to introduce oils onto your skin. Your skin will feel its appsolute best after a bath with Black Lava bath salts and a few extra pumps of oil. Put your head into the bath and let the oil in the bath get into your scalp. Having a bath is not always an option. If showering, the best way to apply oils to the skin is to rub onto wet skin before drying, then pat skin with a towel.
Body oils have been used for centuries as a dry skin treatment and preventative. So why are we still using them today in preference over modern creams? Because they are closer to your natural skin oils than any laboratory mass produced products. Raw Body Oil
Menopause means that your metabolism has now gone to ground zero. Exercise and diet. Always has and always will be the only control we have on our weight. We are what we eat, (and drink). For many of us, the weight control is very consuming. What had worked for many years no longer works and the weight keeps coming. Remember to be kind to yourself. If you are time poor, try using the weekends to cook meals for the week, it will help you eat right for the whole week, and perhaps save you money.
Not putting ourselves in high stress positions helps control mood swings. If we are rushed or feel pressured, our worst selves are revealed to the world. Identifying and understanding triggers will help you manage those situations. An example of a trigger could be, running late. Resetting your mind that being late is not that bad, will help you to deal with being late.
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Sleep is everything. What we do during the day will affect how we sleep. It is important to stay active and engaged. Staying engaged can be as simple as having a regular conversation with a friend or child. As we get older our active levels are very individual, what is important is that we are moving and challenging ourselves within our own abilities and health constraints.
A warm shower or bath before bed is a great way of telling your mind and body that it is time to switch off and sleep. For post bath/shower, keep a bottle of sleep pillow spray next to your bed and use liberally around the bedroom before descending into bed, a good book and sleep. Sleep pillow spray 100 ml.
Migraine / Headaches
Migraines and Headaches are a often a symptom of a hormone imbalance. Menopause occurs as the production of estrogen and progesterone decreases. It is the big drop in estrogen levels that causes most of the symptoms of menopause. Our potent oil blend is designed to provide migraine headache relief. Drug free headache pain relief using a strong blend therapeutic essential oils; Peppermint, Blue gum eucalyptus, and Rosalina. Migraine headache relief 10 ml