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As a woman over 40, wanting to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy, I believe it is important to utilize a broad range of natural therapies to enhance our reproductive health.
Using essential oils is just one of those ways which can play a vital role in enhancing fertility, particularly for women over the age of 40. However the importance of diet, lifestyle and personal relationships cannot be overlooked.
Here are 3 fertility enhancing oils that are easy to purchase, smell amazing, and don’t cost the earth. A word of caution: when purchasing essential oils go to your local health food store, or purchase online through a reputable company. Its the best way to ensure you are buying a therapeutic oil, rather than a fragrant oil which won’t have any healing effect and can smell rather nasty!
1. Geranium Essential Oil: The women’s essential oil
Geranium is known as the women’s essential oil due to its amazing hormonal balancing properties; it has the ability to regulate your cycle and is an ovarian and uterine tonic.
On top of physical healing Geranium oil works profoundly on the emotions. As an anti-depressant, it soothes fractured nerves – extremely valuable when trying to conceive.
2. Clary Sage Essential Oil: A natural aphrodisiac
Clary Sage is a powerful oil that positively influences the female reproductive system. Clary sage mimics natural oestrogens and encourages the body to produce its own oestrogen, which will help to regulate the menstrual cycle.
It is excellent for anxiety and has a reputation as an aphrodisiac; why not put some in an oil burner in your bedroom and see what magic you can create together?
3. Orange Essential Oil: Uplifting for the emotions
Women choosing to have a child over the age of 40 are given a lot of negative media attention, which can be a real downer. This oil is uplifting for the emotions, especially when its difficult to remain optimistic.
It’s hard to stay positive beneath the pressures of day-to-day expectations we place upon ourselves, along with those we allow others to place upon us. Using orange oil is an act of self-love and self-preservation!
How should you use essential oils?
Treatment should begin on the last day of your period; choose a single oil or make blend with the oils above and use 6 – 8 drops of your chosen oil/s in the bath; and make a massage oil using 1 drop of essential oil to 1ml of carrier oil.
Carrier oil can be sweet almond oil, sunflower oil even olive oil if that is all you have. Rub the oil over the whole abdomen, the hips, across the lower back, including the upper crease of the buttocks. It’s important not to forget the lower back area because this is where the nerves are that reach the ovaries and uterus.
Use essential oils as part of your tool kit to healthy and vibrant fertility over the age of 40; have fun with them, appreciate how they make you feel both emotionally and physically and above all enjoy the journey.
About Monica O’Connor
Monica is on a journey of conscious fertility and conception after 40, exploring the boundaries of conventional medicine and following the path of aromatherapy herbs, Australian bush flower remedies, meditation, superfoods, and yoga. She already has two gorgeous teenage children! Monica is now on her second marriage, over the age of 40, and wanting to bring another being into the world to share the love.
She has been a Massage Therapist, Aroma Therapist and Australian Bush Flower Practitioner since 1994.
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