Most essential oils have multiple uses and benefits and that is true of lavender. It also helps soothe the skin and eases muscle tension. Another essential oil in the adaptogen group is basil. It is good for cooling the skin (think hot flashes) and also for it’s calming and restorative effects. Basil eases the mind and can also be used either aromatically or topically. Massaging with basil on the ears or the forearms can soothe anxious feelings and balance the adrenal glands.
Many problems caused by imbalance of estrogen and progesterone such as depression and infertility can be helped by using lemon to detox the liver. I start each day with a drop of lemon and frankincense essential oils in my first glass of water. They also increase energy and reduce my appetite. Clary sage is an oil that is used to alleviate cramps from your monthly cycle and soothing symptoms of PMS. Try mixing a few drops with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut or almond oil and rub across the abdomen for pain relief. I use a particular blend of oils made for the same purpose and it comes in a bottle with a rollerball that makes application easy. Just rub on the wrist and breathe it in. It instantly calms and helps cool those hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause or post menopause in my case.
One of the best essential oils for balance is bergamot, a unique citrus oil that has a wonderful depth of smell. It mainly assists with emotional feelings like self worth and self acceptance. Blending bergamot with lavender and cedarwood will help ease the mind and relax the body, all great for dealing with stress.