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How to treat Urinary Tract Infections in Perimenopause with essential oils.

Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause

Are you suffering from an increase in urinary tract infections now that you are in perimenopause or menopause? If you are looking for a solution that does not involve constantly going back to the doctor for antibiotics, then can I recommend essential oils and essential oil based supplements?

I have had great success helping people with UTI’s with essential oils- UTI’s are unfortunately very common with perimenopause and menopause During perimenopause and menopause the drop in the estrogen and progesterone leads to reduced blood flow in the vaginal walls. This results in atrophy and loss of lubrication.

You may experience:

  • Pale vagina surface
  • Repeated UTI’s
  • Itchiness or burning sensation
  • Difficulty getting aroused
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Painful intercourse.

Essential oils are helpful in relieving the spasms and purifying the body and eliminating the bacteria that cause the infection.

Copaiba Softgels:

“Used in Western Herbal medicine to support general health & wellbeing, urinary tract health and to relieve burning sensation upon urination associated with medically diagnosed cystitis, Copaiba essential oil now comes in an easy to swallow vegetarian and carrageenan free softgel.”

If you suffer from frequent recurring UTI’s and you would like to purchase any of these products go to katische.com/shop

Rollerball/ Hot compress recipe

UTI Rollerball recipe- add essential oils and fill with fractionated coconut oil or carrier oil of your choice. Place a hot pack over the abdomen and also add juniper berry to a glass of cranberry juice.

Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause

Consider using GX assist to remove the bacteria from your gut and then replenish with good bacteria via PB assist (doTERRA’s probiotic). Both of these items are available from the USA in $USD and can be shipped to Australia or your country of residence.

Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause
GX Assist is a combination of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and caprylic acid to help support a healthy digestive tract by creating an unfriendly environment for potential threats that can disrupt digestive immunities and cause digestive upset.* GX Assist is formulated to be used for 10 days as a preparatory cleansing step before using PB Assist®+ Probiotic Defense Formula.*
Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause

Prevention is better than cure

Can anything be done to help prevent UTIs? 

According to the National Kidney Foundation, the following steps may help to prevent UTIs: 

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Studies show that drinking a glass of cranberry juice each day may help prevent recurrent UTIs. New research also suggests a similar effect from other cranberry products, including dried cranberries and dietary supplements. Cranberries contain compounds that may stop certain bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract wall. For those with diabetes or at-risk for diabetes, low-sugar or sugar-free options are available. 
  • Don’t postpone going to the bathroom, urinate when you feel the urge.
  • Women should also: Wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria from the bowels from getting into the urinary tract. Cleanse the genital area every day and before having sex. Empty your bladder completely before going to sleep.
  • Take a supplement with cranberry or pomegranate. (doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality and Phytogestrogen Complex both contain Pomegranate)
  • Use a pre and probiotic
  • Regularly undertake a gut health cleanse a couple of times a year.
Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause
Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause

Break the Taboo: Thrive in Perimenopause and Menopause Online Course

Want to know more about why you get an increased risk of UTI’s in perimenopause and menopause? Searching for information about the various symptoms and how to manage them? Look no further than my online course.

Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause


Urinary Tract Infection Perimenopause
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How to use Patchouli essential oil in Perimenopause and Menopause.

Today’s empowering education is how to use Patchouli Essential Oil in Perimenopause.

It’s a 16-page print quality colour ebook for you.

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I’ve added it as a free preview bonus content lesson in my new Break The Taboo: Perimenopause and Menopause Online Course.

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Can I use Patchouli if I am not in Perimenopause?

Not in menopause or perimenopause and just interested in some generic information about Patchouli? Sure thing. I understand, the internet is a time-space warp and you can end up here just by clicking on something that you thought was relevant, but it turns out it wasn’t. And that’s annoying- so here it is.

The most common uses for Patchouli essential oil is for emotional and skin support. It is a grounding and balancing essential oil, and helps particularly with anger.

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patchouli perimenopause
patchouli perimenopause
patchouli perimenopause

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How to use Clary Sage Essential Oil in Perimenopause and Menopause

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One of the most useful essential oils to have in your toolkit as you transition into perimenopause and then menopause is Clary Sage Essential Oil.

Clary Sage has been used since the middle ages for women’s health issues and the French have also historically widely used it for sexual health.

Clary Sage essential oil is:

  • Soothing to your skin due to its high linalyl acetate content
  • Antispasmodic therefore particularly helpful for PMS and cramps associated with your period. (Please note even if you are transitioning and don’t get a period very often you still may experience a phantom period like cramp at the time of the month that you would usually experience your period.
  • Sedative- particularly helpful in a diffuser blend at bedtime for those who have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. My “Sleep Soundly” ebook will give you a detailed insight into the use of sedative essential oils.
  • Nerve tonic
  • A key ingredient in my Hot Flushes Cooling essential oil spray
  • Fabulous for a healthy-looking scalp and hair- which can be an issue for some women.

Emotional benefits of Clary Sage Essential Oil in Perimenopause and Menopause

Clary Sage essential oil is known as the oil of clarity and vision and intuition. In perimenopause and menopause, it is an essential oil that you can use in perfume and diffuser blends to help you dispel your limiting beliefs about aging.

Our experience of perimenopause and menopause is affected by our perception of its link to aging. The video below examines how our thoughts on aging affect our mindset and levels of happiness.

Historically, women have believed that menopause was something experienced by “old women” and it has been a taboo topic. However, we are now understanding that women can experience perimenopause symptoms from the age of 35.

Your body and your genetic makeup will determine when you are ready to transition, and many women struggle with the fact that they have negative associations with the loss of their period and fertility and aging.

Using Clary Sage will help you see a new perspective on aging and menopause and will help you open your eyes and mindset towards new possibilities.

Positive affirmations for aging- listen whilst diffusing Clary Sage Essential Oil

Have you tried our Dare More perfume blend? This blend, containing Clary Sage was designed to celebrate the launch of Sally Steele’s new mindset book “Dare More Care Less”.

Your perception of aging and the link to how you will cope in perimenopause/menopause

Dry Hair in Perimenopause?

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1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons doTERRA® Salon Essential Smoothing Conditioner
1 cup of water
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
5 drops Geranium essential oil
Small spray bottle


  1. Pour half of the water into a spray bottle.
  2. Add Fractionated Coconut Oil, sweet almond oil, conditioner, and essential oils into bottle.
  3. Add remaining water and shake well.
  4. To use, apply one spritz to hair and work it through until hair is lightly coated. Style as normal.
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How to use Marjoram Essential Oil for Perimenopause and Menopause

Marjoram essential oil is a fantastic essential oil to have in your toolkit for supporting you during perimenopause and menopause. Here’s why:

  • Assist with fluid retention
  • Eases the pain of sore joints and muscles by relaxing and calming constricting muscles (I know, it’s easier to get injured and harder to recover from our athletic “get fit again” endeavours as we hit middle life.
  • Provides relief from abdominal cramping associated with your period.
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Tones the sympathetic nervous system
  • Provides relief for migraine (I prefer to use it in the diffuser with lavender and peppermint as a blend for maximum effect)
  • Is a SEDATIVE essential oil, so assists with sleep-related issues. To find out more about sedative essential oils for sleep, purchase my “Sleep Soundly” ebook.

Emotional benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil in Perimenopause and Menopause

Marjoram essential oil is known as the oil of connection and is a great essential oil to use if you are experiencing relationship issues, as a result of the changes in your hormones.

It is quite normal during perimenopause and menopause to experience great changes in your moods and feel anger, frustration, and anxiety. This is due to the hormonal changes in your limbic system. The limbic system is the emotional regulator in your body and it is important for transmitting the chemical messages to our body from our mind, which we know as “emotions”.

The limbic system is closely linked to the olfactory system (your nose and mouth) and so inhaling essential oils which have emotional messages encoded in their chemical constituency is an effective way of managing and influencing your emotions.

Often in perimenopause and menopause, we come to that point in our life where we are fed up. We are hurt by our lifelong experiences in relationships with loved ones and people around us, and we can become bitter.

Often this leads to a feeling of being unable to trust others, or if we are single, or divorced, an inability to form meaningful relationships. When diffused, Marjoram essential oil softens the heart and helps heal past wounds. It restores a sense of trust and openness so that you can form relationships again.

Marjoram helps calm obsessive thinking, ease emotional craving and promote self-soothing and nurturing.

As a herb of love, it nourishes the place from where neediness springs. helping to restore the power to give…. It inspires contentment and compassion.

Living Healthy & Happily Ever After by Rebecca Linder Hintze and Dr Susan Lawton.

Please note that it is important not to use Marjoram all the time as long term use can numb erotic sensations and diminish sex drive and decrease sexual function.

It can, however, be helpful if you have an overactive libido, which can be the case if you have been married for a long time and re-enter the dating scene after a divorce. In this situation blend equal parts of “Purify” Essential Oil blend with Geranium essential oil.

Make small circular motions starting 3 to 5 inches below the back of the neck and above the shoulder blades, moving upward to the neckline until the whole area is covered; sweep over and across the heart.

Affirmation: I am comfortable with myself and enjoy savoring pleasurable and appropriate experiences. I am secure in myself as a woman. I love all of me. I am safe.

Living Healthy & Happily Ever After by Rebecca Linder Hintze and Dr Susan Lawton.

Marjoram essential oil should be used with caution in pregnancy – please dilute heavily and avoid using on your abdomen. Ensure your diffusing is also at a diluted ratio- it is suggested that you use only 1 drop in your blend. Consult with your healthcare provider for your personal needs.


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