Balance Hormones Naturally :: A Women’s Herbal Massage Oil

Women's Hormone Balancing Herbal Massage Oil


Like the moon —

are constantly experiencing phases of change.

These experiences, marked by cycles (menstruation) and rites of passages (menopause), can be times of healing, rest, and regeneration. They also come with increased awareness and an opportunity for centeredness.

Unfortunately, these days of over-burdened lifestyles, nutritionally depleted soils, and toxic chemicals have the tendency to lead our bodies toward a multitude of imbalances.

Hormonal imbalances — rather than harmonious function — can leave us feeling on edge, out of sorts, and sleep deprived.

As I mentioned in a previous article, Balance Hormones Naturally :: A Women’s Hormone Balancing Herbal Remedy, hormonal imbalances in women can often be the cause of:

  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Weight gain
  • Dark skin discolorations
  • Hot flashes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food cravings
  • Breast Cancer
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss or lack of focus
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Infertility issues
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Increase in facial hair

In addition to making and using the herbal tea mentioned in that post, nurture yourself — and possibly prevent the need for synthetic medications — by creating your own all-natural alternative.

By keeping hormones in balance, women can find it easier to maintain a healthy weight, gain/keep a regular menstrual cycle, enjoy sex, experience restorative sleep, and optimal energy levels.

What’s In The Oil

  • Evening Primrose Oil — a well-known supplement for hormonal imbalance (especially PMS symptoms), wonderful when used topically as well.
  • Clary Sage Essential Oil — known as a nerve tonic with its ability to calm and balance the spirit — has a sedating effect. Additionally, since the Middle Ages, it has been used to treat female complaints such as: abdominal cramps, dysmenorrhea, emotional stress, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, hot flashes, infertility, PMS, postpartum depression, irregular cycles, and pre-menopause.
  • Basil Essential Oil — is anticatarrhal, antidepressant, energizing, and restorative. Commonly used in the treatment of amenorrhea, chronic fatigue, abdominal cramps, infertility, lactation (increase milk production), mental fatigue, migraines, and ovarian cyst
  • Bergamot Essential Oil — among its many benefits, for women specifically, this oil is used primarily for depression, anxiety, emotional stress, physical energy, physical stress, and PMS
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil — has influence over sexual energy and enhances relationships. It may also help to stimulate the adrenal glands.
  • Cypress Essential Oil — common primary uses include dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, menopause, menorrhagia, fatigue, and environmental stress.
  • Geranium Essential Oil — historically women found this oil useful for a variety of inflammations, heavy menstrual flow, hormonal imbalances, depression, and possibly even cancer (folklore).

Other oils respected for their ability to alleviate the symptoms of PMS & menopause, increase libido, and calm the mind include — yet are not limited to :: roman chamomile, lavender, peppermint, basil, cypress, fennel, melissa, ylang-ylang, rosemary, bergamot, sandalwood, neroli, patchouli, and juniper berry.

Above information obtained, and quoted from, Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils (The NEW 5th Edition)Balance Hormones Naturally :: A Women’s Herbal Massage Oil

Women’s Moon Magic Massage Oil


*The essential oils listed here are suggestions…please note however, you may use any combination of 25-30 drops of essential oils you have on hand such as roman chamomile, lavender, peppermint, basil, fennel, melissa, ylang-ylang, rosemary, bergamot, patchouli, and juniper berry


  1. Pour sesame oil and evening primrose oil into a 4 fl. oz. storage bottle.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Shake vigorously.

To Use

Apply a few drops of Moon Magic topically to ankles, wrists, bottoms of feet, the back of neck, chest, around the navel (to the womb) or the low back and massage as often as desired (at least twice daily). For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Where Can I Get This Stuff

Mountain Rose Herbsthey have everything you’ll need by way of Organic Oils, Essential Oils, and Natural Products for Healthy, Natural Living! It’s your one-stop-shop!

For the ultimate in all-natural healthcare alternatives choose dōTERRA™ Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils. Click here to purchase… OR if you’d like to learn how to purchase at wholesale prices, email me at frugallysustainable {at} gmail {dot} com and I’ll walk you through the process!

Starwest Botanicals also carries many of these ingredients if you’d like to price check.

Health doesn’t come from plastic bottles. Vitality grows naturally from the way you live your life. If you want to learn more about herbs as medicine and as food, and if you’re just too busy to enroll in an in-person program, join the Herbal Academy of New England for a comprehensive and convenient online herbal course you can complete anywhere and anytime!

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Moon Magic :: Herbal Massage Oil for Women
— and her Moon Magic Women’s Deodorant 

can be
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by clicking this link.

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Read more about natural hormone balancing here, Natural Hormone Balance for Women: Look Younger, Feel Stronger, and Live Life with ExuberanceBalance Hormones Naturally :: A Women’s Herbal Massage Oil

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  1. Dang, wish you’d make it for me!

  2. Thank you! I need to make this for sure. I used to feel so in balance till I hit 50, now I am constantly plagued with so many symptoms on the list. Thanks again!

  3. Can I use something other than Evening Primrose oil?

    • Sure Tammy 🙂 Whatever oil you have on hand should be fine. Just make a simple substitution.

      • Do you mean any of the other essential oils listed (in place if evening primrose oil) or a different carrier? Thanks!

  4. Last year I had bi-lateral mastectomies for breast cancer. I am on an estrogen blocker (medication) which has increased my hot flashes. I’ve used your herbal (diet) tea and I really like it. But before I order this tea; do you think it is something that would work for me?


    • I really do Judy! My mom had breast cancer (and double mastectomy 7 years ago and the combo of this oil and tea has been amazing for her). However, given the medication you’re on just be sure to check with your doctor first 🙂

  5. Thanks for the great article. I will be buying the oils I don’t have and making this ASAP!
    Thanks again !

  6. Stephanie Prielipp says:

    Does this help with hot flashes? I am currently using Bioidentical estrogen oil which is helping tremendously but not sure how safe it is. Would love to try this!

    • Hi Stephanie! I believe you will find great relief from hot flashes using this oil. Just a tip for you…try adding a couple drops of peppermint essential oils to this mix. The cooling effect is wonderful for what you are trying to treat! And be sure to apply topically to the breasts, chest, under arms, and low back.

  7. Do you need to consult your doctor before doing this? Plus, is there a wrong way of doing it? Like can you use too much?

    • Hi Grace. GREAT question! If you have specific concerns, or on certain medications, it’s just good practice to seek the advice of your medical professional before using this or any herbal supplement. That said, I have always found plants/essential oils to be very understanding…they work with our bodies in such a way that brings a natural balance. Be ENCOURAGED 🙂 these aren’t synthetic (man-made) pharmaceuticals, there’s little risk of doing it the wrong way. I suggests applying this oil twice daily, but three or four times won’t hurt (everything in moderation).

  8. can this be used safely in pregnancy or would it require a different blend?

  9. I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome would this help me?

  10. Hi, I noticed in one of the other comments that you sell this already made in your Etsy shop. What is the name of it?

    • faye abbott says:

      Yes I am interested in the already mixed formula that you sell on etsy…and the price of it…I would like to know so I could buy it already made

  11. I don’t have either evening primrose or cypress oils. Since my problem is menopause, are there other oils that are helpful for menopause symptoms that I could sub for these?
    I would love to get off the synthetic hormones.

  12. can I substitute another oil for evening primrose?

  13. Oh I just saw Janet’s comment sorry about the repeat.

  14. Great post! very informative..thanks for sharing..

  15. I stopped using the bioidentical hormone replacement that was prescribed by my dr. and have been using this oil twice a day for the past several weeks…unfortunately my hot flashes have returned, although I feel great otherwise. Any help with the hot flash issue?

    • After having tried most of everything (natural) over the years, one of the things I learned is that everyone’s menopause is completely different — I LOVED mine, for instance — and what works for one, may do nothing for another.

      That said, for me, at least, there was only one thing that zapped hot flashes/night sweats. A sublingual pill made by Source Naturals, called, “Cimi-Fem”. I’ve even seen it nip menopausal crying jags in the bud, as well.

      Good luck!

      • Stephanie says:

        Thank you for your reply…I just picked up the Cimi-Fem…and will take this along with the oils…thanks for your suggestion.

  16. I just bought your moon stuff. I am hoping to get some relief. In October I was full blown with under active thyroid. Since Jan I have been getting bad migraines around my monthly time. Doctor is doing a mri, then wants to check my hormones. Well I cant take waiting. I want to feel alive again.

  17. Great article! Is there an oil that can be substituted for the Evening Primrose oil?

  18. Linda Graham says:

    Hi do you deliver to Scotland I would love this oil for mystitis….

  19. Christina says:

    I have endometriosis,fibroids and an ovarian cyst. I ordered your tea and the oil I hope it helps

  20. I made a batch of this and have been using it for a few weeks. Can’t tell either way.
    I have grown to sort of like the smell though!
    I would like to know from those folks who are using the Cimi-Fem how it is working?
    My doc took me off the hormones and it isn’t going well. Not so much the hot flashes now, which are tolerable, but the moodiness is getting to me.
    Thanks for everyone’s help!

  21. ok, never mind about the cimi Fem, I looked it up and it is black cohosh, which I took a few years back when the menopause started. It doesn’t work for me. Neither did yam cream.

    • I’m the one that suggested the Cimi-Fem, and just want to mention a couple of things. First, in regards to your earlier comment today, though I was bothered by extreme hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, for the most part I wasn’t affected by the moodiness thing (never was during periods, either). But one time, while driving through NYC traffic — not my usual thing, as I live in the middle of the desert with no one around for miles — I got on such an intense crying jag that driving began to feel dangerous, but I had an important errand to run that couldn’t be put off. Suddenly it occurred to me that perhaps it was hormonal tears, and I decided to try some of the always-on-me Cim-Fem. Wound up stopping the tears almost instantly.

      The other thing is, just as everyone’s menopause is different, and what works for one might not for another, so, too, can aspects of our own menopause experience change throughout. Meaning, just because Black Cohosh didn’t work for you some years back is not indication that it won’t help now……

  22. Heather says:

    I have been living with hot flashes and moods from hell for thre years.Will this Cimi-fed help maybe and where do I purchase it. Have tryed many things,natural and from dr. Right now am I trying a blood pressure med that has helped my friends with theirs ,I do not have pressure problems but trying it as I know it has helped others. So far no luck and it has been two months. Help!

    • Flying Mermaid says:

      Yes, it will maybe help, only trying it will tell. Cimi-Fem is made by Source Naturals and can be found in most health food stores, or can be bought online, Amazon, for instance.

      I would avoid blood pressure medication, but then, I avoid all things Big Pharm…..

  23. when it says to aplly a few drops to the different areas is that to all of those areas each time or just one area at a time and rotate? I hope that question makes sense.

  24. Christina says:

    I just received the Moon Magic oil. I have a fibroid,Endometriosis and an ovarian cyst I hope this helps. I haven’t had a period in two mnths because of all my issues and I’m 45 so perimenapause might be an issue as well.

  25. woah… you lost me at “moon magic”…….ah … jeez

  26. None of the links to purchase on Etsy are valid.

  27. Kathy Lerner says:

    I can’t get any of the links to work either

  28. Hi,
    I tried making the concoction, simplified version 😀 I only buy 10ml of EPO, so there goes 30ml carrier oil (EVOO)+10 ml EPO+10 drops of Clary Sage. I’m in Indonesia so even when I can find any other oil listed it would be so expensive.
    Anyway that works wonder. I massage myself in the area suggested 2-3 times a day, and this is the second month only in 2014 that I have my period right at 28th day! Before it was 36/32/34/30 and once 28 in April after receiving a very good news. However I’ll just using it after 14th day of period as my issue is only lacking of Progesterone (ovulation always arrived on time) – I’m afraid using it earlier in period will supress Estrogen.
    Thank you for the recipe 🙂 and hope the review helps.

  29. Any suggestions for uterine cell growths? I’m post menapause with decreased hot flashes and vaginal clear discharges and eventual builds up to a slight bloody discharge. I’ve had a d&c and the last time put on progesterone. After the 4th month of hormones I had a period like discharge, discharging a cell growth (not cancerous). I don’t wish to stay on hormones. I’m into essential oils. Any advise?

  30. Can this be used for Andropause in men?

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