Balance Menopause & Mental Health

A guest blog from the team at Tisserand that includes 5 hacks to reduce the psychological impact of menopause.

Approaching middle age can come with all sorts of anxieties all with their own psychological impact – from children leaving home and elderly parents to a society that values youth. Once you throw hormonal changes into the mix, you’re bound to feel a little out of sorts.

Just know that you are not alone.

To help you balance menopause and mental health, Tisserand have created the new wellbeing range, Restore Balance. This blend has created by their Aromatherapist, Jo Kellett, informed by her experience as a graduate educator in using essential oils in Menopause, Puberty, Fertility, and Pregnancy.

Did you know that one of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause is a change in mood, affecting 70% of women?

In this article, we’ll look at hacks to help reduce the psychological impact of menopause as well as how you can incorporate Restore Balance products into your daily routine.

Menopause and Mental Health

The psychological symptoms of menopause include:

  • Sadness or depression
  • Anger and aggressiveness
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor memory and concentration (brain fog)


Just like PMS, these symptoms can cause all sorts of disturbances to your life, work, and relationships. Poor sleep is another symptom you might experience. It’s a bit of a weird one, as it’s both mental and physical, cause and effect. For example, night sweats can make it hard to sleep, which causes tiredness and irritability, which causes poor concentration and anxiety, which makes it hard to sleep…and so on!

If you have perimenopause or menopause symptoms you can speak to a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist for advice about treatments and things you can do. You might also adopt these 5 balancing routines to help minimize the impact on your mental health.

Reduce the psychological impact of menopause

The following 5 hacks or tips are the bet ways to reduce the psychological impact of menopause. Feel free to mix and match these and do what feels good to you.


1. Take Time to Relax

Find something, anything, that keeps your stress levels low that you enjoy and commit to doing it every day or week.  This might be walking in nature, yoga, tai chi, or meditation.

To enhance your de-stress practice, you can apply the Restore Balance Roller Ball to your pulse points. In an external panel test on 116 menopausal and perimenopausal women, 3 out of 4 women found they experienced a more balanced mood when using it.

2. Keep a diary

Recording how you feel and what you have done that works is a great way to externalise what is on your mind without having to brain-dump on everyone around you. It is also a helpful record to have to hand that you can share with a medical professional if you decide to see someone about your mental health.

3. Pamper Yourself

There is no better way to boost happiness and reduce stress levels than having a pamper night or even a full day! If your self-esteem is suffering, show yourself some love with a relaxing bath or shower using the Restore Balance Bath & Shower Wash. (If you suffer from hot flashes, keep the temperature tepid or cool)

4. Cut back on Alcohol

A couple of glasses of wine in the evening might improve your mood at first, but it eventually has a sedative and depressive effect that can make you feel down. Drink in moderation, saving it for the weekend or celebrations, to reduce the impact.


5. Talk it out

Keep talking to other people going through the same thing, be it family, friends, colleagues, or online communities. To circle right back to what we said at the beginning – you’re never alone.


We hope you find these tips helpful and if there are any other natural remedies you swear by we’d love to hear them in the comments.


Sources and Further Reading

NHS: Menopause

NHS Inform: Menopause and Post-Menopause Health

Mental Health Foundation: Menopause

Hormone Health: 10 ways to even out your menopause mood swings

Mental Health UK: How can menopause affect your mental health


This was a Guest blog from Tisserand written to coincide with the launch of the Restore Balance range. An aromatherapy range developed to have a restorative effect and support the changes in mood that are associated with menopause, perimenopause, and menstruation.

Click to browse the full Restore Balance Range. 


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