Essential Oils can be a lifesaver, they can help with anything from whole body health to anxiety to aromatherapy and even pest control. Writing all the different ways to use essential oils would take up an entire novels worth of information. So I will comprise multiple different posts of my favorite ways to utilize essential oils to promote health and wellness.
One of my ultimate favorite uses of essential oils is to help relieve PMS and Menstrual cramps. While a healthy diet and regular exercise I have found to help immensely, the oils add much needed boost.
There are multiple ways to use essential oils in general. The most popular and simplest method of using oils is a diffuser. With just a few drops the diffuser will mist the aroma into the room bringing the unique benefits that each oil provides.
Alternatively, you can add 3-5 drops to a carrier oil (always make sure to dilute the oil before putting directly onto your skin) such as coconut or almond oil. Then rub the mixture onto the areas where the cramping is the worst. One of the best ways I’ve found to administer these mixtures is a rollerball that you can use to apply to your skin.
Another way is to add a few drops to a warm bath; soak for at least 20 minutes. This helps deliver the essential oil directly through the skin while simultaneously providing a rich aromatherapy.
No matter which of these methods you choose, essential oils are an amazing source of healing.
Best Essential Oils for PMS and Menstrual Cramps:
Lavender– This oil is great for EVERYTHING! Lavender is a calming anti-inflammatory. It’s a universal oil that has been shown to balance the body and work wherever there is a need. When in doubt use lavender. You can easily rub 3-5 drops of lavender directly to your stomach to feel the effects as it starts to reduce cramping and bloating, it can also be combined with a carrier oil.
Clary Sage– One of Clary Sage’s main benefits is the alleviation of menstrual cramps and hormonal side effects. It helps calm PMS symptoms such as bloating, mood swings, and compulsive eating. You can rub 1-2 Clary Sage drops directly onto your stomach for fast acting relief, or mix with a carrier oil.
Frankincense– Here is another oil that can be great for everything. It can be applied neat with no dilution, and even 1-2 drops under the tongue to deliver the oil internally or you can mix it with a carrier oil. It relieves cramps, is an anti-inflammatory, and can do so much more!
Ylang Ylang– This essential oil is widely regarded as an excellent antidepressant. It helps calm the mood swings of PMS and even has sedative properties that can help fight anxiety by calming the mind. Ylang Ylang can be applied neat or combined with a carrier oil.
Rosemary– This oil helps aid in hormone levels and regulates menstrual cycles. It can also help with pain and cramping and the calming nature of the oil can improve PMS symptoms. Rosemary can also be applied directly to your stomach or mixed with a carrier oil.
**This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional.**