Essential Oils for Period Pains
When that time of the month rolls around, we often spend our evenings with heat pads on our lower abdomen, reaching for the ibuprofen as soon as we can. We’ll try just about anything to soothe the waves of painful menstrual cramps.
The pain, also known as dysmenorrhea ranges from dull to severe and extreme throbbing. But it’s not just the pain that gets you down. Emotional stress that leaves you totally zapped you of energy.
While we aren’t telling you to throw your pain killers away, the use of pure essential oils can work as a complementary natural remedy for soothing your cramps in your time of need.
Keep reading for a list of comforting and energising oils that’ll ensure you feel your best during the week of the month when you need it the most.
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea): One of the most popular essential oils for beating those dreaded period cramps is The powerful Clary Sage Pure Essential Oil. Packed with antibacterial properties and strong antispasmodic agents, it works to reduce uterus spasms during cramps, and can even relieve stress. By providing a sense of calm and clarity, you’ll be better equipped to take on your day. Time to relax. We recommend vaporising 6-9 in total with Orange Pure Essential Oil to balance the mind, body and spirit.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia): One of the most versatile of mother nature’s ingredients, is Lavender oil. Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, it works to relax your muscles when your uterus and the surrounding blood start to get inflamed. Of course, known for its calming effects on your emotional being, this relaxing oil is the perfect accompaniment when it’s the time of the month and you just want to chill out in bed.
Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita): This potent essential oil can relieve a number of aliments. From headaches and inflammation to even calming fluctuating hormones, this reviving oil could be the boost you need. When your hormones fluctuate, you may find yourself feeling a little drained or fatigued, which is why a little of this invigorating ingredient goes a long way.
Balance Essential Oil Blend: Beautifying and naturally deliciously scented, this blend contains a supportive blend of 100% pure Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine & Rose essential oils. This comforting blend can help to relieve persistent cramps, hot flushes, PMS and the fatigue that often comes at the time of menstruation.
When you’re dealing with aches and pains, massaging pure essential oils mixed with a carrier oil directly onto your pain points can help to alleviate symptoms. Be sure to add 3-6 drops in total to 12ml of your chosen carrier oil for safe practice.