Essential oils make me happy!
Tuesdays are essential oil days where I share a recipe using different essential oils I’ve combined to combat a common issue. Note: these recipes work for me which means they may not work for you.
This week: PMS! Yay!
We all have that one week a month where we can get a litttttllleee moody. On top of that, our tummies, back, shoulders, and legs all ache too. I’ve never been able to take over the counter drugs for my cycle cramps. I’m been prescribed Naproxin for my cramps ever since I can remember. I’m lucky in that I only have to take it a few times during the start of my cycle. But for the rest of the time, I have little aches here and there and that’s where this essential oil recipe comes in. I just rub a little bit of it under my belly button. It stops those creepy cramps that come and go throughout the day.
Clary sage is a powerhouse when it comes to helping women. It’s wonderful for alleviating pain, reducing the feeling of stress, and improving hormone balance (that about sums all of our PMS/menstrual problems up right there). Clary sage has unique hormone like components that help to balance out estrogen production in the body which helps reduce PMS and menstrual cramps.
Peppermint can stave off the munchies and can help you feel full faster. Also, peppermint is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms.
One of the most frustrating symptoms of PMS or hormone imbalance is feeling emotional or sometimes suddenly depressed, often for no apparent reason. When researching lavender, I found studies shows that inhalation of lavender can alleviate some of the depression and emotional symptoms of PMS.
Beware: Because of the clary sage, this recipe is VERY STRONG and will overpower anything else you have on. It’s not a bad smell, it’s just strong. Be mindful if you wear it at work, because your coworkers will smell it.
Try this: I drop a few drops on a paper towel square, fold it up, and stick it right under the button of my pants.
Extra tip: You can also put these oils in a hot bath with Epsom salt. Drop a little chamomile in there too, if you’re taking the bath before bed.
If you try this recipe for PMS, let me know how it works for you!