Essential Oil Tuesdays | PMS Ease


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!


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No Gossip


This resolution, I think, is going to be the hardest one we’ve covered yet: no gossip.

Gossiping is one of those things that makes you feel normal, like you fit it with others. In fact, gossiping is actually fun! I used to love getting pedicures with my girlfriends only so we could talk about our drama-filled lives.

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Manners Matter: Work-place Etiquette

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As a young, up-and-coming professional in the world, I find it necessary imperative to have good manners. And not just the “yes ma’am, no ma’am” kind of manners, although those are very important as well. After you hit a certain age, manners become your overall etiquette, and etiquette will make or break you in the work force . . . and your life in general.

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Essential Oil Tuesdays | Rosemary + Lavender


You know what I love? Essential oils!

So starting today, and every Tuesday, I’m going to share an essential oil concoction that has made me a little bit happier.

The first one is this sugar headache buster. There’s nothing worse than having one of these bad boys. I get super irritable real quick when I’ve been away from sugar for a long period of time. I recently found a headache pillow similar to this one at TJ Maxx. Mine is infused with lavender, but all it did was make me sleepy; the headache never left.

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Remember Birthdays


If you’re like me, then you rely heavily on Facebook to remind you of your friends’ birthdays. There’s nothing worse than waiting until the last minute to tell them or, even worse, forgetting it altogether. I check it first thing every morning to make sure I don’t miss one. Then, if I really know them well, I’ll send them a text message. I’ll still post it on their wall, just as a formality. I remember one year, someone questioned my appreciation for someone because I didn’t tell them ‘happy birthday’ on Facebook, even though I called them.. Crazy!

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Next Challenge: Friendship | Make Time For Friends


“Of all the things that wisdom provides for living one’s entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship.” — Epicurus

This month we’re going to be focusing on friendship and why making time for our friends is important. I’m also going to throw in a few posts about the workplace and how to cultivate relationships there, too. Topics will include:

And as always, if you are just starting on the Happiness Project journey, you can read more about my “why” here.


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