Being a woman comes with a wide variety of challenges, but when you throw female hormones into the mix, everything else seems minor. Essential oils can provide you with relief from mood swings, cramps, bloating and headaches that are associated with menstruation. Here are the top four essential oils every woman should keep in her medicine cabinet.
Special Miracle Oil
CBD or Cannabidiol oil derived from hemp is showing to offer many women extreme relief from PMS symptoms. It’s a mix of CBD’s muscle relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties, along with its synergistic effects on the human “endocannabinoid system”, which has recently been discovered and is responsible for creating homeostasis (balance) within the body. Even women with chronic symptoms have reported after taking CBD to have a significant or even full disappearance of symptoms like tenderness of breasts, cramping, bleeding, hormonal rashes, and more. CBD from hemp is a very effective all-natural remedy for many pains and ailments and because it does not contain illegal amounts of THC it’s legal in all 50 States.
1. Clary Sage Oil
If you only use one oil to help relieve symptoms of PMS and menstruation, you will want to choose clary sage oil. Clary sage oil contains antispasmodic and antidepressant properties, and it can be applied directly to your abdomen to help relieve intense menstrual cramping and digestive pain that comes with your period. You can also add a couple of drops of this oil to a pot of boiling water and inhale the scent to help ease emotional turmoil. Do not use clary sage oil early in your cycle if you are trying to conceive, as it can shorten your luteal phase and bring on menstruation early.
2. Tarragon Oil
Tarragon oil is a known emmenagogue that has been credited with bringing a hormonal balance that can regulate your period and clear the obstructions that can cause intense menstrual pains. Beyond that, it can also provide relief from extreme fatigue and moodiness. To use tarragon oil, simply add one or two drops to a tablespoon of any carrier oil and apply directly over your pelvic muscles or lower back.
3. Bergamot Oil
Bergamot is a citrus that has a light, sweet scent. It has an uplifting aroma that can help you to relax, and it is good for helping to clear skin from menses-associated breakouts. To use bergamot oil for skin, you can mix four drops of oil with 3 tablespoons of witch hazel in a travel-sized spray bottle. Mist the mixture directly over your skin in the morning and at night like a toner.
4. Peppermint Oil
If you are like many other women who suffer from headaches brought on by menstruation, peppermint oil can provide you with the relief you need. It can be applied topically or you can add a few drops to boiling water for inhalation. The fresh, clean scent of peppermint oil is non-irritating and contains properties that help regulate and increase blood flow in your body, which can alleviate headaches brought on by your period.
If you are looking for a safer alternative to the medicines that have traditionally been used to alleviate symptoms of PMS and menstruation, essential oils could be the answer you are looking for. They are safe, effective and easy to obtain online or at your local health food store. It is important to realize that essential oils are not a replacement for treatment that has been prescribed by your doctor, but they can make a great addition to your monthly routine.