How Women Can Ease Menstruation Cycle Pain Using Essential Oils

02/09/2019
Peter Patel
How Women Can Ease Menstruation Cycle Pain Using Essential Oils

Ok, ladies, let’s have a chat. Men, you’re welcome to read too, but know this one is especially for the women. Read on if you have a woman in your life who could benefit from what we’re going to be talking about today.

Once a month most of us experience bloating, cramping, fatigue, and just all around discomfort. Not only that, but there are many of us who also experience dysmenorrhea, whether it be extreme cramping, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or endometriosis. Whichever way you look at it, that time of the month can be downright torture for us.

Like many women, you’ve probably tried different over-the-counter remedies to help with your menstrual cycle. You may have taken Tylenol, Advil, Midol, or any other number of options out on the market. But, did you know that there are natural remedies that can not only help with the symptoms you experience during menstruation, but that can also help future cycles be more consistent and less painful?

While there are teas and various herbs that can be used to help with the menstrual cycle, today we’re going to be talking about essential oils and how they can help.

If you’re not familiar with some of the syndromes we talked about previously, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a syndrome where cysts continuously develop on the ovaries which can lead to extreme pain, menstrual cycle difficulties, and loss of fertility. Endometriosis is when the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) develops in other areas within the pelvic cavity other than inside the uterus. This can also lead to extreme pain, even when you’re not menstruating, menstrual cycle difficulties, and infertility. Please note, these are both medical diagnoses and if you suspect you have either of these you should see your doctor for proper diagnosis.

Many women experience problems with their menstrual cycle. Dysmenorrhea is painful or difficult, while amenorrhea is lack of menstruation that is not caused by pregnancy. Both of these can cause a variety of symptoms, so let’s move right in to how we can use essential oils to help – we have some great recipes for you to use for a variety of menstrual cycle concerns.

PMS Roller Bottle Blend:

7 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

3 drops Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Top off 10 ml roller bottle with your carrier oil of choice and apply over the lower abdomen to decrease fatigue, bloating, and cramping associated with PMS. You can also use 5 drops of this blend in a diffuser, or apply it over your wrists, to boost mood and energy.

Amenorrhea Blend:

5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

5 drops Carrot seed oil (Daucus carota)

5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

This is also a 10 ml roller bottle blend so you’ll want to top off your essential oils with the carrier oil of your choice. Apply over the lower abdomen 3 times daily.

Dysmennorrhea Blend:

3 drops Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

7 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervivens)

Top off 10 ml roller bottle with carrier oil of your choice and apply the blend over your lower abdomen and/or lower back as needed to ease cramping associated with menstruation.

In all of these recipes, you’re welcome to use your favorite carrier oil. However, there are different carrier oils that can also have benefits for the reproductive system and for easing menstrual complaints. Evening Primrose oil and Rose Hip Seed oil can both have positive effects on the reproductive system while Trauma Oil, Arnica Oil, and Castor Oil can all help boost the pain relieving properties of the essential oils.

It’s important to note that while these blends are perfectly suited to be used during menstruation, they can also be used as a preventative. Applying any of the above blends over the lower abdomen/pelvis region can help balance hormones and lead to easier menstrual cycles in the future.

So, what if you’re finishing up dealing with your menstrual cycle and are heading into menopause? Yes, essential oils can be beneficial for you too. Not only can essential oils help balance your hormones and emotions during menopause, but they can also help with some of the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with menopause such as anxiety and hot flashes. Clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), and Rose (Rosa damascena) can all be highly beneficial for you. Also, mixing a spray bottle with distilled water, aloe vera gel, and peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil can provide a nice cooling spritzer to help you deal with hot flashes – just make sure you shake the bottle well before each use.

Hope it helps and let us know if you have any questions,

YogaTrader Family

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