Man oh man if only I would have known back then what I know now! My poor oldest daughter suffered for years with severe menstrual cramps and had to rely on way too many over the counter drugs to feel better. Today I not only know better I have also helped many young ladies avoid those over the counter drugs and wasted time on the couch. Of course, not everyone is going to react the same to the benefits of essential oils but if it can help just a handful I am happy. Essentials oils are also not going to work as quickly as popping an NSAID will but I promise you, if you are consistent it will not only help but it is way safer. Let’s not let those pesky menstrual cramps rob us of any more time.
This simple recipe, combined with the act of gentle massage, can help provide relief and ease those nasty cramps. Here is the formula I use when blending for menstrual cramp relief.
Menstrual Cramp Essential Oil Blend
4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
2 Drops of Wild Marjoram Essential Oil
2 Drops of German Chamomile Essential Oil
2 Drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil
1 Drop of Ginger Essential Oil
1-2 ounces of your favorite carrier oil- I like fractionated Coconut Oil or Peanut Oil
Massage 4-6 drops over your abdomen daily. I also rub a few drops on the bottom of my feet.
PS if you are also experiencing some water retention during your cycle I would add some Grapefruit or Juniper Essential Oil to the blend.
Do not use essential oils directly on your skin. Always mix with a carrier oil before applying to your skin. Not to be taken internally.
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