Cramps, PMS, Hot Flashes


Ladies, we all know that every month many of us are troubled with such things as cramps, PMS, mood swings, back pain and a myriad of other not so pleasant symptoms.  Then as we grow older those things can turn to other lovely symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.  Unfortunately, these things are a way of life for some of us, but  there are ways to find relief from these symptoms without having to take over the counter meds such as Advil or Midol.  Following are some helpful recipes and tips to help with those times of month when life may not be very pleasant.

Cramps & PMS

Sometimes for emotional issues like PMS and even pain issues like cramps, a personal aromatherapy inhaler is an effective option.  Learn more about inhalers here.  Personal Aromatherapy Inhalers

Here is a great article from Wellness Mama. Natural Remedies for PMS & Cramps

Here is Lea's recipe for emotional balance.
Grumpy Gone
(emotional balance during hormonal times)
MASTER BLEND
To a 5ml bottle add:
35 drops Clary Sage (Slavia sclarea)
30 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata/Citrus nobilis/Citrus tangerine)
20 drops Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum)
10 drops Vanilla (Bourbon) (Vanilla plantifolia)
5 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
You can use 5-10 drops of this blend in a diffuser, 1 drop on a diffuser pendant, or 15 drops in an inhaler.
You can also add it to hydrosols at a 1-2% dilution and spritz on the neck during a hot flash.
You could add it to a roller bottle in a 2% dilution and use as a perfume, as well as apply typically for cramps.

Cramp & PMS Balm
This balm can help reduce cramps, help with mood and help you feel much more calm.
Start with a body butter base of your choosing.
Combine in a 4 oz. Mason jar.
15 drops Sweet Marjoram EO
15 drops Clary Sage EO
15 drops French or Bulgarian Lavender EO
10 drops Geranium EO
10 drops Peppermint EO
5 drops Eucalyptus EO
5 drops Clove EO

PMS & Cramp Inhaler #1:
2 drops Bergamot
4 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Frankincense
2 drops Peppermint
4 drops Geranium

PMS & Cramp Inhaler #2:
5 Ylang Ylang
5 Geranium
4 Clary Sage
3 Orange

PMS & Cramp Inhaler #3:
4 drops French or Bulgarian Lavender
3 drops Geranium
2 drops Sweet Marjoram
2 drops Roman chamomile or Clary Sage
1 drop Ginger

**Please Note: Any of the inhaler recipes can be changed into a roller ball recipes, but please be certain that you are using no more than a 2-3% dilution.  More info on dilution here. Diluting Essential Oils Safely


Hot Flashes & Night Sweats

Hydrosols are wonderful for cooling and can be used as it or blended together as a body spray for even more benefits. You can learn more about hydrosols here.  Hydrosols: Everything you wanted to know about Hydrosols

* Here is a great recipe from Aromahead for a cool spray.
How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

Hot Flash Relief
In a 4 ounce bottle combine
3 ounces hydrosol of your choice
1 ounce witch hazel
9 drops each
French or Bulgarian Lavender
Clary Sage
Peppermint
Shake well prior to use, spray face, arms & chest as needed for relief, shut eyes if spraying on the face. 

 

Fertility

If you are looking for info on helping to balance hormones or fertility this is not the time to look to essential oils, but we do have a book recommendation for you. You also may want to look info herbs and you can find more herb info on our sister Facebook group here.
Learning About Using Herbs Safely
If you have questions on fertility, we suggest that you
check out the book “Take Charge of your Fertility“.

Lea Harris is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and information about using essential oils safely. Lea founded and runs the Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group, with hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels and apps for essential oils and carriers. You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes.

Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England.

Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Harris CCA.

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