Cramps! Ugh! They are the absolute worst. This one word is synonymous with the monthly pain and suffering that is endured by women world wide. It’s a fact of life, most of us have to deal with some kind of discomfort when it comes to “that time of the month”. PMS symptoms include cramping, low back pain, mood swings, & sensitivity, and headaches. How do you deal with it? I dare say that for many women, the cramps are so painful that they must take to their bed. Others manage the pain and discomfort with over the counter medication or even prescription drugs.
I chose to help myself with “Girly Time” issues naturally, with essential oils. My little bottle of relief and sunshine is called Clary Calm.
Seriously, this is the only thing that I use for my very painful cramps. I simply take a couple of drops and massage it directly on my lower abdomen. I also rub my palms together, cup my hands over my face and inhale deeply. The scent is incredibly soothing and the relief for the cramps is remarkable– typically within 15 minutes. I have not used anything else for painful cramps and irritability for almost 1 year.
Clary Calm is a topical blend of clary sage, lavender, bergamot, Roman chamomile, cedarwood, ylang ylang, geranium, fennel, carrot seed, palmarosa and vitex that provides temporary relief from the symptoms associated with PMS and menopause.
Here are the benefits of the individual oils used to make this blend:
Clary Sage helps ease muscle tension, lifts your mood , & balances your hormones. (This oil can be used for women’s health all on its own.)
Lavender, is very calming & supports normal hormone levels.
Bergamot is a mood lifter that also helps ease muscle tension.
Roman chamomile is relaxing & aids in easing muscle tension.
Cedarwood (my all time favorite oil) has himachalene (chemical compound found in cedarwood) which supports normal hormone levels.
Ylang ylang is a stress reducer & a phytoestrogenic.
Geranium helps balance the endocrine system, and is also calming & another phytoestrogenic.
Fennel supports estrogen production and lactation.
Carrot seed helps support healthy endocrine (hormone) activity.
Palmarosa is physically soothing & supports healthy thyroid levels.
Vitex (chaste berry) is considered bio-identical to phytoestrogens & suppresses muscle spasms.
Curious and want to try it out? You can order some HERE.
If you are interested in getting more than one or two oils, and want to start building up, then consider signing up for a wholesale membership with doTERRA. Not only will you save a whooping 25% off retail, but you qualify for the royalty rewards program which rewards you for being a loyal costumer by giving you credits that can be used to purchase oils. To sign up for a wholesale membership, click HERE. Choose your country and select the “Wholesale Prices” option.
If you are not sure where to start, you can check out http://www.neweverythingessential.me which is a great reference site where you can look up specific health concerns & suggested essential oil protocols for each ailment. Simply go to the website, click on “health concerns”, scroll down and click on “suggested protocols”. I am also very happy to give you a consultation via SKYPE or can answer your questions via e-mail. Just leave me a message via the contact form below.
Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Understand that if you are using any of the information from The Naturalista Fashionista, it’s at your own risk. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns about using essential oils.