For some lucky women, “that time of the month” can be hardly anything, a mere inconvenience with minor cramping and light bleeding. For others, it’s a bit more present but still only a minor yet tolerable interruption in their lives with minor symptoms of bloating, moderate bleeding, and slightly sore breasts. For others still (myself included), periods can be downright disabling. Heavy bleeding, digestive distress, severe cramping, and really sore breasts. Not. Fun. At. All.
So what is a woman to do with symptoms like those who is on the path to natural health? She turns to essential oils, that’s what!
This blend has some amazing essential oils with strong analgesic (pain relieving), nervine (muscle relaxing), anti-inflammatory properties. They help relax uterine contractions and soothe away pain so that you can rest during this time of cleansing.
Cramp Relief Essential Oil Recipe
When massaged onto your lower back and abdomen, this amazing blend helps ease cramping and relax tense lower back muscles. The aroma will also lessen the anxiety that accompanies your menstrual cycle.
Here’s what you’ll need:
• One 2oz dropper bottle
• 1 TB castor oil
• 2 TB St John’s wort infused oil
• 6 drops roman chamomile essential oil
• 6 drops lavender essential oil
• 5 drops ginger essential oil
• 5 drops marjoram essential oil
Loving Preparation- Cramp Relief Essential Oil Recipe
Add all of the essential oils to the dropper bottle.
Next, add the castor oil and the St. John’s Wort oil.
Cap closed, and gently shake to mix.
Shake well and apply 1 dropperful on your lower back and abdomen at the onset of cramps.
Apply a heating pad. I use this one on my back and this one on my abdomen. Layer with a towel if the heat pads are too hot.
Rest in a comfortable position for as long as desired until the pain subsides or becomes less intense. Repeat as necessary.
[yumprint-recipe id=’5′]What have been your favorite cramp relief blends?
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Karla Neumann says
For the menstrual cramp recipe, can I use the german chamomile essential oil or does it have to be the roman chamomile oil?
You can sub with roman chamomile but it won’t be as pain relieving.
Karla Neumann says
Thank you. Then I will get the roman oil.