Quick relief for menstrual cramps and belly aches
Cramp Ease is a pungent, fresh-green blend for relief of menstrual cramps, mid-cycle ovulation pains, stomach aches and anything spasming and painful. This can be applied straight or in a carrier oil to your belly, over your uterus or wherever you have cramping. I love to mix this oil generously with some castor oil and apply to the whole abdomen, cover with a towel and heat pack for the ultimate cramp relief.
For menstrual cramping support you can also consider regularly drinking women's tea blends and taking Detox pure packs. Magneluvures can help quickly, as well as Lavela and additional Muscle relax oil.
Dominant oils: Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram, Roman camomile, jojoba
Chinese medicine functions: Activates Blood and Qi, reduces stagnation and relaxes constraint
Important notes on essential oils:
Essential oils offer very potent medicine. Just a few molecules of an inhaled essential oil impacts the brain's limbic system in seconds and can quickly shift our physiology and mood. This can happen even before we register the smell in our nose. Make no mistake about it~ essential oils may smell flowery and are used in perfumes, but they have potent action and should be used with care and respect.
Only use these essential oils externally. Dilute essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. The blends featured here are all diluted a little bit, you can dilute more. Some oils, like lavender or tea tree can be applied in small amounts, directly on the skin. Some essential oils are caustic to the skin (like cinnamon) and others will make your skin much more sensitive to the sun (none of the oils being sold here).
Too much of any oil can make you nauseous and give you a headache~ so start slowly. If you use too much, wash the skin with milk, nothing else works as quickly.
Wearing diluted oils as a perfume is a way to get continued effect. Start with 1-3 drops in a carrier oil of choice (ie. almond, jojoba, coconut, olive). Since they are natural, they are usually well tolerated by even people with chemical sensitivities.
Diffusing oils in a diffusor or in a bowl with steaming water will fill the room with wonderful smells and often brighten the mood. For sinus clearing, I suggest therapeutic application of steam inhalation for 5 minutes twice daily. To add to the bath, it is best to mix a few drops in a bit of milk and then add to the bath. The reason for this is that otherwise the oil will just sit at the top of the water.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.