Stomach aches, intense fatigue, pain in the lower back, lack of motivation… you have recognized it well: we are talking about the period of menstruation. A real source of stress and discomfort, we experience these difficult times every month.
As women, we live these period pains differently and yet with each cycle we are looking for the most effective natural solution to relieve them. Our first instinct? The heat. It helps to find serenity, relax muscles and relieve cramps: hot water bottle, hot baths, hot and humid towels...
Have you ever thought about essential oils?
The power of essential oils is an ancestral knowledge that continues to be recognized and proven by science. For years, aromatherapy has been using its multiple virtues for the body and mind. Very versatile, they can be a powerful natural remedy to soothe premenstrual and menstrual pain in order to regain well-being and calm.
So, to relieve these menstrual cycles, which essential oils should we use?
True quintessence of nature, essential oils are pure and concentrated extracts of aromatic plants. This volatile essence contains all the richness that nature can offer us, it is obtained by steam distillation or cold pressing of the leaves, flowers and roots of plants.
Discovered in 4500 BC in Ancient Egypt, they are used in medicine to relieve and cure certain diseases. Their use has been developed in many fields such as cosmetics, perfumery or religion.
Their strength? Aromatic molecules that have multiple natural virtues with a very diversified field of action. Their benefits are reinforced when they are used in synergy, they become powerful daily allies to find harmony of body and mind. The diversity of essential oils makes it possible to create synergies that have the property of meeting very specific needs (headaches, muscle tension, stress, etc.).
Why can periods be painful?
The pains of the menstrual cycle come from contractions of the uterus which expels the lining accumulated during the cycle in anticipation of a pregnancy. These uterine contractions can cause severe pain in the lower abdomen and lower back.
The symptoms can be very varied depending on the woman, and result in spasms of the belly/small pelvis, more or less painful cramps, lower back pain, pelvic and breast tension.
What about hormones? They also fluctuate before and during menstruation. These changes can make us nervous and irritable. And yes, hormones also have an impact on our physical and emotional discomfort during menstruation, this can result in mood swings, nausea, headaches, frequent snacking, fatigue...
Clary Sage, Tropical Basil, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Noble Chamomile… Essential oils have numerous antispasmodic, calming and anti-inflammatory properties. But what is the best synergy to untie cramps, calm irritability and soothe pain?
Discover the benefits of essential oils:
Queen of hormone-regulating oils, it soothes hormonal disorders. Its action is similar to estrogen (female hormones), it will help regulate menstrual cycles. Clary Sage oil has relaxing and neurotonic properties to fight nervous fatigue.
Powerful soothing against tension and nervous spasms. Its antispasmodic properties regulate the intestinal discomfort that can be felt during menstruation.
Remarkable painkiller and anti-inflammatory, it is known for its soothing and relaxing properties that will relieve discomfort and calm premenstrual contractions.
It will bring comfort and relaxation to soothe stress and anxiety during this delicate moment. Its muscle relaxant properties will relax the pelvic sphere and help reduce menstrual cramps. The more the body is relaxed, the less intense the pain will be.
In case of fatigue, nausea, or headache, this essential oil will give you a little boost to regulate digestive disorders and regain tone. Its fresh, minty scent is perfect for boosting your energy and fighting physical and emotional fatigue.
The benefits of vegetable oils:
Evening primrose oil
The essential remedy for female hormonal balance. The ultimate oil for women. It is also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties.
St. John's Wort vegetable oil
Soothing and analgesic, it acts on the nerves and anxiety to relieve the tensions that can be felt as soon as the period arrives.
How to use essential oils to relieve menstrual pain?
#OFATIP: In cutaneous application, drop a few drops of essential oil of your choice on the painful areas (lower abdomen and lumbar) and gently massage in circular movements. With patience and relaxation, the pain will fade quickly.
Although these are natural products, you have to be careful with essential oils because they are very powerful active substances that can be dangerous if used incorrectly. This is why using already composed synergies secures their use.
Our Monthly Release oil is formulated by an aromatherapist to relieve menstrual discomfort and pain. Composed of a synergy of organic essential oils, it combines the soothing virtues of Ylang Ylang, True Lavender, Roman Chamomile with the regulating properties of Clary Sage and Geranium.
Designed by women and for women, this 'feel good' synergy will be your best ally during complicated menstrual cycles.
Discover this relaxing blend with an immediate effect to live your periods more serenely.