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Once every month, most women get a 1-week visit from Aunt Flo. Aunt Flo can be messy and quite a pain to deal with, in fact, she is said to give you terrible mood swings and abdominal pain. For those who have not caught the drift yet, I am referring to a women's monthly period. For some ladies, this time of the month can be very agonising and annoying 1 week.
One option would be to take painkillers and other over the counter medicine, but why flood your system with chemical and drugs? When there are more natural options available. With the help of essential oils and aromatherapy, this week can just be a bit more bearable naturally.
Below are the 5 essentials oils that can help to deal with Aunt Flo's monthly visits.
Firstly, Lavander oil with it's relaxing properties would allow the muscles around the uterus to relax, reducing the tension and in turn the cramped discomfort feeling that you feel.
Additionally, this oil has mood stabilising and pain-relieving properties which aid to maintain your mood during this time of hormonal imbalances.
Lastly, Lavander oil can be used to induce sleep which is harder due to the discomfort form the cramps.
Peppermint can be used in a number of ways during your period, the first way is are topical applications to counteract menstrual cramps or headaches. The cool tingling sensation of peppermint oil on the skin is able to penetrate into the discomfort brought about by the cramp.
The second way that peppermint can be used is to boost one's energy during the bouts of fatigue felt during the different times of the period.
3. Clary Sage
Clary Sage is known to promote the production of estrogen and while balancing other hormones during the period reducing the chance of mood swings. In addition to relaxing muscles around the uterus due to its antispasmodic properties.
Rose essential oil is the magic bullet with it comes to addressing period issues. Firstly, it contains emmenagogues which trigger menstruation, a live saver for those with irregular periods.
Additionally, it aids with the nausea, bouts of fatigue, menstrual cramps and the balancing of hormones.
5. Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang is a powerful anti-depressant and has antispasmodic properties. These help to address the stress and anxiety brought on by the period, and the menstrual cramps.