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Menstrual Cramp Pain Relief

June 21, 2014 25 Comments

Menstrual Cramp Pain Relief

 

Ok I admit, these days are behind me now, praise the heavens!  However, I have daughters and friends out there who struggle every single month with painful and life interrupting menstrual cramps. Time for nice blend of essential oils for some big {natural} relief without any NSAIDs involved.  Hot water bottles welcome! It all started here, an interesting study and a W O N D E R F U L blend of essential oils that pretty much jumped off the page at me and caught my attention.  {source}

Clary Sage is an antispasmodic and known to relax nerve impulses thereby alleviating uncontrollable spasms, regulates hormones and maintains health of the uterus and has a very real calming effect which is nice for PMS you know. "If you are having troubles with irregular, obstructed or painful menses, you can try Clary Sage oil before you spend a fortune on specialized treatment from a gynecologist. There is no need to worry, since it has no adverse side effects. It simply stimulates the opening of obstructed menses, and makes them regular, while easing pain. It also cures dizziness and mental irritation during menses as well as in cases of Post Menopause Syndrome. Furthermore, it can help reduce the symptoms and negative effects associated with menstruation like cramping, bloating, mood swings, and cravings for food by balancing the hormones that run rampant during this time for women."  {source}

Marjoram is a quiet warrior in my opinion, so helpful with pain relief, congestion, muscles soreness and even sleep.  Those of you with irregular or painful periods can benefit greatly from marjoram too. Not only does it help to make periods more regular, it also provides relief from typical period symptoms like headache, cramping, dizziness, and mood swings. 

Cinnamon Bark aids blood circulation and is a known pain reliever.  Cinnamon bark is considered to be a brain tonic and blood purifier it's also high in antioxidants and an aphrodisiac too yippee!

Ginger is a biggie and in my opinion should be available at all times at home and on the road because it's healing properties are universal. Uncontested relief from nausea, joint pain and indigestion.

Geranium  is a balancer of hormones and overall healthy tonic.  I have many friends who rely on Geranium for monthly cramping relief.  Interestingly enough, Geranium is a known hemostatic, stops bleeding which seems counterproductive but as is so often the case with essential oils they have the ability to adapt to the need. Now that you know a little more about the EOs in the blend are you as excited as I was to see this combination for a menstrual cramp remedy? Word of advice: this remedy belongs in your EO Journal.

Menstrual Cramp Relief
Author: Camp Wander
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add essential oils using a dropper to the a roller bottle, fill with carrier oil.
  2. Apply topically as needed and massage blend on lower abdomen to relieve pain from menstrual cramps.

Be well and be prepared for the next go-round because other than cramp city, it's great to be a woman!

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25 Responses

Shama D
Shama D

May 10, 2017

Perfect timing!!! However, I don’t have all of these oils yet!! But I definitely will by the time this happens next month!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Jules
Jules

May 10, 2017

My daughter and I suffer each month. Thank you so much for the EO recipe, I was wondering if Spark Naturals will be adding this to their wonderful blends soon? Thank you again!!!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Clary Sage is pretty important but, I would make the blend, try it and add Clary when you can :)

Tamara
Tamara

May 10, 2017

Hi,
I’m just learning about eos and I’m totally fascinated by their uses. I just have a question, though. I have almost all the oils in this recipe except clary sage. Will the recipe still be effective without it?
Thank you, Tamara

Carla
Carla

May 10, 2017

Love it! I don’t have this problem myself anymore, never did have cramps that bbad. But both of my daughters do. I’ll be making a batch for them, possibly today. Using Spark Natural oils, of course! Applying this and then layering with a nice warm rice bag , just might help them get through some of those days.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Heather, you might want to try 2 drops Geranium in a carrier like Naked Salve or coconut topically over your lower abdomen for the bleeding morning and night.

JyotiT
JyotiT

May 10, 2017

Hello,
I have been following your blog for a few months now and finally got around to making a mositurizer/lotion with coconut oil and a few other EOs. I am excited and a believer of natural remedies. I was wondering if you have researched EOs (and their benefits, if any) in regards to reproductive challenges and balancing hormones?
Keep up the good work!
Jyoti

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you! I would suggest tripling the recipe for a 4 oz jar of Naked Salve :-)

Jo
Jo

May 10, 2017

would this work in the naked salve? how much would I add for say a 4 oz. jar?
Thanks, and Love all the information you share!

Heather
Heather

May 10, 2017

I wonder if you have any suggestions for perimenopause. I recently had an anovulatory cycle which I was told can be normal for years leading up to menopause. I was late, then started spotting for 2 weeks and then heavy bleeding for 7 days. Finally my doctor put me on Progesterone for 2 weeks to stop the bleeding. I just finished my last pill Wed morning and now am bleeding heavily again. I really don’t want to take hormones if at all possible but I also can’t continually bleed. Do you have any EO suggestions for this time of a women’s life to balance everything? Thanks in advance.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Mary, you could try Cassia but do a test spot first. Apply a very small amount along with a carrier oil because Cassia is a hot oil on the inside of forearm and observe for 24 hrs.

Mary
Mary

May 10, 2017

Is there a substitute for the cinnamon bark? My daughter is allergic to topical cinnamon

Stacy
Stacy

May 10, 2017

Out of curiosity, was there a reason you did not add lavender? I have seen that a lot of other pms blends use it and was just wondering…

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hi Pam, I would rub 2 drops of pure ginger EO on my abdomen with a little carrier oil as needed. You could also add it to tea, cold or hot :)

Pam
Pam

May 10, 2017

you mentioned ginger as being useful for so many things. If you were to use it for indigestion would you put it under the tongue? If so how many drops.

Debora Cadene
Debora Cadene

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca. If you were making this into your new jars and having it total 7.5 ml….. for the one ounce jar of naked, what would you suggest I changed the numbers to? I have all the oils needed to make this.

Desperately needing this today (yup..love being a woman :) )

thank you so much ,
Debbie

Robin
Robin

May 10, 2017

It is so helpful when you break the blend down ingredient by ingredient. Then explain what each ingredient contributes. That allows me to understand why the blend will work. I have tried several of your recipes and they all work. I generally use the blend with your dirty salve. Thanks for teaching me so much.

Toni Evans
Toni Evans

May 10, 2017

Hi, I have recently started following CampWander on Facebook and am very interested in learning more about the uses of essential oils. Can you recommend a good book I can use as a basic reference for the uses of the different essential oils? I am going to begin ordering EOs to make some of your salves!

Thanks!!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I’ve not Rachael, only that Clary Sage can regulate menses. Of course, if you suspect CS is causing heavier bleeding, more so than regulating you should stop use in my opinion.

Rachael
Rachael

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, have you heard or seen anything on Clary Sage increasing blood flow and causing menstrual bleeding to worsen? I have seen 1 or 2 people mention it but no more info. I have been using it in another blend and I am really thinking it’s causing heavier bleeding. If so could I leave it out of this blend or do you recommend anything else? I am trying to figure out a good blend to help with hormone balancing.
Thanks!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Andrea, you can simply layer a scant 1/4 teaspoon of Clary Sage Salve over the application of the blend.

Andrea
Andrea

May 10, 2017

I have Clary Sage in salve form. How much would I use for the recipe above?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Karen, yet another pain relieving blend for your relief arsenal :)

Karen H
Karen H

May 10, 2017

This sounds like a great blend! Can you recommend other uses for this blend for those of us not in need of menstrual cramp relief? Thank you!

NICOLE N JAmES
NICOLE N JAmES

May 10, 2017

Thus blend is gold!!!
I popped ibuprofen religiously for the last 20 years on the first 2 days of the horrible cycle. I always worried about what that has done and was doing to my liver and organs.
Well well well… about 6 months ago i started researching e.o.s and found camp wander, and sis kill. My life hasn’t been the same and I’m totally greatful! Made this roller ball recipe and last month, I never touched an ibuprofen pill!!!! I’m so excited! I have to apply often but that’s ok! Thanks for sharing, this is a definite keeper!
Nicole

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