Aromatherapy can be my saviour at certain times of the month. I especially love to use essential oils each month to help ease symptoms of PMS such as stress, anxiety, cramps and imbalanced moods.
Obviously, essential oils can be used for a whole variety of purposes, but today, I'm focusing on ways that they can be used to promote women's health and self-care.
Here are my top 3 essential oils that could just not live without at 'that time of the month'.
This is such a beautiful oil. Very floral smelling and quite heady too - so less is definitely more.
It can help to balance oil production on the face in a face oil, calm mood swings and (when blended with a carrier oil) can also be used to massage onto the abdomen to help with cramps.
In the bath with bath crystals
In an oil burner
Blend with carrier oils for the face and body
Another floral oil known to help with stress, anxiety and sleeping issue. It can also be used for it's anti-bacterial purposes.
A few drops on a tissue placed at the top of your pillow can help you sleep.
Add it to pulse points to help with stress and anxiety.
Perfect to use in the bath or in body oils
A really refreshing scented oil to help uplift the mind. It can really help with that 'low-mood' feeling with PMS. I love to have it burning in the kitchen in the morning to awaken the house and set the mood for the day.
Add a few drops of oil to a well of water in the oil burner to lift the mood.
Finally, you could actually blend all three oils together in an oil burner to create a beautifully scented room.
One of the hardest struggles with PMS (alongside the cramps) is the shift in mood. One minute you're fine and the next you could be crying at a TV commercial.
Try adding some essential oils to your routine to see if they help you at all. I couldn't live without them now!
Thanks so much for reading,