Top 3 Essential Oils for Cramping and PMS

PMS can show up as mood swings, fatigue, irritability, tender breasts, food cravings, and depression a week to two weeks before your periodcropped-mp900427759.jpgor during it.  PMS is not something you have to have, it is often caused by toxicity in the liver, which can be eliminated by gentle cleanses (such as increasing greens and decreasing junk food, or stopping eating after dinner is also considered a gentle cleanse). over a month or two.  It is best to stop the cleanse during your menses because it will stress the liver more than necessary.

Moon Cycle Blend:

Geranium (PK-V=) 10 drops Geranium is one of my favorite essential oils.  It is an amazing hormone balancer and can help with Menopause as well.  This amazing oil also helps with minor depression and is an anti-inflamatory.  If you find yourself tending towards anger you can swap this for Rose which is one of the best essential oils for Pitta.

Lemon (PV-K=) 6 drops  Lemon is great for uplifting the mood out of minor depression and anger.

Peppermint (PK-V=) 4 drops   Rubbing peppermint on your stomach, helps relieve the pain of cramping (because of its analgesic qualities), which is a sign of a Vata imbalance.  You can swap out for Wintergreen if you are strongly Vata, tend towards back pain or have a genital infection (gently rub on low back).

Have you worked with these essential oils?  Do you have other suggestions?  Let me know in the comments below.

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