I wanted to start a discussion on using essential oils for particular women's needs. Feel free to join in with any helpful ideas which you have implemented and have worked for you.
RELIEF FROM MENSTRUAL CRAMPS
This past menstrual cycle, I began trying essential oils to ease the menstrual cramps. I do not like to resort to using Motrin, Advil, or anything like that because typically I end up getting a rebound headache the next day.
I had Clary Sage, Lavender, and Peppermint oils on hand and decided to give those a try. Geranium is also supposed to be excellent for treating menstrual cramps, but I did not have any of that on hand. I’ve ordered some and will have it on hand next month.
My cramping was not too severe this month, and it eased quickly when I applied a few drops of the Clary Sage, Lavender, and Peppermint oils to my abdominal area. They seemed to work very nicely, and I really enjoyed the warming feel of the Peppermint.
I tried these three oils with my daughter a few weeks ago when her cramping was very severe, and she kept telling me that the oils were not helping. However, I continued to apply them a few times a day, during that first day, and the next day she was amazingly improved and did not suffer from severe cramping again the rest of that week.
I am curious to continue experimenting with the oils next month and to also try the Geranium. Would love to read the comments and experiences of others on this topic.