Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Essential oils to support menstruation

by Jade Nichols (follow)
Natural Cures & Prevention (139)      Women's Health (39)     
Menstruation is a time of the month that varies for every woman. For some it may be a very uncomfortable time, others it may not be a bother.

In the Western world, menstruation is usually seen to be a negative occurrence, a time of discomfort, moodiness and a hassle. Traditionally, and particularly in tribal traditions, menstruation is something to be celebrated, a celebration of our feminism and our womanhood.



menstruation, woman, essential oils


Instead of wallowing in the negatives of menstruation such as the costs of sanitary items, what we can't wear, and the discomfort, it is surely a better idea to at least try and learn to embrace this time, see it as an opportunity, not a problem.

In Ayurveda, this is seen as a time of detoxification for a woman's body, releasing many toxins from the past month. We can learn to actually accept and support the time of having our period by using natural therapies. One of these supportive therapies that I will talk about in this article is aromatherapy.

The endocrine system is responsible for the production of hormones, and certain essential oils are very effective in reaching the endocrine system and helping the body achieve more balance.

The following essential oils are wonderful for this time:
Clary Sage - restores balance to hormones, eases cramps, helps eases muscle tension
Lavender - calming, helps eases cramps
Ylang Ylang - eases stress and nervous tension
Ginger - digestive complaints
Rosemary - fatigue, sore muscles
Bergamot - anxiety and irritation

For PMS symptoms:
Neroli
Marjoram
Roman chamomile
Ylang ylang
Clary Sage

There are many ways that you can use essential oils. Perhaps some of the best ways for this time is the following:
Aromatic bath (essential oils in the bath, amount of drops is usually written on the back of the bottle).
Massage (mixing essential oils into a base oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil etc.)
Vaporiser or oil burner

Please note:
For women who experience heavy periods avoid the use of clary sage. For heavy bleeding, try a warm compress on the lower abdomen with essential oils such as geranium, cypress and frankincense.
Always make sure your essential oils are 100% pure.

Let us celebrate our cycles and embrace our bodies natural rhythms!

Related articles
Ten tips to treat PMT naturally
Ayurvedic remedy for PMT and period pain

Categories
#Natural Cures & Prevention
#Women's Health
I like this Article - 13
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jade Nichols
For anyone practicing yoga with a baby, it can be a challenge to combine the practice properly with ...
13 likes
This past year, I personally have undergone a spiritual shift as well as emotionally adjusting to be...
10 likes
Buddhism is often mistaken to be a religion, when it is in fact a simple and beautiful way of life
15 likes
This scrub is especially good for the colder months, because of the warming ginger and spicy smells ...
12 likes
Hypnobirthing The philosophy of ‘hypnobirthing’ was created by Marie Mongan
7 likes
Hoopdance is a blend of hula hooping and dancing
15 likes
view all articles by Jade Nichols
Articles by Jade Nichols on Other Hubs
ID: 26584
[ Submit a Comment ]
This is a great article. I also wanted to say that the illustration is absolutely gorgeous!
Trending Articles
With their deliciously subtle, **creamy** and buttery flavour, the versatile **pine nut** is often o...
9 likes
One of the most **popular** nuts in the world, **cashews** are loved for their **sweet**, **creamy**...
7 likes
You've polished off the last of the **peanut butter/coconut oil/strawberry jam**, and are about to s...
7 likes
In the ancient Eastern practice of **Ayurveda**, people are defined by their unique blend of the **t...
7 likes
Delicious, healthy and quick to prepare, this fudge has a sweet, nutty flavour and is a fantastic sn...
6 likes
There are many foods that are enriched with Omega3 fatty acids but the healthy foods which contain b...
6 likes
You spend about a third of your life asleep
6 likes
Easy, healthy and budget friendly almond yoghurt can be made at home
5 likes
Lemon, honey and cardamom have been used as natural remedies for colds for centuries
5 likes
When it comes to food I think I eat a fairly healthy diet, and that I get enough nutrients from the ...
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (244)
Vegan (120)
How To (61)
Lists (59)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version