He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, August 12, 2013

STAMP out Cramps, An Essential Oil Blend for PMS

Do you suffer from cramping, bloating, back pain, mood swings during your "time of the month?"   

I've found a blend of essential oils that is really working for me.
(My apologies to all the men-folk who might happen upon my blog....it's a sensitive topic, but hey, this is a fact of life that needs to be dealt with!)

This last month, I had horrible back pain instead of cramping.  That was a first for me.  It was very similar to the pain I have during labor and childbirth...just not to the same extent.  
 Thank goodness! :0)  But, very unpleasant, nonetheless!
 I went in search of my "trial" bottle that says PMS blend (I just added the Birch last month, but have used this blend for about 4-5 months.) and slathered it all over my lower back.  It was a very busy morning for me and about 15 minutes later I thought..."hmmmm...I don't have any more pain!"  

I like no pain!  How about you?? :)

Most times when using this blend I put it on my abdomen kinda in the pelvic area...just wherever there is pain/cramping and at night I put it on the bottoms of my feet.

Guess it's time to share this blend with you...now that I know it's working--at least for me.  So, give it a try! 

Stamp Out Cramps
1 drop Birch essential oil
3 drops Clary Sage essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
2 drops Grapefruit essential oil
2 drops Bergamot essential oil
2 drops Carrot Seed essential oil
1/3 oz. roller bottle 

Apply as needed to trouble areas--back, abdomen/pelvic area and even bottoms of feet.

For a particularly painful time...try rubbing these oils into the abdomen/pelvic area and then lying down with a warm towel or heating pad on top.

Birch helps with the pain of cramping

 Clary Sage helps to reduce cramping, bloating and mood swings or irritability

Geranium is great for the pain and inflammation/bloating of menstruation and emotional balance

Grapefruit helps with the water retention and tension associated with PMS

Bergamot can be an effective emotional balancer and helps with feelings of listlessness and tiredness

Carrot Seed Oil can help with muscle pain

All of these oils can be purchased at Spark Naturals
Don't forget to use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount.

Just an FYI--It's great to carry in your pocket :0).  I do!

Now available for purchase here: 
Sonshine Botanicals
Birch essential oil must be used with caution. Read this post from created2fly for information you desperately need if using Birch.
Birch: A Cautionary Tale

Blend updated in October, 2014 -- Carrot Seed oil added and ratios tweaked.

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  1. Dawn - Did you have just as good of results without the birch? I had someone asking about this but am not sure of their allergies so don't want to risk adding birch unless it's not as effective.
    Thanks - great post!

  2. Lea, the only difference I can see with the birch is not having to apply as often! Not sure how it would have knocked out the back pain this month if the birch had not been in there, also. Maybe try it for a while without it?

  3. Great post - this must smell amazing. Thanks for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us again and share more of your awesome posts in the future.

  4. This is wonderful and brilliant! We'll be sharing this link with our readers for sure!

    1. Thank you! Hope to hear some great testimonials!

  5. Hi! What is FCO and how much do you use?

    1. Hi Tymikka,
      FCO is fractionated coconut oil. I just fill the 1/3 oz. bottle with the drops of Essential oils and then fill the rest of the way with the FCO--it will be a little less than 1/3 oz.
      Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how this blend helps you.

    2. Thanks Dawn! Would I find FCO at a place like Whole Foods? Is it labeled as such?

    3. I'm not familiar with Whole Foods, but it will be called fractionated coconut oil. I purchase mine on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1zEzWgQ (this is an affiliate link).


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