Every 28 days or so, it feels like there’s a blender swirling around in my uterus (sounds painful right?). Just when I think I’ve made it through another month without excruciating period pain, flow comes back to town. No matter what I do I can never seem to escape her tight grip. Ugh.
For those of you that experience painful cramps, you know how bad it can be.
Then, I discovered the magical power of essential oils. As we were developing Blume’s products, we were surprised to find that essential oils worked really well on relieving period pain. Not only did they ease my bloating, but they also alleviated my back aches. Quickly we realized we needed to create a product that was expertly crafted to help folks like us naturally ease period woes.
If you’re a skeptic like me, you’re probably interested in a breakdown of the ingredients and how they work. So let’s dive in!
Say goodbye to bloating, sweet cravings and other period woes by simply inhaling this oil or applying it to your abdomen. Clary sage also helps with heavy menstrual cycles, hormonal imbalances and hot flashes while it’s known for its ability to increase circulation and support the digestive system.
The MOST interesting thing (and what I found incredibly comforting when I tried it) is that clary sage has warming components, making it perfect for using with your hot water bottle. Plus, it helps with cramps because it is antispasmodic, meaning it treats spasms, muscle cramps and stomach aches by relaxing the nerve impulses we can’t control.
Curious about how clary sage affects hormones? Well, it contains natural phytoestrogens, which are referred to as “dietary estrogens” that are derived from plants and not within the endocrine system. In this way, it regulates estrogen levels and ensures the long term health of the uterus - reducing the chances of uterine and ovarian cancer. Because clary sage helps balance out those estrogen levels, it’s a super effective essential oil.
It gets better though - a 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that the inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36 percent and that it also improved thyroid hormone levels. It even works as an effective natural remedy to help treat depression and anxiety.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Then, there’s peppermint essential oil. Not only does it smell amazing but this oil can relieve headaches and inflammation, while also boosting one’s energy levels. Since our fluctuating hormones can make us feel tired, some peppermint EO can help with that!
GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL
Geranium essential oil has a regulating effect on the nervous system and also aids with depression and anxiety. It has a positive and uplifting scent, restoring one’s emotional balance. Since geranium also is good for the adrenal cortex, it helps to regulate the release of hormones, too. It’s especially effective when going through puberty, PMS, menopause and can held with fluid retention and relieve pain when one’s breasts are feeling tender.
Bergamot is both uplifting AND calming. The citrusy oil is great for alleviating stress and anxiety. It can uplift your mood while simultaneously reducing your heart and blood pressure, allowing your body to recover from stressors. Vitamin E can aid with pain AND heavy periods. It’s been found to combat menstrual migraines, and breast tenderness. You’ve heard this a lot by now, but Vitamin E ALSO helps to keep hormones balanced. You’ll likely feel more energetic too.
So there you have it! Try it out for yourself. We made a unique blend with these ingredients. It’s one of our bestsellers and it’s called Cloud 9.