Essential Oils to Get You Through Your Period (+ recipes)

Today we’re talking about the worst time of the month! You know… that time of the month. Just like the plethora of side effects that come along with getting a monthly period, there’s just as many holistic options to choose from to support your body & mind during those times. If you haven’t heard already, we just got in the SuperJenny Menstrual Cup– a reusable and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons! So we thought we’d share the best types of essential oils that you can use to make your period even easier.

 

TYPES OF ESSENTIAL OILS


Antispasmodic

Relieves spasms, convulsions & contractions

  • Clary Sage
  • Lavender
  • Cinnamon
  • Copaiba
  • Black Pepper
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose

Anti-inflammatory

Alleviates pain and inflammation

  • Wintergreen
  • Birch
  • Clove
  • Peppermint
  • Copaiba
  • Rosemary
  • Siberian Fir
  • Melissa
  • Helichrysum

Carminative

Reduces gas & bloating

  • Peppermint
  • Ginger
  • Fennel
  • Cardamom
  • Turmeric
  • Litsea

Sedative

Relaxes psychological & physiological activity

  • Roman Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Jasmine
  • Neroli

Nervine

Positive effect on mood & nerves

  • Bergamot
  • Grapefruit
  • Wild Orange
  • Lemon
  • Vetiver
  • Spearmint
  • Frankincense
  • Neroli
  • Rose

Cramp Relief

 

  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 10 drops Copaiba
  • 5 drops Cinnamon
  • Add these essential oils to a 10ml glass roller bottle and top it off with a carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil) and apply to your abdomen to help relieve cramps.
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    Energy/Mood Booster


  • 10 drops Grapefruit
  • 10 drops Peppermint
  • 7 drops Bergamot
  • Add these essential oils to a 10ml glass roller bottle and top it off with a carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil) and apply to pulse points, behind your ears, and the back of your neck to increase your energy and mood levels.

  • Body Aches


  • 10 drops Birch
  • 10 drops Wintergreen
  • 10 drops Black Pepper
  • Add these essential oils to a 10ml glass roller bottle and top it off with a carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil) and massage it into the affected area.

  • TIPS & TRICKS


  • When in doubt, use Peppermint! It can help with a variety of symptoms such as cramps, nausea, pain, inflammation and more
  • Make a custom blend for yourself using any of the essential oils from the above lists
  • After applying oils to your abdomen to help with cramps, follow up with a heating pad for even more relief
  • The SuperJenny Menstrual Cup is an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to pads and tampons. It’s made out of 100% medical-grade silicone making them flexible and easy to wear for up to 12 hours!
  • Try these 6 yoga poses that will help relieve menstrual cramps
  • Stay hydrated
  • Take a warm or hot bath (add epsom salts and a few drops of your favourite relaxing essential oil)
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    DISCLAIMER: Make sure you are using the safest essential oils available to you. We use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. All information mentioned in this blog post has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please make sure to read the labels on your essential oil bottles to ensure they can be taken internally. Never use essential oils internally if you do not personally feel comfortable doing so.

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