4 Essential Oils for Menstrual Cramps

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When you are feeling the pain of fluctuating hormone levels and a crampy uterus during menstruation , try using these essential oils to treat a variety of conditions ranging from headaches to heartburn!

Lavender Oil

Lavender with its medicinal value is estimate to affect the prostaglandins that mediate pain and uterine contractions. Lavender oil’s potential to lessen contractions makes it one of the best essential oils for menstrual cramps.

Lavender oil used as an inhalation has been shown to effectively reduce cramps and menstrual bleeding.


Lavender Oil
Lavender Oil

chamomile Oil

Aromatherapy was used for pain management by the ancient Egyptians , and one of their go-to oils was Roman chamomile. Adding a few drops to a foot bath can diminish the intensity of menstrual cramps.

Chamomile tea possesses anti-spasmodic properties, which can relieve the painful cramps associated with menstrual periods.

Chamomile oil
Chamomile oil

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is an amazing essential oil because it can relieve headaches and inflammation and boost energy. Fluctuating estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can leave you feeling fatigued at different points of menstrual cycle, Little Peppermint essential oil can help!

Peppermint oil
Peppermint oil

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon oil has been used for centuries in alternative medical treatments. It is known to reduce inflammation in the body. Massaging lower abdomen with cinnamon essential oil may help reduce inflammation and symptoms of menstrual cramping.

Cinnamon oil
Cinnamon oil
A study examined a combination of oils from Cinnamon, Clove, Rose, Lavender. These Oils were added to Almond oil and Women were Instructed to massage the oil combo into the abdomen. This study found that women using the essential oils reported less pain and bleeding during menstruation.

How to use

Before using essential oils, always mix them with a carrier oil, like coconut oil , Almond oil or Jojoba oil. Carrier oils work by safely carrying the essential oil into your skin, and helping to spread the oil over a large area.

Uday Kumar

Uday Kumar

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