PMS (premenstrual syndrome) is actually just a combination of several various symptoms that usually start a couple days before menstruation. They include depression, water retention, irritability, breast swelling and tenderness, mood swings, and even headaches.
However, PMS can be treated, and treated successfully. One of the methods is aromatherapy, and this can be the most pleasant one. All you need is to get a massage with aromatic oil or to take time out to relax in an aromatic bath, and this will help you tremendously.
You are able to prevent the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome before it even begins. Two weeks to a week before the start of your period, just take time out every day to massage the stomach with the following:
5 drops pure marjoram essential oil
4 drops pure bergamot essential oil
3 drops pure lavender essential oil
2 drops pure geranium essential oil
30 ml grape seed oil
Marjoram is famous for relieving stomach cramps and indigestion, flatulence, and constipation. It can also help alleviate irregular and painful menstruation. Besides, marjoram shows a comforting and warming effect on the emotions, as it can relieve sadness and depression, easing the anxiety.
Bergamot essential oil is used because of its uplifting qualities in this blend; it’s an ideal remedy for depression and anxiety.
As for the lavender, it will have outstanding balancing effect on your nervous system, helping relieve depression and anxiety as well. In addition, it’s known for encouraging serenity and calmness. This oil is extremely versatile, showing beneficial effects on any system of the body. It can also relieve pain and ease inflammation from arthritis, muscular aches and pains, cramps and strains.
Geranium can help fight PMS for it’s able to balance the hormones, thus lowering depression, hot flashes, and fluid retention. This oil is suitable for all skin types, because it’s known for balancing sebum and making skin smooth and youthful.
Finally, the grape seed oil helps to increase circulation to your brain, making it helpful for migraines and PMS.
Aromatic Bath Oil
The aromatic bath oil can also help ease PMS symptoms. To make an effective bath blend, use the same oils – geranium, marjoram and lavender, mixing them in the following proportion:
2 drops marjoram oil
2 drops geranium oil
1 drop lavender oil
All you need to do is soak yourself every night in a warm bath with these aromatic oils.