It’s that (PMS) time of the month. Essential oils, take me away!

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Lavender essential oil is calming and soothing

Ladies, we know those PMS symptoms only too well! They can include swollen breasts, bloating, headaches and migraines, cramping, insomnia, increased fatigue, mood swings, heightened emotions, indigestion, nausea and constipation – to name just a few.  (And don’t forget that men go through a a similar monthly type of emotional swing.)

Here’s the good news – Lavender essential oil balances and soothes the body and mind. Perfect for PMS symptoms!

Lavender essential oil is probably one of the most well-known, safest and most versatile oils and is used to soothe burns, help wounds to heal, and stop itching, among other things. Lavender helps to harmonize the nervous system, reducing stress. It also aids in relaxing tired muscles, relieving headaches and just giving you and overall feeling of calmness.

How to get PMS relief with Lavender

You can either rub the oil on neat to the affected area, or you can diffuse the oil for inhalation. You can add  Lavender to your bathwater, or to massage oil and other body oils, shampoo, and  skin care products.

Have you ever tried Lavender in steamed milk? Just heat and whip your favorite milk, add a  drop of lavender oil and a spoonful of honey and presto!  A relaxing beverage you can enjoy anytime.

Go ahead. Fall under the spell of Lavender. You’ll be so glad you did (and so will those around you.)

Lavender notes:

  • Lavender means to wash in Latin. The Romans used LOTS of lavender! In baths, as scent, on clothes, even in their hair.
  • It is probably the most well-known, and most used essential oil globally.
  • When in doubt, use Lavender.
  • It is steam-distilled from the flowers of the lavender plant (Lavendula Angustifolia)
  • Not only can Lavender help with sleep issues, it can also help with teeth-grinding during sleep.
  • Lavender is nature’s antihistamine.
  • It is an essential ingredient of Herbes de Provence, and is grown extensively in the Provence region of France.

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