Women's Health Concerns - Everyday Essentials

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Women’s Health Concerns

There are so many aspects to this subject. As a follow up to the pregnancy & labor article from last week; let’s continue the discussion further and take a look at concerns that are unique to women. This is just a brief overview of some of the issues that can effect you during your menstrual cycle.


Pre-menstrual syndrome takes many forms. Mood swings, fatigue, bloating, and a change in appetite are just a few. Taking time for yourself and using essential oils to ease some of these symptoms can be a welcome relief for many women. Aromatherapy is a perfect way to relax, unwind and deal with stress. Some common symptoms of PMS are:

  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Appetite

Dealing with these issues can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Below are some ideas for reducing the symptoms of PMS.

“Calm” – an inhaler blend: on the cotton wick drop 2 drops Neroli, 4 drops Orange and 2 drops Vanilla. This soothing scent relaxes the mind!

“Energize Me” – a diffuser blend: use 4 drops Lemon, 2 drops Basil and 1 drop Spearmint in your diffuser. Diffuse 30-60 minutes when you need an energy boost! This scent will invigorate & refresh you. Alternatively you can use Energy Synergy or Invigor Aid to help boost your energy levels.

“Ban the Bloat” – a simple massage blend: to 2 ounces of carrier add 4 drops Geranium, 6 drops Juniper Berry and massage the abdomen to reduce water retention. Please use this massage blend sparingly, banishing too much water from your system can be detrimental. 

Simply sniffing Munchy Stop or Grapefruit essential oil can be useful to reduce cravings and keep your appetite in check.

Menstrual cramps

Cramping is a common concern for women during their menstrual cycle. In order to reduce symptoms there are several essential oils that might be useful during this time of the month.


This condition is a result of uterine tissue growing outside of the uterine walls. This causes discomfort and the discomfort that accompanies this condition can be reduced  by using essential oils. While using essential oils can help with symptom relief, it will not cure the condition. Once again, relieving the discomfort is the goal. You can use the above blends for menstrual cramps and then try this hip massage for further relief.

Hip Massage or warm bath

Recipe adapted from Valerie Worwood

In 3 ounces of carrier add (this is just over a 2% dilution)

Using firm strokes, begin making clockwise circles on the abdomen. Work out toward the hips and lower back. Smooth the muscles of you hips down and out toward your thighs. Continue firm pressure from the waist to the thighs, over the hips. Move onto lower back and work from the spine out toward the sides. Alternatively you can use several drops of the stock blend in 1/2 cup epsom salt and run into a warm bath.

Hopefully this makes your menstrual cycle and other women’s concerns a bit easier to deal with. If you have specific concerns, questions or comments please contact one of our certified aromatherapists at [email protected] or join our Facebook Group Safe Essential Oil Recipes where we have additional information and discussions that may be useful to you!


10 thoughts on “Women’s Health Concerns”

  • Have a 15 year old that has severe cramping every month so love the info that could help that since I am a mom that has never dealt with it. Thanks for the info!!

  • Do you have anything for men’s health concerns? Low libido, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, etc.?

  • I have struggled long with my period pain, and now I’ve decided to quit the pill, so I need something natural that may help with the pain, so this was a big help, but I did not understand completely, you can write how many drops I should use with the Pain relief blend?

    1. 1 ounce of carrier oil us equal to 6 teaspoons or 2 tablespoons. For a 2% dilution, as directed, you add 18 drops of oil.

  • Please continue this series and give us some info on treating menopausal symptoms. The personal “mini tropical vacations” and mood swings are driving me mad.

      1. Great! My mom has asked me about this just recently. Her main concern is brain fog & lethargy. She is in great health otherwise. I was thinking of a personal inhaler using rosemary, lemon and perhaps basil. However, I am concerned it may be too strong. I’d like to incorporate something with rosemary that will be pleasing to her senses.

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