Essential Oil 101: Three Aromas to Soothe Your Period Dramas

Essential Oil 101: Three Aromas to Soothe Your Period Dramas

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It hurts like slow murder.

Every woman knows those monthly pangs can take over your life.

All nonessential activity is put on the back burner, and painkilling moves to the front of your wishlist. 

Some measures to ease period pain include taking anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen and naproxen, eating lightweight vegetarian meals, and drinking plenty of hot, milkless tea. 

In this post, we outline an alternative remedy to your menstruation cramp problems. It involves the wonders of aromatherapy, as age-old essences suffuse your living space through the grace of a period pain roll-on.  

You’ll soon know it as the smell of victory!

The Holy Trinity for Period Pain Dignity 

Several essential oils have been studied to alleviate period pains. 

According to Oilori’s wellness reports, there are three you should shortlist. 

  • Rose essential oil
  • Clary Sage essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

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The Pink Painkiller: Damask Rose Essential Oil

The oil of the damask rose (Rosa damascene) has been a famous cultural symbol since 700 CE.

Originating in the Middle East, the medieval Persian empire was its biggest producer, and its popularity then spread to the rest of Europe and Asia. Nowadays, the essence has several applications in domestic illnesses and disorders, including insomnia.

Rose essential oil can solve period pain. The funnel of evidence is wide.

A 2013 clinical trial blindly randomized 95 nursing students with menstrual pain into a placebo and experimental group. The experimental group was given a massage with rose essential oil, which resulted in a lower level and duration of pain. In another 2016 randomized controlled trial, 100 patients with menstrual pain were split into two groups. The intervention group was administered a solution of 2% rose essential oil for aromatherapy, and exhibited improved symptoms.

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The Lilac Hack: Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is a herb that gets its name from its function as an eye treatment in medieval times. 

The word “clary” is derived from Latin’s “claris,” which refers to it “clearing” the eye. It was also nicknamed the Ocultus Christi, or “Eye of Christ,” and had several alternative medicinal uses. The Greek philosopher, Theophrastus, and the Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, also extolled its medicinal properties. Romans even used it for women’s health issues. 

Today, modern versions of clary sage essential oil can be even better.

In 2006, 67 female college students with menstrual pain were put through a randomized placebo-controlled trial. The intervention group was given aromatherapy through topical application of blended clary sage essential oil, which decreased the severity of those menstrual cramps. In 2012, a randomized double-blind clinical trial involved 48 outpatients suffering from primary dysmenorrhea. The intervention group massaged themselves on their lower abdomens with a blend of clary sage essential oil, which reduced their pain duration compared to the other group.

The Might of Mint: Peppermint Essential Oil

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Did you know that Egyptian pharaohs used peppermint? 

Ancient Egyptians boiled the dried leaves of the plant to create “breath mint” pellets, after mixing it with spearmint, cinnamon, myrrh, and honey! The peppermint essential oil we extract today is a period pain solution, too.

In a 2011 randomized study, 63 nurses were split into three groups, with the intervention group being administered peppermint essential oil topically, to alleviate their pain through aromatherapy. The intervention group was observed to reduced levels of pain and anxiety.

How to Simplify Period Pain Relief?

The usage of essential oil is generally long-winded.

Firstly, most essential oil comes in a little dropper bottle. This ensures that only a small volume of these potent, concentrated liquids is dispensed at a time. Secondly, you will require a carrier oil to mix these drops into. Carrier oils include argan, avocado, jojoba, coconut, etc. Once the oils are blended in a 1:10 ratio in favour of the carrier, then the user has to massage the mixture onto their lower abdomen, pelvic area, and lower back at least a week before their menstrual cycle begins. 

Instead of struggling through this process, you can purchase a “period pain relief roll-on.”    

The Oilori Period Pain Roll-on uses ingredients directly sourced from the Kashmir Valley, which, in addition to the above three essences, also includes Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary oil) and Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile oil). The combination of these five essential oil ingredients creates the most pain-relieving state of affairs for women during their periods. 

So, if you are a woman reading this, know that now is the best time to plan for that much-needed peace during your periods. With the spasm-reducing powers of clary sage, the migraine-killing mechanisms of chamomile, and the cooling magic of peppermint oil, this menstrual cramps roll-on is better off in your online shopping cart. 


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