Period pain is horrible. If you are a woman who has had her period you know the pain that cramps can bring on. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we can just turn off that period pain? Well, this post is going to focus on how to have a painless period using essential oils.

I am someone who lives with multiple chronic health conditions and I find essential oils are a natural way to help ease the pain. I also use essential oils to help with reducing my fibromyalgia pain as well, and some of the oils overlap with menstrual pain essential oils.

This post is not to serve as medical advice, please speak to a health professional if you have questions about your hormone health, endometriosis, or your menstrual cycle.

Essential oils when used on the body correctly, can help to alleviate pain, balance hormones, and calm your hard-working reproductive system. For myself, I find keeping a couple of roller bottles in my nightstand that is specifically for my menstrual cycle to be great when I need some help with the pain.

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What causes period pain?

Our menstrual cycle is a perfectly natural part of our hormonal cycles as a woman. During your menstrual cycle, the uterus is contracting to help with expelling its lining. During this hormonal change inflammation and pain are signaled due to the hormones being released. This causes the uterine muscles to contract which leaves us with uncomfortable pain. Typically, on average, cramps can last anywhere between 1-5 days but everybody is different and every woman’s health is different. If you have specific questions about your body, and your cycle makes sure to speak to a health professional. It is not usual to have cramping that is excessive and disrupts your ability to go about your life, normal cramping is painful and can disrupt things but typically not long term or typically not excessively.

Pain Management on how to have a painless period

When thinking about how to have a pain-free period thinking about main management likely comes to mind. There are several different things that can help with reducing pain and helping to reduce period pain. Birth Control is likely one that comes to mind, this can help with reducing the pain of cramping. Speak to a medical professional about this as birth control does alter the hormones in your body. Similarly, you can look into an IUD to stop periods from even happening, which stops cramping. This has pros and cons so speak to a doctor if you’re considering this.

Natural ways to help with pain management on how to make period painless can be looking at your diet and foods you eat during this time and before your period, ensuring you have a water bottle nearby to stay well hydrated, looking into home remedies such as tens pain machines or heating pads. All of these are home remedies that can help with reducing period symptoms such as cramps.

Clary Sage for Menstrual pain

Clary Sage is one of my go-to essential oils when it comes to helping ease menstrual pain. It helps to ease and reduce cramping and helps to relax tense muscles. It is also wonderful for relaxing and soothing our minds and bodies, it helps to lower stress by simply smelling it from the bottle. As soon as I have one of my more painful periods I immediately turn to my clary sage roller bottle, I take it with me everywhere during my cycle. In the essential oils and home remedies are clary sage is one of the best essential oils to help with menstrual cramps.

Clary Sage can be used with a diffuser, in a rollerball, or massaged on topically. Ensure that if you’re putting in a rollerball or massaging it in you’re adding a carrier oil and not placing the oils directly on your skin. For a rollerball, I put 15-20 drops in a 10ML bottle and fill the rest with a carrier oil and roll it on as needed throughout the day or in the evening.

For diffusing clary sage put a couple of drops into your diffuser at night, you can also blend it with lavender to help you get a restful sleep.

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When thinking about how to make cramps hurt less – think Lavender. It helps ease any negative thoughts, and soothe the mind and pain. Lavender is a great oil for helping promote sleep, calming your mind and body, and easing and worry, stress, or tension within your mind. It can help with easing menstrual pain and cramping for most women.

Lavender can be used with a diffuser, in a rollerball, or massaged on topically. If you’re putting it in a rollerball, I recommend 10-20 drops and then the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil. If you’re massaging it directly onto your abdomen, then ensure to mix it with a carrier oil before rubbing it onto yourself. For both clary sage and lavender, your lower abdomen is a good placement for putting the oils.

You can diffuse lavender – I highly recommend this! Lavender is wonderful at soothing and easing stress. So, diffusing it before bed will help your emotions balance as well as reduce any tension you were holding in with menstrual pain. You can also place a drop or two of lavender on a sachet or handkerchief beside your bed and inhale as you sleep.

Peppermint for menstrual pain

Peppermint is one of my go-to oils when thinking about how to have painless periods. It is fantastic for all kinds of aches and pains from a sore back to minor nerve pain. Peppermint is wonderful at reducing and decreasing the tension and pain surrounding period cramps.

Peppermint can be used with a diffuser, in a rollerball, or massaged into your skin. Personally, I use peppermint in a roller bottle as it’s easy and less messy than a massage. If you’re using in a roller bottle ensure to dilute with a carrier oil. Peppermint should not be used for those with high blood pressure, and avoid mixing it with digestive aids or iron supplements.

If you’re using a roller bottle simply roll it over your lower abdomen as much or as little as you would like, and you can repeat as you’d like. For myself, I put some on every few hours as needed, sometimes less. Peppermint can also be diffused, it has uplifting and energizing properties so I use it in the morning when I’m feeling sluggish and off-balanced with how to calm down period pains.

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Geranium is wonderful with how to make period pain less. It helps to balance your emotions and calms and grounds you, this is why it’s the main anxiety-reducing oil as well. It also helps with relieving stress. For myself, I don’t use geranium topically as I find it’s more powerful diffused for my body.

For menstrual pain relief, geranium is a good way to calm and relax your tense body. A lot of the time when we have pain we hold our whole body differently and our mood alters. Germanium helps reduce both of those and is great coupled with other natural pain management, in my experience. I typically diffuse 3-4 drops in the morning or mid-afternoon to help with a pick me up from the pain. You can massage this oil onto your body, or use it in a roller bottle. You need to ensure you dilute it and then can put it in as needed on your body to help provide balance and calmness.

Copaiba for menstrual pain

Lastly, how to have a painless period using Copaiba essential oil. I don’t use it as often as I do with the ones mentioned above. However, when I do use it I find it’s very helpful. Copaiba helps with soothing anxious and nervous energy and feelings. It also helps with relieving mild pain when diluted and massaged into the sore place. It also helped provide balance by providing a variety of support to the body.

For menstrual pain, I recommend using a roller bottle. You can also diffuse this in just a couple drops of directly from the bottle. I’m not a huge fan of its scent but I have many loved ones who adore it! I prefer to massage it into my body or use a roller bottle. Copaiba is a good oil for rubbing on your lower abdomen to help relieve menstrual pain & cramps. Ensure to dilute it with a carrier oil before massaging it in your skin.

Woman’s Health Roller Bottle

Now I’m usually someone who makes their own blends in their own roller bottle. But Revive makes a great blend that is honestly so much less money than buying all the oils individually. Woman’s Health Roller Bottle helps with all things associated with menstrual pain. It balances emotions, relieves pain, is a mood enhancer and it has a calming effect. You simply roll the bottle over your abdomen, wrists, or neck and it works wonders! It’s made with a blend of Clary Sage Flower, Lavender Flower, Bergamot Peel, Roman Chamomile Flower, Ylang Ylang Flower, Cedarwood Wood, Geranium Plant, Fennel Seed, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa Herb, Marjoram Leaf, and Vitex essential oils.

I hope this guide has been helpful in providing some ideas and suggestions on natural ways how to have a painless period. Are there any oils I didn’t mention that you use to help with menstrual pain? Mention it in the comments below!

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