I massaged one drop of DigestZen over my lower back and it immediately started to ease the pain. I also put 1 drop of DigestZen in my water to sip throughout the day. Within 20 minutes, the pain was just about completely gone, but then the pain flared up again about an hour later, so rubbed some Deep Blue on my lower back. That did the trick. My menstrual pain again eased immediately and then was completely gone within 20 minutes, and did not return.
Everything Essentials recommends the following oils for menstrual cramps:
- Clary Sage, Cypress, Deep Blue, Peppermint, Rosemary, Solace
- Apply 2 - 4 drops of Solace or Clary Sage/Cypress topically to the abdomen. Use a warm compress on abdomen after applying oils
- Take 8 -12 drops of Sandalwood internally in a capsule at the outset. On the second day take 6 - 8 drops of Sandalwood in a capsule.
- Also consider Basil, Clary Sage, Deep Blue, Geranium or Peppermint applied topically to lower abdomen or lower back. For additional help cup & inhale and use a warm compress after applying oils.
- You may need to experiment with what works for you.
I have also heard great things about Solace essential oil blend for menstrual cramps.
“I can not get over how amazing Solace is! Last month I went an entire menstrual cycle with no cramps for the first time in my life! I’ve been using it for several days and my cycle started yesterday, so I was applying it a few times a day. I forgot to put it on this morning and after lunch I started getting crampy and was like ‘Oh, I forgot my Solace!’ – so I applied it and withing 10 mins or so my cramps were gone! I mean, this serious works!” - JennyOne woman found that taking sandalwood internally helped with her painful menstrual cramps.
"If you have painful periods you probably have inflammation. I found out through personal use that nothing simply nothing has the instant effect of taking away the pain, cramps and the totally horrible feeling of monthly's like sandalwood internally. Take 10 drops at the first sign of the pain; that took care of the first day for me (and I had been hospitalized for them in the past, as they were agonizing), then 6 drops the next day and that was it! I couldn't believe that I suffered all my life with them and found the answer 2 months before I turned 50....oh well, so much the more, so that I can help someone else!! Then if you want to add bergamot externally over the tummy area...that is totally comforting too!"Rachael found that clary sage worked like magic for her.
I just wanted to write to every one about my experience with clary sage. I was experiencing some very uncomfortable cramps today. I looked up the protocol for menstrual cramps... put one drop of clary sage on my hand and rubbed it on my abdomen. Instantly started to subside and now are completely gone after about 10 minutes!!!!! I am so excited to never have to rely on pain meds EVER again for cramps! I never thought I would find something that works so fast!