PMS, known as Premenstrual Syndrome in full form, is a term used to describe the physical and emotional symptoms that occur in the one to two weeks before a woman’s period. PMS symptoms go away at the start of a period but for many women, they remain present until the period is over. For some women, these symptoms start right when the period begins. The exact cause of PMS has not been pinpointed but it is known that a diet rich in sodium, high salty foods, alcohol and caffeine can worsen symptoms.

The following are some of the most common symptoms of PMS:

  • Changing moods
  • Irritability
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Sensitive skin
  • Acne
  • Cramps
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue

How Do Essential Oils Help PMS?

Essential oils are aromatic volatile liquids extracted through steam distillation or mechanical expression of the leaves, tree barks, roots, flowers, fruit rinds, seeds and resin of plants. Their potent scents have therapeutic properties which are proven to relieve stress, promote positive feelings, reduce food cravings and more!

What makes essential oils powerful medicinal substances is their chemical composition which consists of hundreds of natural chemicals including terpenes, ketones, ethanols, among others.

Below are some of the ways essential oils help PMS:

  • Reducing food and sugar cravings
  • Boosting mood
  • Fighting acne
  • Balancing hormones
  • Calming irritability
  • Soothing painful and sore muscles
  • Curbing nausea
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Reducing menstrual cramps
  • Combating constipation
  • Relieving bloating
  • Soothing sensitive skin
  • And more

Top 8 Essential Oils for PMS

  • Clary Sage
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang


// Via: Miracle of Essential Oils