Is PMS Avoidable?

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Premenstrual syndrome refers to a variety of emotional and physical symptoms that happen a week or two before a woman’s monthly period. Symptoms vary, but frequently include bloating, cramps, mood swings and increased acne. PMS is very common and can interfere with daily life. But what if you found a way to avoid some of your most uncomfortable PMS symptoms without getting a doctor’s prescription?

Thanks to essential oils, this pleasant scenario is a possibility for many women. Organic essential PMS oil helps to balance hormones and reduce the most common side effects associated with your period.

How Essential Oils Can Help?

PMS may not be completely avoidable, especially if you are genetically susceptible to it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use specially formulated products to minimize your symptoms and live as normally as possible before and during your period. While there are over-the-counter pain killers you can take to minimize your monthly pain, many of them have unhealthy side effects. Fortunately, there are a variety of essential oils that can help calm PMS symptoms without causing constipation, nausea, drowsiness or stomach ulcers. Here are a few popular choices and how they work:

Lemon: A natural mood-booster, lemon can help you avoid severe moodiness during your period. It can also help soothe headaches that tend to pop up during that time of the month. Lemon is also a natural astringent that can tone your skin and may reduce acne during your period.

Clary Sage: This natural anti-inflammatory herb eases cramps, bloating and mood swings associated with PMS. It can be used in a diffuser or applied directly to the skin.

Bergamot: It’s common for women to experience temporary depression and sadness in the weeks before and during their period. Bergamot encourages feelings of well-being and minimizes anxiety and depression. It can also clear up pesky acne breakouts. For the best natural acne oil, look for a product that contains skin-soothing herbs such as lavender, rosehip and blue tansy. A natural hydrating face spray can further soothe irritated, acne-prone skin.

Peppermint: In addition to chasing nausea away, peppermint can also soothe muscle spasms (including menstrual cramps). For best results, apply diluted peppermint oil to your abdomen in gentle, circular motions anytime you start to feel bloating, tension and cramping.

Geranium: Tired of feeling depleted and fatigued every month? Geranium can help energize your body and keep your mood stable during your period. It has a pleasant, minty aroma that calms the mind and alleviates stress. You can diffuse each of these oils separately, but you may have better results if you apply a product that contains all of them to your skin. Do this whenever you start to feel the unpleasant effects of PMS. Keeping your monthly symptoms under control is key to staying productive and comfortable before and during your period. In addition to using natural essential oil products, you may also be able to alleviate your PMS symptoms by minimizing stress (especially during the week before your period), avoiding unhealthy foods known to cause cramping and bloating, and drinking plenty of water.