If you’ve got PMS whenever it’s “that time of the month,” then you intimately know the most common symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Diminished self-esteem
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep problems
Although many women experience PMS, it doesn’t help the intrusion it makes on our daily lives, both physically and emotionally.
Causes of PMS
Hormonal changes in estrogen and progesterone levels during a female’s menstrual cycle, as well as chemical changes in the brain during that time, are thought to be just one cause of PMS symptoms.
However, there are also several lifestyle factors that you DO have control over, that can drastically reduce your PMS symptoms.
First, if you’re obese or exercise very little, your PMS may be more severe than a woman who is at her correct weight and exercises regularly.
Furthermore, a poor diet may make PMS symptoms more severe, such as eating too much refined sugar, or having too much alcohol or caffeine. Also, if your body isn’t getting enough vitamins and minerals, that may also exacerbate PMS symptoms.
Finally, stress can play a role in making PMS symptoms worse. You would probably agree that during times of physical or mental stress, your PMS may act up accordingly.
Essential Oils Mist for PMS
This relaxing mist has essential oils in it known to help ease symptoms of PMS, or Premenstrual Syndrome.* Simply put pure water in an empty spray bottle and add the four essential oils in the quantities given in the recipe, below:
- 60 drops Rose Geranium
- 60 Drops Melissa
- 40 drops Pink Grapefruit
- 40 drops Allspice
- 4 ounces or 120 ml pure water
Mist your environment and spritz your face with this essential oils mist for PMS, breathing in deeply the pleasant aroma of this blend! Use several times daily.
Check out another article that may help you, “15 Best Essential Oils for Anxiety and Stress.”
See the Bio Source Naturals website for more information, and to purchase therapeutic quality essential oils. At this site, you may also want to read our article, “Essential Oils for Menstrual Cramps.”
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.