Natural Remedies for THAT time of the month @MamaKautz

Let’s face it ladies, we all suffer from it in one form or another. That time of the month.


Some call it Aunt Flo, Shark Week, or Code Red. Whatever you want to call it I think we can all agree we would rather not have to deal with it, or her friends headache, cramps, and crabby, on any level. I have suffered from PMS and PMDD most of my adult life. Some months worse than others. Postpartum, four times, wasn’t a cakewalk either.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t always want to take an ibuprofen. I did that a lot for knee pain and ended up with an ulcer and became severely anemic.
Changes in diet can help get rid of PMS. Eating a real food diet, staying away from caffeine and processed foods. Getting exercise. All of these help alleviate the symptoms of PMS.

I pulled together some great natural remedies that are better than popping a pill.

Head Tension

I use a peppermint blend roll on for head tension. I use this on the back of my neck or at my temples (sparingly since it’s peppermint and close to my eyes)
If it turns into a full blown obnoxious beast of head tension then I recommend a dark room and a drop of Frankincense on the soft palate on the roof of your mouth.


I have a cool rice pack that I made, like this one. Heat it in the microwave then lay it across my abdomen. If the cramps are really bad, or also in my back, I use the soothing blend rub along with the heat pack. Feels amazing.
A drop or two of Clary Sage or Cypress on your abdomen would also help.


Birch, juniper berry, lavender, or patchouli swiped across your abdomen will do wonders. Add the heating pad for more relief

Bloating Roller-bottle Recipe
2 drops birch oil
3 drops juniper berry oil
6 drops lavender oil
1 drop patchouli oil (optional)
Combine in roller bottle then top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil. (found here)
Don’t use the patchouli if you don’t like the smell; it can easily overwhelm a formula.

Hormone Balance

The women’s blend on the soles of my feet help a lot. I also use a grounding blend essential oil. I actually use this a lot when The Principal is traveling without me if I am missing him more than normal. Usually around that time of the month.

Stress or Irritability

Drop the caffeine…I know, easier said than done.
Ylang Ylang or Lavender will also help calm the PMS monster. As will Bergamot or Juniper Berry.
Don’t underestimate the power of Aromatherapy. Simply putting a drop or two on a cotton ball and putting it in a snack size Ziploc to carry with you. Feeling the Monster come on? Open the baggie and take a wiff. It will work!

This blend of essential oils will support a better mood and get rid of overall crabbiness. It can be used as a roller bottle blend or added to your bath.

9 drops of geranium oil
6 drops of chamomile oil
3 drops of clary sage oil
2 drops of marjoram oil
If you want to use it as a massage or bath oil, add 2 ounces of Fractionated Coconut or Sweet Almond oil to serve as the carrier oil.

What are your go-to remedies for that time of the month?

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