The combination covers a range of conditions from the absence of menstruation and heavy, painful periods and menopausal symptoms while helping to balance the hormonal system. With Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium and Lavender Essential Oils. Nurture essential oil blends are a useful tool in any home and promote wellbeing in mind, body and spirit.
Roman Chamomile, massages of Roman chamomile for 20 minutes, 3 times a week were reported to significantly improve self-esteem and decrease the anxiety of cancer patients (Srivastava, Shankar and Gupta, 2010), supporting its use as a relaxant. Roman chamomile is reportedly spasmolytic, with numerous studies providing evidence for this property.
Clary Sage has been used for dysmenorrhea due to its reported antispasmodic and oestrogen regulating properties and has been involved in several studies into the effect of aromatherapy in the relief of dysmenorrhea. In a study of 55 nurses, self-massage of a blend of essential oil including geranium and clary sage (as well as rose) in sweet almond, evening primrose and jojoba carrier oils for 10 minutes twice a day on the first and second days of menstruation was found to significantly reduce pain and anxiety scores compared to a placebo group and a control group of no treatment (Kim et al., 2011), suggesting that clary sage and geranium may be useful for reducing menstrual pain.
Geranium has also been used in traditional medicine as a diuretic, which would also be useful for reducing water retention and oedema.
Lavender is relaxing and has been shown to be antispasmodic, preventing the contraction of both intestinal and uterine smooth muscle, possibly doing so by increasing intracellular AMP within the muscle so it cannot contract. Lavender may, therefore, be useful against menstrual cramps. Lavender is also reportedly analgesic and diuretic. In a randomised controlled trial of 48 outpatients found that massage of clary sage and lavender (as well as marjoram) in an unscented white cream reported a significant reduction in the duration of pain during menstruation.
Use 4-6 drops in the bath or vaporiser.
(Always mix in with bath foam or a suitable carrier when using in the bath.)
WARNING: Do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.