PMS Essential Remedies

Don’t you hate those mornings when none of your clothes fit, everyone is driving you up a wall and you could crochet chain mail from the Dove wrappers scattered around your comfy chair? Yeah….PMS sucks. This morning, after threatening to sell my small child to the gypsies…and his little dog too…I realized that perhaps I was a tad cranky. And by tad, I mean that I was meaner than Joan Rivers when she sees a red carpet. But today is a busy one, so I didn’t have time to feel sorry for myself and hide on the couch with a heating pad and a bag of chocolate.

Fortunately, PMS is not a stranger ’round these parts, so I’m prepared. I’ve got four PMS blends that I keep in the studio for just such an occasion. (I have four because I tend to pick the one that smells best to me on a given day.) These blends work well as massage oils, they can be made into spritzers by switching the carrier oil with witch hazel, they can be put in a room diffuser or worn as perfumes.

PMS Blend One: (This is my fave, and the blend I use in Lunar Garden soap)

  • Grapefruit – 4 drops
  • Clary Sage – 4 drops
  • Ylang Ylang – 4 drops
  • Geranium – 5 drops
  • Carrier oil – 5 ml (1 tsp)

PMS Blend Two: (Note that bois de rose should only be sourced from sustainable growers, and Lemon can be substituted for Melissa.)

  • Bergamot – 4 drops
  • Fennel – 3 drops
  • Bois de Rose – 4 drops
  • Melissa – 3 drops
  • Carrier Oil – 5 ml (1 tsp)

PMS Blend Three:

  • Bergamot – 6 drops
  • Geranium – 6 drops
  • Palmarosa – 7 drops
  • Carrier Oil – 5 ml (1 tsp)

PMS Blend Four: (I think this one works best in a diffuser or a tart melt, as some people have skin allergies to spicy oils.)

  • Lemon – 5 drops
  • Chamomile – 3 drops
  • Geranium – 6 drops
  • Allspice – 3 drops
  • Clove – 3 drops
  • Carrier oil – 5 ml

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