Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Top Essential Oils to Support Your Moon Time

For some time now I've been learning to live in harmony with my moon-time. For as long as I can remember I've had extremely heavy and very painful cramps that accompany my monthly bleed. I always dreaded this time each month. 

How did I shift this? 

I began using essential oils to help with the pain and other symptoms. Once I wasn't in so much pain I  was able to shift my mindset as well. I read Dr Ezzie Spencer's book "Lunar Abundance" and began tuning into the energy of my body in relation to the moon phases. I began to see how much more powerful it was to honour this sacred feminine time instead of wishing it would go away. 

During this time, we are highly intuitive. We are also emotionally shedding a lot of toxic build-up. So I like to take this time to slow down, honour my body, give myself as much love as possible and really tune into those spiritual downloads that may be coming through at this time. 

Here are my top Essential Oils for supporting my moon-time...

1. Clary Calm
This magical blend is my absolute number one oil for my moon time. Rolling this on my lower abdomen at the first sign of cramping has personally kept me from ever needing to reach for pain killers again. Not only great for menstrual cramps but also for balancing our hormones and our emotions. Wonderful for post-baby balancing.

A beautiful blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Geranium, Fennel Seed, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex leaf/berry (known for helping us cycle with the moon).

Clary Sage on its own is also a wonderful oil to use for menstrual cramping. I just personally love the Clary Calm blend for all the other supportive oils and herbs in it. 

2. Ice Blue Rub
If you get lower back pain accompanying your menstrual cramps, then the Ice Blue Rub is for you. (Known as Deep Blue in the USA). Ice Blue comes as an oil which you can dilute and massage into your lower back but I tend to quickly reach for the rub version which is simply a cream version that you can rub straight on. You only need a pea sized amount.

So instead of buying over-the-counter synthetic rubs and creams for your aches and pains that give you that cooling / warming feeling, this doTERRA blend is a completely natural version. It contains an essential oil a blend of Wintergeen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus.

3. Cypress
Cypress oil improves circulation and can support menstrual cramps. I would dilute this and apply to the lower abdomen with the Clary Calm or Clary Sage for a little extra support if needed. 

4. Ylang Ylang
I love to wear Ylang Ylang as a purefume during my moon time because it's a deeply feminine scent. It also helps to reduce stress and tension. If your body is feeling really tight and contracted, apply some diluted Ylang Ylang and lavender to the back of the neck and also the lower abdomen if not using Clary Calm or Cypress there already.

5. Geranium
Another hormone balancing oil. Also deeply feminine, so I will often wear this as a purefume during my moon time. I tend to alternate between Geranium & Ylang Ylang. Geranium also happens to be amazing for skin and hair so I feel like I'm really giving my body some lovin' by aromatically dressing myself in Geranium during this time. Geranium is also a stress relieving oil and very anti-inflammatory.

6. Lavender
As with Ylang Ylang, Lavender is a wonderful calming and tension-relieving oil. Lady Lav will help ease your contracted muscles, soothe any heightened moods, and support a restful night's sleep. Beautiful for headaches too. Apply diluted with Ylang Ylang to the back of the neck and/or lower abdomen or apply to temples for a headache (be super careful not to get in your eyes!)

7. Rose
Helps to stimulate proper hormone levels and can support regulating your cycle. Rose supports goos uterine health. Very calming, supporting cramping pain, heightened emotions, and PMS symptoms. I wear Rose as a purefume constantly - moon time or not! Rose is the highest vibrational oil on the planet. Feels so special to wear her, she gives you that Goddess vibe ;-)

8. Balance - grounding blend
The name says it all, Balance grounding blend is the perfect blend for keeping emotionally stable and present. I love diffusing this in our home and in the car during the day to keep us all grounded. For me, I love to wear Balance with Frankincense on my body if I'm feeling anxious, stressed or irritable.

9. Whisper - blend for women
Ohhh this absolutely divine women's blend is a feminine mix of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Vanilla Bean, Jasmine, Cinnamon, Labdanum, Vetiver, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Cocoa Seed, and Rose essential oils with Fractionated coconut oil. If you want to feel like a true Goddess, then definitely wear this oil. Love up your body by aromatically dressing with this oil after your shower. This blend has the added benefit in that it combines with your chemistry to give off a unique scent.

A few others you may love...

Peppermint & Wild Orange for energy & focus
Peace blend is another great oil for some zen time
PastTense blend for neck tension & headaches
Tea Tree on your hormonal pimples
Frankincense may help support breast tenderness

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