I’m going to get personal here. Men, you may want to skip this blog altogether unless you want to score some serious brownie points with your wife or girlfriend. Today I’m going to write about menstrual cramps. I know it’s not the most exciting topic in the world but so many women suffer from cramps aka dysmenorrhea. More than one half of women who menstruate have some discomfort for 1–2 days each month, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 1
While many women have been blessed to never have experienced cramps, I am writing to those of you who know how nasty Aunt Flo can be. Her last visit would have been really painful but thankfully, I had help.
How I Eased My Menstrual Cramps Naturally
For many years I would not make it through my cycle without 48 hours of OTC drugs like Advil. It was my saving grace. If i didn’t take something to ease my discomfort, I would miss school, parties… It sucked (the missing school part not so much). At least it did until five years ago when I went to get an amazing aromatherapy massage in Switzerland.
I absolutely loved the massage oil and eau de parfum used during my massage. As soon as my massage was over, I had a bunch of questions for the therapist. She told me about the brand of the wonderfully fragrant products, Altearah Bio, an organic line of remarkably therapeutic essential oil products from the south of France. She told me about some of the colors and their healing benefits. I asked her if she had anything for menstrual cramps and she reached for the Orange Body Oil. She told me to rub it where I had cramps and that would do the trick. It smelled wonderful so I thought what the heck? Even if it doesn’t work on my menstrual cramps, i can still use it on my body.
Fast forward a few weeks and along came Aunt Flo and the cramps. I remembered the orange oil so put some on where it hurt. I was shocked that in a matter of minutes, my cramps were gone. I have been using the Altearah Orange Oil religiously now for five years and have never once needed to rely on my OTC drugs to help me through my first 24-48 hours of menstrual cramps. There are months where I have to reapply the oil once, twice, maybe even three times but at least I am dealing with my menstrual cramps naturally. This is very important to me since I avoid meds like the plague.
What Altearah Certified Organic Orange Body Oil is Made of
If you struggle with menstrual cramps and want a natural means to ease your discomfort, look no further. The Altearah Organic Orange Body Oil is here to save the day! It sure saves mine!
Composed of an aromatic blend of fifteen essential oils derived from botanicals organically grown in the south of France, this blend helps promote relief from bloating, constipation, water retention, and also helps fight off that dreaded cellulite.
This organic oil is made of: Organic apricot pit oil, organic macadamia nut oil, and organic essential oils of Sweet Orange, Lemon, Atlantic Cedar, Mandarin, Lavandin, Patchouli, Myrrh, Coriander, Ylang Ylang, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Neroli, Clove, Cypress, and Palmarosa, Fragrance (Essential Oils).
Others Uses for Altearah Certified Organic Orange Body Oil
- Minimize the appearance of cellulite by applying on legs, thighs and/or buttocks
- Relieve heavy legs and ankles at the end of the day–apply from the feet up to waist
- Intestinal issues like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, water retention and poor elimination–use on the abdominal area and lower back
- Menstrual cramps and irregularities–use directly on abdominal area
- Moisturize skin daily on the body
Regardless of my love for the Altearah Orange Body oil, I sometimes still use a heating pad. Heat just feels so good during that time of the month, doesn’t it?
What natural remedies have you used to help during Aunt Flo’s visit? I’d love to hear from you.