enstrual pain and cramps are not a monster to play with. They come at the worst time and have a way of slowing your day and keeping you parked on the couch. But you have the right to find relief faster and without extra drugs. Not all women are aware of how much power they have over their body’s health and wellness. We’re here to educate you because you deserve it.
So for your convenience, we have compiled a small yet helpful list of natural home remedies to ease that pesky menstrual pain.
How To Ease Period Cramps Naturally and Quickly at Home
Limit Caffeine Consumption
Everybody is different, and sometimes a warm cup of coffee does just the trick. But it’s important to know that too much caffeine is incredibly dehydrating to your body, causing circulation to slow and pain to increase. Caffeine constricts your blood levels and raises tension: so when you’re suffering from cramps, it’s wiser to do everything possible to stay hydrated. Drinking water and herbal tea instead will not only keep your flow hydrated but will also help relieve bloating that may occur during your period.
Run a hot shower. Let the steam add up. While you’re at it, spray some of our Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the steam. The cleansing nature of the oil will be heightened in the stream and permeate your bronchial passages, resulting in relaxation and a further detoxified system. Make sure that you allow the hot water to fall on your lower back. This will relax those aching muscles and give you a chance to, at the same time, massage your lower belly which makes the process of release more efficient. Who wouldn’t want that?
Hot Water Bottles
No time or energy for the hot shower? That’s ok! Get a hot water bottle or heating pad. Although old-fashioned they warm and relax the muscles in your lower abdomen. They’re a cheap and worthy investment that can offer relief month after month. The heat relaxes the tension around your pain and helps the flow move more fluidly. If heat overwhelms you, use the oil combination mentioned below.
Massage the Area
Once the area has been warmed, this is a great time for some gentle massaging. Grab some cooling massage oil, if you can. You can make your own with a blend of peppermint, ginger, lavender, and fractionated coconut oil. Lavender will relax and calm you, cinnamon aids in circulation (bringing comfort), and peppermint with ginger decreases inflammation. I did this recently and slept so much better.
You may not find your menstrual pain disappearing altogether, but you will feel alive and able to function comfortably, without the extra drugs.
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