Ugh! Week four is PREMENSTRUAL WEEK. Technically, the phase that starts after ovulation and spans the days until your next period is referred to as the Luteal Phase. If your egg is fertilized after ovulation, congratulations: you’re expecting! If fertilization does not occur, your body will prepare for your next Menstruation Week.
The decrease in estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone that happens this week causes your endometrium to break down and signals that it’s time to get ready to shed its lining soon. The low levels in estrogen also mean lower levels of serotonin, which can contribute to mood issues.
HOW YOU MIGHT FEEL
Hopefully, you are one of those lucky women who aren’t too affected by this fourth week of your cycle. If not, you might experience cramps, breast and abdomen tenderness, fatigue, headaches, bloating, skin flare-ups, tummy and bowel issues, cravings, and even sleeping problems.
Emotionally, mood swings can mean feeling angry or irritable, sadness or oversensitivity (including crying), and anxious or ramped up nerves.
Much of what we will address in this class will deal with the many ways that Essential Oils can support you during this fourth week of your cycle.
If you’re feeling down in the dumps during PREMENSTRUAL WEEK; or, alternatively, so irritated you risk crabbing at everyone you encounter, try this blend:
CALM AND UPLIFT BLEND
• 2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
• 3 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
• 3 drops Lime Essential Oil
For a roller bottle: Add Essential Oils to a 10 ml roller bottle. Top with Fractionated Coconut Oil or carrier oil of your choice.
For a diffuser blend: Half the number of drops and place in diffuser.
QUESTION – FOR WHICH OF THE ISSUES WOMEN FACE DURING PREMENSTRUAL WEEK ARE YOU MOST INTERESTED IN DISCOVERING AN ESSENTIAL OIL SOLUTION?