Not all women spend parts of their monthly cycle crying, but the stereotype of the woman who bursts into tears at the slightest offense during Premenstrual Week comes from the biological fact that the lower levels of estrogen found during this phase also mean lower levels of serotonin.
Serotonin is one of those “feel-good” chemicals produced in the body, so it’s easy to see why many women FEEL SAD, BLUE, OR DOWN, or even more sensitive than usual during this part of their cycle.
The good news is there are many, many Essential Oils and blends that can help uplift mood. You’ll be sure to find several go-to oils for when you’re experiencing hurt, sad, or low feelings.
Citrus Oils are some of the best for uplifting mood. They are light, cheerful, and fresh. In addition, they also offer immune-boosting benefits, which can help you feel tiptop physically as well.
There are many Citrus Oils to choose from, such as Lemon, Wild Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lime, and Green Mandarin Essential Oils. Citrus-heavy blends include the Encouraging Blend, Uplifting Blend, and Invigorating Blend.
Citrus Oils can be used aromatically or topically (CAUTION: Many Citrus Oils are phototoxic, so avoid sun or UV exposure after applying) and some can be used internally (CAUTION: Check your bottle for nutritional facts to determine whether or not the oil is suitable for internal use). Putting a drop or two of Lemon, Wild Orange, Tangerine, or Grapefruit Essential Oils in your water can give your emotions a much-needed boost during certain times of the month.
Citruses aren’t the only oils that can help when you’re feeling down due to the hormones that come with your monthly cycle. Here are some others you might want to check out:
The COMFORTING BLEND contains Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Labdanum, Amyris, Sandalwood, Rose, and Osthmanthus. This blend promotes feelings of contentment and hope and comforts you when you feel overwhelming sadness. The Floral and Tree Oils found in this blend have soothing, calming, and relaxing properties to help you manage these emotions.
• Diffuse when feeling down to comfort the soul and evoke feelings of hope.
• Mix with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply over the heart morning and night as a reminder to be patient and to think positive thoughts.
• Apply one or two drops to a shirt collar or scarf and smell throughout the day to ward off feelings of sadness.
The sweet-smelling JOYFUL BLEND is uplifting, refreshing, and energizing to mood. It can help create a positive atmosphere when diffused, or you can dilute it with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the wrists or back of the neck. This blend contains Lavandin, Tangerine, Lavender, Amyris, Clary Sage, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Ho Wood, Osmanthus, Lemon Myrtle, and Melissa Essential Oils and can help you feel confident, happy, and in control.
• Diffuse to promote feelings of self-worth while also helping to lessen restless feelings.
• Diffuse in the mornings to create a positive and energized mood.
• Rub over your heart, temples, or wrists to elevate mood and promote vitality.
• After a long, stressful day, take a bath with Epsom salts and a few drops of Joyful Blend to help lessen feelings of stress.
CAUTION: Contains Citrus Oils. Avoid exposure to the sun or UV rays for at least 12 hours after topical application.
QUESTION – DURING WHICH WEEK OF YOUR MONTHLY CYCLE ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO FIND YOURSELF FEELING SAD OR DOWN?