I used to think so long as I had my Tampax then all was well – WRONG.
Irritable, anxious, foggy, cranky, depressed, and don’t dare ask ‘is it your time of the month?’ Because YES world, it’s my time of the month!
This is how it was for me and how it still can be, if I don’t manage my hormones.
Our hormones perform a delicate dance within us, so taming them to dance perfectly is a challenge in our busy modern society, but there are 4 things I will always turn to when things get busy.
They are my 4 secret weapons for riding the hormonal wave with success (naturally):
This incredible Peruvian herb helps relieve symptoms of hormonal imbalance, menopause and it also helps with low libido. It’s got a wonderful malty flavour and I love to add it to my smoothies. (Recommended daily dose is 1-2 teaspoons.)
Here’s one of my favourite smoothie recipes with Maca powder:
Rasberry Maca Smoothie
1 small banana
juice of ½ lime or 1 drops doTERRA Lime essential oil
½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 tsp maca powder
1 tbsp sunflower butter
1 pinch cinnamon
1 cup filtered water or almond milk
Blend until smooth, drink & enjoy!
2. Clary Calm
Where would I be without this gem… Clary Calm is a blend of essential oils that provides a soothing and calming effect during our monthly cycle.
This blend has been traditionally used to balance hormones and manage symptoms of PMS and the transitional phases of menopause. It provides temporary relief from cramps, nausea, hot flashes, and the emotional swings (rollercoasters in my case) often associated with hormone cycles.
When I feel those moments rising then I roll it on my wrists and feet twice a day. (From our feet it takes only 30 seconds for it to reach our bloodstream). Within 20 minutes I’m feeling a whole lot calmer and less reactive.
This is a blend I use all month round but especially during my pre menstrual stage. Balance creates a sense of calm and wellbeing and helps reduce feelings of disconnectedness and anxiety.
I put a drop on my feet twice a day, morning and night. I also use this blend on my children, which not only creates a great bonding moment, but we certainly have less meltdowns on the days I remember to put it on them. Some other uses for this blend are: Back Pain, Depression, Energy, Hot Flashes, and Mood Swings.
I have noticed a HUGE change since using these two oils. I feel calmer and way more together with the support these oils provide. When I am stressed with the kids and my ‘to-do-list’ I get out my Balance, rub it in and breathe it in and it WORKS. I have loved being able to take control of both mine and my family’s health with essential oils. It is really empowering to have something that is SAFE, EFFECTIVE, and completely natural to use as our first line of defence, before having to call the doctor.
3. Legs Up Wall
You don’t have to pose like a pretzel to reap the benefits of yoga! This position is one of my favourites – it not only calms the mind but it gives the adrenals a chance to rest so that they can communicate with your thyroid gland better.
Plus, when you’re in this position your heart has to pump stronger to get the blood back up the legs – so in a way you’re sort of exercising while relaxing, pretty cool huh?
So, when the need calls, if you do nothing else, use one of my secret weapons and breeeathe, because you’re only days away from the rise of estrogen which is going to naturally boost your energy, mood, and optimism – yay!
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I would love to hear about ways you use your essential oils! I have been amazed at how they are changing my life and those that I care for. I would love for you to share how they have changed yours. I have to add this disclaimer that I am not a doctor and these opinions are my own. Not all essential oils are created equal. Oils can say 100% pure therapeutic grade and not be completely pure. I highly recommend doing your own research. doTERRA oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and are tested on 6 different levels for their purity. If you have any questions or need help locating the right oil for your own particular health issues you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org