Using aromatherapy for PMS relief may help balance the hormones causing your mood swings and other symptoms. Essential oils that might help include:
For general relaxation, diffuse the essential oil(s) of your choice. Specifically for PMS-related anxiety or depression, diffuse clary sage. Or add an essential oil to a carrier oil for a massage.
If you have cramps, see essential oils for menstrual cramp relief.
Make a massage oil by blending the listed ingredients. Use the oil to either do self-massage, especially on your abdomen, lower back, and hips, or get a massage from a friend or professional massage therapist.
For tender breasts:
Make a massage oil for painful breasts by combing 60 drops geranium essential oil and 2 tablespoons carrier oil. Gently rub a little on and around your breasts a few times a day.
Premenstrual Tension Relief Massage Oil Blend
Source: Therapy Essence
To make an aromatherapy bath blend, mix the recommended essential oils with 1 teaspoon carrier oil or milk and add the blend to a warm bath.
To relieve PMS depression or apathy:
To reduce fluid retention:
Other essential oils useful to help relieve water retention include grapefruit and carrot seed.
To improve your mood: