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If you want to use aromatherapy for PMS relief, here's a list of essential oils that might help:
Source: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
The book explains the best essential oil(s) will depend on the nature of your symptoms and gives blends based on various PMS symptoms.
For general relaxation, diffuse the essential oil(s) of your choice. Or add an essential oil to a carrier oil for a massage.
Here's one general aromatherapy for PMS blend:
Make the blend in a small dark bottle.
To use in the bath: Dilute 4 to 6 drops in one teaspoon milk or carrier oil. Stir into a warm bath.
To use for massage: Dilute 8 drops in four teaspoons carrier oil.
Source: The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness
If you have cramps, see essential oils for menstrual cramps. Otherwise, here are more massage and bath blends for PMS 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.
Aromatherapy for Dummies and Massage & Aromatherapy: Simple Techniques to Use at Home
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:
Sources: Pure Scents for Well Being and Healing With Aromatherapy
Use these blends in an aromatherapy diffuser according to manufacturer's instructions.
To relieve tension and volatility:
If you can't stop crying, place one drop of either clary sage, geranium, or rose on a tissue and inhale deeply.
Source: Essential Oils For Healing
Or try this blend:
You can also add a few drops of this blend to a body lotion or an aromatherapy inhaler for on-the-go relief.
Source: Complete Aromatherapy Handbook: Essential Oils for Radiant Health