PMS Relief Using Essential Oils

PMS Relief Using Essential Oils

Using aromatherapy for PMS relief may help balance the hormones causing your mood swings and other symptoms. Essential oils that might help include:

  • Anise
  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Fennel
  • Neroli
  • Sage
  • Ylang ylang

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.

Massage Oil 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.

  • 10 drops geranium 
  • 6 drops chamomile 
  • 3 drops clary sage 
  • 3 drops angelica 
  • 2 drops marjoram 
  • 4 tablespoons carrier oil


  • 3 drops clary sage
  • 3 drops rose
  • 3 drops sandalwood
  • 1 drop mandarin
  • 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • Two 250-mg evening primrose oil capsules (pierce them and drain the oil)

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.

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Premenstrual Tension Relief Massage Oil Blend

  • 2 drops clary sage
  • 2 drops fennel
  • 2 drops geranium
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet almond or grapeseed oil.

Source: Therapy Essence

Aromatherapy Baths for PMS

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 relax: 

  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops geranium
  • 1 drop rose

To relieve PMS depression or apathy: 

  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 1 drop chamomile
  • 1 drop rose

To reduce fluid retention:

  • 4 drops juniper
  • 2 drops lavender

Other essential oils useful to help relieve water retention include grapefruit and carrot seed.

To improve your mood:

  • 2 drops neroli
  • 2 drops clary sage
  • 2 drops ylang ylang

Sources: Pure Scents for Well Being and Healing With Aromatherapy

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