This one is for the ladies. Sorry, gents. Just be glad you don’t need it and go read something else. Perhaps this entry on chocolate chip cookies (they’re delicious). Anyhow—this oil is for those rather unladylike cramps that tend to surface on an irritatingly regular basis. It’s loaded with essential oils designed to reduce pain, increase circulation, and relax muscles. And it helps, which is rather the point, so that’s good.

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Clary Sage is the main oil here as it’s the classic anti-cramp (specifically uterine, as well) essential oil. Lavender is calming. Peppermint and juniper are for pain, cassia is to increase circulation, and roman chamomile is to help calm things down.

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Anti-Cramp Oil

20 drops clary sage essential oil
15 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops cassia essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops juniper essential oil
2 drops roman chamomile essential oil

A carrier oil, like grape seed or safflower, to top off

Place the essential oils in a 15mL glass bottle—you should have about 3mm of oils at the bottom of the bottle. Top it off with the carrier oil, cap, and shake to combine. Massage into the stomach and lower back as needed. Pair it with an ibuprofen for a harder hitting remedy.

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