Essential Oils to help balance your hormones and reduce niggly period pains.

PMS, pesky cramps, moods and emotions all out of whack?

Have you been looking for natural ways to help relieve period pains and improve your mood and spirit?

Lately, I have been looking more into natural alternatives to many products. Looking into ways to reduce the toxic load on our family. This is where essential oils come in; I love absolutely love essential oils! They are a great natural option that may help alleviate PMS symptoms and balance our moods.

In the lead-up to and during menstruation, we need to reach for more balancing, calming and anti-inflammatory essential oils. Through learning and a little trial and error, I have come up with my favourite essential oils that may be beneficial in balancing emotions and aiding with cramps and pain.

Today I’m going to share with you which essential oils I have found helpful. These oils are perfect for balancing our moods and may help with pain and cramps. With a small handful of ingredients and a little DIY spirit, we can make some beautiful blends we can both diffuse or apply.

(Please do note though I am not a professional, these are simple ideas I have found beneficial. I hope they may also help others, hence why I’m sharing. As we go through our cycles, small changes and minor symptoms may be expected, but if you are worried or suffering more than usual, please talk to a medical professional.)

Clary Sage

An earthy herbaceous scent, Clary Sage may seem rather strong but blends beautifully with floral oils.

Clary Sage is the go-to oil for hormone issues. It is well known for its benefits in regard to women’s health issues. Furthermore, it is believed to help naturally balance our hormones. It can also

  • Can help reduce muscle spasms
  • Ease painful periods
  • Encourage regular cycles
  • Help relieve mild depression, anxiety & stress


With a gentle and herbaceous scent, Geranium essential oil with a lovely nurturing oil. The Geranium essential oil can help balance emotions while also being uplifting.

  • Can be used at times of stress with the associated sedative effect.
  • Can help relieve discomfort associated with menstruation.
  • May improve a low mood.


Lavender is one of the more popular essential oils. It has both anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effects, making it perfect for pesky period cramps. Lavender oil is best known to help relax and calm nerves. Other great benefits are..

  • Calms and reduces stress & anxiety
  • Can help reduce muscle pain and headaches due to its analgesic properties.
  • May decrease inflammation
  • Promotes skin healing


With a beautiful flora scent that can help soothe and uplift your spirits Rose essential oil is a great mood balancer. Rose also has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties making it a great choice for all things PMS-related.

  • Can help low moods and improve depression
  • Can help to relieve PMS symptoms
  • May help soothe dry, sensitive skin

New to essential oils or not sure where to start?

Essential oils are a great natural resource but need to be used with care. If you are new to using essential oils, there is a great guide here to help you get the most out of your oils.

How to use essential oils for PMS & Period Pain.


If you have a diffuser adding the blend to this and diffusing throughout the house is a great start. If you are in need of a quick boost inhaling straight from the bottle is also a good alternative. Another option is to add a few drops in the corner of the shower.


Essential oils can be very beneficial when massaged into your body; Make sure it is diluted with a carrier oil. They can be massaged into your stomach to ease cramps. Furthermore, they can be diluted in a roller ball and rolled onto your wrists or the base of your neck for a lovely perfume to improve moods and spirits.

Here are a few ideas to help get you started, plus a few ready-to-go blends I find beneficial.

DIY Oil Blends PMS & Cramp Support

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