Alright. Get ready. I am going to be talking about that time of the month, ladies, because I found two things are amazing–amazing enough to take the time to share them on the internet, even though I debated writing about it. #TheInternetIsNotForeverRight? Some people think periods are TMI, but personally I don’t think they have to be.
That said, if you are one of my male readers, bail now.
Ok, so first off: The Diva Cup. I am new to it, and I really like it, such a good change. When I first heard about it, I thought it was strange, and couldn’t quite understand how it would work, but now that I’ve tried it, I appreciate it so much and won’t use anything else, which is a pretty big statement, am I right? A girl in my growth group has one and she said it’s super easy and she just changes it in the shower and replaces it. You only have to change it once or twice a day because as it is not absorbing anything from you or putting nasty chemicals into you. No risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. The best part is, I am set now. No more running–or Andrew running, to the store to buy things if we run out, I’m good to go! I could go to a foreign country for an extended time with just this, and I’d be fine. No more spending $ every time that time comes, or filling up a land fill. It’s so much more peace of mind on so many levels. I’m a fan. There was a small learning curve, but now I am all about it.
Secondly. An essential oil specifically for pms and the cramps. My friend who told me about it said that once in a while, her husband will just hand it to her, without saying anything more….we laughed.
It’s called Clary Calm. I used it for the first time this month when I was in a lot of pain. It was early in the morning, and it was terrible. I put it on the back of my neck. What’s funny is that I LOVE all the scents of the oils, but I always said this one was weird, not my fave. But… when I put it on my neck at that time, it smelled heavenly to me. First, my body relaxed, I was able to close my eyes. Then, my pain subsided. Then I calmed down, (bitter/sweet to Andrew because then he could rest, but he also thinks I am so funny when it’s happening to me because I can be so off the wall., OH honey.) THEN I fell back asleep–which doesn’t happen. So…that was a win.
CLARY CALM! Ladies, no joke, get this. Keep it in your medicine cabinet, toss any powdery pills that maybe only help one symptom for a time in the trash, and USE THIS! Later that evening, I felt on edge, I put it on, I was calm. I mean–pain AND hormones help, ladies, yes.
I have one more story for you….it’s funny:
Before I ever used Clary Calm on myself, I had used it on Andrew. And in his defense, it was right when we quit caffeine, so he was grumpy that first day. Or hangry, I don’t know. He was doing the dishes that night, grumpy with the world, taking it out on the suds and sponges. I tip toed up behind him, and with the little roller stick put it on the back of his neck. I didn’t feel like I should tell him I was putting PMS oil on him, since that might be rude, but 5 minutes later, he seemed better, out of his cloud.
“Thanks. I actually feel better. More light hearted.”
“Haha, good honey, I put the PMS oil on you.”
Smiling, “Haha, it works….”
What a guy 🙂
So, I got all up in Clary Clam to see why it helped me so much, here are the ingredients:
Clary Sage: Helps balance hormones and estrogen associated with pms.
Lavender: Soothing and calming
Bergamot: Relieves Stress
Roman Chamomile: Antispasmodic and helps to relieve stress
Cedarwood: Relieves nervous tension (people use it to help fall asleep)
Ylang Ylang: Brings feelings of self-love, confidence and joy (uummmm, yes)
Geranium: Hormonal balance
Fennel: Helps with symptoms associated with menopause
Carrot Seed: Relieves symptoms of pms
Palmarosa: Reduces Stress
Vitex: Regulates estrogen leves.
–So wow, right? This little roll on packs a punch. Now I see why it’s so heavenly to use on my poor, pathetic body during that time.
It helps with symptoms of pms, menopause and aging. Find it here under Oil Blends. Get it, order it now, your whole family, but mostly you, will thank me. If you add up all the days throughout the year effected with pms, it can end up being a big chunk of your life feeling low, which effects everyone. Kick Aunt Flow in the behind and feel fantastic when she comes around. #BootyKICK!
Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have kicked men out of this blog post…I bet they may love it after all 😉
Enjoy ladies, you and your bodies and feelings are worth being cared for well!
See, it wasn’t too hard to write about that time of the month! DID IT!
(PLUS, with all things Essential Oils, there is NOTHING synthetic going into your body, not artificial fillers with unknown side effects. Natural plant power to find real healing and relief. And, with all things essential oils here, it helps your health and to bring our little one home from an orphanage. Powerful purchasing, load up if you like, it’ll feel good (pss. Elevation is 10% off this month, thats the joyful/crack blend ; )
Great post Amy! I have been using Geranium for PMS and it works pretty well, but I cannot stand the smell of it! I bet a mix like Clary Calm would be much nicer. On a side note, I was wondering if I could ask what you are using for a face wash and moisturizer (if anything.) I am not happy with my current routine and would love to switch to something more natural.
Right now I just use coconut oil that I add peppermint oil too, but I think in a month or two I am going to switch it up and get the doTerra specific facecare, causssseeee…..I’m over 30 now
I’m glad you wrote about the Diva Cup, I’ve been curious after hearing several good reviews!
I think it’s great!
Hi Amy, Long time reader first time commenter 🙂
I LOVE my diva cup. I have changed my life it and so many friends after I have blabbed about how amazing it is. Yes, it was awkward and foreign at first but once you get the hang of it you will never look back. Ladies, if you haven’t had the chance to experience it go and buy yourselves one (Whole Foods and Amazon have an excellent range of various menstrual cups). The money you save in the long term is worth it.
Also the kids look adorable and happy! I’m glad to see you all are doing so well!!
Yes, I got mine at WholeFoods on a whim, and I’m so glad I did! I know, I totally tell people about it all the time, too 🙂
I’m another hug fan of the Diva Cup. I also learned the change in the shower trick! A bonus I just learned of – it actually shortens your period by a day or so because of the gentle suction! I have found I’m down to 3 or 4 days instead of my old 4 to 6!
Just bought some EO, was looking for ClaryCalm but the lady I bought from didn’t have any, she’s ordering it for me. Did get some others, one was Serenity and my daughter LOVES it! She has trouble falling asleep and it put really helped with anxiety and relaxed her. She’s 18. Am really looking forward to the ClaryCalm for her.
Amy, Can you email me regarding purchasing oils through you. I tried some links on your resources page but couldn’t quite figure it out. I’d rather not sign up for a monthly commitment – just want one or two blends if I can afford them. What’s the easiest way to do that?