What essential oils help calm menstrual cramps? (+ DIY recipe!)

What essential oils help calm menstrual cramps?

Make Ester-Rich Cramp Calm to soothe your stomach naturally.

Soothing menstrual cramps with a natural recipe that calls out the essential oils that can be Helps relieve cramps.

For Cramp Calm, I chose to work with its rich essential oils Esters.

Esters are a chemical family of molecules that tend to be emotionally and physically calming.

The two oils in this recipe contain a variety of esters, so they work together in synergy to help your stomach muscles relax.

Two essential oils rich in ester

Clary Sage essential oil contains ester Linyl acetate, Which multiple studies have shown to help relax muscles and soothe pain.

Roman chamomile contains some less common (and less pronounced) esters, such as Methyl angel. (Try saying that quickly five times! ☺)

While these two oils work toward the same goal (easing monthly cramps!), They approach the task from different angles. This means you get a wider range of comfort.

This recipe also contains anise oil, which does not contain much esters. I will tell you more about the role of anise after the recipe.

Ester-Rich Crumb Calm Butter

  • ½ 1 oz (14 g) beeswax (Flava Sera)
  • 1 ounce (28 g) coconut oilCocos nucifera)
  • 1 ounce (30 ml) of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 1 ounce (28 g) shea butterVitellia paradoxa / butyrospermum parque)
  • 36 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil (Clary sage)
  • 22 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil (Chamomile fine)
  • 13 drops of anise essential oil (Pimpinella anisum)


  1. Prepare the burner melting method. Try placing a glass measuring cup in a soup bowl in which it will be about full with gently boiling water. (You don’t want the water at full boil, as the water may seep into your measuring cup.)
  2. Melt the beeswax in the measuring cup.
  3. Add coconut oil and dissolve.
  4. Add jojoba and melt, stirring gently.
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the shea butter until it melts. (You can add it while the measuring cup is still on the stove, but bear in mind that shea butter does not like overheating.)
  6. Add the essential oils and gently stir with a glass stir bar or stainless steel spoon.
  7. Pour the melted butter into four 1-ounce (30-ml) glass jars, or two 2-ounce (60-ml) glass jars.

It won’t take long for Cramp Calm Butter to set, so you can use it in about twenty minutes. It will continue to get firmer over the next 24 hours.

Massage Cramp Calm Butter onto your stomach and lower back as needed.

If you have monthly cramps on roughly the same day of each cycle, you can start using this butter before it starts popping and hopefully it gives up some of the discomfort.

What is the role of anise in this recipe?

Anise oil has a sweet and spicy aroma that may remind you of black licorice.

Roman chamomile and clary sage in this butter give off a rich, rosy, and green aroma, and anise emphasizes this with a deeper, more spicy scent.

Contains a file Ether, transanthole, It is a powerful spasmolytic sedative!

Transanthole has the effect of helping everything flow smoothly, without any hiccups. Studies have shown that it may increase blood flow, so be aware of this if you are menstruating.

There are also some safety considerations to keep in mind for anise oil.

at Essential Oils Safety, Second EditionFor example, Tisserand and Young recommends avoiding anise essential oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have endometriosis, estrogen-related cancer, or a bleeding disorder.

Also, do not use anise if you are taking anticoagulant medications. It is very powerful for sensitive skin and children under the age of five.

If you want to leave anise oil out of the mix, go for it. You can also substitute another essential oil that is enriched with linalyl acetate. Try one of these mixes: Soothing oil of peppermint and chamomile. This recipe also includes Roman chamomile, but it is mixed with two other oils that also help relieve monthly cramps.

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