Aunt Flo’s Soothing Salve – for menstrual cramps, back pains, and frazzled nerves

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This post is for women, but if you are a man and you want to learn something to help any of the women in your life, feel free to read on. I won't be going into any kind of gory details, so you can skip the horror face from reading the title! I promise!

I was scared to give up my pain relievers

There has been one area of my life, that going natural and medicine free, has been a problem. That's during the time of the month that Aunt Flo decides to come out and visit. I have Endometriosis and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, and because of this, my periods are VERY painful. I am talking the kind of pain that has me curled up in a ball in bed, wishing it would just be over with already. I was terrified to give up my use of Advil. I don't use it for anything else during the rest of the month, just for those first three days, when the pain is unbearable. Even just using it that small amount. once a month was really starting to wear on my guilty conscience.

Essential oils and herbs can help a TON to relieve the pain

During all of the reading that I have been doing for my Master Aromatherapy Certification, I have been learning all kinds of ways to heal the body, just by using essential oils. The most interesting information that I came across was that essential oils are being used to help alleviate the pains and symptoms that MANY different women experience. I got really excited! Could this be the answer to my problems? I decided to pick out the essential oils that I had, for the problems that I was experiencing and added them to a little bit of coconut oil. I massaged the oil combination onto my abdomen and lower back several times a day, and I felt a great deal of relief! It was AWESOME! I combined that salve with some of Cramps-B-Gone Tea, and I was able to feel so MUCH BETTER! This is my new monthly regimen to help ease all of the pain and symptoms that I end up going through, WITHOUT the use of Midol, Advil, or Tylenol.

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Aunt Flo's Soothing Salve

For this recipe, I tried to pick out common symptoms that most women are feeling; pain, depression, hormonal imbalances, muscle pains, and more! This recipe makes 8 oz. of salve. I usually fill four 2 oz. containers with this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a double boiler (or a glass/pyrex measuring cup sitting inside of a pan that has about 1 inch of water in it) melt the coconut oil/olive oil along with the beeswax. When the ingredients are fully melted and combined, remove from heat.
  2. Allow mixture to cool just a tad, and then add essential oils and vitamin e (if using). Allow to cool and harden before use. This recipe makes approximately 8 oz. (or one cup). I usually pour my salves into 2 oz. flat tins.

TO USE: Massage a small amount of the salve onto your abdomen, lower back, legs, and even sore breasts whenever needed!

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