Us females deal with a lot of things, and our monthly bleed is one of the more challenging ones. However, it's not JUST the bleeding that can be inconvenient, it's what comes along with it, that can be so difficult to bare, sometimes. Many of us experience mild cramps, while others have more intense or very painful dysmenorrhea (the medical term for period cramps) at times.
Some of us also suffer from nausea, vomiting, immense headache, and diarrhea during periods. It can be rough!
Watch this video to understand better, why do women have periods!?!
Why oh why do we have to have PAIN alongside our monthly period?
According to Healthline, the muscles of our womb contract, which can cause abdominal pain, lower back pain, and so much more.
To ease this discomfort, we've compiled 5 natural period cramp remedies you can do at home.
(1) Apply heat to the abdomen
Heat is a great aid for muscle cramps. Place a heat pack or hot water bottle, on your daughter's abdomen or on her lower back to relieve tummy cramps and lower back pain.
A warm bath it also a wonderful way to help her relax her muscles, back, abdomen, and legs.
(2) Essential oils
Essential oils are a great home remedy for menstrual cramps. These essential oils relax the prostaglandins and lessen uterine contractions.
Here are some essential oils that help relieve pains and cramps:
- Lavender oil
- Clary sage
- Cinnamon oil
- Roman chamomile
- Clove oil
- Peppermint oil
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Because we love essential oils, we created our Teen PMS Roll-On which is made using 100% therapeutic grade organic essential oils. It's blended especially to support your daughters' cycles and provides comfort for those pesky physical and emotional symptoms of PMS, such as pain from cramps, nausea, feelings of sadness, headaches + mood swings.
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(4) Massage your daughter's tummy
Abdominal massage has been found to be very effective in relieving menstrual cramps, especially if done daily for 6 days PRIOR to your period's arrival. PLUS, incorporating essential oils with the massage is even more effective.
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(5) Avoid foods that cause bloating
It's very important that in the weeks before your daughter's period and particularly DURING her period, that she eliminates foods that cause bloating, such as fatty foods, carbonated beverages, alcohol, salty foods, and caffeine. These foods add tension to the body, which is the opposite of what she needs.
Encourage eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grain, and rich, lean protein foods.
A little tip to remember also when it's almost that time of the month is to control their sweet tooth. Avoid eating chocolate, sweets or high-sugar foods. Let them eat whole grains instead, or turn to in-season fruits.
Try these five home remedies and avoid prescription or over the counter medications if you can. Grab our Teen PMS Roll-On for a discounted price if you're a first-time buyer. Get the discount code here!