As any athlete knows, heat can be a powerful tool when it comes to relieving aches and pains. And when it comes to cramps, research shows that heat therapy is effective at reducing pain. When you couple warmth with the therapeutic plants like essential oils and herbs, you can get even more relief.
Functional wellness practitioner and essential oils expert Mariza Snyder D.C. previously told mbg that a combination of three drops of clary sage essential oil and three drops of lavender essential oil is her favorite for menstrual pain. "Peppermint and wintergreen are also great options for a cooling, tingling massage that […] relieves discomfort," she adds.