2. Take a warm bath
As with the techniques mentioned above, a warm bath is another way to allow heat to melt away your pain. A bath is also a fantastic way of relaxing your body and mind. Fill the tub with warm water, and add some bath salts to help you relax. Lavender is the perfect kind to pick, as lavender is one of the most soothing and relaxing herbs there is. You can also pour in a couple of tablespoons of ginger powder to warm you up even more.
Another way of making the bath work for you for pain relief is to add essential oils to the water. Essential oils are powerful oils extracted from plants and flowers, and which are used for many different conditions. You could add lavender and clary sage oils to relieve pain and encourage relaxation. To reduce inflammation, the essential oils of cinnamon and eucalyptus can be used.
The exquisite rose essential oil is reputed to help to regulate the menstrual cycle, and well as having a lovely calming effect. And the oils of chamomile and ylang-ylang to relax your muscles and decrease irritability. Add no more than a total of 12 drops to a bath. Using too much essential oil can cause severe skin irritation and other symptoms.
So, next time you’re suffering from period pains and have a few moments to yourself, try a warming bath. Make yourself a cup of tea – chamomile will calm you – and light a couple of candles for an extra relaxing experience. Close the bathroom windows and door so that you breathe in the aromas and beneficial compounds from the essential oils. Spend at least 20 minutes relaxing in the bath.