Curious how to get rid of menstrual cramps with DIY natural remedies? This all natural pain relief salve uses essential oils and other ingredients to soothe monthly aches and pains.
If you are a woman who enjoys making your own homemade remedies, and you use essential oils, then this recipe for making a menstrual pain relief salve is a great one for you. If you prefer to purchase your natural remedies, here’s a pre-made menstrual relief balm that has great reviews.
It may seem complicated to make a homemade balm or salve, as opposed to just using the oils for a remedy, but balms and salves are easier to make than they may seem. And the base ingredients are not only good for you as well, but they help hold the oils on and keep the benefits going longer than just using a straight oil.
This recipe for a menstrual pain relief salve uses 6 different oils, and they are all added for their specific benefits to you during that time of the month.
The fennel oil is added to help soothe your tummy and any nausea you may encounter from the cramps. The lemongrass oil helps with pain relief, so it works for cramps and muscle pain as well, and so does the marjoram oil.
Then there is clary sage oil, which is wonderful for a general balance for women. It helps regulate your cycle and bring overall balance. Lavender oil is calming and works well to help relieve pain and swelling.
Then lastly, peppermint oil is also a great pain relief oil. These all make for a great combination that will bring you much relief at your worst time each month.
You can use your menstrual cramp relief balm daily to give overall balance to your system, which helps give relief when the time comes each month, or you can just when you really need it.
Tip for balm and salve making
Keep a knife and a spoon for balm and salve making only. That way they can get the wax on them and be designated for it. It won’t hurt your normal silverware, but it is nice not to have to worry about getting every speck of wax off when you’re all done.
If you don’t have all of these essential oils on hand, you can also purchase the Feminine-Aid blend and use that instead. I find that it’s one of the best natural remedies for cramps.
Or you can purchase a pre-made menstrual cramp balm if you don’t have all of the supplies on hand. However, I think you’ll enjoy making your very own salve to relieve menstrual cramps.
DIY Menstrual Cramps Pain Relief Salve
- 4 ounces beeswax pastilles
- 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 4 drops fennel essential oil
- 8 drops marjoram essential oil
- 8 drops clary sage essential oil
- 6 drops peppermint essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 drops lemongrass essential oil
- 2 to 3 salve containers with lids I used 3 ounce tins, but you can use any size you prefer
- Using a double boiler, fill the bottom half of it about half full of water and place over medium to high heat, and place on the top half of the pan. Measure out your beeswax and add to the top half. At first, it won’t melt much, as the water is heating up, but as it gets hotter, you will hear it beginning to boil and the wax will start to soften and melt. Turn the water down to low, so that it doesn’t heat too rapidly and burn the wax, and stir once or twice to help break down the wax in the process.
- While that is heating, measure your coconut oil and have it ready.
- Once the beeswax is melted and clear, with no chunks of wax left in it, add in the coconut oil and sweet almond oil. Stir in and let the mixture melt until clear. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly, but don't allow it to start hardening.
- Now, add in your essential oils. A few of these are thin in consistency and the drops will start to come out fast if you tip them too far, so just take it slowly as you count them out. Once the oils are all added, give it a good stir to mix them in thoroughly.
- Pour the salve into the containers. Take it slow as your pour, much like you did with the oil drops and if it happens to begin to set up fast, you can put it back over the heat to loosen it back up, but likely it won’t unless you stop in the middle.
- You will need to leave the lids off and let the balms sit out at room temperature until they are fully cooled off. It took close to an hour for mine, but it can vary depending on the type of container you use.
- Once the bottom of the container is no longer warm, it is good to go and you can put on your lids. Add a cute label if you’d like, and they are all set to use.
There are many natural remedies for menstrual pain relief. This salve is excellent! I also love taking maca root powder. If you prefer your home remedies pre-made, you can purchase a menstrual pain relief balm.