Ladies, we all know that periods can be rough: pain, bloating, fatigue.
During menstruation, our bodies complete their monthly cycle of life and death right before our eyes. It may not always pretty, but it's always a powerful, awe-inspiring time of the month.
Too often, we often forget to stop and smell the roses; to slow down and honor the powerful transformation that is taking place within our bodies. Instead, we continue to go about our hectic schedules fueled by determination and a steady flow of ibuprofen, doing our best to ignore the cramps and fogginess—not exactly the healthiest approach, but it keeps us from retreating to the couch for a week.
Well, I've got some good news. There's a natural, fragrant approach to period pain that can actually work just as well: flowers, or more accurately, flower essences. Flower essences are vibrational infusions made from living, wild-crafted flowers that can provide period relief in luscious, feminine ways.
Each one carries an energetic signature, or floral vibration, that can be transmitted to the user and correct any imbalances within the body. Through a unique process, the vibrational signature held within the flower blossom is imprinted in pure water, thus charging the water with the divine imprint of the flower's individual characteristics and qualities.
Flower essence healing has been around for centuries. Paracelsus, a great healer of the 16th century, collected dew from flowers to treat his patients. Dr. Edward Bach, a modern pioneer in this field, researched flower essences extensively in the 1930s and created the Bach Flower Remedies.
Flower essences can be used alone or as a wonderful complement to one another. Apply a few drops topically to pulse points, temples, wrists, neck, or bottoms of feet. Other soothing applications include adding essences to bathwater, massage oil, or investing in a flower essence spray as a gentle healing mist. Here are four to get started with during your next period: