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:
Bushilla is a great Peruvian flower for female reproductive processes and any reproductive issues that might arise. This essence is also thought to help balance and heal relationships using feminine energy.
2. Masdevallia Veitchiana
This Peruvian orchid aids in birthing, anchoring, and balancing feminine energies. It assists in boosting self-esteem and connecting to our intuition. It's historically been used to soothe PMS and hot flashes.
3. Wild Potato
Wild potato is another Peruvian flower that supports an uninhibited, spontaneous nature while simultaneously nourishing and promoting joyous relationships. This is a great essence for anchoring positive energy and tapping into your inner femininity.
Lavender helps balance the powerful full moon energy so that it can be harnessed and used to promote creativity. Lavender also promotes ease and relaxation, making way for a gentler, more peaceful period.
Bonus Blend: Bushilla, Masdevallia Veitchiana, Lavender, and Cacao
When combined with cacao flower essence, these first four essences create a magical blend that allows us to honor, enjoy, and tune into our feminine cycles. This supportive blend addresses everything from cramps and bloating to mood swings and cravings.