A few insights on doTERRA's "Blend for Women" that they call ClaryCALM! A lovely blend . . . a go-to oil for many women seeking balance in the natural hormonal swings that women experience.
Energetically this blend can attune us to our NATURE of CHANGE and FLOW as women . . . and supports and resonates very much with the sacral energies and can support WOMB WISDOM.
The key word here is NATURAL! Resting into the Knowing that us, as women, have natural fluctuations in our hormonal flows. When our system is out-of-balance due to too much stress, speed, lack of grounding , emotional upset, dietary and environmental factors . . . the natural fluctuations can swing WIDER and become uncomfortable.
ClaryCALM is a nice blend to help bring us back into a more natural fluctuation . . . and being in flow with this.
The ClaryCALM blend contains a high percentage of CLARY SAGE essential oil . . . which serves as is a nerve tonic and analgesic (helps to reduce pain) and anti-inflammatory. Clary Sage is a beautiful medicinal plant that grows 4-5 feet tall in many Mediterranean regions with lovely purple or mauve colored flowers. Use of this herb and steam-distilled essential oil from this plant has been recorded for over 1000 years.
Clary Sage is also a highly effective ANTI-SPASMODIC . . . and really well known for helping with the "held tension" that a woman can experience prior to her monthly bleeding. As an EMMENAGOGUE it can stimulate blood flow in the pelvic region and uterus. For who has the tendency to bleed very heavily during their period may find that GERANIUM or ROMAN CHAMOMILE (in a home blend) is a better choice.
CLARY SAGE is known to have "estrogen-like actions" (an adaptogenic plant) . . . so those women who are working to lower their estrogen levels would work with a different blend NOT containing clary sage.
ClaryCALM blend seems to work in harmony with our CNS (Central Nervous System) especially due to the presence of benevolent and balancing LAVENDER and GERANIUM.
ROMAN CHAMOMILE is a sedative . . . which brings the energy "down" towards the Hara center. It is calming to nervous system and a very potent ANTI-SPASMODIC (helps to relieve strong cramping). Note: Menstrual Cramping is a natural contraction of the tissues around and the muscle fibers of the uterus . . . it is when there is holding or contracted tissue that the cramps become uncomfortable to painful.
In my experience, ROMAN CHAMOMILE is the most effective and gentle ingredient in this blend as a functioning ANTI-SPASMODIC.
ClaryCALM has the CEDARWOOD for a centering effect. YLANG YLANG gives it a beautiful floral tone . . . for balancing masculine and feminine inner energies. FENNEL for menstrual pain, CARROT SEED for increased pelvic blood flow, PALMAROSA as a cytophylactic for helping to shed and recycle the cell tissue lining of the uterus and VITEX for cooling and a feminine aroma.
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