Flow Roll-On Recipe: Relief for Menstrual Cramps

Listen up, ladies! Is that time of the month making you a little extra crampy? 🥴

After years of suffering through a painful period each month, I have come up with various ways to soothe myself. I usually curl up in my favorite position with a hot compress against my abdomen.

Of course, mother nature also has ways to soothe us. Various essential oils can ease symptoms related to menstrual cramps and we’ve come up with an essential oil roll-on recipe infused with essential oils that are amazing for soothing PMS-related discomforts.

What I Love About This Flow Roll-On Recipe

What I love most about this menstrual cramps relief recipe is that it is super handy and on the go. I can use it anywhere and anytime I feel like my period is starting to act up again. It is so soothing that I do not have to always rely on over-the-counter pain medications.

What’s in This Menstrual Cramps Relief Recipe?

Ladies’ Choice Essential Oil Blend

Ladies’ Choice Essential Oil Blend is our special synergy blend to combat period discomfort and other natural PMS symptoms. It is a perfect blend of Clary Sage, Marjoram, Geranium, and Lavender essential oils to help you deal with monthly upsets.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil contains d-limonene which has natural anti-inflammatory properties according to this study1

Marjoram Essential Oil

Like Lemon, Marjoram Essential Oil can also soothe discomfort. It is one of the best oils to support women’s health, especially relating to symptoms of PMS. That’s why it is included in our Ladies’ Choice Blend and in this recipe.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Essential oil recipes that are used on the skin must always be diluted. Our favorite choice of carrier oil for essential oil roll-on recipes is always Fractionated Coconut Oil!

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This recipe is safe to use with kids aged 2+.

Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

This essential oil recipe is generally safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Flow Roll-On Recipe

Flow Roll-on Recipe: Menstrual Cramps Relief

Time: 2 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 1 year
Yield: 1 10ml Roll-on
Dilution Rate: 5%


  • 5 drops Ladies’ Choice Essential Oil Blend

  • 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil

  • 2 drops Marjoram Essential Oil

  • ~10 mL fractionated coconut oil


  • Add essential oils to the roll-on bottle.
  • Fill the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil. Shake to mix.
  • To use, apply to the abdomen for soothing relief.

Comfortable Days Coming Your Way!

You don’t have to always struggle with stomach upsets month by month. Don’t let it interfere with your daily activities. Make your own Flow Essential Oil Roll-On and let us know how it worked for you. We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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Hirota, R., Roger, N.N., Nakamura, H., Song, H.-S., Sawamura, M., Suganuma, N. Anti-inflammatory effects of limonene from yuzu (Citrus junos Tanaka) essential oil on eosinophils. 2010 Apr