How to Relieve Period Cramps Fast Using Essential Oil Compress

Most of us women fight a monthly battle for comfort. The pain, discomfort, and bloating that comes with your period can really throw a wrench in your day — or even your week! We all know the things that work best for us — the over-the-counter medications we prefer, our favorite heating bad or hot water bottle, the best way to curl up on the couch for maximum comfort…

This Cramp Care Compress is a great addition! This DIY recipe uses our signature Ladies’ Choice blend, specially formulated to soothe cramps and relieve tension.* Even though it’s good for any kind of cramp, we formulated this recipe specifically for helping women struggling with painful periods.

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Hi! Katie here, certified aromatherapist and creator of our Essential Oil Recipe Box which this recipe is included for this month.

I love this compress for soothing menstrual cramps. The smell helps calm me until the pain becomes less intense. This recipe also works for other cramps as well!

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil will dilute the oils so that they’re safe to use on your skin. Plus, it has benefits of its own! Coconut oil is incredibly nourishing for the skin.

Ladies’ Choice Essential Oil Blend

Ladies’ Choice Essential Oil Blend’s benefits are to calm and soothe pain.

Hot Water

When treating menstrual cramps, we need a heat source for the compress to be effective. Hot water will be that source.

how to relieve period cramps fast
how to relieve period cramps fast

This recipe is unlikely to irritate even sensitive skin. Check out this dilution chart for how to safely dilute essential oils. 

This recipe is safe to use around children 2+.

This recipe is safe to use around pregnant and breastfeeding women.

This recipe should not be used on cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats check out this blog post.

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

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

Cramp Care Compress

Time: 2 Minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 6 weeks


  • 1 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil

  • 3 drops Ladies Choice Blend

  • 4 cups Hot Water (approximate)

  • Small Towel or Cloth*


  • In a small bowl mix fractionated coconut oil and essential oil blend. 
  • Soak towel in hot water and ring out excess.
  • Pour oils onto the towel. 
  • To use, Apply to affected areas, oil side down. Refresh 3-4 times as needed when the towel reaches body temperature.


  • Tip: Use a towel or cloth you don’t mind getting oil stains on. 

how to relieve period cramps fast

Natural remedies to pain are a great way to make your life more toxin-free. We’d love to hear your favorite toxin-free pain relief ideas! Let us know in the comments or connect with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!

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