August 29th, 2017 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Adrenals, Estrogen Dominance, Menopause, Recipes

PMS Aromatherapy Salve


A 2014 study published in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research found that inhalation of clary sage oil had the ability to reduce cortisol levels by 36% and improved thyroid hormone levels (TSH). Bergamot oil has long been used to build confidence, enhance your mood, and reduce pain from headaches and muscle tension. 

Research discussed in the Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine also discovered that thyme essential oil has progesterone balancing effects. All of which combined makes this a great blend to assist in pre-menstrual hormone balancing.

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PMS Aromatherapy Salve
  • 2 heaping tablespoon beeswax pellets
  • ¼ cup organic coconut oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Clary sage essential oil
  • Thyme essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil
How To Make
  1. Melt the beeswax in your double boiler
  2. Add ¼ cup of organic coconut oil, allow to melt
  3. Add 10 drops of the peppermint and clary sage essential oil, and 5 drops of thyme and bergamot essential oils
  4. Pour into the glass jar and let cool until solid
  5. Gently massage in small circles over the lower back and abdomen
Medium double boiler
8-ounce glass jar with lid

Store in a cool dark cupboard, should last up to 3 months.

Where to Find Ingredients

Here are our suggestions for some of the ingredients in this salve.

Clary Sage Essential Oil | Edens Garden

Bergamot Essential Oil | Edens Garden

Thyme Essential Oil | Edens Garden

Peppermint Essential Oil | Edens Garden

Beeswax Pellets | Sky Organics

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil | Viva Naturals

Optional add-ins:

Lavender Essential Oil | Edens Garden

Wintergreen Essential Oil | Edens Garden

Get more delicious healing recipes and learn how to rebalance your hormones with food in Cooking for Hormone Balance.


6 Comments to PMS Aromatherapy Salve

  1. Three questions: I’m post menopausal but I have hypothyroidism and possibly hashimoto. Will it be good for my thyroid and can it be made with a substitute for coconut oil?

    My mother has cortisol issues but I say past being menopausal. Can it help her cortisol levels?

    • Hi Beth,
      It can still be helpful for her-Yes. you can try olive oil or almond oil-it will not be a thickened salve but would still be safe to use.
      ~Deanna HB Team

    • Hi RL,

      You can gently massage in small circles over the lower back and abdomen ~Deanna HB Team

  2. If I get hormonal migraines, wohld this work for them? If so, where should I apply it?

    • HI Tiffany, we do know it can be helpful with headaches. We haven’t tested it with migraines, but you certainly could try it. You could massage it into the low back or belly as suggested. Or try the shoulders or back of neck as well. You might also look into Magnesium Threonate to assist with migraines, we have found it to be helpful. HB Support

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