Every woman experiences PMS symptoms like emotional and mood fluctuations, in her own unique way. This uplifting tone poem is meant to support the emotions of those who feel an uncontrollable urge to weep /cry in the days or weeks leading up to their period.
Rose anchors the blend, and it's calming and soft scent, may be relaxing, causing relief of depression and stress in humans. (source) Clary sage, Geranium, and a trio of citrus, including Bergamot*, Grapefruit and sweet Orange round out the uplifting scent.
HOT TIP: Extend your moment of self-care every day. Apply your perfume after you get out of the shower and moisturize your body. Hydrated skin is the best foundation for perfume. Kavana's bestselling Phyto-5 Afterglow Body Creme and Afterglow Body Oil will give the perfume something to cling to, and it will last longer. Want to really have fun? Layer different Perfume Poems over each other. The Peppermint Poem is delicious overtop of the Rose Perfume Poem!
Skin Types: All skin types. Meadowfoam seed oil protects your skin against cellular damage. Myristic acid contained in the oil is anti-inflammatory and soothes irritated skin. Rice Bran oil is super light and fast absorbing and non-comodogenic.
GLUTEN-FREE | NON-TOXIC I CRUELTY-FREE | VEGAN | NON-NANO | GMO FREE
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium ingredients.
Volume: 9ml /.30 fl oz.
Packaged in a recyclable, clear frosted glass bottle with a brushed aluminum, silver cap and gentle roll-on applicator. Roller ball may need a gentle, manual roll to get started in cold temperatures.
Care: Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures
Safety: As with use of any essential oils on the skin; If pregnant, nursing please refer to doctor before use.
Please Note: For hygienic reasons, all roll-on Perfume Poems are a non-refundable, final sale.
How to Use
Simply apply to the temples, collarbone or inner wrists as needed. Roller ball may need a gentle, manual roll to get started in cold temperatures.
Meadowfoam seed oil (Limnanthes alba): Meadowfoam seed oil is a waxy oil, similar to Jojoba. It is non-comodogenic (doesn't block pores), contains over 98% long chain fatty acids, making it extremely stable and highly resistant to oxidation and heat, though it may solidify a bit in cold conditions. (source)
It's non-greasy texture, is known to help lock in moisture and prevent trans-epidermal water loss, and may help your skin form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis. (source) It can help bind fragrance and keep it stable, making it excellent for aromatherapy applications, like Kavana's Perfume Poems.
Rice Bran oil (RBO) (Oryza Sativa): Prized by Japanese women for centuries, as it has been shown to exhibit brightening and skin softening properties. RBO contains some phytochemicals (plant chemicals) such as tocotrienols, tocopherols, phytosterols, polyphenols, squalene and powerful anti-oxidant gamma oryzanol, that support skin's health. (source)
The high level of Vitamins E and B, omega 9 and a rich array of fatty acids, beta-carotene, CoQ10 and lycopene, may help shield the skin from environmental and internal stressors. (source) It is not winterized, meaning, it may get cloudy in cold temperatures. If this happens, simply heat it gently under running warm-hot water till cloudiness disappears
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea): Clary sage has been tested on both animals and humans to determine its potential benefits as an antidepressant. One study (source) done on rats indicated that clary sage oil could be beneficial for depression by acting as anti-stressor.
Another small study (source) with menopausal women, indicated that inhaled clary sage oil reduced cortisol, the stress hormone and produced an anti-depressant like effect.
Rosa damascena Absolute: Rose oil has been found to help improve symptoms of depression in postpartum women (source), stimulate the release of dopamine in the brain, which scientists believe plays a pivotal role in helping relieve symptoms of depression. Read more in depth about it here.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): "Apart from its pleasant aroma, geranium essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, sedative, anxiety-reducing, and muscle-relaxing properties.11 It also facilitates blood circulation and eases breathing.4 Kim et al., reported that geranium essential oil is one of the most effective herbal essences for reducing menstrual-related anxiety.5 (source)
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisii): Tense feelings melt away with the aroma of Grapefruit oil. If you are feeling tense or down, Grapefruit essential oil will help promote feelings of vitality and will uplift mood. Limonene, the main chemical constituent of both Sweet Orange and Grapefruit oils, will produce the uplifting aroma emitted from these citrus scents and help banish your PMS blues.
Sweet Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis): The bright and sunny scent of orange essential oil, is used in aromatherapy to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
In at least five, randomized clinical trials, orange essential oil was shown to reduce pulse rates and cortisol hormone levels of children at the dentist (source), lower anxiety levels of women in labour (source), appeared to lessen pain in people recovering from bone fractures (source) and reduce the knee pain of elderly people (source) and signficantly reduce depressive like symptoms in animals.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E): This skin softening, anti-oxidant powerhouse, helps extend the longevity of this fragrance.
Kavana's Perfume Poem's are carefully blended with: Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, Oryza sativa (Rice Bran)oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) and a blend of certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils of: Salvia Sclarea (Clary sage), Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium), Citrus paradisii (Pink Grapefruit), Citrus Aurantium dulcis (Sweet Orange), Rosa damascena (Rose) absolute, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
WHAT IT'S FORMULATED WITHOUT: The 'Mean 15', petroleum and petroleum by products, lanolin, talc, synthetic colourants, palm oil, synthetic fragrance, parabens, pthalates, propylene glycol, triclosan, 100% aluminum-free, sulfates SLS and SLES, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban.
WHAT IT'S NOT IN: Another plastic bottle! Only the cap and roller ball on this bottle are made from plastic, the rest is made from glass. Please consider reusing this refillable bottle before cleaning and tossing it into the recycling bin.