The 'holy trinity' of PMS symptoms:
- dull, aching to violently painful cramps.
Nevermind mood swings, food cravings and lower back pain! Oh and breakouts and oily skin to boot! PMS symptoms are not a 'normal' part of being a woman but a sign of hormonal imbalance. If this is you, there is help! While getting to the route cause, Kavana's aromatherapeutic blends or Perfume Poems, can temporarily help offer some relief. The Plai Perfume Poem, is specially formulated for PMS cramp sufferers.
Plai (Thai Ginger) is a root whose essential oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source) This oil is traditionally used in Thai massage and can also come in handy during PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome), for those experiencing symptoms like cramps and nausea.
Kavana's Plai (Thai Ginger) Perfume Poem can be massaged on the belly or lower back and inner wrists, to help support women during PMS.
Skin Types: All skin types. NOT suitable for pregnant women.
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, 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: NOT suitable for pregnant women.
Please Note: For hygienic reasons, all roll-on Perfume Poems are a non-refundable, final sale.
How to Use
Gently massage Kavana's Plai (thai Ginger) Perfume Poem as often as needed, over the lower back and abdominal area, starting up to a week prior to menstruation.
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.
Plai (Zingiber cassumunar): This uniquely powerful, anti-inflammatory and analgesic essential oil is an effective essential oil for fighting cramps (source). A member of the ginger family, Plai also known as 'Thai Ginger', is distilled from the fresh roots of Thai Ginger. It is native to Thailand, Indonesia and India and has been used in traditional Thai massage for years, to combat joint and muscle pain (source).
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana): Marjoram has been known to exhibit anti spasmodic, analgesic and calmative/sedative properties, make it the perfect accompaniment to Plai essential oil, in the quest to get painful cramps under control. Valued since ancient times, it's leaves and branches have been found in Egyptian burial sites dating back to Roman times(source) and thanks to it's chemical components of linalyl acetate, linalool, eucalyptol, and β-caryophyllene, modern studies have shown it to significantly reduce cramp pain, in combination with oils of clary sage and lavender. (Source)
Linden Blossom Absolute: For the woman who is simply overwhelmed by all the things she has to do in a given day and stressed by not being able to find enough time to rest and do nothing in, Linden blossom's soft floral scent is a sensory escape. It's no surprise that honey produced by bees attracted to these fragrant flowers, is valued for it's sedative properties (source) and it's anti-spasmodic properties can also be helpful when ingested as a tea* (source). (*To be avoided during pregnancy)
Sweet Orange (Citrus aurantium dulcis): The essential oil of this warm, round aroma has a joy about it that can bring cheer to even the dullest of cramped days. Exhibiting anti-spasmodic and mildly sedative properties, it's main chemical constituent of limonene, gives it it's characterisitic sunny scent. (source)
Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam seed oil), Oryza sativa (Rice Bran) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), (Zingiber cassumonum aka Thai Ginger) Plai, Origanum Marjorana (Marjoram), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet orange), Tilia Cordata (Linden Blossom) Absolute, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).
WHAT IT'S FORMULATED WITHOUT: The 'Mean 15', Petroleum and petroleum by-products, lanolin, talc,palm oil, coconut oil, palm oil, synthetic colourants, 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.
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