ClaryCalm is a proprietary blend of essential oils that provides a soothing and calming effect during a woman’s menstrual cycle. A topical blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex, ClaryCalm provides a cooling effect to the skin and help balance emotions. You may be surprised to learn that stress-related emotions such as anger or fear can affect your physical health, including your fertility. Before becoming pregnant we strongly suggest parents take time to balance their bodies so the developing fetus has the best “material” from which to develop. The health of the child is directly related to the health of the parents.
How menstruation relates to fertility
The menstrual cycle is a series of changes a woman’s body goes through each month whereby the ovary releases an egg and the uterus prepares for pregnancy. The cycle can be divided into two phases: the follicular phase and the luteal phase.
The first day of your menses – or period – is day 1 of your cycle and the start of the follicular phase. During this phase, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), is released from the brain to stimulate the development of a single dominant follicle which contains one egg. During its maturation, the follicle releases estrogen which stimulates the thickening of the uterine lining. The follicular phase concludes at the start of ovulation. The length of this phase may vary, resulting in most variations of total cycle length.
The luteal phase starts with ovulation and continues until the onset of menses. During this phase, the ovary releases progesterone which matures the uterine lining and prepares it for the implantation of an embryo. If pregnancy does not occur, the progesterone level drops and bleeding occurs. The luteal phase is usually around 14 days.
Irregular periods and menstrual disorders are conditions that disrupt the normal menstrual cycle in women, which plays a key role in fertility.
These conditions, generally known as irregular periods, include amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), oligomenorrhea (infrequent periods), and menorrhagia (prolonged or heavy periods). Menstrual disorders can be symptoms of infertility due to another cause, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and uterine fibroids.
Lack of ovulation or infrequently ovulating commonly causes irregular periods. Women experiencing irregular periods should seek medical treatment to evaluate the underlying cause, particularly in the case of women who also experience infertility.
A woman’s menstrual cycle is how her body prepares for possible pregnancy after ovulation, which is the monthly release of a mature egg. The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, beginning with menses that is signaled by cramping, change in mood, bloating, fatigue, and breast tenderness. During the cycle, hormonal changes regulate the release of the egg from the ovary and prepare the uterine lining for receiving a possible fertilized egg (embryo) for a pregnancy.
The hormones at play in menstruation and the preparation for pregnancy act in concert, beginning with the secretion of estradiol when the egg is mature. An increase in estrogen production results in a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). An uptick in LH usually indicates that ovulation is about to occur, typically around day 14 of the cycle.
Women experience periods differently, and one woman can have different experiences with her own periods. Fluctuation of menstrual cycles is common. But when a woman has symptoms during her period such as no bleeding, heavy bleeding, or others listed below that are abnormal for her menstrual cycle, she should consider seeing a doctor to determine whether these are indications of a menstrual disorder that requires treatment.
Menstrual disorders are not always the cause of these types of symptoms. A doctor can help determine the root of the irregularity and whether further examination is needed to determine if a menstrual disorder exists. The following can cause symptoms that might appear to be due to a menstrual disorder.
How to Use Clary Calm
During your menstrual cycle, apply to abdomen to experience a soothing and calming massage.
During moments of heat, apply to the skin for a cooling, soothing effect.
Diffuse for a calming aroma that helps soothe heightened emotions.
Directions for Use
Topical use: Apply topically to the back of the neck, on temples, and bottoms of feet. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for at least 12 hours after applying product.