For many, periods can be painful and uncomfortable especially with cramping and that uncomfortable bloating feeling. This Moon Time Balm from Stag + Seer contains some amazing natural ingredients including cramp bark. The balm is lovingly prepared and hand poured by the wonderful Natalie who founded Stag + Seer to celebrate her love of nature. It’s also completely plant based so suitable for anyone living a vegan lifestyle.
+ Ingredients +
-Helianthus annuus (organic cold pressed Sunflower oil)
-Simmondsia chinensis (organic cold pressed Jojoba oil)
-Achillea millefolium (wild harvested Yarrow)
-Hypericum perforatum (wild harvested St John's Wort)
-Viburnum opulus (Cramp bark)
-Salvia sclarea (Organic Clary Sage essential oil)
-Zingiber officinale (Organic Ginger essential oil)
-Lavandula angustifolia (Organic Lavender essential oil)
-Tocopherol (Organic Vit E)
-Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellila Wax)
+ Directions +
Apply a liberal amount to areas of discomfort (abdomen, legs, back etc) as often as needed. For external use only. Do not use if you think you might be pregnant.
+ Ingredient Breakdown +
Cramp Bark: Just as the name suggests! A powerful herb with anti-spasmodic properties due to coumarin derivative, scopoletin. The astringent nature of Cramp bark helps reduce heavy menstrual bleeding, whilst it's volatile oils help relax + sooth any bodily cramping. Also rich in valerenic acid, producing a mild sedative effect and methyl salicylate which is a weak acting precursor to the salicylic acid that is used in aspirin.
Yarrow: Such a magickal plant! Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory, wonderful for relieving menstrual cramps. An astringent herb that works wonders with matters of blood - it contains the alkaloid achilleine, which facilitates the coagulation of blood, helping slow a heavy period, but also has the ability to stimulate the uterus to initiate menstrual flow. Yarrow is both cooling + warming, normalises opposing conditions + aids in the regulation menstrual flow.
St John's Wort: A mood elevating herb containing hypericin and hyperforin. It is known to interact with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), in the same way as serotonergic drugs, by further increasing the serotonin level in the brain. This increased serotonin (also known as the 'happy hormone') helps regulate emotional + mood related symptoms of menstruation.
Ginger Essential Oil: Warming + stimulating. Compounds found in Ginger can help relieve inflammation + the body's production of prostaglandins (chemicals that trigger muscle contractions + the shedding of the uturine lining)
Clary Sage Oil: Sometimes referred to as 'The Woman's Oil', this healing plant addresses female hormone-related issues, such as anxiety and the blues.
Moonstone: A calming, mood stabilising stone. Strongly connected to feminine energy, balancing hormonal + reproductive issues. The Moon controls the tides and rules over the biological rhythms of plant, animal, and human life. Femininity + fertility have long been associated with the moon, and studies have shown woman often are in sync with it's phases - particularly those who are frequently exposed to the night sky with little light pollution. May this Moonstone connect you to her phases, her magick + her healing.
- The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for a specific medical condition. Please use your best judgement :)