Women can never seem to catch a break. When we're young we are forced to deal with menstruation and its uncomfortable symptoms, like cramps.
Then as we reach a certain age, we begin to experience extreme symptoms of menopause, including weight fluctuations, headaches, poor sleep, mood swings, low libido, and hot flashes.
Those who have not felt the sensation don't fully understand why it is such a big deal, but the 75% of menopausal women who get hot flashes regularly can vouch for how uncomfortable and debilitating it can be.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there is no clear cause of hot flashes, but it is believed that "the reduced hormone production in the ovaries during menopause affects the regulation of women's body temperature."
My mom is in her late 50s, and she has been having a hard time dealing with this condition. She compares the sensation to someone pouring a bucket of warm water over you while sitting in a sauna.
She's tried so many remedies to manage the intense flashes of heat, but none proved to be as effective as this homemade natural cooling spray made with essential oils.
I stumbled upon the natural solution while browsing the web recently, and my mom has never been more thankful.
If you're in the same boat, and can no longer take the heat, then it's time to take control of the situation with this cooling spray.
The blend was created by the folks at One Good Thing, and it is extremely easy to make.
What you'll need
You'll need three different types of essential oils, and they're all important because each one contains ingredients that work to cool you down during an episode.
Peppermint oil will provide you with a cool, tingling sensation that will lessen the intensity of a hot flash. It will also leave you feeling energized.
Clary sage oil, known for its effectiveness in soothing menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms, will reduce the intensity as well as the frequency of hot flashes and night sweats.
Finally, Geranium oil will restore some balance to your hormones, so you can experience less anxiety and mood swings.
You'll also need some witch hazel, which has cooling and astringent properties.
How to use
- Mix one part peppermint oil, two parts clary sage oil, and two parts geranium oil to create the cooling blend.
- Pour the oils in a one-ounce spray bottle then fill the rest of it with witch haze. Shake until incorporated, then spray it on your face and body as needed.
Other recommended ways to use this cooling blend includes making a massage oil. Using the same ratio of the essential oils, add a carrier oil, like coconut, almond, or avocado, and shake well before using.
You can also add a couple of drops of the essential oils to your bath and have a soak in it for 20-30 minutes to reap the benefits.
The cooling spray is becoming increasingly popular online, and it's not hard to see why. It has worked really well for so may women, including my mother and some of her friends, and it sure beats having to take medication or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which often come with negative side effects.
Give this natural remedy a try and let us know how it worked for you.