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.