peppermint spray for hot flashes


My easy peasy, not-a-recipe recipe for hot flash spray: enjoy!

Fill up your spray bottle 3/4 of the way with water or a mix of water and witch hazel. Add a squirt of dish or hand soap (to help emulsify the essential oils and water). Then add your essential oils. 

I make my essential oil mixes intuitively and I didn't write this blend down, so this is an approximation. Use what smells good to you!

This time around I used about 20 drops of peppermint, 12 drops of bergamot, six drops of grapefruit and 2-3 drops of ylang ylang -  and then it didn't seem minty enough so I added another 12-16 drops of spearmint. I may also have added orange, but that dropper is messed up enough that I can't count drops. (Good thing I like orange!)

I use this spray during the day (hence the citrus). At night I'm using a roller with a blend of peppermint and lavender - because it's in a roller, I used almond oil as the base and maybe 12 drops of each essential oil. 

I spray or roll the back of my neck (and my head, with the spray - be careful of your eyes!) when a hot flash starts. It seems to help. 

(I also wear layers and take off as many as possible, as quickly as possible. Otherwise, I'll start sweating. And that is just not fun at all, because then I get even colder after the flash passes.)