Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes or night sweats, are a common symptom of menopause and can be uncomfortable, to say the least. While medications and lifestyle changes may help, essential oils can be an effective natural remedy.
Many essential oils have cooling properties that can provide relief from hot flashes. Moreover, some essential oils may even help reduce feelings of stress often associated with menopause-related symptoms.
Creating your own homemade hot flash spray using a combination of unique and soothing essential oils is an easy and affordable way to get relief without the use of prescription drugs or expensive treatments.
Keep reading to learn how to create your own DIY hot flash spray using 8 custom recipes with simple ingredients made up of various essential oils. With this guide at hand, you’ll have reliable recipes for relieving your menopause symptoms naturally—in no time!
Benefits of Essential Oils
Essential oils have long been used for their healing and therapeutic benefits, and their potential for improving chronic conditions has only recently caught the attention of modern medicine. Some of the advantages associated with essential oils include:
-Improving overall mental outlook and reducing feelings of stress and anxiety
-Enhancing mood and lifting feelings of depression
-Reducing inflammation in muscles and joints
-Improving respiratory health
-Helping boost immunity
-Soothing skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and insect bites
-Increasing alertness or relaxation depending on the type of essential oil used
Using essential oils to reduce the severity or frequency of hot flashes is becoming increasingly popular as medical research continues to reveal the benefits these natural remedies may offer.
Essential oils are thought to work by soothing inflammation in the body while providing a pleasant aromatic sensory experience that lifts moods, relaxes, invigorates, or calms depending upon your needs.
Essential Oils for Hot Flashes
Essential oils offer natural relief from hot flashes and night sweats. Hot flashes are generally caused by hormonal fluctuations; essential oils can help to regulate hormones, improve circulation and reduce inflammation. Research has also shown that many essential oils, like lavender, can enhance relaxation and reduce stress.
There are several essential oils that have been found to be effective in aiding hot flashes:
Lavender: This is a wonderful oil for calming the nervous system, reducing stress levels, and improving sleep, and a favorite for relieving hot flashes.
Clary sage: This oil is known as an emmenagogue, meaning it helps to regulate hormones in the body. It’s believed it does this by balancing out estrogen levels in the body which helps to relieve many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause.
Peppermint: Peppermint is often used to cool off the body temperature during a hot flash or night sweat attack which can help provide some temporary relief.
Cypress: Cypress helps improve circulation which may assist with relieving hot flashes due to improved blood flow in the body. The cooling effect of cypress makes it a great choice for helping with hot flash discomfort.
Geranium: Geranium is known for its ability to balance hormones naturally – making it an ideal choice for treating menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and other discomforts caused by hormonal imbalances. It also has antispasmodic properties which may ease tension specifically related to hormonal changes occurring during menopause stages.
Wild yam root oil: The root of this plant contains diosgenin, which has been clinically shown to balance hormones naturally, such as estrogen levels in the body thus reducing extreme warm sensations brought on due to an imbalance of hormone production in women going through menopause stages, or otherwise going through hormonal shifts due certain circumstances like post-pregnancy support, or fluctuating contraceptive methods taken by younger women aged the 20s-30s who suffer from normal hormonal shifts (by potentially using continuous/seasonal birth control methods).
It’s important that these DIY remedies use only high-quality essential oils, bought from reputable vendors as there are many subpar products out there that don’t provide true therapeutic effects, while still being expensive leaving customers feeling frustrated when they don’t get the desired results, after trying them out resulting in lack of trust towards these products; most clients prefer using organic grade essential oils so do purchase those whenever possible.
DIY Essential Oil Spray Recipes
Essential oils are a great way to naturally combat hot flashes due to their calming effects and therapeutic properties. They can also be used to ease anxiety and tension while providing a pleasant scent to refresh the air. In this article, we will look at 8 different DIY essential oil spray recipes that you can use to quickly reduce or prevent hot flashes.
Lavender and Chamomile Spray
Lavender and chamomile essential oils are two of the most popular oils for treating hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Many studies have indicated that lavender oil can help reduce stress and anxiety, while chamomile oil has calming properties. This essential oil spray is a simple DIY project that can help provide fast relief to the uncomfortable symptoms associated with hot flashes.
-7 drops of Lavender essential oil
-7 drops of Chamomile essential oil
-4 ounces of purified water
-Spray bottle (preferably glass)
1. Fill your spray bottle with 4 ounces of purified water.
2. Add 7 drops of each lavender and chamomile essential oil to the water, then close the lid tightly.
3. Shake gently until all the ingredients are combined well.
4. Spray lightly wherever needed; you can use it multiple times a day, as often as needed for relief from hot flash symptoms like sweating and flushing.
Clary Sage and Peppermint Spray
This essential oil spray combines two of the most popular oils for hot flashes and other symptoms related to menopause — clary sage and peppermint. Both of these oils have cooling properties that can help bring down body temperature during hot flashes. This is a simple recipe you can whip up quickly and keep on hand for when hot flashes strike!
What You’ll Need:
-A 4-ounce glass spray bottle
-2 tablespoons witch hazel, vodka, or rubbing alcohol (optional)
-2 drops clary sage Essential Oil
-3 drops peppermint Essential Oil
1. Fill your 4-ounce glass spray bottle with distilled water. Add the witch hazel, vodka, or rubbing alcohol if used as an emulsifier. This will help ensure your oils don’t separate from the water as it sits.
2. Add 2 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil and 3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to the bottle and replace the lid tightly. Gently shake well to mix ingredients together before each use. Shake again before each use to recombine any essential oils that may have settled out after sitting for a while.
3. To use this spray, mist your skin lightly with it anytime you feel a particularly bad hot flash coming on or after one has passed, so you stay cool for as long as possible afterward!
Geranium and Bergamot Spray
Geranium and bergamot essential oils make a wonderful aromatherapy spray for hot flashes. They can help to reduce the intensity of hot flashes and make the experience more bearable. To make this blend, combine 10 drops of geranium essential oil with 3 drops of bergamot essential oil in a dark-colored glass spray bottle filled with water.
Shake gently before each use to ensure all the oils are evenly distributed. Spritz your home, office, or anywhere else that needs some relief! For added relief to yourself, spritz a bit directly on your skin or clothing. Be sure to do a patch test first to ensure you won’t have an adverse reaction to either of these oils as they can be potent on sensitive skin.
Ylang Ylang and Rose Spray
Ylang-ylang and rose essential oils are perfect for helping to soothe and calm hot flashes. They also create a beautiful scent that is calming, yet uplifting. Ylang-ylang and rose essential oil spray can help reduce both physical and emotional discomfort during hot flashes. This blend is best used 15 minutes before bed or when you’re in need of an aromatic pick-me-up any time of day.
To make your own ylang-ylang and rose spray, start by combining the following ingredients in a small glass bottle:
-¼ cup witch hazel
-1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
-20 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil
-10 drops of rose essential oil
Be sure to shake the mixture vigorously before each use. Spray over your pillow or throughout your bedroom for a sweet-smelling evening ritual.
Lemon and Rosemary Spray
This refreshing scent of lemon and rosemary is perfect to combat hot flashes. The lemon will leave you feeling invigorated while the rosemary helps to keep your body cool.
To make this spray, you will need:
-1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary
-2 teaspoons fresh or dried lemon balm leaves
-2 tablespoons of witch hazel
-4 drops of lemon essential oil
-Distilled water (enough to fill an 8 oz spray bottle)
Put all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix them together. Pour into an 8 oz spray bottle, tighten the cap and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to mix all ingredients together. Now your refreshing DIY essential oil hot flash relief spray is ready for use!
To use your spray, simply mist it around yourself or on fabric items such as bedding or clothing. Be sure that you avoid getting it directly onto furniture because the oils may stain.
Frankincense and Sandalwood Spray
This refreshing and cooling spray combines the grounding aromas of frankincense and sandalwood oils, also known for their calming effects. Frankincense is helpful for relieving anxiety and helps to reduce cortisol in your body, ultimately decreasing hot flashes. Sandalwood is a great overall tonic that has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties.
To make this lovely spray recipe:
• 2 tablespoons of distilled water
• 10 drops of frankincense oil
• 10 drops of sandalwood oil
• 1 teaspoon of witch hazel (optional)
Pour the distilled water into a small bottle, then add the essential oils. Optionally add some witch hazel which will help to preserve your oils and allow them to remain suspended in the water. Close the bottle tightly with a lid; then shake well before using.
Whenever you feel a hot flash coming on just shake your bottle lightly again and either spritz it into your palms or directly onto any exposed skin areas that feel overly warm.
Sage and Cedarwood Spray
This spray works great for the relief of hot flashes and night sweats. The combination of grounding cedarwood with brain-calming sage is perfect for women dealing with hormone-induced heat.
-1 teaspoon Aloe Vera Gel
-8 drops of Cedarwood essential oil
-4 drops of Sage essential oil
-4 tablespoons Witch Hazel Extract
-2 tablespoons Distilled Water
Put the aloe vera gel, cedarwood, and sage in a two-ounce spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix everything together before adding the witch hazel extract and distilled water. Shake again to combine everything. Apply this spray as needed whenever experiencing hot flashes. Store away from direct heat or sunlight when not in use.
Cypress and Grapefruit Spray
A fragrant and invigorating blend of cypress and grapefruit essential oils makes this an uplifting spray to have on hand. Popularly used to help reduce mental fatigue and clarity the mind, this spray can also be a refreshing body mist or room refresher.
Cypress oil helps to stimulate circulation, and its woody aroma is perfect for use as a massage oil, facial toner, or in your bath. Grapefruit essential oil has many properties beyond its wonderful sweet citrus scent — making it great for boosting energy levels, reducing stress, and calming inflammation.
To make this invigorating spray:
-In a 2-ounce glass spray bottle combine 30 drops of cypress essential oil with 30 drops of grapefruit essential oil (or any other ratio that pleases your nose).
-Fill the remainder of the bottle with organic witch hazel (omit if you’d like it to be all-natural just add additional water).
-Secure the lid closed before shaking the ingredients gently to blend.
-Spray over the face and body or use as a room freshener throughout your home.
How to Use Essential Oil Sprays
Essential oils may provide natural relief from hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. To help soothe symptoms quickly and conveniently, you can create your own essential oil spray. These easy steps will show you how to use essential oil sprays and keep them stored properly.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
To create an essential oil blend for hot flashes, you’ll need a 30 ml (1 oz) glass spray bottle and the listed essential oils for your chosen recipe. You’ll also need distilled water and a few drops of witch hazel or vodka as a preservative if planning to store the spritz for future use. Make sure all supplies are clean and dry before mixing.
Step 2: Measure Essential Oils
Using a measuring cup or pipette, carefully measure out the exact quantity of each essential oil needed for the recipe. Using too much could cause skin irritation in some people, so be sure to take this step seriously! Put all measured oils into the glass spray bottle together.
Step 3: Add Distilled Water + Preservative
The amount of distilled water needed will be outlined in your recipe, but as a general rule fill no more than halfway up the bottle with distilled water first — leave space for the preservative — then top up with more if needed. It’s important to include a few drops of either witch hazel or vodka; this helps preserve the life of your spritz when storing in between uses so it stays fresh longer! Shake well until thoroughly combined before each use.
Step 4: Store Properly
Cover securely with a cap between uses and store cool dark place away from heat or sunlight as heat or light can degrade chemical properties leading to loss of effectiveness on shelf-life. For best results use within 3 months after creating for optimal effectiveness against symptoms associated with hot flashes like chills & perspiration due to fluctuating hormones during the menopause stage women experience.
Essential oils are powerful, healing substances, and it is important that they be used safely. While there are many health benefits to using essential oils topically in homespun remedies such as sprays and salves, it is important to be aware that some of these potent compounds can be dangerous if improperly used.
When working with essential oils, take the following safety precautions:
-Be mindful not to exceed the recommended dilution ratio provided in your recipe – this will ensure the essential oil won’t cause a skin reaction or irritation.
-Always do a patch test before applying an essential oil product directly to your skin
-Be sure to store your DIY sprays away from children in cool dark places (avoid heat and prolonged exposure to light).
-Check out the side effects of each ingredient you plan on using. Some potentially harmful combinations between ingredients could result in adverse reactions.
-Pay attention to signs of skin irritation or inflammation after applying any homemade products containing essential oils such as redness, swelling, or discomfort.
Creating your own DIY essential oil spray for hot flashes can be inexpensive and easy. Whether you are looking for a faint scent or a powerful aroma, these recipes offer an array of choices for your specific needs.
When using essential oils topically, test the mixture on a small patch of skin first to make sure that you don’t have an allergic reaction or discomfort. This is especially important when blending several different types of oils together.
Once you’ve found the right mix, add it to a spray bottle with some water and mix thoroughly before using it. Make sure to shake the bottle before each use to ensure that the oils are well blended with the water.
Remember that essential oils should not be taken internally unless specifically prescribed by a certified aromatherapy specialist or doctor. If you ever experience any discomfort when using these mixtures externally, discontinue use immediately.