• Angela Sidlo

Top 4 Essential Oils to “Chill Out” Hot Flashes

My two professional passions in life are working with essential oils and helping women navigate the menopause years. It is such a blessing to me that these two passions go hand in hand.




The more I learn about essential oils, the more gratitude and awe I have for the plants and their ability to help the body find balance. Menopause is a time to re-establish a sense of balance in our bodies and allow us to reclaim our vibrancy for this next chapter of our lives.


One of the biggest imbalances women experience in the menopause years is Hot Flashes. I want to share with you 4 essential oils that have helped me over the years. Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium & Peppermint. Together, these oils are a pure powerhouse for managing hot flashes and night sweats. Beyond that they are there to support such things a cognitive function, cortisol levels, sleep, liver function and blood sugar balance, all of which are key to overall hormonal health.


Let’s take a look at the list of super powers each oil possesses.


Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) - Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, uterine restorative, regulates menstrual periods, eases tension and muscle cramps, helps control cellulite, manages cortisol levels, supports action of estrogen, relieves PMS, eases heart palpitations and hot flashes, may inhibit growth of breast and uterine fibroids, soothes anxiety and fatigue, improves sex drive, aids sleep, antidepressant, calms the liver.


Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) - Strong antioxidant compounds, calms the nervous system, detoxifying, pain reliever, gets rid of excess fluid, relieves bloating, manages perspiration, helps reduce cholesterol levels, relieves hot flashes, tones and strengthens circulatory system, relieves lymphatic congestion, aids in regulating menstrual cycles.


Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum) - sedative properties, nerve tonic, relieves hot flashes, pain reliever, emotionally uplifting, reduces yeast and fungal infections, eases anxiety and stress, improves mood swings, supports healthy skin, eases heart palpitations, helps with salt cravings and fluid retention, offers blood sugar balance, liver and pelvic decongestant.


Peppermint (Mentha X piperita) - Adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, relieves menstrual pain, improves brain function, relieves muscle spasms, encourages hair growth, relieves PMS, blood cleanser, moves stagnation, reduce hot flashes, nerve tonic, digestive soother for IBS.


Here are two of my favorite recipes for managing Hot Flashes & Night Sweats to help you keep your cool.


Gone In A Flash Spritzer

Materials:

2 oz. dark glass bottle with spray top

Ingredients:

1.75 oz. peppermint hydrosol .25 oz aloe vera gel 6 drops Peppermint (Mentha X piperita) 4 drops Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)

5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) 3 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobilis)

8 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) 4 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

Directions:

Mix the essential oils and aloe vera gel together and place in 2 oz. container. Add peppermint hydrosol, place the lid on and shake well. Spritz over face, neck and chest at the onset of a hot flash. Avoid eyes.

Cooling Spray

Aids in reducing hot flashes. I keep this one on my bedside table.

Materials:

2 oz. glass bottle with spray top

Ingredients:

2 oz. rose hydrosol 8 drops Geranium (Pelargonium roseum x asperum)

5 drops Pink Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) 5 drops Lime (Citrus hystrix) 8 drops Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) 4 drop Peppermint (Mentha X piperita)

Directions:

Add essential oils in a 2 oz spray bottle of Rose hydrosol. Shake well before each use. Spritz above head (with eyes closed) when you feel a hot flash coming on.


If you’d like to learn more about using essential oils for hormone balance hop on over to the online school https://waves-of-change-wellness.teachable.com or book a FREE 15 minute consultation. Just email me angela@angelasidlo.com

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