Aromatherapy for Hot Flushes

It is known that scent can initiate physical and psychological reactions by stimulating the release of chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitter. This is why scents can change our mood or trigger memories.

Correctly selected, essential oils can enhance your emotional equilibrium. Depending on their selection and blending they are able to alleviate the frequent mood swings and emotional reactions which are often associated with the menopause such as restlessness, tension, listlessness, fearfulness, anxiety and loss of self-esteem by inducing relaxation, calmness and equilibrium.

Certain blends have also been found to be helpful for hot flushes and sweating. These include:

For day and night sweats

  • 10 drops Grapefruit
  • 10 drops Lime
  • 5 drops Sage
  • 5 drops Thyme

For hot flushes

  • 10 drops Clary Sage
  • 11 drops Geranium
  • 7 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Sage
  • 10 drops lemon oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 drops clary sage oil
  • 4 drops geranium
  • 2 drops lemon
  • 1 drop peppermint

Add to a cool bath or blend with 30ml of carrier oil or pure aloe vera gel and apply to the pulse points.