It’s the middle of the summer and it’s hot. On Saturdays I’m volunteering for a therapeutic riding program, walking for 2 hours in a metal indoor arena, it’s shaded but boy do we sweat. And on top of that, I’m in menopause and periodically experience hot flashes.
What is there to do? How about creating a Beat The Heat spray! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, here’s the recipe I’m using! If you want it fast and live near me, I’ll make a bottle up for you for $15.
What you need to BEAT THE HEAT and have a refreshing cooling water based spray …
2 ounce spray bottle – one that is safe to use for essential oils
1/2 ounce Everclear
15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha x piperita) – (May cause skin or mucus membrane irritation if used in greater than 5% dilution – we are using about a 1% dilution in this blend). Peppermint is cooling, clears energy, is uplifting to the mind, helps reduce fatigue, awakens, refreshes, offers pain relief, good for respiratory support, and is astringent to get rid of that oily sweaty feel.
10 drops of Bergamot Mint Essential Oil (Mentha citrate) – This has stress reducing monoterpenols and esters and offers balance. Bergamot mint is cooling, supports peace of mind, is immune supportive, and has anti-spasmodic properties.
The next three essential oils help with menopause symptoms because they are calming and supportive for hormone balance.
5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis) – No known safety issues. Orange essential oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, and anti-bacterial properties. Citrus oils are bright, cooling and uplifting.
5 drops Clary Sage (Salvia sclera) – No known safety issues. Clary Sage essential oil acts as a CNS sedative and has anti-depressant and anti-stress properties. It is cooling and is also good for respiratory issues.
5 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) – Non-toxic essential oil but may be skin irritating if used at greater than 0.8% dilution, we are using it at a safe 0.4% dilution). Ylang Ylang acts as a CNS Sedative and is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and has a anti-depressant chemistry. It is relaxing, calming, exotic and sensual as well as cooling.
Fill the remaining space in the 2oz bottle with distilled water or aloe vera gel. Shake well before use. Spray this cooling mist 6-12 inches away from face and neck areas and feel instant relief.
Use ONLY quality therapeutic grade essential oils. Store in a cool dark space when not in use. (Do not leave this blend in a car during the summer, the intense buildup of heat will destroy the chemistry of the essential oils.) Because this is a water based blend, make it up fresh every 6 weeks. I add Vitamin E and Soluble in my water blends to increase shelf life but it’s best to use these type of blends frequently and use them up! Perfect to BEAT THE HEAT for the rest of the summer!
BEAT THE HEAT is a refreshing spray blend of specific essential oils perfect for cooling hot flashes, easing mood swings, and balancing hormones. Whether dealing with summer heat, menopause or a particularly disruptive monthly cycle, this blend can help bring welcome relief both physically and emotionally.
Let me know how it works for you!