Natural Solutions for Menopause Hot Flashes

Natural Solutions for Menopause Hot Flashes


This week we're looking at one of the most well-known symptoms of Menopause. As we've been discussing, there tend to be a lot of changes happening at once and it can be a challenge to navigate. It's the first time you're experiencing this process and it won't necessarily match the experience of someone else. We are here to provide the knowledge and support you need to feel empowered to walk through this phase and continue to shine.


Hot Take on Hot Flashes

As we enter menopause, we encounter various symptoms that call us (sometimes push us) to embrace lifestyle changes with grace and vitality. Practices that were once occasional now become imperative to our balance. Today, we shed light on one of the most common and sometimes challenging symptoms: hot flashes. 


Understanding Hot Flashes

Hot flashes, those fleeting waves of heat that wash over the body, are a hallmark symptom of menopause. These fiery sensations stem from hormonal changes affecting the hypothalamus, the region of the brain responsible for regulating body temperature. As estrogen levels fluctuate during menopause, the hypothalamus becomes more sensitive to temperature changes, leading to the onset of hot flashes. Understanding the underlying mechanisms behind hot flashes is the first step towards finding effective solutions for managing this symptom with ease.


Holistic Methods for Symptom Relief

Holistic methods offer gentle yet effective solutions for managing hot flashes. Consider incorporating Castor Oil Liver Packs into your self-care routine to support liver function and promote estrogen metabolism. These packs, applied over the liver area, harness the detoxifying properties of castor oil to promote healthy liver function, aiding in the breakdown and elimination of excess estrogen from the body. By supporting your body's natural detoxification processes, you can alleviate many of the symptoms of menopause.  



Nutritional Support for Hormone Balance

Nourishing our bodies with the right foods can play a pivotal role in supporting hormone balance and alleviating hot flashes. Introducing phytoestrogens, plant-based compounds found in foods like soy and flaxseeds, which mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. Incorporating these nutrient-rich foods into your diet can help regulate hormone levels and provide relief from hot flashes. Let thy food by thy medicine! A healthy diet is always the foundation of wellness.


While challenging, hot flashes have been referred to in some circles as the process of burning away everything you no longer are, so you can become your most true and radiant self. As with all phases, we can choose to embrace the journey and honor what our bodies were made to do, by supporting these natural processes holistically. 




A Ritual of Self-Care: Follicular Phase - Connect to Nature 

How to Make a Cooling Essential Oil Face and Neck Mist:


  • Distilled water
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil 
  • Clary sage essential oil 
  • Cucumber essential oil 
  • 2 oz (60 ml) spray bottle
  • Small funnel (optional)


  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Gather your distilled water and chosen essential oils. Peppermint oil is known for its cooling properties, while lavender and clary sage can provide additional calming effects. Cucumber oil adds a refreshing touch.

  2. Choose Your Essential Oils: Decide on the combination of essential oils you'd like to use. For example, you might use 5-10 drops of peppermint oil for its cooling sensation. You can add 2-3 drops each of lavender and clary sage for their calming properties. If you have cucumber oil, you can add a few drops for an extra refreshing boost.

  3. Prepare the Spray Bottle: Ensure your spray bottle is clean and dry before adding ingredients. If using a funnel, insert it into the opening of the spray bottle to make pouring easier.

  4. Add Essential Oils: Carefully drop the desired amount of essential oils into the spray bottle. Use a dropper or the built-in dropper caps on the essential oil bottles to control the number of drops.

  5. Pour Distilled Water: Fill the spray bottle almost to the top with distilled water, leaving a small space at the top to avoid spillage when screwing on the cap.

  6. Secure the Cap and Shake: Tightly screw on the spray bottle cap. Shake the bottle well to ensure the essential oils are thoroughly mixed with the water.

  7. Store in the Refrigerator: For an extra cooling effect, store the face and neck mist in the refrigerator. The cold mist will provide instant relief during hot flashes or whenever you need a refreshing pick-me-up.

  8. Application: When experiencing a hot flash, or whenever you desire a cooling sensation, hold the spray bottle about 6-8 inches away from your face and neck and spritz lightly. Close your eyes and enjoy the refreshing mist.

  9. Use as Needed: Keep the mist with you throughout the day and use it whenever you feel the need to cool down or refresh your skin.

By following these steps, you can create a homemade cooling essential oil face and neck mist that provides relief during hot flashes and is a self-nurturing ritual that will promote positive feelings around a more challenging symptom. Adjust the essential oil ratios to suit your preferences and enjoy the cooling benefits whenever you need them.


Let the Goddess in you rise and shine.

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