Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ease Hot Flashes with Aromatherapy

Relaxing baths ease physical and emotional tension and are a won­derful treat for relieving the discomfort of hot flashes. Avoid hot water, which can raise body temperature and trigger hot flashes. Draw a tub of tepid water, and add one cup of baking soda as a skin soother. Essential oils add fragrance and subtle healing prop­erties. Lavender, geranium, clary sage, and rose essential oils all help to balance hormones and promote relaxation. Add 5 to 10 drops total of one or more essential oils to a tubful of water.

You can enjoy the cooling and relaxing benefits of aromatherapy throughout the day by carrying a spray bottle filled with a refreshing facial mist.

Cooling Aromatherapy Facial Mist for Hot Flashes

1/4 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup rosewater
5 drops rose or lavender essential oil

Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake well. Mist skin as often as desired.
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