diy essential oil spray for hot flashes

Even though as many as 80% of women experience hot flashes, finding a reliable diy essential oil spray for hot flashes is not always easy.

That’s why this post gives you not one, but rather, FIVE recipes for essential oil hot flash sprays that you can make make at home.

All of these recipes use essential oils that have been proven to be effective for hot flashes.

And as a bonus these blends can also be used to get relief from night sweats too.

So, without further delay, let’s dive into the essential oils that we’ll be using in these diy hot flash sprays.

8 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HOT FLASHES

The essential oils for hot flashes that we’ll be using are:

  • Peppermint Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Jasmine Oil
  • Clary Sage Oil
  • Sandalwood Oil
  • Ylang Ylang Oil

Not only are these oils effective for hot flashes, but they also provide relief from other menopause-related benefits.

Let’s have a quick look at each one

Peppermint Oil

essential oils that help hot flashes peppermint

Peppermint contains menthol, an ingredient that triggers a cooling effect when inhaled or applied to the skin.

For this reason, peppermint is one of the most popular essential oils for inflammatory conditions and it’s also the most famous essential oil for hot flashes.

Basically, if you use nothing else, use peppermint.

Other benefits: anti-inflammatory, soothes headaches and relieves menopause-related cramps.

Lavender Oil

lavender oil

Lavender is so effective at soothing hot flashes that simply inhaling it lowers the frequency of hot flashes!

Given that lavender is known for inducing an overall sense of calm, it’s no wonder that it has this effect on hot flashes.

Other Benefits: anti-inflammatory, helps restlessness and insomnia, detoxifies and stimulates hair growth

Geranium Oil

geranium oil

Applying essential oils to the bottom of the feet is a popular ritual for many essential oil fans.

And it turns out that applying geranium oil (together with clary sage) to the bottom of the feet is also beneficial for hot flashes (source).

Other Benefits: helps regulates estrogen, balances emotions, relieves stress and anxiety.

Rose Oil

essential oils that help hot flashes rose

Rose oil regulates testosterone levels in women, which ultimately helps improve the overall balance of our sex hormones.

Other Benefits: great for dry skin, fights inflammation and relieves stress.

Jasmine Oil

essential oil that help hot flashes jasmine

When combined with rose, lavender and geranium oil, jasmine has been shown to be an effective natural remedy for hot flashes.

Other Benefits: anti-depressant, prevents infections, increases alertness and improves sleep.

Clary Sage Oil

essential oils that help hot flashes clary sage

Fluctuations in estrogen levels are one of the main causes of hot flashes. 

And it turns out that clary sage is effective at regulating estrogen levels, which in turn, improves hot flashes.

Other Benefits: lowers cortisol, eases depression, anti-inflammatory.

Sandalwood Oil

essential oils that help hot flashes sandalwood

Sandalwood is a cooling oil, and although it’s cooling properties are not as strong as peppermint, it’s still a great choice for reducing hot flashes.

Other Benefits: regulates testosterone, enhances mood, grounding and calming.

Ylang Ylang Oil

ylang ylang

Similar to clary sage, ylang ylang is great for reducing cortisol levels.

Since research suggests that there is a link between high cortisol and hot flashes, it’s no surprise that ylang ylang can provide hot flash relief.

Other Benefits: aphrodisiac, supports healthy immune and cardiovascular function.

HOW TO MAKE A HOT FLASH SPRAY: 5 RECIPES FOR RELIEF

Now it’s time to make your very own diy essential oil spray for hot flashes!

These recipes are designed to give you options and make it easy for you start getting relief.

So, in some cases all you need is just one essential oil in order to start seeing improvements 🙂

Please note that when making an essential oil spray it’s best not to use more than:

  • 7 drops if you plan on applying the spray on your face.
  • 15 drops if you plan on applying the spray on your body only.

All the recipes below use a total of 7 drops because what’s the point of having a hot flash spritz that you can’t use on your face, right?

1. Peppermint-Only Hot Flash Spray

As we saw earlier, no other oil comes close to peppermint when it comes to its cooling effect.

So, a really simple blend that you can start with is a mint spray.

Ingredients

7 drops peppermint oil

1 Tbsp witch hazel

Water

1 oz glass spray bottle

How to Make

  1. Add witch hazel and essentials into glass bottle.
  2. Fill the rest of the bottle with water..
  3. Seal and shake well to combine.
  4. Shake before each use and spray as needed onto face, neck and other areas that need soothing.

2. Peppermint and Lavender Blend

This blend is also featured in my post on the top essential oils for menopause.

Ingredients

5 drops peppermint oil

2 drops lavender oil

1 Tbsp witch hazel

Water

1 oz glass spray bottle

3. Lavender, Geranium, Rose and Jasmine Hot Flash Spray

This blend is adapted from a study showing that a blend of lavender, geranium, rose and jasmine is effective for hot flashes (as well as other menopause symptoms.)

For the original recipe check out this essential oil roller recipe for hot flashes.

Ingredients

3 drops lavender oil

2 drops geranium oil

1 drop rose oil

1 drop jasmine oil

1 Tbsp witch hazel

Water

1 oz glass spray bottle

4. Clary Sage, Sandalwood and Lavender Spray

Ingredients

3 drops clary sage oil

2 drops sandalwood oil

2 drops lavender oil

1 Tbsp witch hazel

Water

1 oz glass spray bottle

5. Peppermint, Lavender and Ylang Ylang Spray

Ingredients

3 drops peppermint oil

3 drops lavender oil

1 drop ylang ylang oil

1 Tbsp witch hazel

Water

1 oz glass spray bottle

5 diy essential oil spray for hot flashes
diy essential oil spray for hot flashes bottle

CONCLUSION: DO ESSENTIAL OILS WORK FOR HOT FLASHES?

As we’ve seen, research confirms that oils like peppermint, lavender, geranium and others, are effective at reducing the intensity and frequency of hot flashes.

With the tips and recipes provided in this post, I hope you’re able to get the relief you need when you need it!

If you try these recipes, I’d love to hear how they work for you.

And if you have your own blends that work for you, please share below.

I’m sure they’ll benefit other readers too! 🙂


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