Hot flashes..the must have essential oils to carry in your handbag.

Essential Oils for Menopause.
HOT FLASHES are probably the most well-known symptom of menopause and affect around 80% of women.

Generally described as a sudden sensation of heat that can spread throughout the body but is particularly felt in the upper body and face, hot flashes can be accompanied by profuse sweating, reddening of the skin, and, sometimes, nausea, or just an experience of feeling unwell.

Hot flashes can last for a few minutes up to fifteen minutes and can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing, often appearing out of nowhere and for no apparent reason!

It is thought that hot flashes are most likely caused by the effect of declining oestrogen levels on the hypothalamus in the brain. This triggers the brain to sense that the body is too hot, so it initiates measures to cool down the body, such as sweating and redness of the skin.

As hot flashes often happen spontaneously and with no particular pattern, it can be helpful to use Essential Oils that can be easily carried around in a bag or purse.

Essential Oils that may be helpful when hot flashes occur include:

• Clary Sage
• Eucalyptus
• Peppermint
• Spearmint
• Tension Blend
• Monthly Blend For Women

PEPPERMINT is a very effective Essential Oil to use when hot flashes occur, and can be used in a multitude of ways. Our company produces a PEPPERMINT oil with a high menthol content, for superior quality and effect. Not only can it have a cooling effect on the body, it can also help to alleviate occasional stomach upset, and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally (it has the added benefit of naturally repelling bugs, too!).

PEPPERMINT used topically on the back of the neck and chest is an effective way to help during hot flashes.

BEAT THE HEAT BODY SPRAY RECIPE
• 30 drops Clary Sage
• 30 drops PEPPERMINT

Add to a 4-oz. spray bottle with 2 tbsp. of witch hazel and top off with distilled water. Witch hazel is a natural emulsifier that helps to disperse Essential Oils in water. Apply to back of neck, throat, and chest area when feelings of heat arise. Repeat application in five minutes if needed.

QUESTION – WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FEEL HOT UNDER THE COLLAR?

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ORGANIC RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE 🍫

This is a recipe for organic vegan chocolate 🍫 incorporating dōTERRA Essential oils.

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You will need the following ingredients:

125g Organic Cacoa Powder

100g Organic Coconut Oil

100g Cacao Butter

200g- 300g Raw Honey Or Agave Syrup (or similar)

10 drops of Wild Orange 🍊 Essential Oil

4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

Nuts of your choice

Pinch of Himalayan or Celtic Salt

Almond Milk (optional)

METHOD

1 Grate cacao Butter into a large mixing bowl, add the coconut oil and place the bowl over a pan half filled with warm water, to melt the butter and oil until smooth and clear.

2 once melted remove from the pan, sieve the cacao powder into the mixture, add the salt and honey 🍯 or syrup and mix together well.

At this point you can add some milk if you would like a lighter/ fluffier chocolate, mix well with a hand blender.

3 Divide your mixture into 2 separate bowls.

4 Add the Wild Orange 🍊 oil and Cranberries to one bowl and the peppermint and nuts to another.

5 Mix well and spoon the mixture into chocolate moulds or a lined tub/ tray

6 Leave to set in the fridge or freezer.

Cut into bite sized pieces, as this is a very rich chocolate 🍫

 

 

 

Peppermint Essential Oil

Oil #1 is PEPPERMINT in my “top 10” series this week! 🌿

This invigorating essential oil is steam distilled from peppermint leaves grown in Washington State, where the cool, damp conditions allow the plants to develop the most exquisite natural chemistry.

Peppermint is a highly versatile essential oil:
• Invigorating and energising
• Powerfully supports the immune system
• Soothes discomfort in muscles and joints
• Relieves tension in head and shoulders
• Settles an upset tummy
• Cooling to the skin and stimulates circulation

It can be used topically on the skin (always diluted with carrier oil bc of its intensity); inhaled via a diffuser, inhaler, or simply on a tissue; or used to flavour food and beverages (in coffee is my fave!!).

Common ways to use this oil in your family:
✨ Massage with carrier oil into temples and neck to relieve throbbing head tension
✨ Drink in beverages to soothe queasiness
✨ Diffuse for work/study to sharpen focus
✨ Massage with carrier oil over the tummy to settle cramping or sluggish digestion 💩
✨ Inhale from palms or a tissue to open up airways and soothe inflamed/congested nasal passages (hello, pollen)
✨ Stroke along the spine with carrier oil for a child who is hot or under the weather
✨ Add 2-3 drops to your shampoo bottle to soothe an itchy scalp
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It’s an oil I simply couldn’t live without! Feel free to comment below with YOUR favourite way to use peppermint essential oil.
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DIY Peppermint Foot Lotion

BE0F7EFF-9DB1-488C-8493-17C0F5CC9A1BThis Peppermint Foot Lotion is just what your dry feet need. It is light and moisturizing and can be used anywhere on your body.
Ingredients
1 teaspoon beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
4 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
Instructions
  1. In small glass container, combine all ingredients, except essential oils.
  2. Place in saucepan with 1–1 ½ inches of boiling water.
  3. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5–10 minutes).
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Add essential oils and stir.
  6. Let mixture come to a solid. To quicken process, place in refrigerator.
  7. Once solid, use an electric mixer to whip lotion.
  8. Gradually come to high speed and whip for 3–4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  9. Place in container. To use, rub on heels to help soften and soothe them.

Tip: For best results, add a generous amount to feet with socks before bed.