Cool­ing cream for hot flushes

Sooth­ing blend of essen­tial oils is de­signed to cool, up­lift, re­lax and bal­ance

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NIGHT sweats and lack of sleep are among the most irk­some spin-offs of the menopause.

Women go­ing through it know only too well how this can af­fect them well into day­light hours, caus­ing their con­cen­tra­tion to be shot to pieces, lethargy, anx­i­ety as night time re­turns and de­pres­sive symp­toms — the list goes on.

Breath­ing tech­niques and ex­er­cise, such as walk­ing or yoga, can re­duce symp­toms. And now a re­flex­ol­o­gist has come up with a cream that in­cor­po­rates re­lax­ing oils into a blend to help com­bat hot flushes, night sweats, low moods and sleep­less nights — and it’s get­ting rave re­views.

Steven Crum­ble­hulme found that creams he blended for his re­flex­ol­ogy pa­tients were prov­ing par­tic­u­larly ben­e­fi­cial to those who were menopausal, in­clud­ing his mum, who was suf­fer­ing from de­bil­i­tat­ing flushes and night sweats.

After more re­search, he came up with a tar­geted for­mula con­tain­ing high qual­ity ex­tracts of pep­per­mint, rose gera­nium, laven­der and sage, in a ve­gan-friendly, paraben-free, or­ganic cream.

Laven­der is thought of as the ‘go-to’ essen­tial oil to aid sleep, he ex­plains, while up­lift­ing rose gera­nium is there to tackle low moods and en­cour­age re­lax­ation, pro­vid­ing a spa-like smell.

Pep­per­mint cools the skin and helps re­lieve flushes and sweats, while sage is thought to bal­ance hor­mones and re­lieve anx­i­ety.

Women are find­ing that ap­ply­ing it to their hands and/or pulse points be­fore bed can help them deeply re­lax — and it can be used when­ever needed in the day, too.

Les­ley, a new user, says: ‘I tried it last night as I went to bed, I in­stantly felt calm­ness and a re­laxed feel­ing and went straight off. When I woke with a hot flush, I ap­plied more and it stopped and I was able to get back to sleep.’

Karen says: ‘ Within sec­onds of us­ing it, my hot flushes are stopped in their tracks.’

And Marie says: ‘At last, a prod­uct that ac­tu­ally helps my hot flushes. Just a small amount is re­quired and it smells fan­tas­tic. Bril­liant.’

The cream, which is de­signed to cool, up­lift, re­lax and bal­ance, is now stocked by a web­site of­fer­ing prod­ucts and ad­vice to women go­ing through the menopause — and is fly­ing off the shelves.

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