Cooling cream for hot flushes
Soothing blend of essential oils is designed to cool, uplift, relax and balance
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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