Aromatherapy can be practiced a number of different ways, one of the favorites being massage oils. Some aromatherapists include tea in their methods list. Tea, besides the benefits of drinking it, is aromatherapeutic especially if the steam is inhaled as we sip. Acknowledging the scents and letting them into our experience is the ultimate goal of aromatherapy in general.
Baths give the added benefit of the healing powers of hot or cool water and immersing the body into it. Our bodies are over ninety percent water and feel buoyant in water, easing the stress on muscles and bones, letting the body relax in the liquid. Add a cheesecloth pouch of herbs and flowers such as lavender, hyacinth and mint to ease a body overheated by hot flashes and energize it.
Spray mists are made from a purified water based mixture of aromatherapeutic ingredients such as Aloe vera and mint to freshen the skin during a hot flash. The aloe tends to stay on the skin, cooling it with the gel-like texture.
Humidifier pouches sit in your humidifier and release subtle scents into the air, circulating them throughout your environment. For hot flashes, a mix of hyacinth and spearmint can help sooth the skin.
Potpourri and Candles not only look lovely, but work on the senses by relaxing and soothing with exotic, woody, citrus or flower scents. Citrus scents can ease the intensity of a hot flash by filling the air with the light heady citrus aroma