Today I’m sharing something a little more personal.
I’m joining with a fun and supportive group of ‘over 50’ bloggers to bring you a collection of posts for ‘fabulous’ women. Make sure you check out the other posts at the bottom of the page.
Even though I’ve never had a hang up about age or milestone birthdays, I definitely felt a personal change after I turned fifty in 2014.
The fabulous fifties brought with them a new stronger and happier me. I had finally reached a point in life where I no longer felt the need to please others, follow trends, or be pigeon holed by society’s opinions… I was happy simply being the real ME.
Now I’m not saying it is all sunshine and roses after you turn 50…. because it’s not.
Just when you are feeling fabulous and loving life, there are days when menopause slaps you in the face with a big old dose of crazy hormones, hot flashes, insomnia… and what seems like a dozen other irritating symptoms.
I think most of us silently grin and bear it, while seeking all kinds of remedies to help alleviate those pesky symptoms.
So, today I’m sharing something simple that I find helps with those hot flashes…
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Peppermint Cooling Spray
Seriously, this spray is so super easy and has just 2 ingredients; water and peppermint oil.
Peppermint oil works so well at cooling because it contains menthol, which actually tricks the brain into thinking it is experiencing cold?
What you need:
How to make peppermint cooling spray:
Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil per 2 ounces (60 mls) of distilled water. Store in a glass spray bottle and shake well before each use.
Note: Peppermint essential oil is quite potent, so maybe start with just 5 drops and give it a try before adding more.
I personally test any essential oil mixtures on my arm before using on other parts of my body.
Directions for use: spray on the back of your neck, face, whole body or swim in it. Whatever cools you down!!
Tip – Peppermint cooling spray is not just for ‘hot and fabulous’ women. Pop a bottle in your handbag for all your families outdoor summer activities. They will love it too!
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It’s not much, but I hope this cooling tip will bring you some relief should you be fifty and fabulous…. and hormonally challenged!!
If you are an over 50 blogger, you may wish to join our group. Let me know and I’ll send you the link.
Happy crafting my friends,
Hugs – Kerryanne
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