A Cooling Aromatherapy Blend for Hot Flashes and Warm Days
Geranium essential oil was feeling overheated all the time. Its air conditioner was broken, you see.
(Geranium plants like to grow in many countries and regions, but many varieties tend to avoid areas that get too hot and humid.)
Geranium likes to stay cool, so it opened a window, fanned itself with a folded-up piece of paper, and put a cool compress on its forehead. Finally, it decided to ask its “coolest” friend for advice . . . Peppermint!
Peppermint is always happy to help its friends feel refreshed, so it created a cooling Aromatherapy blend. Now anytime Geranium feels overheated, it uses this spritz on its face, neck, and chest to rebalance its temperature and “chill out.”
I just wanted to share that fun little story that can help you remember how cooling Geranium and Peppermint are! They’re both great for calming inflammation and clearing excess heat.
This is the cooling Aromatherapy blend that Peppermint might have created for Geranium. It doesn’t contain essential oils, just relying on hydrosols so you can spritz it freely on your face.
Geranium Mint Hydrosol Spritz
- 1 oz (30 ml) Rose Geranium hydrosol (Pelargonium capitatum)
- 1 oz (30 ml) Peppermint hydrosol (Mentha × piperita)
Make this blend in a 2 oz (60 ml) clear glass bottle. Use this cooling Aromatherapy blend to stay refreshed on hot days, or during issues like hot flashes.
If you’re not familiar with hydrosols, they’re created during the process of distilling a plant. When the plant is distilled with hot water and steam, it releases its essential oil . . . but the water itself becomes infused with the plant’s water soluble components. So at the end of distillation, we have the essential oil and the water portion of the distillate—the hydrosol!
Hydrosols are much gentler than essential oils, and don’t come with the same safety considerations. We can use them freely on our skin without dilution, even on our faces.
Hydrosols are beautiful choices for blends like linen sprays, body spritzes, natural cleaners, and for a bath. Try adding a capful of Rose Geranium hydrosol to your bath water. It’s a simple way to make a bath feel more luxurious.
And for your Geranium Mint Hydrosol Spritz . . . give yourself an extra cool treat by storing your bottle in the fridge!