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Menopause News Flash! 15 Hot Flash Solutions

In some places, it’s really hot outside. And for many of of us at midlife it’s really hot inside, too. We’ve rounded up fifteen hot flash remedies for you to consider during the sweaty, sticky, humid, yucky days of summer – whether you’re out in the sun or in an air conditioned office. As most menopausal women know, the heat can come no matter the weather!


  1. Women’s Health has a comprehensive list of natural or alternative treatments for menopause, as well as suggested lifestyle changes.
  2. Exert is a body spray you can apply in the morning or before bed. It helps regulate your body temperature and nip a hot flash before it hit volcanic levels. Exert will cool you down during your warmest moments. One can lasts between a month and six weeks. It’s available at pharmacies and through the Exert website.
  3. Hot Girls Pearls will keep you cool and looking chic. These oversized pearls filled with nontoxic cooling gel can be worn around your neck or wrist during a hot flash to cool your skin. 
  4. We love‘s cool pajamas! You’ve heard of “menopause pajamas,” but this pretty nightwear will be your little secret.
  5. An Iso-Cool memory foam pillow is designed to keep you cool even on the warmest nights. It has microscopic beads that absorb heat to keep both sides of the pillow the cool side of the pillow.
  6. You can use this portable Hot Flash Pillow when you’re just hanging around the house. Keep it in the freezer and use it any time you need a cold pack.
  7. This bandana hides a freezing element to keep your temperature down.
  8. We know quite a few women who swear by Remifemin. It’s a supplement of Black Cohosh, which is generally considered safe, but does have some possible side effects. Talk about it with your doctor.
  9. Meditation has been said to calm the symptoms of menopause. This DVD from Deepak Chopra and Oprah looks like a good choice.
  10. These i-cool Hot Flash Relief Cloths are cooling cloths that are portable and subtle.
  11. Estroven comes highly recommended from many women we know! The brand has a half dozen specialty focus products now, from weight loss to sleep improving, to mood and memory improving.
  12. Sharon’s husband bought her this Cool It personal fan from Brookstone, and she carries it everywhere.
  13. Looking for a soothing, cooling spray? Clearly Natural brand Hot Flash Relief Spray is all natural. It contains menthol and peppermint oil. A spritz to the back of the neck is supposed to cool you down during a “power surge.”
  14. And then there’s this fan and spray in one. Anne has used something like this during camping. It’s a simple, but genius idea!
  15. For a pharmaceutical solution to hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, antidepressants may be a good alternative. Talk to your doctor!
Sharon and Anne

    Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris are the managing partners of Midlife Boulevard.

    Sharon and Anne

    Sharon Greenthal and Anne Parris are the managing partners of Midlife Boulevard.

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    Wednesday 16th of July 2014

    Thanks so much for sharing all of these in one place - pinning because I know I'll be needing them soon!

    Becky Blades

    Tuesday 15th of July 2014

    Thank you! This will serve as my gift guide for the next decade. So many sisters to make happy with cooling clothes!

    Doreen McGettigan

    Tuesday 15th of July 2014

    Thank you so much for sharing these, I had no idea there were so many choices!

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