Essentially confusing

After getting my first hot flash the other day, I thought a little bit about how I want to handle “the change.” I knew I didn’t want to go the synthetic hormone route, but I didn’t know what other options there were.

Pinterest seems to favor essential oils, and that’s all well and good, but I need to know more. Is X combination of oils any better than Y, or is one method of application better than another… Lots of questions, but since essential oils aren’t FDA-regulated things as far as I can tell it seems to be harder to find scientific articles about them as opposed to manufacturer-sponsored “research” that just tells you which of their brand of oils you should buy.

Will I go the essential oil route? I’ll give it a try, but I’m going to remain a little bit skeptical about the validity of the companies’ claims until I’ve experienced the results for myself.

We shall see. I also have my husband to consider. He’s very sensitive to scents, so I don’t want to use anything too strong that’s going to set his allergies into overdrive.