sage hydrosol experiment and, at the time I write this, am 4 days into week 5. This week is 'with sage' in the same dose in my skin drench. I am continuing to apply the same amount in the same way. Guess what? The reaction pattern continues to be the same: the 'edge' is taken off the hot flashes and the intensity and length is lessened when I use the skin drench.
So far, it hasn't seemed to make a bit of difference what I mix the sage hydrosol with – it neither gains nor looses potency. Granted, there are some hydrosols I would be less inclined to use (because they would likely clash with the scent). All in all, this experiment is becoming very interesting! More to come.