Hi Friends! Happy Thursday! I have another awesome surprise for you! My amazing friend and triathlon coach, Aubrey, has graced us with another guest blog post. Aubrey also just happens to be my essential oil guru. I am constantly texting her with questions about essential oils for this and that. She is so knowledgeable!
Who loves a good workout? The kind of workout that leaves you sweaty and fatigued, with muscles that are spent after your most dedicated effort. Those are the best. Some day's your mind is already to hit the road for another session. However, your body is giving signals that it is not up to the task.
Are you taking care of your muscular system post workout? It is important not to overlook muscle recovery.
I'm a firm believer that essential oils help support my joints and muscles, so I'm ready for my next run!
Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic compounds that are extracted from trees, shrubs, flowers, stems and seeds. Each plant may contain hundreds of molecular chemical compounds. Essential oils chemistry is complex and under much study for their remarkable benefits.
Here's some homework; look up the term sesquiterpenes and read more about it. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Four Fabulous Essential Oil Blends for Post Workout Recovery
Aroma Siez - This blend is excellent for massaging away life's little discomforts. It is well suited for use after exercise or at the end of a trying day. My favorite places to apply this oil are my head, neck and tired feet.
I like adding 6-8 drops of this essential oil to 1/4 cup of Epsom salts. Add the oil and salts to a small basin along with warm water. It's the best feeling to soak my hard working feet in a soothing foot bath, as the mileage adds. up!
Blend: Basil, marjoram, lavender, peppermint and cypress.
Cool Azul - First released last year in the form of a much loved sports gel, Cool Azul Sports Gel. The same oils that gave the aloe vera based gel it's effectiveness are combined into a 15ml bottle of essential oil!
Add a roller ball cap and take it along with you to help before, during and after physical activities.
Blend: Wintergreen, peppermint, sage, oregano, copaiba, niaouli, lavender, blue cypress, elemi, vetiver, caraway, doarado azul, matricaria.
Deep Relief - This essential oil blend is packaged in a convenient roll-on bottle. I love having a bottle of this in my gym bag to apply to muscles post workout. If you lead an active lifestyle, this is one oil you'll want to have at the ready!
Blend: Peppermint, lemon, Idaho balsam fir, clove, copaiba, wintergreen, helichrysum, vetiver, dorado azul.
Relieve It - This oil is a deeply relaxing, warming, blend that feels soothing and comforting to muscles and joints, following exercise. Like the other essential oil blends in this list, it contains the very recognizable and beneficial peppermint.
Blend: Spruce, black pepper, hyssop and peppermint.
As a special bonus, here is a fifth oil that I blend myself and I like to have close by for recovery!
There are many more essential oils and products made my Young Living that I use daily as a coach, triathlete and mom. Ningxia Red, Pure Protein, BLM and Ortho Ease are a few that are indispensable to my recovery. I'm confident in Young Livings standards and their Seed to Seal process, which makes them the world leader in essential oils.
Curious about how to get the oils at 24% off the retail price? A wholesale account is the best way to expereince the oils in the Premium Starter Kit. Learn more here. For more about how the oils in the Premium Starter Kit can benefit your running, check out this post.
I hope everyone has a great day! If you have any questions for Aubrey, you can email her directly at email@example.com, or leave them in the comments with your email address and she will get back to you!
See you guys Friday!
Do you use essential oils for recovery?
Which is your favorite oil, blend?