We have had record snowfall in January here in the Boise, Idaho area. I have loved it! My kids have enjoyed (mostly) 6 snow days. The snow has come and stayed. With all this snow, also comes the job of clearing sidewalks and driveways. We have some neighbors that we also help. My kids love that they pay us in pizza! We are happy to help. With all the shoveling comes some sore and tired muscles.
Today I share some oils I like to use to support my body and bring relief. Here are some of my favorites:
Deep Blue (soothing blend):doTERRA Deep Blue is perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of work. Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus work together to soothe and cool. After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue proprietary blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck. A few drops of Deep Blue Soothing Blend diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil can be part of a cooling and comforting massage.
Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.
Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.
Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.
Marjoram: Also known as “wintersweet” or “joy of the mountains, ” Marjoram was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness. Marjoram has been used in culinary dishes, imparting a unique flavor to soups, stews, dressings, and sauces: in Germany, this herb is known as the “Goose Herb” for its traditional use in roasting geese. In modern applications, Marjoram is valued for its calming properties and its positive effect on the nervous system.* It also supports both healthy cardiovascular and immune systems.*
Apply to the back of the neck to lessen feelings of stress.*
Apply to a fussy child’s feet prior to a nap.
Replace Marjoram essential oil in your next recipe that calls for dried Marjoram. Usually 1 drop of essential oil is equivalent to 2 tsp. of dried herbs.
Apply to muscles before and after exercising.
Lemongrass: A tall, perennial plant, Lemongrass has a subtle citrus flavor and is used in Asian cuisine in soups, teas, and curries as well as with fish, poultry, beef, and seafood. In addition to its unique flavor, Lemongrass essential oil promotes healthy digestion and acts as an overall tonic to the body’s systems.* It’s also purifying and toning to the skin, and is frequently used in skin care products for these benefits. Lemongrass is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. Lemongrass has a pungent, herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.
Combine equal parts Fractionated Coconut Oil and Lemongrass oil for a massage after a hard workout.
Use to flavor entrées and meat dishes while promoting healthy digestion.*
Blends well with Basil, Cardamom, or Spearmint.
Dilute oil, then rub or spritz on skin before going outside.
AromaTouch (Massage blend): AromaTouch, doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend, combines the unique benefits of oils known to provide relaxing and comforting effects. AromaTouch combines our essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender in a perfect blend that adds many important benefits to various massage techniques. This popular blend is a vital part of the doTERRA AromaTouch Technique, a proprietary method for applying essential oils to produce a profound wholebody wellness experience.
Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.
Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.
Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath.
Listen in to learn some additional oils that will give added support to your sore and tired muscles.
Want to learn more or connect with me? Go to www.mydoterra.com/dahl I look forward to answering your questions and helping you get essential oils into your home and into your healthy lifestyle.