OH the number of times this sweet blend of oils has saved me. As someone who loves running, high intensity interval training (HIIT), is frequently on a bicycle as primary means of transport, a primary teacher and self confessed stress-head (mostly tension held in my shoulders!), all combined with a chronic illness whose prominent symptom is body aches and pains -- finding a natural solution for relieving sore muscles was one of the best discoveries of my health journey over the last few years.
If you follow my instagram account, you’ll know how much I love training at my beloved F45 Cronulla, and have LOVED the varied style of workouts, the high intensity days mixed with plyo and EXCELLENT weights training. I’m there daily, usually with a day or two off on the weekends.
Thats not to say that sometimes I don’t pay for it - one of the most important things I’ve found in managing my chronic fatigue is learning to integrate movement daily (this also simply for supporting MENTAL and EMOTIONAL health — because taking care of those is severely underrated), in short bursts wherever I can manage, and to listen to my body on what it needs. When you slow down a little, learning to listen becomes not such a strange thing.
Doterra’s Ice blue is what I use for all kinds of muscle aches and joint pains, I bathe in it (go easy on the drops!), lather my body in it post-workout, and use it ALL THE TIME to support the day-to-day pain associated with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia. Ice blue (known as Deep Blue in the NorthernHemisphere) is doterra’s active/athletic blend, full of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus, providing almost instant relief sensation to muscles on a fatigued or aching body, perfect at the end of a long day. The oils penetrate in to the tissue so therapeutic benefits are experienced quickly, bringing a hot cold sensation as it begins to work. Ice blue is the perfect way to take on a natural approach to health and pain management.
WINTERGREEN is an oil sourced in the rural mountains of Nepal, with soothing and stimulating properties that provide a fresh, uplifting aroma. derived from the leaves of a creeping shrub found in coniferous areas. doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative, means that wintergreen is wild harvested by rural villagers then distilled by community-owned distillation facilities. This process creates increased economic opportunity for very remote regions in rural Nepal. The main chemical component in Wintergreen, methyl salicylate, is used in topical creams and massage blends because of its soothing properties. In fact, Wintergreen and Birch are the only plants in the world that contain methyl salicylate naturally.
MARJORAM holds powerful calming properties and has a positive effect on the human immune and nervous systems. It was once known as a symbol of joy and happiness in ancient cultures. Marjoram can be applied to the back of the neck to help reduce stress, or to sore muscles before or after exercising.
LEMONGRASS is a favourite oil for massages, with its pungent, smoky aroma, and with its purifying and toning benefits for the skin. Lemongrass has the ability to heighten awareness and promote a positive outlook.
If you’re someone who struggles with chronic pain or post-exertion fatigue/aches, even just DOMS post-workout, these few oils will change your life. They each provide simple, natural, FAST relief for pain, and help reduce overall tension and inflammation in the body. If you want to get started with oils, April is the PERFECT time to do so, with 20% off all enrolment kits (bar the family essentials) . All you have to do is CLICK HERE or shoot me a private message to get started. You will not regret it. Start your holistic health journey today.