Aromatherapy for Outdoor Activities

Posted: July 4, 2010 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

The infinite uses of essential oils never cease to amaze me. If you love basking in the outdoors during summer, I have some great aromatherapy tips and tricks for you. My husband and son love to play tennis and soccer around this season and it is of course my responsibility to shield and protect them from the heat!

Here is a simple and effective aromatherapy recipe that I have always used and I believe it will be of great help to you too:

  • Take 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl
  • Add 4 drops of your chosen essential oil and mix well
  • Pour in some cold water and stir till the salt dissolves completely
  • Soak a few face towels in the solution for a while and wring out the excess water
  • Keep these wet towels in a zipper bag and store them in the fridge (They will keep for about a week).
  • Use them to wipe your face and body while playing outdoors or after a vigorous summer workout. It will instantly make you feel refreshed and invigorated.
Here are some oils that work amazingly well for this recipe: Spearmint and Peppermint possess natural cooling and refreshing properties. These oils can help you concentrate better on your activity. Cardamom helps in maintaining focus and keeps you alert, especially if you are out playing a challenging sport. Rosemary, with its spicy scent, infuses you with energy and keeps your outlook positive so you perform better. Lavender has natural antibacterial properties and is a great way to keep germs and body odor at bay. Its clean floral scent is just perfect for outdoors! If you find it difficult to make a choice, I suggest you try out Aromandina’s VIGOR Memoria Blend that has all these oils in a single bottle! I personally like to use these essential oil infused towels while working in the garden. Wrapped around my neck area, they really help maintain my body temperature even when the heat gets too much. I also keep a chilled towel handy during my morning runs as it helps me stay refreshed and motivated even on lazy days. A good workout blend can help improve your health and fitness by keeping you motivated, energized, refreshed and focused during physical and outdoor activity.   Related Articles Fix That Sunburn with Essential Oils Keep Your Sinuses Clear Feel Great During the Winter Season © 2010, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
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