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[su_dropcap]H[/su_dropcap]ave you ever had a frozen Eucalyptus towel before? Quite literally it’s heavenly, especially after an exhausting workout. The Eucalyptus is a dominant tree of the higher rainfall areas of Australia, where it is native to. When it is extracted into an oil it presents a variety of medicinal uses from anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic (asthma), decongestant (cold, cough, bronchitis), deodorant, antiseptic (wounds), antibacterial, mental stimulant, fever reducer, and more. Utilizing this oil in a spray or concentrated in small towels during or after your workout can significantly provide rejuvenation to the mind and body.
Our Respiratory System During Exercise:
[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]he oxygen needed from our bodies increases during workout, especially if we are doing challenging exercises which requires the respiratory system to work harder. This is why it’s important to keep consistent so our bodies can adapt with training over time becoming more efficient with deliverable oxygen. Our hearts and blood vessels also get a workout and because the heart is a muscle, it responds just like all your other muscles do – how cool is that? With that being said, we all know how our muscles physically feel after a workout, and if you’re an inconsistent trainer, you will feel it in your nasal cavity, lungs, trachea, bronchi and diaphragm as well. By getting in a hot tub or hot plunge that will satisfy your muscles, but what can we do for our inner anatomy? This is where frozen Eucalyptus towels come into play, or a Eucalyptus sauna.
Frozen Eucalyptus Towels:
[su_dropcap]S[/su_dropcap]peaking from experience, every time I put one of these over my head and face after a workout – especially cycle class, I just absolutely melt. Additionally, I have a Eucalyptus essential oil spray that I leave in my shower to spray into the air with each shower. Heavenly I tell you!
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Here’s how you can make yours …
- Eucalyptus Spray: Leave in your gym bag, safe to spray on your skin, spray on equipment or locker, spray on a damp towel for easy breathing or as *your own* sweat mop.
- In a small spray bottle (2 or 3 oz glass spritzer)
- Combine 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil, 1 tablespoon of alcohol free Witch Hazel, and filtered water
- Shake before every use
- Frozen Eucalyptus Towel – See recipe below
- Container big enough to submerge towel(s)
- Hand towel(s)
- 100% Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Filtered Water
- Single layer cookie sheet or Platter
- Cover your cookie sheet with foil for sanitation
- Drop your oil into the water
- Submerge your hand towel one at a time, long enough to soak it in
- Squeeze excess water out back into the container
- Fold in half, Roll, and place onto cookie sheet/Platter
- Repeat with the rest of the towels
- Place into freezer until solid for 2-3 hours minimum
[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]dditional items Eucalyptus is found in…. Soaps, room freshener, massage oil, mouth wash, sauna, diabetes (massaged topically), skin infections (applied topically), intestinal germs, Lice (natural pesticide), dental care, wounds, muscle and joint pain (anti-inflammatory topical application), mental exhaustion, etc.
[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]here are dangers of using too much Eucalyptus, please consult with your doctor or self educate on how to use essential oils.
If essential oils aren’t your thing, we approve of this Nasal Lubrication with Banyan Botanicals
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