As a society that is on constant go-go, many of us tend to suffer from high amounts of stress and anxiety, which over time can take a huge toll on the body, both mentally and physically.
Whether it be work, study, dealing with physical illness, this constant push from society to always be doing more, can get us stuck in a cycle, contributing to physical manifestations such as headaches, tension, muscle pain, fatigue, tiredness and more.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some incredible essential oils that can help you to take back control of your body, and promote the rest and healing that you so deserve.
First up, we’ve got peppermint.
Peppermint is probably amongst some of the most well known and most used oils and is commonly used for its refreshing and uplifting properties.
Peppermint oil promotes blood flow, increases alertness, helps to ease head and neck tension, and assists in relieving muscle pain, and this is why it is so beneficial to those suffering from stress, anxiety or physical conditions such as headaches, migraines, asthma or chronic fatigue syndrome, to name a few.
💧Two drops onto the palm of hands, rub together and inhale deeply.
💧One drop under the tongue.
💧1-2 drops diluted with fractioned coconut oil and applied across the temples, neck and back.
Copaiba & Frankincense
I’ve talked a little bit about copaiba in one of my previous posts which you can find here, but these two combined together are a super match!
Copaiba helps to calm and support the nervous system, making it a fantastic oil in helping manage anxiety and stress. Copaiba also assists in supporting the immune system, while also strengthening the digestive and respiratory systems.
Frankincense – known as the god of oils and thought to increase the therapeutic effect of any oil when used together. When you think of frankincense, you probably think of the Bible times when one of the three wise men brought a gift of frankincense to baby Jesus. Frankincense is an extremely diverse oil, covering a multitude of supports to the system – from promoting calm and relaxation, to supporting healthy cells, to the support of the immune, nervous and digestive systems.
As we oil lovers like to say – when in doubt – frank!
The use of copaiba and frankincense together have been known to help calm and relieve anxiety, improve mental clarity, and relieve headaches, and it’s not surprising due to the vast number of bodily systems these oils assist!
💧1 drop of each onto the thumb and press up on roof of mouth. Hold for 3 seconds.
💧1 drop of each in an empty veggie capsule.
This guy right here was a game changer for me personally. Having suffered chronic migraines and neck & shoulder tension for years, this guy changed it all.
PASTE TENSE is a blend of:
–Wintergreen (soothing, uplifting & stimulating).
–Lavender (soothing, calming).
–Peppermint (invigorating, tension relieving, refreshing, energising).
–Frankincense (cell & immune support, tension + muscle pain).
–Cilantro (refreshing, detoxifying & cooling to the skin – supports healthy immune and nervous system functions).
–Tea Tree (promotes healthy immune function).
–Roman Chamomile (calms the skin, mind and body).
–Basil (supports the cardiovascular and nervous systems, provides alertness and helps to relieve stress and tension).
–Rosemary (reduces nervous tension & fatigue)
As you can see, there are a huge amount of benefits to this blend of oils. Used together, this blend provides a cooling/warming and soothing effect on the skin, calms stress and anxiety, supports the immune and nervous systems and reduces tiredness, fatigue and sore, aching muscles.
This is a must have for anyone who sufferers from muscle pain, fatigue or headaches.
💧Roll on to back of neck, back, shoulders and/or temples, close to the hairline.
Ice Blue, also known as doTERRA’s athletic blend can be purchased either as an essential oil, or in this convenient muscle rub.
Just as the name suggests, this blend provides a cooling effect to sore muscles, and is fantastic for using post-workout, for those who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or muscle stiffness.
Again, this guy has been a game changer for me, providing a huge sense of calm and relief to my muscles, as this is still a big part of my chronic fatigue.
ICE BLUE uses a blend of:
–Wintergreen (calms inflammation & muscle pain & helps with blood circulation).
–Camphor (Cooling to the skin and helps to relieve pain by sedating the nerves).
–Peppermint (refreshing, invigorating & clears the airways to promote healthy blood flow).
–Ylang Ylang (Helps to relieve high blood pressure and adrenal fatigue).
–Helichrysum (Helps to reduce inflammation).
–Blue Tansy (Reduces inflammation and arthritic & fibromyalgia pain and aids in reducing headaches and migraines).
–Blue Chamomile (Again, helps to reduce inflammation and bring a calm and soothing effect).
–Osmanthus (Relaxes the mind, refreshing and energising).
As you can see, this blend of essential oils is extremely anti-inflammatory, aiding the body in workout and muscle recovery, bringing a sense of calm and relief to the body, while also providing the body with a sense of energy.
Another must have essential to add to your bag!
💧Apply a small amount to the tips of fingers, rub together and apply to sore muscles.
Just a few things to note…
💧doTERRA essential oils are 100% pure, making them extremely potent. Use a little to start with, as a little goes far.
💧Most doTERRA oils may be ingested, unless stated otherwise on the bottle.
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