A few week ago I published the GYM BAG ESSENTIALS video on Youtube → see it here! showing some staple items I love having with me to enhance my workouts. Now I’ll be going into more detail about some of my favorites!
LET’S SEE HOW ESSENTIAL OILS CAN ADD VALUE TO OUR GYM LIFE…
First favorite gym bag essential: DEODORANT!!! We should ALWAYS have it in our bag 🙂 hehe. I use to buy a travel size store brand to keep in my bag ‘just in case’, but why ever settle for that? Our DIY deodorant has coconut oil, and that can be scary to travel with so we just add more cocoa butter to thicken it up!! I really love this product. The ingredients we used were aluminum-free baking soda, arrowroot (or cornstarch), coconut oil, cocoa butter and desired essential oils. We used Lavender. For suggestions on other oils you can use, full recipe and video tutorial —» check this out! »»BUY NOW««
I’m also never far from my LIP BALM. I like to have this with me all the time and you absolutely will find it in my GYM BAG! Ingredients: beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, peppermint and lavender essential oils. See full recipe and video tutorial here. »»BUY NOW««
Next, you will find me with doTERRA DEEP BLUE RUB to sooth those achey and tired joints and muscles. This topical cream is formulated with a proprietary blend of natural plant extracts and other powerful ingredients, including Deep Blue essential oil blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, German chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus. For more information, click here.
Anyone who knows me knows I would have a good HAND SANITIZER close! We all know how dirty gyms can be. Even in a well maintained facility, blood, sweat and tears happen!!! In most gyms, hand sanitizer is readily available, but we know that these options are not always the best idea – read 5 Hidden Dangers of Hand Sanitizer here. By removing the ethyl alcohol (active ingredient in most brands) and the triclosan and replacing them with powerful antibacterial essential oils, we are able to destroy the yucky germs and protect the important good bacteria that helps build our immune system! So I love having my DIY Hand Sanitizer close! A simple mixture of Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel, Vitamin E Oil and doTERRA’s On Guard essential oil blend makes for a safe, powerful and effective germ-killer! Check out the full recipe and video tutorial here! »»BUY NOW««
Ladies, how about a nice BODY SPRAY to use after the workout!! Simply add Distilled Water, Witch Hazel and Oil of choice (my favorite —» Lavender) to a small spray bottle and you’ve got yourself a long-lasting, chemical-free fragrance!
When we need to grab a quick shower in the locker room after the workout, have these shower essentials packed up and ready to use ↓ ↓ ↓
- doTERRA PROTECTING SHAMPOO —» It smells amazing and is GOOD for colored hair (there is no ingredient that strips the color! Yay!!!)
- doTERRA SMOOTHING CONDITIONER —» Truly leaves the hair feeling soft and thick
- DIY BODY WASH —» Castille Soap, Vitamin E Oil, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oil of choice – Citrus Bliss is amazing and Vegetable Glycerin. We add all of this to a container with a foam pump. »»BUY NOW««
- doTERRA HAND AND BODY LOTION —» This is a fragrance-free lotion that you can add in your own favorite essential oils. Our top pick at the moment is Lavender for healing the skin in the sunny summer months.
The point of the “gym life” is to make it a lifestyle, right?
Well, what is the lifestyle we are creating?? For us, a cleaner, healthier life ♥
I partnered with Suzanna Underwood and my daughter’s online boutique ♥Of Eden♥ to create the Youtube video tutorials to share the method in which we create our products. Click the links below, check out our videos and share with your friends ♥
STAY HEALTHY AND FIT MY FRIENDS!