Why are we starting with this one? Well, whether we are ready or not, summer is upon us. Warm weather, pool openings, cookouts, and lots of summer activities. I, for one, have just had my “season opener”, if you will, and while I try to stay in shape all winter, the first long race is always a wake-up call – so Recovery is a must on my bathroom shelf!
Why we created it:
As I mentioned, I’m a runner. Like a million other women out there, I run to stay healthy, keep my sanity, de-stress, eat the extra 4 servings of guacamole (yes, I have a problem) and because it just feels good to me. My legs, more specifically, my hips might disagree. They have been cursing the long runs since I gave birth to my last little one. I needed something (natural, of course) to use as a peace offering to them, so Recovery was born. Along with my chiropractor, Recovery is the reason that I am able to push myself up the trail or around the last track lap and still get up & go the next day. Three cheers for the benefits of essential oil!
How to Use:
Recovery is best used after the shower (or ice bath, ouch!) – apply while your skin is damp and then towel dry. Double benefit: your skin will be super soft as the oil and water absorb and the essential oils in Recovery will also begin penetrating your muscles and joints to ease the aches and pains.
Feel free to use it on dry skin too (just know that your skin may feel a bit slipperier then if applied wet).
I discovered that this stuff is also fantastic at fixing “growing pains”! Now, some say these are not real, but if you have a child with these, you know all to well that they are. The 3 am wake up from agonizing cries, gripping their shins – it’s very real. Not wanting to stuff more Motrin or Tylenol down my child’s throat, I reached for the Recovery and starting massaging. To my surprise, the cries stopped and snoring began. I have been using it to treat my kids aches and “growing pains” ever since, with great SUCCESS!
*Please note that we do not recommend essential oils be used on really little ones without talking to their provider first – thanks.
What’s in it:
Little known fact that many of the “italian herbs” have anti-inflammatory properties, So…the Rosemary & Marjoram will assist your body in moving the fluid that builds up, while the Cypress & Vetiver work to help with pain relief. There are a few other goodies in there too, which make this oil smell Clean & Refreshing!
Don’t forget…it’s “clean” too – NO chemicals, preservatives or yucky stuff either!
*even though we are a company for women, this is by far my husbands favorite “go to” after his mountain bike rides.
~Enjoy the goodness!