Essential oils for athletes

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The World Championships for athletes made me think about athletes and essential oils. How could an athlete or somebody who enjoys exercising use their oils? Here are some tips:

  • Relax achy or tired muscles and joints

Peppermint can be used to relax achy muscles and joints. Take couple of drops of peppemint (or doTerra’s Deep Blue oil blend) and mix it to coconut oil or some other carrier oil and massage it to the place you need. You can drink doTerra’s Peppermint oil by adding a drop to water or some other drink. Lavender can be used to relax and recover tired muscles.

  • Boost immune support

Clover and Frankincense has been proven to add white cell account in the laboratories, which helps your body to fight germs. You can add two drops, diluted with carrier oil to your wrists or bottom of your feet, for example. Frankincense also renews cells, so I put a couple of drops to it to my face every evening, double effect!

  • Clean sports gear in a non toxic way

Especially if you have a man in your life who loves to exercise, you may have noticed that sports gear brings extra odor in to your life. Lemon oil disinfects shoes, ends of the clubs and helmets, where there is bacteria. You can either wipe with a cloth with a couple of drops of lemon oil in it or make your own spray with lemon oil, water and maybe some castile soap (or doTerra’s cleaning concentrate). Lemon makes stains fade in the sun, but it can also dilute colors, so be careful with that. If you want to make your whites whiter, that’s a good tip for that purpose. The smell of lemon, makes the sport gear smell nicer.

  • Avoid athlete’s foot and nail fungus or treat them

If you have ever suffered from athlete’s foot or nail fungus, you know those are nasty. Wiping your toe nails and feet with couple of drops of tea tree oil (Melaleuca) you can improve your chances with fight against bacteria. Swimming or showering in public places increases your chances in getting skin infections. Tea tree oil has been used since 1920’s in Australia to treat skin infections. I swim a lot in swimming halls. If I have any cuts in my feets or near my toe nails, I clean them with tea tree oil after to make sure I don’t get any infections.

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Self made handwashing liquid/ washing liquid for diaperbag

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It is recommended to use glass jars/bottles instead of plastic with essential oils, because they might hurt the plastic ones. I use however my old plastic bottles, so I’m not too concerned about that. This washing liquid is naturally chemical and fragrance free.

  • 1/5 of the bottle doTerra’s cleaning concentrate/ dr Bronner’s baby castile soap/ liquid Marseille soap
  • fill rest of the bottle with water
  • depending of your bottle size, put 10-20 drops of lemon and tea tree oil (lemon disinfects and teatree oil is antiseptic)

Shake always before use.

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Itse tehty käsienpesuneste/ vaippalaukun pesuneste

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Eteeristen öljyjen kanssa suositellaan lasipurkkia muovin sijaan, koska ne saattavat vahingoittaa muovia. Itse olen kuitenkin kierrättänyt vanhoja muovipurkkeja, joten en ole ollut purkeista niin huolissani. Pesuneste on luontaisesti kemikaaliton ja hajusteeton.

  • 1/5 valitsemastasi purkista doTerran cleaning concentrate/ dr Bronner’s baby castile soap/ nestemäinen Marseille saippua
  • loput vettä
  • purkin koosta riippuen 10-20 tippaa sitruuna ja teepuuöljyjä (sitruunaöljy desinfioi luonnollisesti sekä teepuuöljy on antiseptinen)

Sekoita aina ennen käyttöä.

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Tee se itse nestemäinen astianpesuaine

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Tässä resepti itse tehtyyn kemikaalittomaan ja hajusteettomaan nestemäiseen astianpesuaineeseen. Olen tehnyt jo hyvän aikaa itse tiskiaineeni vähän eri resepteillä ja tämä toimii mielestäni tosi hyvin (tiskiainetta menee enemmän kun Fairya, koska tässä ei ole kemikaaleja). Sopii hyvin vaikka luonnossa astioiden pesuun.

Pieneen pulloon tarvitset:

  • 1 kahvimuki kuumaa vettä
  • 2 rkl Dr Bronner’s castile soap/do Terran Onguard cleaner concentrate/ Marseille saippua nestemäinen
  • 1 tl pesusoodaa (saa ostaa netistä tai Limepopista)
  • 1 tl vetyperoksidia 3% (saa ostaa apteekista)
  • 5 tippaa sitruuna- tai limeöljyä