Restoration Therapy

Give those sore muscles some relief

After a strenuous workout, nothing relieves tired muscles like a healing massage oil or a warm bath peppered with therapeutic mineral salts and oils. The salts remineralize sore muscles, and the aromatherapy oils will help you de-stress, detox and calm your mind. Here are a few to try:

Kneipp Joint & Muscle Arnica Massage Oil This new body-warming oil is great for tight muscles and tired joints, with ginger, almond and arnica blossom oil. (Arnica is also a natural remedy for bruises.) Massage into the skin, and give it a few minutes to absorb. Then, step into a warm bath and relax. KneippUS.com

Skinny Skinny Patchouli Ylang-Ylang Lavender All-Natural Bath Soak These pretty bath salts, launched recently, provide aromatherapy benefits—ylang-ylang lifts the mood, lavender is relaxing—and the blend of salts reinvigorate tired muscles. skinnyskinny.com

Kokokahn Bali Infusion Massage and Bath Oil Transport yourself to a tropical spa in Bali, with a whiff of coconut oil, sandalwood, ginger and cinnamon essential oil. Massage into your skin before a bath, and apply a dab to your chest before bed to inhale the heavenly aroma. kokokahnessentialoils.com

Ling Sol Feeling Warm Circulate and Rejuvenate Massage and Bath Oil This USDA-certified organic bath and massage oil features essential oils of ginger, orange, black pepper and cinnamon, along with safflower, sunflower and green tea oil. The combination is intoxicating! lingskincare.com

80 Acres Lavender Bath Salts A beautiful blend of sun-dried California sea salt and Epsom salt—rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium—and spiked with heavenly lavender, ylang-ylang and lemon essential oils from the McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma. mcevoyranch.com

Erbaviva Breathe Bath Salts Woodsy organic, wild-crafted essential oils of eucalyptus, cedar, thyme and spruce will boost your immunity and help decongest your sinuses, as well as detox your muscles. erbaviva.com

Dr. Hauschka Birch Arnica Energizing Body Oil Great to massage into the skin after a workout, the birch leaf and arnica, in a base of organic sunflower seed oil, soothe tight muscles and tired joints. drhauschka.com

 

Relief on the Go

Michele’s Apothecary Comfrey & Arnica Therapeutic Balm This powerful little stick is portable enough to put in your back pocket, made with soothing herbal ingredients grown on a California farm where sustainable agriculture is modeled and taught. michelesapothecary.com

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel Carry this little tube around in your purse or pack and apply this warming blend of black pepper, rosemary, lavender and ginger to tired muscles and joints after sitting still for too long, or exerting yourself too much. aromatherapyassociates.com

 

Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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