If your teen’s sport is hockey, you probably won’t have to deal with extreme high temperatures or sweaty, overcrowded venues. But for most other sports, playing outside in the hot sun or inside in an overly warm gymnasium is one of the challenges young athletes face. They want to play hard, but it can be hard to cool down.
Cooling Essential Oils, like Peppermint, Basil, Cardamom, Spearmint, Eucalyptus, and Cilantro can help cool and soothe your skin and body during moments of heat. The back of the neck and the pulse points are popular places to apply topically when seeking a cooling sensation.
Essential Oil cooling cloths can be a quick and easy way to help your child cool down during or after a sweltering event.
1. Soak a hand towel or washcloth in water and wring out so it’s not dripping.
2. Apply five to ten drops of Essential Oils.*
3. Freeze for at least half an hour.
4. Apply to the back of your neck or your wrists.
*Spearmint, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Essential Oils are ideal for this recipe. If you are concerned with skin irritation for sensitive skin or children, dilute oils with one tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil before applying to towel.
You can carry cooling cloths around in a small cooler, but sometimes that’s not practical. If access to a freezer is not available, try this spray instead. It’s easy and convenient and will help cool you off:
Fill a 2 oz. glass spray bottle with water and add 3 – 5 drops Peppermint Oil. Shake before each use and spray! You can substitute witch hazel or aloe for water if you’d like extra soothing support or if skin will be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time.
These solutions are great for athletes as well as fans sweating in the stands.
QUESTION – DO YOUR KIDS PLAY INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SPORTS?