If you’ve ever been at the gym overheating and wishing for even the tiniest bit of airflow yet there’s none to be found, I’ve got you! Not only is this workout spray amazing for cooling off during a workout session, on a really hot day, when you’ve got hot flashes, or even when you get “the nervous sweats” before an interview, this spray is here to cool things down and relieve symptoms of heat.
How to Make Freeze-Ease Workout Spray
This spray is literally air conditioning in a bottle. There is no better description. Spray it on exposed skin, wait a moment, and then feel a super refreshing and super cooling sensation that cools you down fast.
I used this spray yesterday during my most intense workout for the week and it kept me cool – borderline cold- during my whole session. Just a spritz under each arm (cuz why not amiright?) and one spray on the chest and the back of my neck and I was swept away in a flurry of refreshing coldness.
I highly recommend you try it out! I will forever keep a bottle of this available all year round because it just has so many potential uses! A few ideas that come to mind include using it as a sunburn relief spray, fever spray, and for use on aches and pains. I’m sure the list can go on!
Here’s what you need to make it:
• 4oz glass spritzer bottle (you cannot use plastic)
• 100 drops peppermint essential oil – peppermint is the only essential oil that contains enough menthol to create a cooling sensation
• 5g menthol crystals (I’ve found that anything less isn’t quite cooling enough)
• 1/8 tsp sulfated castor oil (don’t worry, this does NOT smell like sulfur!)
• Distilled water
Loving Preparation – Freeze-Ease Workout Spray
1. Begin by adding the menthol crystals to your glass spritzer bottle.
2. Next, add the peppermint essential oil and then cover the top of the bottle with a cap or piece of plastic wrap to trap in the vapors.
3. It takes quite a while for the menthol crystals to dissolve, so swirl them periodically until they do. (mine took about an hour or so)
4. Once the crystals are dissolved, add in the sulfated castor oil (aka red turkey oil – not sure why it’s called this exactly) and swirl to combine. The sulfated castor oil acts as a magical emulsifier that allows the essential oil to mix with water.
5. Now add the distilled water until you reach the shoulder of the bottle.
6. Cap closed with the spritzer top and shake well before use.
NOTE – This spray CANNOT be used on children under 10 years old because it contains menthol – a constituent that stimulates the receptors in the lungs which can trigger slow breathing, sometimes dangerously.
When you need to cool off, spritz a few pumps of freeze-ease workout spray on exposed skin. In a few moments, the menthol and peppermint will begin to significantly cool you down.
When sprayed on the skin, the cooling sensation can last well over 30 minutes. Also, if you can’t get your hands on sulfated castor oil, you can omit it from this recipe, just make sure to shake the bottle really really well before use.
You can watch a video on how to make it, the inspiration for this post below:
I hope you enjoy!
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