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After Workout Lotion DIY

Reinvigorate muscles after a strenuous workout with this Lotion from Rocky Mountain Oils. In a few minutes, you can create a lotion that mimics the icy-hot feeling you love with our 100% natural essential oils. Ingredients:
  • 8 drops Clove Bud
  • 15 drops Frankincense serrata
  • 15 drops Helichrysum gymnocephalum
  • 15 drops Copaiba Balsam
  • 20 drops Nutmeg
  • 30 drops Black Pepper
  • 70 drops Peppermint
  • 75 drops Wintergreen
  • 3/4 cup favorite unscented body lotion
  • Empty Glass Bottle 15ml
  • Sandwich baggie
  • Empty 4oz container for end product
  1. Remove cap and dropper insert from 15ml empty glass bottle.
  2. Add all the drops of essential oil listed above, put the dropper insert back on the 15ml bottle and press firmly until it's seated against the glass.
  3. In a small metal or glass mixing bowl add moisturizing lotion and 180 drops Workout Recovery blend, this makes a 5% dilution.
  4. Use either a metal wire whisk or beaters until lotion and oil blend are thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Scoop contents of the bowl into a sandwich baggie, snip a small hole in the end and squeeze lotion into the vessel of choice.

Application and Benefits:

After you’ve completed your workout apply the lotion over any desired targetted area such as your legs, arms or neck.  This blend is both refreshing and warming and may just help you get you ready to take on your next workout.

After Workout Lotion DIY: The Ultimate Guide

Exercising is fantastic for the body and mind. Yet, have you ever thought about its effects on your skin? A rigorous workout session can leave your skin craving some TLC.

The science of post-workout skin

Your skin tends to lose moisture during workouts, leading to dehydration and possible irritation. An after-workout lotion helps combat these effects, ensuring your skin remains supple.

Benefits for the skin after intense workouts

Besides hydration, these lotions can offer a cooling effect, alleviate redness, and promote faster skin recovery.

The Core Ingredients and Their Benefits

Every component plays a pivotal role in crafting the perfect lotion.

Natural oils and their hydrating properties

Oils like coconut and almond nourish the skin, ensuring lasting hydration.

Essential oils for a calming effect

Lavender or chamomile oils soothe the skin, giving it a calming post-workout relaxation.

Vitamins and minerals crucial for skin repair

Ingredients rich in vitamins E and C accelerate skin repair, combatting free radicals from the workout environment.

Starting Your DIY Journey

Embarking on the DIY path can be daunting, but with the proper knowledge, it's a breeze.

Gathering the essential tools and ingredients

Ensure you have mixing bowls, a whisk, and high-quality ingredients.

Choosing the best essential oils for your skin type

While lavender works wonders for most, some might prefer the rejuvenating properties of rosemary.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making After Workout Lotion DIY

There's an unparalleled joy in creating your skincare concoction.

Preparing your workspace

Ensure it's clean and free from contaminants.

Mixing and blending

Achieving the right consistency is crucial, both too thick and too runny.

Storage and shelf-life tips

Storing in a cool, dry place ensures longevity.

Customizing Your Lotion

Make it personal; tailor it to your needs.

Tailoring the lotion to your skin's needs

Add more oils for dry skin or aloe vera for a cooling effect.

Incorporating scents and textures

A hint of citrus for an energizing post-workout feel?

After Workout Lotion DIY: A Personal Experience

I recall my first attempt - a tad too oily but enlightening nonetheless.

My first attempt and what I learned

Proportions are key. A tad too much of an ingredient can throw off the balance.

Adjusting the formula for better results

With a few tweaks, the results were night and day!

Application Tips for Maximum Benefits

Reap the total rewards of your DIY lotion.

Best time to apply after a workout

Ideally, right after a shower, the skin can absorb the lotion best.

How to ensure even distribution

Gentle circular motions work best, providing every inch of your skin gets pampered.

The Do's and Don'ts of DIY Lotions

Only some things are as simple as mix and apply.

Common mistakes to avoid

Overloading essential oils can be harmful.

Ensuring the safety of your skin

Always patch test before completing the application.

Comparing Store-Bought vs. DIY Lotions

While store-bought lotions are convenient, DIY has its perks.

Ingredients to watch out for Parabens and sulfates are common culprits in commercial products.

Cost-effectiveness and personalization perks

DIY allows customization, ensuring your skin gets exactly what it needs.

The Environmental Impact of DIY

Go green with your skincare.

Sustainable ingredient choices

Opt for organic, cruelty-free ingredients.

Reducing plastic waste with homemade products

Less packaging equals lesser environmental footprint.

Feedback from the Fitness Community

"I've never felt this refreshed after a workout! This DIY lotion is a game-changer." - Local Gym Enthusiast.


Why is hydration essential post-workout?

Hydration helps combat skin dryness irritation and accelerates recovery.

How often should I apply the lotion?

Once daily, especially after a workout.

Are there any side effects?

Rarely, unless you're allergic to any ingredient. Always patch-test first.

Can I add sunblock to this lotion?

Yes, for a 2-in-1 benefit, primarily if you work out outdoors.

How long does the lotion last?

Around 2-3 months when stored properly.

Is it suitable for all skin types?

Yes, but always customize based on your skin's needs.

In Conclusion: The Power of Self-Care

Taking care of your skin post-workout is as vital as the workout itself. With this guide to After Workout Lotion DIY, you're well on your way to radiant, post-workout skin!