PanAway® has a stimulating aroma and is a popular and original combination of Wintergreen, Helichrysum, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils formulated by D. Gary Young. This blend is ideal to apply topically after exercise, and supports the appearance of healthy skin coloration. The essential oils in PanAway include naturally occurring constituents methyl salicylate, gamma-curcumene, menthol, and eugenol.
Post Workout Muscle Rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Yield: 1/2 cup (4 oz.)
1/2 tablespoon shea butter
1/3 cup coconut oil or palm shortening
5 teaspoons beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax
30 drops Panaway oil (or peppermint essential oil and wintergreen oil)
Fill a small saucepan half full with water and put on the stove over medium-high heat. Place a stainless steel or heat-safe glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Add the shea butter, coconut oil or shortening, and beeswax pastilles in the bowl. Let the mixture melt, stirring every 4-5 minutes.
The beeswax will take the longest to melt. When only a few pastilles are left unmelted, turn off the heat. Stir until the last beeswax pastilles have combined and you have a completely clear liquid. Remove the bowl from the saucepan. Let the mixture cool until the liquid is solidified again, it will look opaque but still slightly warm to the touch.
Add the Panaway essential oil and whip with a mixer briefly. Transfer the rub to to an airtight glass container and cover with a lid. When using, apply a small amount to hands and rub on muscles.
Other resources to loosen up after a workout are:
Epsom salts (get them here)
Arnica cream (get it here)
Lavender bath salt recipe (get it here)
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