A few weeks ago my acupuncturist told me that she was worried about how tight my shoulders and neck were. This was news to me! I never knew the muscles in my shoulder and neck were anything other than perfect. I asked her why that could happen and I got a laundry list of answers.
- Bad posture
- Sensitive to other's energy
- Recent physical labor
- Working out
- Sleeping on the wrong pillow
- Sitting at a desk for too long
|photo c/o Lumo Lift|
DIY Shoulder and Neck Roll-on
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 15 drops Eucalyptus Blue Essential Oil
- 10 drops Valor or Valor II Essential Oil
- 10 drops Copaiba Essential Oil
- Carrier oil (such as almond, jojoba or fractionated coconut oil)
***If you are just getting started with your oil collection, you may want a basic version of this with the Lavender, Copaiba but with Panaway in place of Eucalyptus Blue and Peppermint in place of Valor. This is a great starter recipe if you have the Premium Starter Kit.
You can also use this roll-on with the Lacrosse Ball Trick. Do you know it? You gotta try it!! OMG! It's amazing! I love that it's portable so you can take it anywhere with you, too! I especially love it for a DIY shoulder massage. Just stand up with your back to a wall and put a lacrosse ball (like this one) between your shoulder and the wall. Put enough pressure on it that you're comfortable and then roll back and forth, up and down or whatever feels great to you to break up those knots. It's so fantastic! And you can use it for any other area that you need a little TLC, too... like your feet!
P.S. If the Lacrosse Ball is too hard for you, then try a softer one like a Racquet Ball (I love these pink ones) or a Spikey Massage Ball (like these). Personally, I prefer the softer balls for massaging areas like my feet and the harder ones for my back.
I can't wait to hear how you like this one!