Cool Azul essential oil blend is a proprietary blend Young Living formulated specifically for use during and after physical activity. The cooling sensation of this blend can invigorate a work out routine as well as soothe fatigued muscles. But there’s more to this blend than just a cooling rub. Check out these ways to use Cool Azul.
Cool Azul gets its name from the unique Dorado Azul essential oil that comes from Ecuador. This complex blend has a sharp menthol aroma that uplifts and energizes.
Cool Azul essential oil blend includes the following essential oils:
- Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Sage (Salvia officinalis)
- Plectranthus Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)
- Balsam Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis)
- Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora)
- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica)
- Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
- Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides)
- Caraway (Carum carvi) seed
- Dorado Azul (Dorado azul guayfolius officials)
- Matricaria (Chamomilla recutita)
The variety of essential oils in the blend give Cool Azul a very complex chemical profile. The various oils come from roots, seeds, flowers, resins, wood, and plants. This results in a blend that boasts a mixture of ketones, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, alcohols, phenols, esters, oxides, and aldehydes.
Dorado azul and niaouli contain 1,8-cineole, also known as eucalyptol. This gives the essential oil a sharp, menthol aroma similar to eucalyptus varieties. This oxide is beneficial for respiratory support, and is also used as a flavoring agent in toothpastes, gum, mints and other products. Additionally, eucalyptol is a potent anti-inflammatory. This is very beneficial to sore, inflamed muscles and joints after strenuous exercise.
In addition to eucalyptol, the wintergreen in this blend may help ease musculoskeletal discomfort as well. It contains natural methyl salicylate, also known as salicylic acid, which eases inflammation.
Peppermint contains up to 45% menthol, a phenolic alcohol. Menthol is a selective activator of transient receptor potential melastatin-8 (TRPM8) channels, which causes the cooling sensation when applied topically. In addition to the refreshing sensation, this monoterpene has many other therapeutic benefits. Furthermore, studies show that it actually improves athletic performance.
Another notable constituent in this blend comes from oregano essential oil. Carvacrol, a phenol, helps combat free radical damage. It also helps reduce inflammation and improves circulation to enhance your exercise routine.
Amp Up Your Exercise Routine
The most common and effective way to use Cool Azul essential oil is in a topical massage. You can apply it neat or combine it with a carrier or massage oil. Applied before a workout, it can improve athletic performance and help you stay cool and energized. After a workout, use it to soothe and relax fatigued muscles.
Diffuse Cool Azul or apply it to your chest for its fresh aroma that opens the airways.
Make a Horse Linament
Humans aren’t the only ones who sometimes want the cooling relief of this blend. You can use Cool Azul to make a soothing linament for horses too! Simply add 10-15 drops of Cool Azul essential oil and 1 cup of Epsom salts to a 5-gallon bucket of water. Stir to combine thoroughly before adding to a spray bottle or soaking your horses feet. Trust me, he will thank you!
The bright, crisp aroma of Cool Azul is uplifting to the emotions. If you are struggling to establish a healthy workout regimen, especially due to emotional trauma or hurdles, Cool Azul may help with releasing the past and moving forward into establishing good habits.
Clear Brain Fog
Many of the chemical constituents in this blend help encourage mental focus and clarity. Apply a small amount to the temples or inhale from your hands to awaken your senses.
Ease a Hangover
In addition to clearing brain fog, this blend may help perk you up after a night out. Simply inhale or diffuse until symptoms subside.
Perk Up Your Immune System
Apply this potent blend along the spine when you feel run down or need a boost of energy. It will not only give you a cooling boost of energy, it can actually support your immune system to help you feel better.
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