Essential Oil Recipe of the Week - Owie Roller

So as I wrote about last week, Craig and I went climbing in Colorado recently. Craig is an amazing climber - he climbs 5.13ish and boulders V10 (he's sent a V11 in Horseshoe - can you tell I'm super proud of him?!?). Anyway, I am NOT a climber. I rope climb maybe a 5.8 and can finish a (very easy) V1.

This was our view from where we trad climbed in Boulder Canyon. There were two sets of climbers working their way up that big ol' rock in the middle. I thought they were crazy and then I realized the we were further from the ground than them. 

This was our view from where we trad climbed in Boulder Canyon. There were two sets of climbers working their way up that big ol' rock in the middle. I thought they were crazy and then I realized the we were further from the ground than them. 

 

Even though I'm not the climber of the family, doesn't mean I don't get my fair share of scrapes and scratches (in fact, I would dare to say I may even get more since I fall ALL THE TIME and Craig doesn't). Well, I was rope climbing a 5.7 in Boulder Canyon that I just could not get over an overhang. I tried (more times than I thought) to get over past the overhang but I was struggling. I leaped to the hold that was suggested by Craig and the other two I was climbing with and I completely biffed it. Thank the Lord that my belayer (John) is a safe and seasoned climber - he caught me but because I was above the part of the wall that jutted out I definitely bashed my whole body into the side of the cliff. Nicked open my knee and got a nice collection of scrapes on my left elbow.

After being defeated by that climb, I got down and got out of my harness and was really noticing the knee and elbow owies stinging. I reached for my pack where I kept all of my essential oils and pulled this bad boy out. I rolled it on where it was stinging and BOOM. No more sting. It was SO nice :)

Here's what you'll need to make this guy:

  • 10ml Glass Roller (I get mine on amazon. I prefer the ones that have metal rollers)
  • 7 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Carrier Oil of your choice

Add the drops to the roller bottle and top with the carrier oil and VOILA! You've made your very own Owie Roller!