4 Products To Help You Hike The Rockies

Wellness, Purpose & Abundance - Jim & Beth Mayhew Blog Post
June 13, 2016
Wellness, Purpose & Abundance - Jim & Beth Mayhew Blog Post


AHHH, summertime has finally arrived and I am doing my happy dance! It couldn’t get here soon enough! I am loving all the colorful flowers and shades of green in the grasses and trees. Nothing is better than relaxing on our patio soaking up some sun listening to the songs of the birds. Oh yeah!

Summertime is all about enjoying the outdoors – gardening, bicycling, hiking, picnics, any type of outside activity, and maybe a little bean bag toss. What I am looking forward to the most this summer is hiking the Perimeter Trail around Ouray, Colorado. Oh boy, I am daydreaming about it and dancing in my chair right now. Woohoo!

They say this trail takes about 3 hours, but we like to stop and enjoy the scenery, so for us it might take 5-6 hours. Maybe you saw some of our pictures of Facebook from last year where we put our feet in the cold mountain stream or played in the water fall. But I have to warn you. This trail is not for those who have a fear of heights… funny thing is that is totally me!

For as long as I can remember I’ve been deathly afraid of anything involving ladders, roofs, overhangs, or ledges. This trail is all about the adventure and the beauty that you can’t see from your car. But most of all I’m facing my fear head-on. I want to do it! (I have some awesome oils to help with that!)

Hiking the Perimeter Trail is hardest for the first quarter mile or so. You climb straight up the mountain-side. Here are some tips I learned about hiking steep and dangerous mountain trails:

  • Use Valor essential oil for courage (you’ll need it) and always lean in-towards the mountain
    • I like to breathe in the sweet aroma of Valor by placing a few drops in my hand then rubbing my hands together. Then I cup my hands over my mouth and nose and breathe deeply. After a few deep breaths, I rub the oil onto my neck and hair.
  • Use peppermint essential oil to help focus on your footing
    • A quick application of peppermint to the back of my neck and under my nose is a great pick me up. Plus, we like to carry water bottles filled with peppermint water using Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil. This is a great way to drink oil-infused water.
  • Use Ningxia Nitro for energy to keep moving forward
    • We always carry a couple of shots of Ningxia Nitro. It’s ready to drink straight from the tube anytime we feel like we’re getting worn out.
  • Use Stress Away essential oil and don’t look down until you can stop to hang onto something or sit down.
    • I apply Stress Away just like I do with Valor. That’s a great combo for confidence and to calm my nerves when the trail gets sketchy. And, boy, does it!

Yeah, that’s sounds about right. Did I mention oils? Seriously, make sure you plan to make a few pauses and rests – the air is a lot thinner at 8,500 feet. But I can tell you with ultimate certainty that It is SO worth the effort! The BEST hike ever. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!

So what about you? What adventures are you most looking forward to this summer? Tell us in the comments.

Valor Essential Oil

Valor Essential Oil

Apply Valor® to wrists, chest, base of neck, and bottoms of feet or add to Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base to feel empowered and uplifted. You may also apply at bedtime or diffuse, inhale, or add 2-4 drops to bath water to enjoy its calming aroma. Valor can be an important blend in Young Living’s signature Raindrop Technique, and it is also a great addition to a full-body massage when 15-20 drops are added to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

When your day is dragging—through a workout, class, or day at work—enjoy some Peppermint oil benefits by applying it to your head and neck. The refreshing aroma will give you a boost of positivity!

Ningxia Nitro

Ningxia Nitro

NingXia Nitro® supports cognitive alertness and fitness. A great support for body and mind, its mix of naturally occurring caffeine and Bioenergy’s D-Ribose increases athletic performance, and endurance, recovery. Use NingXia Nitro whenever you need to clear your mind and boost your energy.

Stress Away

Stress Away

Young Living’s Stress Away™ essential oil blend is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.

Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.*

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