Summer is the time of year to kick down the doors and finally get outside to enjoy the sun. It’s the time of year for long walks or runs, bike rides, and beautiful hikes. Maybe you’re also ready to shake off quarantine and get back to the gym or yoga studio. ::raises hand::
Putting in long miles for your first marathon? Pretzeling your way into a perfect Kakasana? Hard-at-work muscles need recovery and relaxation! These 9 Indies are your perfect workout companion—they've got the bath soaks, muscle creams, and other post-exercise essentials that you need to get into tip-top shape this summer. Time to sweat—and shop!
Fitness Fanatics Swear By These 9 Post-Workout Bath and Body Products
Maker: Val Sanford
Triathletes feel the burn not once, not twice, but triple time. Whether they're gearing up to take on the sport's notorious Queen K Highway or their local park loop, swim, bike, and run dynamos love this chafe-chamois-shave-muscle combination.
Maker: Kristie Mather
Hiking majestic mountain trails? Exploring a new city by foot? Summer has our muscles working overtime. Slather this CBD Hemp Muscles & Joint Balm on an overworked neck, back, shoulder, or knee before kicking back for an evening of recovery.
Mindful Mixtures (CA)
Maker: Jody Pesapane
American Ninja Warrior coaches and victors of the grueling Spartan Race agree: this magnesium sport cream is a must-have for diehard exercise enthusiasts. Take your recovery routine to the next level with this powerhouse rub—it's available in a gel or a spray!
Colorado Aromatics (CO)
Maker: Cindy Jones
Turn “ow!” into a relaxing “ahh…” Your tired, overworked feet deserve this calming Foot Spa Set from Colorado Aromatics. After a soothing Herbal Soak, smooth out rough spots with the accompanying Sugar Scrub—you'll be ready to take on the next challenge in no time.
Body Systems (SD)
Maker: Teri Patterson
Nothing's worse than fumbling through an overstuffed duffle bag, searching for that one item you desperately need! Say goodbye to the hassle! This GO Essentials Set conveniently tucks a shampoo bar, mini deodorant, oil cleanser, and post-workout balm into one compact pouch.
Violet Botanical Skincare (CA)
Maker: Robbin Turner
You deserve a post-workout routine that works just as hard as your muscles do! After a long walk or weights session, treat yourself to a spa-like refresh with The Egyptian Bath Salt. Add a few scoops to warm bath water and surrender to an exciting blend of spicy Neroli, Sandalwood, and Cinnamon.
Fields of Ambrosia (NH)
Maker: Deb Jasien
Training to best your personal record? Clocking big miles for your first 10K? Make sure you keep your bod in tip-top shape with this Full Spectrum PCR Balm. Apply to overworked muscles and joints for an added surge of much-needed recovery.
Avital's Apiaries (NY)
Maker: Lesli Sagan
After a long day riding in the saddle or venturing through the woods, nothing feels better than a piping hot shower! Sea salt, Icelandic Black Sand, and warming essential oils pack a one-two punch to wash away the dirt, sweat, and body irks.
Baseball Scents (CA)
Maker: Justin McPeters
When you've finished swinging for the fences, turn on a game and relax to the major-league scents of your favorite sport! Chill out and enjoy Fresh Cut Grass, a candle that smells just like the verdant allure of the outfield.
Questions for discussion and sharing
What are your favorite ways to relax and recover after a long workout? Let us know in the comments!
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