DIY Post-Workout Aromatherapy Cooling Towels

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

by | Updated: July 11th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Receiving a frosty towel after a hot session on your yoga mat or a sweaty boot camp class is one of the many perks of exercising at a fancy fitness studio. But did you know you can treat yourself to this luxurious cool down delight right at home? Whether you prefer to exercise in your living room or out in nature, you don’t have to miss out on this spa-worthy reward. Prep these cooling scented towels, made with livening essential oils, in advance so you can enjoy them after your next sweat session.

Homemade Essential Oil Cooling Towels |

1-2 dozen washcloths
3 cups water
3-4 drops Vitacost Lavender Essential Oil
2-3 drops Vitacost Sweet Orange Essential Oil
2-3 drops Vitacost Eucalyptus Essential Oil


  1. Fill bowl with water. Add essential oils.
  2. Submerge towels in water. Squeeze out excess water and fold or roll towel.
  3. Place in small cooler or reclosable gallon bags and freeze. When ready to use, remove from freezer to experience a cool treat for your skin!