Whether it's for pumping you up before or calming you down after your workout, there are multiple applications for essential oils that will improve your athletic performance. From professional athletes to gym rats to people who just get their regular 30 minutes of daily exercise, we will show you some trainers' recommendations and a few extra tips on how essential oils can improve your workout routine.
Sometimes it's hard to get yourself up and moving especially if your workout schedule isn't the most frequent. Instead of dealing with the guilt of skipping the gym, take some Fractionated Coconut Oil with Focus Essential Oil Blend and rub it on your temples, wrists and back of your neck. Focus Essential Oil Blend is a well-rounded mixture containing the mood-lightening effects of Bergamot, the calming overlay of Lavender, the energizing capacity of citrus oils like Lemon and Orange, and the fatigue-fighting aroma of Ylang Ylang. This will ensure that you get up, but will also keep you moving.
If you still need that extra boost to get you off the couch and into the gym, Peppermint Oil might be the one to give you that boost. Apply it to the back of the neck or your chest for that extra dose of motivation to get you through your workout.
Another additive such as Breathe Again can be used by simply applying a few drops under the nose to ward off seasonal and environmental elements that attribute to sinus congestion or headaches.
While the Oil Diffusery offers plenty of supplements to get the mind and body motivated, the best way to get your body ready for your exercise routine is with sleep. To ensure your body is getting enough sleep, relaxing oils such as Lavender Oil is a natural remedy to soothe your mind and body. Diffusing Lavender at least 30 minutes before bed creates a soothing environment you'll need to go to sleep.
You can read more about the effects of essential oils and sleep in our blog "Using Essential Oils for Sleep".
The Blue Rescue Essential Oil Blend is your best option to apply both before and after a workout. For its pre-workout effects, apply the blend to your elbows, knees, wrists, shoulders and feet to relieve any tightness and inflammation. For its post-workout effects, massage into targeted areas to help soothe muscles and joints.
This blend can also be used as a sleep aid to help relieve tense muscles in your neck, shoulders and back for a better night's sleep.
It's no secret, if you're going to work out, you're going to sweat and you and your clothes going to smell. Dryer Fresh Essential Oil Blend can be used when doing laundry to help get odors out of your clothes. Simply add three to six drops in our wool dryer balls and throw them in the dryer with the rest of your laundry.
Now that you know all of this new information, there's no excuse for skipping the gym another day.