Fit and fabulous. We strive to live healthy lives through diet and exercise. When it comes to physical activity, there are two things we often think about: energy and recovery.
Energy is required to get you started exercising, and keep you working through to your desired goal. Recovery is what happens when the workout is complete and you tend to both your mental and physical exhaustion.
There are many tools that you can use to help you energize and recover, like drinking plenty of water all day and having an exercise buddy for community and accountability. In addition to these, essential oils can be beneficial.
Sometimes the hardest step is the first one. It may seem cliche, but it’s also true. With the busy lives we lead, it can be difficult to find the energy and motivation to exercise. Using bright essential oils that elevate mood and energy is a good idea. Some oils to consider are citrus oils like Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Sweet Orange; Eucalyptus; Peppermint; Pine Needle; Rosemary; and Thyme. We also offer a few blends that can help, including Balanced, Citrus Splash, Energy, Fruit, Happy, Minty, and Skinny Mini.
Options for use: add a few drops to a diffuser to help prepare you for exercise (or while you are exercising if done at home); use in an inhaler or dilute in a roll-on for on-the-go application.
Now that you’ve exercised, you may experience some muscle and joint soreness or stiffness. There are plenty of essential oils you can use to help. Some individual oils include: Allspice, Arina, Birch Sweet, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedar Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender French, Marjoram, Pine Needle, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, and Vetiver. Additionally, beneficial blends are Crazy Legs, Deep Tissue, Head Aid, Mobility (great before or after exercise), Muscle Ice, and Tension.
Options for use: homemade massage blends; add to a warm bath (either by themselves or combined with bath salts); incorporated into body balms.