Before you begin your workout, you need to increase circulation and warm your muscles. During your workout, you need focus, energy, mental stamina, and a good metabolism. After working out, you need to release the waste that was built up in your muscles. Essential oils are a great natural way to assist the body in both of these things.
Try these suggestions with your next workout:
Pre Workout– Respiratory blend on the chest, back of the neck, or bottom of the feet to open the airways. Warm your muscles with a mixture of Rosemary, Lavender, & Eucalyptus applied topically. Use a carrier oil if you need to dilute for skin sensitivity.
During Workout– Metabolic blend in your water (use a metal or glass bottle) to boost metabolism and increase energy. Peppermint can be inhaled to increase alertness and help you focus. Peppermint can be rubbed onto tired muscles and feet to increase oxygen and energize muscles.
Post Workout– Soothing Blend and Massage blends feel great rubbed into sore muscles. You can also try Helichrysum and Lavender with Epsom Salts in a bath soak. Calming blend rubbed into tired feet and onto the spine also helps the body repair.