Best Essential Oils to Boost Your Workouts

The Best Essential Oils to Boost Your Workouts

Can I just say that working out isn’t my favorite thing in the world? But you have to do what you have to do to keep the body in shape and in good health. Working out has multiple benefits and when done right, you’ll see improvements in your health and in your physique. Today, there are a lot of brands that have supplements for the body. Some of these can be harmful to the body while some can also be beneficial.

However, the best supplements for the body are those that are made from natural products. This includes essential oils. There are oils that help energize and make each workout better. They can pump you up and ready for another day. If you want to know about them, read on.

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Lemon

Lots of health experts suggest drinking lemon water for that extra vitamin boost. The same goes with the essential oil. You can use it to detoxify your body while helping your immune system repair itself as doing cardio may exhaust you. It’s a natural “upper” that can help you feel better even when you’re out of the gym. Lemon essential oil can also combat Athlete’s foot and keep you hydrated.

Since lemon is energizing, you can add lemon essential oil to your diffuser while working out. You can also add Simply Earth's Energy Boost Essential Oil Blend to maximize your fitness routine.

 

Peppermint

There are some days we lose focus on our workouts. We’d rather stay in the locker room and go through our Instagram feed. Let’s be honest, this happens quite a lot - but, with the help of peppermint essential oil, staying focused during a workout is easier. It also helps aid in digestion as well as assist sore muscles during stretching. The refreshing scent is definitely a big bonus too.

After your workout, your joints might feel a bit sore. You can put some peppermint oil with lavender oil on them (don't forget to use a carrier oil when doing so, as peppermint is a potential skin irritant!). It will feel like a nice ice bath minus getting wet and cold. It’s also a good “energizer”. No, you don’t need to ingest them. A few whiffs of this minty essential oil should give you a boost.


Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus' soothing scent is just the beginning. Eucalyptus essential oil is great to use prior to your workout. It can help you boost your energy and not feel sluggish. Eucalyptus essential oil is also known to be a stimulant for blood circulation that increases brain power. In some schools, they use this oil to help improve student performance.  It’s also a deodorizer and can help you keep bad odor at bay.

You can also use the eucalyptus essential oil to soothe sore muscles by making your own rub. In a small bowl, add ½ cup of coconut oil, 2 teaspoons of beeswax, 5 drops of camphor oil, 5 drops of peppermint oil and 5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Mix them together. To use it, get a small amount and rub it on the painful area. You’ll feel relieved after! Also see


BO Be Gone

Let’s admit it, when we finish our workout, we don’t smell and feel as we did before it. Having odor is not a taboo and there are quite a few solutions for it. But of course, the best way is to avoid it naturally. Simply Earth’s BO Be Gone can deodorize and freshen you up after your workout. With hints of herb, floral and subtly woody, you’ll be like spring personified.

To use this wonderful essential oil blend, you can add 8 drops of this to 2 teaspoons of any carrier oil. Use a roll for easier application. Apply it on your wrists, behind your ears and inside your elbows. You’ll feel fresh and smell clean all day - even after that grueling workout.

Working out is a great way to stay fit and healthy. It’s also a great avenue to learn about discipline. Keep your body in shape and in good health with Simply Earth’s essential oils. All are made 100% pure with no additives.

Pre-workout Energizing Diffuser Blend

  • 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Diffuse for about fifteen minutes before your workout routine.

References:

https://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/benefits-uses-of-eucalyptus-oil/

Sam Cabrera
Sam Cabrera