Essential oils are for every part of your life including your workout routine, whether you do Yoga, Circuit training, Casual workouts or Marathon training. Before you workout, you want to have warm muscles and good circulation, energy, a positive and driven mental state, read more to see how they can improve your workout routine.
Pre Workout- Breathe 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- Add Slim and Sassy and lemon in your water (use a metal or glass bottle) to boost metabolism and increase energy, rehydrate you and the flavor influences you to drink more water. Peppermint can be inhaled to increase alertness and help you focus. Peppermint can be rubbed onto tired muscles, pulse points and feet to increase oxygen and energize muscles.
Post Workout- Deep Blue or Aroma Touch are wonderfully relieving for sore muscles, and to help prevent soreness, apply before a good stretch. Lemongrass is another effective oil for providing relief of sore muscles. You can also try Helichrysum and Lavender with Epsom Salts in a bath soak.
Always remember to drink plenty of EXTRA water. Many essential oils are effective detoxers so drink extra water to help your body utilize them fully and to eliminate the waste that accumulates after a good workout.