Essential oils are all the rage. They’ve entered the scene and aren’t going away anytime soon. The almost 5.2 billion dollar a year industry has become a huge part of the consumer world.
Another thing that isn’t going away anytime soon? The fitness “craze.” Maybe it’s because I’m in the age group most targeted by the fitness companies, but I see hundreds of advertisements for fitness programs, products, or companies every day on social media.
I want to live a fit and healthy life, and I definitely have to admit that I’ve been convinced by many advertisements or recommendations for fitness products, plans, clothing brands, supplements, and more and spent a good chunk of my income in my 20s on such products.
Unfortunately, most of the products, supplements, and brands I’ve purchased in the past I used once and never purchased it again. While many of the supplements that were meant to help improve various aspects of my fitness and recovery, I either didn’t feel like I could keep up with the protocol in the long-term or they didn’t make enough noticeable difference to make me want to continue using them.
On the other hand, I already use essential oils for cleaning and refreshing the air in my home, vehicle, workspace, and more. I prefer essential oils to almost any other kind of home fragrance product. So, since I already use essential oils daily, I was excited when I learned how essential oils can help improve my athletic performance, recovery, and my overall health. Instead of purchasing yet another fitness product or supplement, I can simply use essential oils in different ways and at different times to optimize my fitness.
While it’s simple to implement the use of essential oils to refresh your home (with products like our Bamboo Lantern Ultrasonic Diffuser) or to help improve your travel experience (with products like the FlashScent® USB Diffuser), utilizing essential oils to help you live a fit life may seem like it would be a little more complicated. But actually, it’s not!
Check out these tips for how you can use essential oils to help improve your health and wellness and live the fit life:
Use essential oils before, during, and after workouts to help optimize performance and recovery:
- Pre-workout Boost
Before you begin your workout for the day, grab your Peppermint Essential Oil. Simply twist off the cap, hold it below your nose, and breathe in the Peppermint Essential Oil out of the bottle.
Peppermint essential oil will help energize your senses and give you a boost of energy to help you start your workout with a clear, energized mind and body.
- Intra-workout Stamina
Take your essential oils with you in your gym bag! When you’re in the middle of your workout and starting to drag (HIIT cardio workouts anyone? Blarg!), grab your Sweet Orange Essential Oil and take a deep breath.
Sweet Orange essential oil is energizing and smells clean and fresh. Many supplements that are meant to be taken during workouts to help with endurance and energy are citrus flavored…Coincidence? I think not. ;) Breathe in the citrus aroma of Sweet Orange essential oil to encourage yourself to keep strong and push through the rest of your workout.
- Post-workout Recovery
When you finish your workout, it’s time to start the recovery process. Muscles are broken down in the gym and rebuilt during recovery, so you might argue that recovery is slightly more important than the workout itself! To get your recovery started on the right foot, grab your Lemongrass Essential Oil and breathe it in right out of the bottle.
Lemongrass essential oil is refreshing and soothing and can help you feel calm and at ease. Doing a quick breathing exercise with lemongrass essential oil after your workout is a great way to signal to your body that it’s time to transition from workout to recovery.
Just hold the bottle of Lemongrass essential oil under your nose with the cap off, breathe in deeply for 7 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, and breathe out for 7 seconds. Repeat as many times as you need to help you feel calm.
- Sleep & Recovery
Muscles are built when you sleep! Get the most out of your sleep with Lavender Essential Oil. Diffuse lavender next to your bed while you sleep using an Ultrasonic Diffuser to help encourage melatonin production.
Lavender Essential oil is calming and soothing. Breathe it in straight from the bottle as you get into bed to start winding down for sleep. Lavender can help slow down our thoughts so we aren’t stuck on the thought race track when we’re in bed trying to rest.
You can also make a linen spray with lavender essential oil and distilled water in a glass spray bottle. Simply spritz the linen spray on your bedding during the day and allow to dry. Having lavender-scented bedding can also help encourage relaxation and restful sleep.
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Kate for TheGiftofScent.Com.