Being an athlete can look very different from one person to the next. Some of you put on your favorite yoga video a couple times per week for staying flexible and mindful while others might be training for a triathlon where you are committed to movement for several hours every day. But we all have one thing in common, our bodies need extra support when we are using them on a daily basis.
Essential oils can make the difference for you when getting up in the morning for your regular workout, during a tough session to get your through, and after to support your body in its natural healing process.
I started running in 2012 before I was introduced to Essential Oils, so I have the pleasure of knowing the before and after. Let me tell you, I will never be without them again. I had more energy in the morning, clear airways to breathe, and used them to soothe my sore muscles after intense exercise.
Before heading out the door in the morning I use Peppermint or Respiratory Blend to help open up my air passages, and give a boost to my energy levels. You can also mix this with Wild Orange for a bigger pick me up! Place one to two drops in the palm of your hand, breathe in and go.
On race morning I will put a few drops of Grounding Blend on the bottom of my feet to ease any anxious feelings that I may have about the upcoming race. This blend creates a sense of calm and well-being, while evoking emotions of tranquility and balance.
Soothing Blend, made from a combination of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus, is a great one to rub into your muscles both before and after your workout. It provides a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth to problem areas, helps with circulation and soothes sore muscles and joints. This one was a life saver when I ran the Portland Marathon. Simply rub in onto the muscle or joint you want to support. I love this blend!
You can also use Lemongrass, White Fir, and Wintergreen to for muscle tension post workout.
Frankincense helps build and maintain a healthy immune system, so used in conjunction with these other oils can keep you on your training schedule with fewer breaks. Protective Blend is another oil that protects against environmental threats and has an energizing and uplifting aroma.
Lavender is widely used for its calming and relaxing properties. Using this oil at the end on the night before bed as part of your evening routine will help you to wind down. Just a few drops on the bottom of your feet or in a bath will do.
There are so many ways to use Essential Oils to support your body when you are moving your body. I will forever use them as part of my exercise routine.
For more information, or help to incorporate these oils into your exercise routine simply CONTACT ME and I can get you started!