Did you know that essential oils have amazing properties in them that can help your workouts and even motivate your mood? Essentials oils have played a huge part in my personal recovery time in my own workouts. I use the essential oils eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender after every workout and they actually soothe the muscles and some, like capsaicin, can even stop pain signals.
I apply the essential oils with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Coconut oil will help take away any extra heat that might happen when applying essential oils directly to the skin. Personally, I take 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 5-8 drops of an essential oil. I then will massage the mixture into any muscles I would like to recover quicker or that are tender from my workout.
The other way to use essential oils is to help motivate your mood pre-workout by inhaling them. I like to take rosemary or eucalyptus essential oils and place a drop or two in the palm of my hand. Rubbing the essential oils in I then cup my hands and carefully bring my hands to my nose. Taking deep breathes of the essential oils will help motivate, awake, energize, and really improve your work out.
I personally love to start each day with this routine. Not only do I find it helping my workouts but I feel I can accomplish more throughout my day. How do you use essential oils in your everyday routine? They’ve been a game changer in my workout regimen.