The Best Essential Oils for Fitness!
by Janice FERGUSON on Dec 21, 2021
Staying active is essential for a healthy lifestyle, but it’s important to look after your body along the way! Whether you love walking, running, yoga or gym sessions, essential oils can be a great support for your preparation, recovery and self-care.
Keen to learn more? Keep reading as we share the best essential oils for fitness (and some of our favourite ways to use them) below.
The best essential oils for fitness: preparation and recovery
Preparation and recovery should both play an important role in your fitness routine. So where do essential oils fit in?
When it comes to preparing for a workout, you’ll want to use “warming” essential oils like Cassia, Clove, Frankincense and Black Pepper. These oils can help to warm up your muscles, stimulate your body and get your limbs feeling loose and limber.
When it comes to recovery, you’ll want to do the opposite and use “cooling” oils like Basil, Cardamom or Peppermint. These oils can help to soothe your muscles after a strenuous workout and provide a calming sensation.
To reap the benefits of these oils for preparation and recovery, simply dilute them with a carrier oil (like coconut oil) and massage gently into your key muscles both before and after your workout as needed.
The best essential oils for fitness: energy and motivation
Finding motivation can be one of the hardest things about maintaining a fitness routine. If you’re feeling tired or sluggish and need an extra boost of energy, consider using uplifting oils like Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Bergamot, Tea Tree and Wild Orange. Simply diffuse or inhale these energising oils before a workout to stimulate your senses and invigorate your body!
The best essential oils for fitness: yoga
Essential oils are ideal for supporting yoga and mindfulness practices! When it comes to using aromatherapy for yoga, we love using calming, grounding oils like Lavender, Sandalwood, Cypress and Chamomile. These oils can help to release stress and tension, increase blood flow and enhance focus and clarity. Try diluting these oils with a carrier oil and massaging them gently into your pulse points before each yoga session, or adding a drop to your eye pillow during meditation or savasana.
The best essential oils for fitness: immunity support
Finally, don’t forget to look after your immune system. A healthy immune system will play a key role in your health and fitness goals by giving you the strength to stay active and recover safely. Along with drinking plenty of water, eating well and resting, you can also support your immune system by diffusing or inhaling oils like Tea Tree, Frankincense, Oregano, Lavender, Geranium and Wild Orange.Looking for more health and wellness tips, special offers and exclusive discounts? Sign up for our Inspire Me Naturally newsletter.