Everyone knows that living a healthy life involves exercise and workouts. Activity keeps our body in good shape to not only function properly but also look its best.
But exercise requires hard work, and that work can cause you to feel uncomfortable. So how can you improve your exercise while minimizing the repercussions afterward? One word: aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is the perfect balance between natural medicine that doesn’t cause adverse side effects and effectiveness. The essential oils provided by nature possess potent properties to enhance your exercise and help you better enjoy the results instead of the consequences.
Aromatherapy in Exercise Preparation
Just like stretching and warming up are crucial in exercise prep to get the most out of your workout, essential oils can be another vital part of the process. There are several benefits that aromatherapy can provide in your exercise preparation:
- Improve circulation
- Open air ways
- Injury prevention
- Eliminate soreness
Some good prep oils are rosemary, peppermint, and Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil is the best because of its comprehensive uses, providing all the above and more.
We recommend using our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and diluting it with a carrier oil (e.g. almond or jojoba). Add 10-30 drops (or 1-2 spritzes) of the ShowerMist into the carrier oil to create the proper mixture. Apply it to the muscles you intend on exerting, around the neck, and on the chest to improve circulation and open up your air ways.
Aromatherapy During Exercise
While you’re exercising, you’ll need something to maintain good performance as your body fatigues. Maintaining proper circulation and reinvigorating your body will help you do that.
Lemon and orange oil energize with their citrus scents and are also known to help improve circulation. Our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist will energize, keep circulation up, and allow more oxygen intake so you can focus on your workout, not your exhaustion. Apply it using the same recipe as above.
With post-workout aromatherapy, soreness and stiffness can be a thing of the past. The best oils to combat muscle pain and tension are Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Teatree oil.
We recommend Lavender since it’s soothing and shortens the recovery time for your muscles. Using a similar mixture as noted above, massage our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist onto the muscles that are likely to be sore as soon as possible after your workout.
Using these oils will prevent injuries, relax your body, and boost your immune system.
Make Aromatherapy Part of Your Routine
You don’t have to let muscle stiffness and pain slow you down anymore. Aromatherapy will enhance your workouts and exercise routine, driving your body to achieve goals faster without the side effects.
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