Essential Oil Blends for Fitness

As an active individual, exercise plays a big role in my life. I enjoy outdoor activities, as well as, lifting weights, and pilates reformer. More recently, however, I took on a running challenge where the goal is to reach 100 miles in one month. How you break it down is up to you! During this challenge, I continued to lift weights; therefore, it was imperative to prepare my muscles for full exertion and to create a post work-out plan that would heal both my mind and body. After doing extensive research, I learned that the right combination of essential oils can help prevent injury, allow the body to recover more quickly, and reduce the effects of fatigue. The following blends will help you reach your fitness goals.


Pre-Workout Bath or Shower Blend

Ingredients
3 Drops Rosemary
4 Drops Lemon
3 Drops Lavender
2 Drops Chamomile Roman
Grape Seed oil

Method
First, blend the essential oils together. Dilute 6 drops in an equal amount of grape seed oil before putting into the bath. For shower, put 4 drops of the blend into a wash cloth before getting in.



Post Workout Bath or Shower Blend

Ingredients
4 Drops Grapefruit
2 Drops Sweet Orange
4 Drops Clary Sage
2 Drops Frankincense
Grape Seed Oil

Method
First, blend the essential oils together. Dilute 6 drops in an equal amount of grape seed oil before putting into the bath. For shower, put 4 drops of the blend into a wash cloth before getting in.

Muscle Blend (Best Used Pre or Post Run)

Ingredients
5 Drops Eucalyptus Radiata
10 Drops Rosemary
5 Drops Lemongrass
2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

Method
First, blend the essential oils together, then dilute with aloe vera gel. Use small amount each time, rubbed into the muscles as needed.


Massage Oil for Overexercised Muscles

Ingredients
3 Drops Eucalyptus Radiata
5 Drops Sweet Marjoram
3 Drops Peppermint
4 Drops Ginger
1 Tablespoon Arnica Gel

Method
First, blend the essential oils together, then dilute in arnica gel.
Note: This should be enough for several applications, depending on your body mass and the number of areas affected.

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