Post 2 Essential oils & Fitness Lunchtime Series: Essential Oils for Pre & post workout
Each essential oil has a unique set of chemical properties that give the oil a distinct aroma, specific benefits, and makes it useful for certain tasks. When it comes to using essential oils for fitness, the most useful oils will be ones with warming, cooling, uplifting, or calming properties.
In today’s post we will be talking about Warming & Cooling Essential oils
Essential oils with warming or cooling properties can be helpful both before and after exercise because they can provide a soothing sensation to the skin and other areas of the body. For example, by topically massaging warming oils into the skin during your warm up, you can help loosen the muscles and prepare them for movement.
When you are done exercising, applying cooling oils to areas like the legs, feet, and back can help soothe the body.
Both warming and cooling oils are useful during a warm up or a cool down, and can be helpful for things like stretching and massage.
Examples of essential oils with warming properties include:
- Black Pepper;
- Cinnamon Bark;
- Frankincense; - Wintergreen or;
- my favourite doTERRA’s proprietary blend, Ice (Deep) Blue (oil or rub) which I use pre and post workout.
Examples of essential oils with cooling properties include:
- Cardamom; and - Peppermint.
Comment below your what you think your favourite essential oil/s would be to use for pre & post workout.
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Tomorrow we will talk about using essential oils for Massage
P.S: A number of the oils that I will be talking about throughout this series are readily available in several 'ready made' kits which makes things nice and easy! :-) :-) *Must not already have a doTERRA wholesale account or already be working with a doTERRA wellness advocate.