Follow Your Nose, Essential Oils that Can Motivate Your Mood and Help Your Workout

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.

Brittany Jaroudi

Brittany Jaroudi is a wellness lifestyle blogger from Pittsburgh PA. Currently she is working towards a plant based nutrition certification through Cornell University. She loves helping people achieve health through a whole foods plant based lifestyle. You can find her blog and social media accounts under the name The Jaroudis.

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