In case you missed it, essential oils are SO in right now. Well, technically they’ve been in for the last 5,000 years. There is an essential oil for almost any ailment you can think of. Sprains, insomnia, arthritis, ulcers, and colic…there is an oil that can help. We love the following three because they’re multi-use, smell good and can help with issues specific to the athletic community.
• Relieves indigestion, gas or nausea (aka pre-race jitters)
• Just one drop in 16 ounces of water, when drank one hour before a workout, has been proven to increase stamina by 20%. Use it as an all natural pre-workout!
• It also has a cooling effect that soothes pain and inflammation.
• Known as one of the most versatile essential oils.
• Has not only antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties but also TISSUE REGENERATION properties. Whoa.
• Lavender also has a lovely scent and a relaxing effect. Add 5-10 drops to your recovery bath (and pour yourself a post-race pint, perhaps?).
• Stimulates detoxification and the immune system.
• Use 2-3 drops in a glass of water several times a day for maximum benefits. You can also add 5-10 drops to your bath.
• When diluted, can be used for massage due to its muscle relaxation properties. Lemon can also cure athlete's foot.
Have you ever tried essential oils? What were your favorites? Tell us in the comments below!
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Tri Sirena is not responsible for claims arising out of the improper use, handling or storage of any essential oils (EOs). EOs are NOT intended for use in the treatment, cure, prevention or mitigation of any disease or disorder. ONLY your doctor can properly diagnose and treat any disease or disorder. We strongly recommend you read individual product label instructions and the accompanied guidelines to ensure safe use of essential oils. Instructions may vary based on location, due to different regional and country specific regulations. Before using EO’s, if you are taking prescription medication, pregnant or a child, it is recommended that you consult with a health advisor, health professional, or a medical doctor who has experience with EOs prior to using them as there may be some risks associated with the use of EOs.
The following sources were utilized in this article:
Brooks, Amanda. "5 Essential Oils to Improve Athletic Performance". https://www.runtothefinish.com/essential-oils-to-improve-athletic-performance/. September 2017.
Jim. "Essential Oils and Alternative Remedies for a Triathlete's Aches and Pains". https://www.triathlons.thefuntimesguide.com/young_living_essential_oils/. September 2017.
Meamarbashi, Abbas and Rajabi, Ali. "The effects of peppermint on exercise performance". http://www.jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1550-2783-10-15. 21 March 2013.