Kathryn Oats - Physiotherapist, Lime Physical Therapy
| Nov 04, 2014
Essential oils are powerful medicinal agents capable of transforming health in an all- natural way. Many essential oils are safe for internal as well as topical application and inhalation.
As we become more conscious of what goes into our bodies and the negative side affects of some medications and chemical based products, the use of plant based therapy is once again in the forefront of research and is gaining popularity in health and wellness. After all, plants have been used for centuries for the treatment of every conceivable ailment.
Here are a few ideas on how to use essential oils to boost your workout, sport’s performance and exercise recovery.
We use high grade, pure oils by doTerra available from Lime Physical Therapy.
*Pop 1-2 drops of Grapefruit oil into a non-plastic water bottle for an invigorating energy boost.
*Apply Peppermint and Frankincense oil to your neck to stay alert and focused.
*Peppermint topically on the skin or a few drops in your water bottle will help keep you cool on a hot day.
*Use Cedarwood or Breathe blend to promote clear breathing and lung function.
*Deep Blue rub or Lemongrass and Peppermint to help soothe tired, sore muscles. Ginger is also great topically for achy joints and muscles.
*Apply Melaleuca (Teatree) oil to the skin or a few drops in bodywash, for it’s cleansing, rejuvenating and immune boosting function.
*To refresh 'stinky' gym bags and shoes add a few drops of Peppermint, Purify blend and any citrus essential oil onto paper towel and stuff into shoes and bag overnight.
Please Note: To be safe for use essential oils must have the proper chemical profile and also be free from any impurities and adulterations.