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5 Essential Oils for Athletes

Working toward a fitness goal is truly something to be admired — no matter how big or small that goal may be.

Whether you’re starting out on your fitness journey or are looking for something to augment your current workout regime, these five essential oils are great for any athlete.

Discover the best essential oils for athletes, and use them to help alleviate mental stress and physical strain. With intense workouts, rigorous schedules, tough competitions, and high-pressure lifestyles, athletes often have it tough. Not only do they put their body through intense rigorous exercises, trainings, and competitions, but they also have to deal with the pressure of being the best that they can be at their sport.

This pressure can cause the athlete to push harder than they should, which can result in physical injury, muscle strains, joint aches, or muscle pains. In addition to the physical strain they go through, athletes often struggle with mental stress as well. That is why it is important to be proactive as an athlete and use tools like essential oils to prevent and protect against physical and mental strain. 

Best Essential Oils For Athletes

Getting in the Zone: True Blue

Something as simple as stepping out the door can be an incredibly daunting task, and even the most seasoned athletes can use some extra help from time to time. Essential oils help reduce mental stress, motivate, and inspire athletes so that they feel excited and pumped up before their workout. If you’re looking for a little extra inspiration to get off the couch and out on the track, try diffusing our True Blue essential oil blend about 30 minutes before your workout, or use our 10 ml roll-on to rejuvenate sore muscles before heading to the gym. This crisp, minty-fresh scent will leave you feeling renewed and excited to put on your running shoes.

Keeping Your Balance: Copaiba Balsam

For many individuals, a hard workout can be incredibly therapeutic to help ease feelings of frustration or worry that can arise throughout the day. To help this venture and promote emotional balance before, during, and after your workout, use Copaiba Balsam essential oil in a personal inhaler or topically with a carrier oil. This woody and sweet aroma is especially helpful for yoga and meditation, as it helps calm the mind while providing stability to your mood. 

Staying Focused: Peppermint

With any workout, being mindful and staying attentive is always incredibly important to grow and improve. For activities that require a lot of form and focus, such as weight lifting or boxing, diffuse Peppermint essential oil before your workout. This cool and invigorating scent helps alleviate mental fatigue and boost alertness to help clear the mind, so you can give your full attention to your training.

Celebrating Your Victory: Sports Pro

Pushing your muscles to exert themselves often leads to soreness and fatigue. Treat your hard-working body to some soothing relief with our Sports Pro essential oil blend. One of the best essential oils for athletes, Sports Pro offers an icy-hot effect on the skin when properly diluted. Add to your favorite carrier oil for a targeted massage, or combine with Epsom salt to create a relieving bath soak that will help you feel rejuvenated and better prepared for your next intense workout session.

Kicking Fungus to the Curb: Tea Tree

Pairing sweaty feet with tight-fitting shoes can cause some athletes to experience something most commonly known as Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). This highly contagious fungal infection can cause itchiness, stinging, flakiness, or burning sensations on any area that it comes in contact with. Thankfully, there are a variety of alternative solutions to help with Athlete's foot. Get back in the game by applying a diluted blend of Tea Tree essential oil and your favorite carrier oil to the affected area twice daily.

Working to improve your body and mind through exercise is an incredibly powerful thing that takes courage, strength, and passion. No matter if you’re a world-renowned athlete, or you’ve just joined a gym and are looking for some extra assistance in your exercise routine, we want you to know that you’re crushing it out there. Utilize these essential oils for athletes or try out new ones to help you stay on track and meet your goals. You've got this!