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Best Essential Oils for Fitness

Working out is one way to help improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Participating in fitness-related activities can help release endorphins, which are chemicals in your body that trigger positive feelings, both physically and mentally.

However, with work, family, chores, and social life, one can often find fitness taking a backseat. And while making it to the gym 5 times a week may be too much for your schedule, it is always important to incorporate a couple minutes of fitness into your day, whether it's by taking a walk around the block, dancing in your room, or doing some crunches at home. Essential oils for fitness can be a great way to give you that energy boost, motivation, and encouragement that you need to embark on your wellness journey. Discover the best essential oils for fitness with a list of some of our favorite essential oils that will help you achieve a balanced and fulfilling sense of well-being.

12 Best Essential Oils for Fitness

1. Fitness

Bright, fresh, spicy aroma; energizing oil.

A mix of Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Cinnamon Bark, Celery Seed, and Ginger Root, this essential oil blend has a variety of wellness benefits and uses. When appetite cravings hit, you can diffuse Fitness to curb them. Need energy to get motivated for a workout? Dilute Fitness with a carrier oil and apply topically to the insides of your wrists. Feeling frustrated with your work progress? Breathe in the bright and spicy aroma to reset that enthusiasm and bring the passion back out. Use our Fitness blend as a natural alternative to synthetic energy booster supplements. Avoid the undesirable side effects and energy crash with a refreshing blend of plant-sourced ingredients.

2. Lemongrass

Lemony-fresh energy; may help treat chronic pain & arthritis.

Lemongrass has an extremely fresh and lemony aroma that can aid you in a number of ways! As a natural pain reliever, Lemongrass is commonly used to relieve mild muscle aches and discomfort. Lemongrass also has natural soothing properties that help to ease tight muscles and encourage deeper relaxation. Also, Lemongrass is commonly used to help support the immune system. So if you’re feeling low, first, get some rest and drink lots of fluid. Second, consider adding Lemongrass to your wellness practices.

3. Grapefruit

Sweet, tangy scent; high in antioxidants; eases mental fatigue.

Are those afternoon munchies cramping your fitness goals? Grapefruit is commonly used for its ability to curb cravings and stimulate the senses. When the after-school cravings arrive, simply diffuse Grapefruit in the house. You may find that you can forget the cravings and feel refreshed!

4. Peppermint

Minty, cool, invigorating; alleviates headaches & migraines.

Can’t seem to get out of bed for that morning workout? Apply Peppermint to the back of your neck and temples to feel a boost of energy. With a strong cooling sensation, Peppermint gives your body the relief it needs and allows for optimal recovery. Soothe your aching back or sore muscles with Peppermint and melt away any tension!

5. Sports Pro

Strong, minty-fresh; for post-workout; reduces soreness.

Do you feel extra sore after a workout? It’s time you used Sports Pro. This blend combines Wintergreen, Peppermint, Nutmeg, Clove Bud, Thyme, Black Pepper, Oregano, Marjoram, and Helichrysum gymnocephalum to provide relief to aching muscles or joints post-workout. Expertly created to help soothe sore muscles and assist with deep breathing during post-workout meditation, Sports Pro is one of our best essential oils for fitness. Simply dilute Sports Pro with a carrier oil and massage onto the targeted area. With this essential oil blend, it won't be long before you become a Sports Pro yourself.

6. Pain Ease

Citrusy, minty aroma; can help with tendonitis & arthritis.

Tight muscles? Cramps? Aches and Pains? We’ve got you covered! Pain Ease mixes Lemongrass, Wintergreen, and Peppermint essential oils to provide a cooling citrusy and minty aroma. A staple of our Relief collection, Pain Ease can be diluted with a carrier oil and massaged into tight muscles after a workout. Feel that cooling sensation on your skin and awaken your senses with this refreshing blend!

7. Heart Health

For children ages 2+; earthy, floral; reduces your heart rate.

Heart Health has a combination of Myrrh, Lemongrass, Spruce, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Petitgrain Bigarade, Orange, Roman Chamomile, and Melissa in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. With a strong, sharp scent, this aroma can help boost your heart into gear for a more healthy you! Supporting your body's cardiovascular system, Heart Health helps promote healthy cardio function and blood circulation. A calming and uplifting oil, this blend helps reduce feeling of stress or anxiousness that could put strain on your heart and health. Use this oil to embrace a challenging fitness routine with confidence, a steady heart rate, and a healthy heart!

8. Complete Relief

Give overworked and achy muscles much-needed relief with the powerful support of our Tohi Complete Relief Muscle Rub. Perfect to use after a workout when joints and muscles need a bit of support and recovery. With powerful natural ingredients, Complete Relief Muscle Rub offers fast-acting relief for everyday achy muscles.

9. Copaiba Balsam

Sweet, woodsy; may help with infection & arthritis.

Feeling too stressed to focus on your exercise goals? Give your mind a chance to wind down and prepare for an upcoming workout with the sweet, woody scent of Copaiba Balsam essential oil! This oil works as a mood stabilizer to help calm your thoughts and re-balance your emotions, so you can jump into your fitness routine with enthusiasm and vigor.

10. True Blue

Warm, herbal, minty; w/ cooling, tingling sensation to numb pain.

If you're having trouble staying motivated during your fitness journey, try diffusing our True Blue blend before your next workout. This blend offers a unique mix of Wintergreen, Peppermint, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, and Spruce for a highly refreshing and invigorating aroma that will have you excited for your next trip to the gym!

11. Wintergreen

Clean, sweet minty; reduces headaches & muscle cramps.

Feeling tired, overworked, or experiencing stress and tension? Wintergreen is the perfect remedy for those long days and tired muscles. Well-known for its warming and soothing sensation when massaged into the skin, Wintergreen is an ideal oil for massage or to relieve aches and pains.

12. Relieve Me

Fresh, sharp, menthol-like; helps relax muscle tension.

Essential Oil Blend has a fresh, sharp, menthol-like aroma. The oil combines strong essential oils for fitness like Helichrysum gymnocephalum, Wintergreen, Clove Bud, Cypress, Peppermint, and Marjoram oil. Use Relieve Me to stimulate deeper breathing during meditation or to energize the senses. The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.