I'm just getting into using doTERRA essential oils to enhance my workouts, protect my health and elevate the environment at my Pilates studio. I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of all that there is to learn about using essential oils but I'm super excited about the things I'm starting to incorporate!
Each morning before my workout, I fill up my glass water bottle with fresh icy cold water and add a couple drops of essential oil - it's important to use a glass bottle as opposed to a plastic one, since certain essential oils can leach BPA from plastic. Depending on my mood I may select peppermint if I need a little pick-me-up or if I'm feeling a little headachy. Sometimes I choose lemon, lime, or wild orange which all taste amazing and just make me happy! All of the oils have no calories or sugar and are therapeutic grade so they are safe and healthy to take internally. If I'm feeling at all under the weather or just want a little extra immunity protection, I'll add a drop or two of their OnGuard blend which adds an additional layer of protection against environmental and seasonal threats.
If I'm planning an especially intense workout, I'll add a little extra peppermint to my water to help open up my airways while I work out and cool my body naturally. While we're working out in the studio, I like to diffuse essential oils in the air to create a more balanced atmosphere and to help people breathe more deeply. My favorites are the Balance blend and Citrus Bliss. It's amazing what a difference essential oils can make on my strength and focus as I go into my workout. When I find myself lagging or when things get especially intense, taking a drink of my infused water reinvigorates me. The addition of the essential oil makes a tremendous difference. These products are my newest workout obsession and are finding their way past my workouts into lots of areas of my life.
AUTHOR: Cara Krupa