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Top three Aromatherapy Tips for Workouts

Top three Aromatherapy Tips for Workouts

20 Feb 2024 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

When you think about workout essentials, essential oil might not be at the top of your must-have list. In recent years, however, athletes and trainers have started to tap into the power of aromatherapy for exercise to not only smell nicer but improve results too.
Using essential oils for fitness is a growing trend because it works—science has proven that certain scents can improve mood, reduce tension, and boost energy. So, here's a look at three scents that provide the most effective aromatherapy for your workouts.
• Ginger
Ginger oil has been found to reduce fatigue as well as anxiety, lethargy, and stress. This warming essential oil helps to support a body's cellular energy, which in turn can even help melt away some fat. Plus, a compound in ginger known as gingerol reduces inflammation, which helps your muscles rebound faster after tough workouts.
• Bergamot
This sweet, citrus scent may not be on every list when it comes to the best essential oils for workouts, but it has several useful functions at the gym. Bergamot offers two important benefits for athletes. First, when applied topically to the skin, it can help reduce pain by dulling nerve sensitivity. Secondly, it has disinfectant and antibacterial qualities that make for an effective deodorant. Mix it with water in a spray bottle for an effective air freshener to add to your equipment cleaning routine.
• Cinnamon Oil
Work out too hard? Cinnamon oil is here to help. Thanks to its antispasmodic properties and ability to alleviate pain, you can rub a little of this oil on stressed muscles as a natural pain reliever. Cinnamon oil is anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial, making it one of the best aromatherapy options for workouts.

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