Essential oils are so much more than delightful scents. Last month we talked about how you can use these oils as natural bug repellent. Let’s focus this month on how they can help us with our fitness goals. To start, if you love to walk or hike, don’t forget to use aromatherapy to chase away bugs! Okay, that was easy. Let’s look at a few other examples.
Focus: Many workout routines and athletics require focus and concentration. For example, I’m a big fan of Pilates, and I know I need to make sure I’m doing the exercises correctly. If I’m not doing them correctly, then I’m not working the right muscle groups and I could even injure myself. What other fitness and athletic activities do you think would require your focus and concentration? Tons! All kinds of sports require focus and attention to detail. I don’t play soccer but I enjoy watching it, and I can see how obviously the players are paying attention to what’s going on during the game. Lose your focus during a game and your team could end up losing.
Here are some of our favorite oils for focus:
Rosemary & Peppermint are both great for recall and memory.
Frankincense can be helpful for brain fatigue and is also a grounding scent. It can help calm the “monkey chatter” in the mind and help us to focus.
Basil can assist with alertness.
Clove may help with mental stimulation. The French historically used it to help with memory deficiency.
Lemon and Orange can help perk up a tired brain and help with clarity.
Cedarwood, like Frankincense, is a grounding oil and can help with brain chatter and mental disorganization.
These are just a few examples of essential oils that can help us with grounding and focus. Questions? Feel free to contact us.