How to Use Essential Oils and CBD in Your Workout Routine

It’s no secret that working out can greatly improve your quality of life.  But, what might not be as well known, is that both essential oils and CBD oil can make your exercise routine better than ever. Let’s take a look at the importance of exercise, and what essential oils, CBD oil, and Nature’s Ultra products can do to boost your workout routine.

Why Exercise?

While not always easy to do, regular exercise is important for living a healthy life. While you don’t have to do a marathon every week, moving for at least thirty minutes a day can do you a lot of good. But how?

Exercising can have a lot of positive effects on our bodies. Not only does it help us maintain a healthy weight, it can also help us sleep better, focus more, prevent certain diseases or ailments, and give you a boost of energy. It does all of this by getting your heart beating and oxygen flowing. This allows your body to function as it should!

Exercise can also help your mental health. If you have built up stress or frustration, exercising can help you burn that off. When you exercise, your brain releases feel-good chemicals such as serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine. These chemicals are mood balancers, helping you feel a lot happier, calmer, and relaxed. So, if you’ve had a long day, sometimes the best remedy is a brisk walk! 

Aside from all of the health benefits that exercising can bring, it’s also a great way to establish routine and try new things. We as humans thrive on routine. Knowing what to expect and what to do next can greatly increase our motivation and productivity! And, with new workouts coming out each day, it’s easy to find something new to try. Whether it’s running, yoga, dancing, or swimming, switching up your workout routine will add new and exciting elements to your life!

Adding CBD and Essential Oils to Your Workouts

Now that we’ve talked a little bit about why working out is so important, we’ve got some tips on how to really maximize your workout routine. Did you know that essential oils and CBD both have a place in your exercise regime? There’s a few different reasons for this!

Essential oils are great for setting specific moods, energizing your workout, and helping you relax after your exercises are done. A large part of this is their great smell! For example, Frankincense is a great scent to use during yoga or meditation. Oils such as Grapefruit or Lemon are a great mood and energy booster! And Eucalyptus is great for cooling off after. Plus, with all of the sweating you’ll be doing, adding a dab of oils on your wrists or neck is a great way to stay fresh! CBD oil, while still new to the market, has similar benefits as essential oils might. Which is why, we at Nature’s Ultra, have combined Young Living’s Essential Oils and CBD! Not only do you get the great scent and relaxation of essential oils, you’ll also have the power of CBD behind it.

Now you know how essential oils and CBD can be used for a great workout routine, here are some tips to using it before, during, and after your workout routine.

Pre-Workout

Before working out, you want to do all you can to get your energy and stamina up. So, besides drinking lots of water and maybe taking a pre-workout supplement, we recommend using our Citrus CBD Oil! This product uses Grapefruit and Orange essential oils along with CBD oil to energize your workout!

Before your workout, apply this oil behind your ears, on your neck, and on your wrists to energize your exercise routine. Use it to get into a happy and energetic headspace, one that will help you to push harder than ever. Put on some happy tunes and get moving!

If you’re planning on doing yoga, we highly recommend using the Calm CBD Roll-On. It contains relaxing and centering oils such as Eucalyptus, Frankincense, and Lavender. Roll it onto your temples, the crown of your head, and your wrists for a grounding and inspiring aroma.

Mid-Workout

While you’re working up a sweat, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. So, make sure you have your water bottle on you at all times! In addition to keeping your water close, we also recommend that you use our Cool Mint CBD Oil. Not only will you get the effect of CBD and working out, you’ll be treated to a cooler atmosphere with Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils.

Dab a little on your chest and wrists during your workout to cool down, or add some to a damp towel and stick it in the freezer! The minty cold, CBD oil, and frozen towel will be a nice treat mid-workout.

Post-Workout

Once your workout is over, it’s time to focus on recovery. Keep that water bottle nearby—it’s still important to stay hydrated! Now, let’s give your tired muscles a little bit of TLC.

Our CBD Muscle Rub is a perfect candidate for a permanent spot in your gym bag. Not only does it have CBD for wellness, it also contains warming and nicely scented essential oils such as Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Wintergreen, and more! All of these oils combine to create a hot-and-cold effect, soothing your sore muscles. Rub it on after your workout to make sure that your body has everything it needs to wind down! If you’re feeling extra tired after your workout, rub some on the bottoms of your feet and throw on a pair of warm socks. It’s a great way to relax your overworked feet! 

If you want to make your post-workout atmosphere even cozier, add on some of our Cinnamon CBD oil. It contains Young Living’s Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil, which has a warming and soothing scent. Along with the Cinnamon, it contains our high-quality CBD oil! So, once you have your muscles rubbed down with the CBD Muscle Rub, dab a little Cinnamon CBD Oil to your neck and wrists.  

If you find yourself having a hard time winding down later that night, this would be a great time to pull out your Calm CBD Roll-On once again. Not only is it good for yoga, it can also help you focus and relax during meditation, prayer, and sleep. So, drink an extra glass of water, add some Calm CBD Roll-On to your wrists, and try to lay down. It may not be easy to unwind after an intense workout, but we know that these products will help!

Working out can be hard, but we know you can do it! For more tips on how to use our products to enhance your daily routine, stay tuned to our blog. For more information on Nature’s Ultra, click here. We can’t wait to help you optimize your workout routine.