Essential oils before a workout?

Written by Lisa Moyle, Vital Fit Club intern

Have you ever thought about using Young Living Essential Oils before your workout? If not, you should. These oils can help enhance your workouts by keeping you hydrated, motivated and give you an extra boost of energy.

Essential oils can even help increase your immune system and fight inflammation. Many Young Living products work together to help improve energy and endurance!

Here are some of my favorite pre-workout essential oils:


  • #1 Peppermint Essential Oil: This is one of my favorite oils because of its multiple uses. Just inhale the peppermint oil and feel the oxygen in your lungs increase! Put a couple drops of peppermint oil with water into a spray bottle and spritz into the air. Add peppermint oil to your water to support digestion and improve concentration and mental acuity.  When used topically, it soothes sore muscles.


  • #2 Lemon Essential Oil: Add lemon essential oil to your water to keep you hydrated and energized. An extra bonus is lemon is an antioxidant and an antiseptic. This means a stronger immune system and it kills germs.


  • #3 Motivation Essential Oil Blend: I love this oil because it helps me overcome procrastination while encouraging feelings of action and accomplishment. Motivation helps to get me moving!


  • #4 En-R-Gee Essential Oil Blend: This oil revitalizes your body with a blend of stimulating oils that have been used traditionally to help restore mental alertness. It’s uplifting and strengthening and just as the name suggests, it boosts energy. I like to call this one, “mom’s best friend.”


  • #5 Lemongrass Essential Oil: This oil smells great and is instantly uplifting. It contains high levels of citral, a compound that supports thermogenic activity in the body when consumed, increasing metabolism, which means more calories burned.

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  •  #6 NingXia Red: This is a Young Living beverage that tastes great – you can drink it straight or add to your water. NingXia Red’s cascading energy and nutrient-rich formula is a perfect way to prepare for any workout.


  • # 7 NingXia Nitro: I may have saved the best for last. NingXia Nitro is an all-natural way to boost physical performance. Not only does it deliver a unique combination of B vitamins, essential oils, and green tea extract, but it also contains Bioenergy Riobose®, a premium ingredient clinically proven to increase energy, accelerate recovery, and reduce fatigue and muscle pain.

Stop by Vital Fit Club, 112 6th Avenue East, Alexandria, to see how Young Living can help you with your workout!

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