Essential Oils for Fitness
Top Oils Explained
1 | Ginger
Ginger root has been grown as a spice for thousands of years. The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java, but is also native to Africa and the West Indies. It is believed that ginger was brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as both a condiment and spice. It has been used since ancient times; it is recorded specifically in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts. It is also mentioned in literature from the Greeks, Romans, and Arabians. Our ginger is steam-distilled from zingiber officinalis rhizomes grown in China. It has a warm, spicy, woody scent and blends well with Bergamot, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Spearmint, Orange, Sandalwood, and Ylang ylang. Ginger is great for bringing balance and grounding. Breathe deeply during times of stress or imbalance. When applied topically, it warms. Diffuse or apply topically in a 2-5% dilution.
2 | Grapefruit
Our pink grapefruit essential oil is cold pressed from Citrus paradisi fruits grown in the United States. Grapefruit has a fresh, sweet citrus smell that is very characteristic of the fruit. Unsurprisingly, grapefruit blends well with Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, and Cardamom. Grapefruit essential oil can lift spirits and combat fatigue. Topically, it is great for oily skin types and acts as a light astringent. Diffuse or apply topically in 2-5% dilution. Can also be added to a facial scrub. Grapefruit comes in two types – pink and white. The differences between the White and Pink Grapefruits are minor. The difference in cost is simply an example of supply and demand; there is more pink grapefruit produced because it is slightly sweeter than the white variety. The essential oil is very similar.
3 | Basil
Basil is grown around the world in dozens of different forms as a spice and culinary plant. Some plants grow tiny leaves only a few inches tall before being harvested, while others can grow multiple feet tall and last year-round. Our basil essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Indian Ocimum basilicum. It has a sweet and vaguely anise-like, minty, smoky odor. Basil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
Basil essential oil is great for massage and to bring clarity. In Greek its name means ‘royal remedy’ or ‘king’. It is a beloved culinary plant of Indian, Asian, and Mediterranean countries.
4 | Eternal Flame
It can be hard to concentrate for an upcoming test or exam. For some people whose minds consistently change direction, concentration can be extremely difficult. Eternal Flame has oils that help with focus. Looking for a different smell but the same benefits? Refreshing Wind will do the trick! Eternal Flame is a floral, warm blend, while Refreshing Wind has woody, cool tones. Cedarwood, peppermint, and spikes of other bright oils makes Eternal Flame a blend of choice for long nights or important meetings.
Good for concentration and staying alert, this blend includes Pine, Black Spruce, Cedar, Orange, Peppermint, Black Pepper, Rosemary, and Neroli essential oils. Diffuse or apply a small amount on wrist or massage into abdomen with 5% dilution.
5 | Fire & Ice
Peppermint, wintergreen, lavender, and 5 others combine in this essential oil blend for muscles and massage. Just like Fire & Ice, this blend brings topical warming & cooling.
Dilute in massage, apply to temples and back of the neck, breathe deeply to increase clarity and peace. The fire is caused by marjoram and wintergreen, which have warming effects. The ice is from peppermint, which has a cooling effect. This, along with Soothing, is a blend we suggest for inclusion in the travel bag of sports teams.
6 | Marjoram
The Origanum majorana plant is a close relative to oregano, with a softer, sweeter taste and smell. Our marjoram essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and flowers of marjoram plants grown in Spain. It has a warm and spicy aroma, with a hint of nutmeg. As a popular spice, Marjoram blends well with Orange, Lavender, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Basil, Thyme, Cypress, Chamomile, and Nutmeg. Marjoram is a sweet, warming essential oil. Add a few drops to a bath or mix into a soothing sports muscle massage. Diffuse or apply topically in 2-5% dilution.
Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil was very popular amongst the ancient Greeks. The name itself originates from a Greek word meaning “Joy of the Mountains”.
7 | Oregano
Oregano is considered by many to be “nature’s cure,” and is commonly used in many things. Our oregano oil has a high carvacrol content, and is steam distilled from the leaves of the Origanum vulgare plant grown in Spain. It has a powerful, spicy, camphor-like aroma that blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, and Tea Tree.
Oregano is incredibly potent. Topically, it can cause sensitivity and should only be used in extremely low dilutions. It should also be mixed with other oils before diffusing, as it is extremely potent. Mix with a blend before diffusing, mix into a blend for topical application, or apply in max 2% dilution.
8 | Refreshing Wind
Increase clarity and focus during any activity, from work to all-night homework sessions. Refreshing Wind is good for focusing on long nights, massages, and bringing clarity. It’s made with Pine, Spruce, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Lemon, Bergamot, and Neroli essential oils. Diffuse or massage a small amount into wrist or abdomen. Concentration can be difficult, especially when studying for a test or working towards a deadline. Planning out your time beforehand and taking regular breaks can aid in concentration. Another good way to aid concentration is to follow the thoughts in your mind. That may sound counter-intuitive, but often, once you have written down your thoughts and considered everything your mind wants to consider, it will allow you to focus on a single task. Eternal Flame is a similar blend that has a different smell profile Refreshing Wind is a woodsy alertness blend, as opposed to the more floral Eternal Flame.
9 | Rosemary
The rosemary plant grows wild in the Mediterranean, where it is prized for its leathery foliage as well as its potent flavor as a spice. Our rosemary essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis grown in Tunisia. It has a Fresh, strong, woody, balsamic, herbal minty scent. Because of its herbaceous nature, Rosemary blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Ginger, Lemon, Orange, and Peppermint.
Rosemary is a warming, stimulating essential oil that can be useful in hair products and helping to provide focus. Aromatically, it can bring a fresh feel to the air and provide balance during times of distress. Diffuse or apply in 2-5% dilution.
10 | Turmeric
Turmeric is a well known herb and spice. Has a Sweet and woody with notes of spice.
Our Turmeric is steam distilled from the root of Curcuma longa plants in India. It has a traditional spicy aroma that blends well with Neroli, Ylang-ylang, Orange, Ginger, Lavender, Cardamom, Clary Sage, and Helichrysum.
Dilute and apply topically in a 2-5% dilution (18-45 drops of oil to a 30ml bottle of a carrier oil).Turmeric energizes and promotes feelings of success.
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Lucky for you, many popular smells are easy to find in essential oils. Take your favorite essential oils and add a drop to lotion, soap, or a room spray. Looking for something more long-term? Grab a diffuser and add a few drops of Clove, Nutmeg, or Holiday Cheer to set the mood.
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