Essential Oils For Fitness
How will essential essential oils support my health and fitness program?
I asked this question when Vanessa got started with Young Living. Although I knew a lot about supplements from my career at the time, I knew little about essential oils.
So, I started reading research studies and books. In a short time, I realized how much I was missing out. Even worse, I wasn’t recommending them to the people I knew!
That was over two years ago. Today, I couldn’t imagine our life without them. I recommend them to anyone serious about their health and fitness. And, if I were still training or doing nutrition coaching, I’d make Young Living part of every clients programs from the beginning.
Essential oils support your health and fitness goals in three main ways:
- Emotional wellbeing: Emotions trigger good or bad choices, especially when it comes to diet, exercise, and sleep. Essential oils help support your emotions,* which can help you make better decisions. When you’re in a better emotional state, you also lower feelings of stress.
- System support: Essential oils help your body do a better job of what it should already be doing. Depending on the oil, they support your immune system, digestive system, endocrine system, respiratory system, sleep, and more.*
- Exercise performance: Research has shown improvements in performance, including strength, speed, stamina, power, and visual and auditory reflexes, with the use of certain essential oils.
If I were still training and coaching clients, I’d have each client order a Premium Starter Kit at the beginning of their program. It’s wildly inexpensive, and the 11 oils and the diffuser that come in it, are the perfect combination for getting started. You can get started right now, or keep reading to learn more.
YOUNG LIVING QUALITY AND EFFICACYThe "Standard" in Essential Oils
If you’re reading this, you’re probably not interested in using products, food, or exercise programs that are second-rate.
Over the past several years, other essential oils brands have been popping up all over. It’s led to a lot of confusion, because not all essential oils are therapeutic essential oils. You get what you pay for.
Since 1994, Young Living has set the standard for essential oil quality, purity, and efficacy. Young Living’s Seed to Seal® promise is a guarantee of quality. Their system identifies the best seed species and soil quality, they use the most effective cultivation and distillation processes, and of course, they test the oils to make sure they contain the most therapeutic constituents, before bottling, sealing and shipping.
Not only does Young Living have incredible quality controls, they also have their own farms, and partner farms, spread throughout the world. Vanessa and I have been to the farms in Ecuador, Utah, France, and a partner farm in Hawaii. Each is a unique and powerful experience.
I would not get behind a second-rate brand, and in the world of essential oils, Young Living stands at the top.
Start Here: The Premium Starter Kit
While many essential oils can be used for specific purposes, you get the most out of them by using them throughout your day, each day, to support optimal health. When you get your kit, you’ll use some of your essential oils internally, some you’ll use topically, and others you’ll use in your diffuser. Each method has unique benefits.
The way I often explain it,
Essential oils help your body do a better job of what it should already be doing.
Just as someone new to exercise starts by learning just a few fundamental movements, someone new to essential oils starts with some key, fundamental oils.
As you get used to using them, you can then experiment with some of the other 100+ essential oils singles, blends, supplements, household products, and personal care products.
The Premium Starter Kit includes the 11 essential oil singles and blends below, along with a cold-air, ultrasonic diffuser. The kit includes 5 mL bottles, but you can order 15 mL bottles for those you use more often, with future orders.
The Premium Starter Kit starts at only $160 USD.
It includes Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, Copaiba, Thieves®, Purification®, DiGize™, R.C.™, PanAway®, and Stress Away™. Click on the tabs below to see how each of the essentials supports your health and fitness program.
Lavender essential oil is the most well-known essential oil in the world. It’s also one of the most adulterated.
Lavender helps to calm and relax the mind, soothe the skin. You’ll find literally hundreds of uses for your lavender essential oil.
Fit Pro Tip: Diffuse lavender essential oil at night to help support restful sleep.*
Peppermint is cooling to the skin and soothing to the digestive system, supporting normal digestive function.*
It is commonly used in muscle rubs, and is refreshing and invigorating when inhaled.
Peppermint essential oil has been shown to improve exercise performance, including measures of speed, power, stamina, strength, and reflexes.*
Fit Pro Tip: Add a drop to your water bottle before exercise to enhance exercise performance.*
It takes the rinds of 25 lemons to get the essential oils in a 5-mL bottle.
Lemon essential oil is highly concentrated in d-limonene, a constituent that supports the body’s normal detoxification process.*
When diffused, lemon supports a cheerful, upbeat attitude or positive emotions. You can add it to your conditioner to make your hair shinier and smoother.
Adding lemon essential oil to your water makes it easier to stay hydrated. Just be sure to use a glass or stainless steel water bottle, as citrus essential oils can break down the plastic in a cheap plastic water bottle over time.
Fit Pro Tip: Add 1-3 drops of lemon essential oil to your water bottle to enhance taste, and support the body’s normal detoxification process.*
Young Living distills its Frankincense essential oil from the resin of the Boswellia carterii trees in northern Africa. Frankincense has been used since Biblical times.
Frankincense helps support healthy skin,* and is a favorite for meditation or mind/body practices. Used internally, it supports cellular health.*
Fit Pro Tip: Combine Frankincense and Lavender in the diffuser at night to support sleep. Take it in a capsule with meals to support cellular health and overall wellbeing.*
Copiaba essential oil comes from Brazil. It is one of nature’s most concentrated sources of beta-caryophyllene, a constituent that supports the body’s normal inflammatory process.*
You can add Copaiba to herbal tea, or take it in a vegetable capsule to support overall wellness.*
You might also combine it with PanAway to soothe sore and tired muscles after a tough workout.*
Fit Pro Tip: Combine with Frankincense in a capsule to support overall physical health.*
Thieves® is a blend of Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils. It is one of Young Living’s most popular blends.
Thieves is so popular that there is an entire line of products that use Thieves essential oil, including toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, waterless hand purifier, dish soap, laundry detergent, household cleaner, foaming hand soap, and more.
Thieves supports a healthy respiratory system and immune system.* It tastes great in certain beverages, and is delicious when you add it to Bulletproof Coffee™.
Fit Pro Tip: Take Thieves in a capsule, or add it to tea, to support the immune system.* Just one week of missed training sessions can set your program back two to three weeks. Better to stay healthy so you or your clients don’t miss the workouts.
Purification® is a blend of Citronella, Lavadin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree.
The combination is powerful for getting rid of unwanted odors: stinky gym bags, equipment, knee wraps, shoes, locker rooms, etc.
Fit Pro Tip: Combine Purification with water in a spray bottle and occasionally spray your gear, like wrist or knee wraps, or your shoes, to keep them from stinking.
DiGize™ is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils.
The blend of essential oils supports healthy digestion and overall wellness.*
The blend of essential oils makes for a “unique” flavor, so most people prefer to use DiGize™ Vitality™ in a capsule, and taken as a dietary supplement.
Fit Pro Tip: Try 5 drops of DiGize™ Vitality™ in a capsule with each meal for 3-5 days, and see if you notice a difference. You will likely be pleasantly surprised.
R.C. is a blend of Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, and Eucalyptus citriodora.
The aroma is energizing and great for application before exercise. Following exercise, you can combine it with carrier oil and use it for massage.
Fit Pro Tip: Apply R.C. on your chest prior to exercise.
PanAway® will quickly become your favorite post-leg-day essential oil blend.
It’s both soothing and stimulating. And it smells fantastic (Remember root beer barrels?)!
Your Premium Starter Kit comes with a roller-ball fitment, which makes it easier to apply your PanAway.
Fit Pro Tip: Use two drops of carrier oil (coconut oil, Young Living V-6, almond oil, etc.) for each drop of PanAway when applying it, for a longer-lasting effect.
You know how much feelings of stress impact decision-making and the ability to sleep.* It’s not surprising this blend is one of our most popular.
Stress Away™ is a blend of Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea, and Lavender. It is AWESOME!
Stress Away doesn’t smell feminine or masculine, it just smells wonderful. Guys wear it as a cologne, ladies wear it as a perfume.
Fit Pro Tip: Diffuse Stress Away at the end of the day to calm down and relax before bedtime.
With your Premium Starter Kit & wholesale membership, you also get…
- 24% wholesale discount on all future orders, as long as your membership is active
- Essential Rewards, an optional, monthly program where you earn 10%, 20%, and even 25% back on orders
- Access to our private community of more than 9,000 members, who share testimonials and personal uses to help you and your clients.
- Access to our private webinars and Facebook Live educational videos on health, fitness, and performance topics, as well as education on Young Living products
- Access to our private business & leadership group to help you grow your business
- A copy of our favorite resource guide as a gift after you enroll
- Opportunity for us to come and teach classes for you as you start spreading the word about Young Living (U.S. members)
- Young Living-paid retreats to visit Young Living farms and events, based on your rank
HEALTHY LIVING WITH ESSENTIAL OILSTHE HLWEO TEAM
Vanessa joined Young Living in 2014. Our team, Healthy Living With Essential Oils (HLWEO), now has more than 12,000 members. Many are fitness professionals, most are everyday individuals who want to live and feel their best. When you enroll through us, you get access to us and to the benefits of the team.
Experience & Expertise
Essential oils and nutritional supplements have the greatest effect on health and fitness when used within the context of a good nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle program.
That’s why Vanessa and I use our experience and expertise not to just educate about Young Living’s essential oils and products, but about all aspects of health and fitness.
For the cost of a Premium Starter Kit, you, and your clients, get access to our educational posts, videos and webinars for FREE!
Our members LOVE to share their testimonials and success stories in our private Facebook group.
As a fitness professional, you’ll find great value for you, as well as for the clients you get started. They’ll learn to use the power of our community rather than come to you with every question they have.
You’ll receive an invite to the members-only group after you enroll with your Premium Starter Kit.
I know the opportunities and challenges of fitness professionals. I’ve had success in every fitness professional role I’ve been in, since 2001 when my career began. While I continue to share that knowledge here on the blog, I work directly with the fitness professionals on our team, to grow their brand, business, and sense of fulfillment.
My mission is to help fitness professionals avoid burnout, boredom, and going broke. Joining our team, and integrating Young Living into your business can help you with that.
In addition, we have a private Business & Leadership Facebook group with exclusive trainings, videos, and resources designed to help you create financial freedom with the Young Living business opportunity.
NOTE: The business side of Young Living is optional. Most of our members use their wholesale account just for their personal needs. If you are not interested in the business, no problem! It’s there if and when you want it.
Still have some questions?
If you’re waiting to get started because you need to “learn more,” just order the Premium Starter Kit and learn by using it. We will help you. Seriously, it’s only $160.
Still not sure? Send me a message with what’s holding you back. I’ll be glad to help you out.