The power of peppermint
Want a boost in energy? Try peppermint. Peppermint oil invigorates you while also cooling your skin and increasing athletic performance. Check out these suggestions for its use from aromatherapy expert Charlynn Avery of Aura Cacia and turn a so-so training session into a super one:
Put a few drops in your shoes to invigorate and cool your feet.
Place a few drops on a wet cloth and place it on your neck to help cool down.
Diffuse the oil and inhale to energize before training.
Chew peppermint gum to help reduce hunger and cravings.
Add to lotions or massage formulas post-training to help recovery. Note: Always dilute oils before applying to skin. Add to neutral oils such as vegetable and olive oil, water or unscented bath products such as shampoo or shower gel.