The power of pep­per­mint

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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.

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