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Essential Exercise

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Whether or not we like to hear it, exercise is an important aspect of personal wellness. It so happens that during this time of year, people tend to kick off all kinds of healthy changes: cleaner eating, increased physical activity, and better sleeping habits, just to name a few. What do they all really come down to? Discipline. Let dōTERRA spur you on in your endeavors to become more disciplined in 2020.


To get started, energize your workout routine by deeply inhaling Peppermint or Wild Orange (or both) right before you begin pumping weights or pounding the treadmill. Better yet, diffuse them during your workout, if you can. Peppermint in particular delivers a powerful burst of energy, making it a top oil for exercise motivation.


Did you know that many athletes and personal trainers depend on dōTERRA to energize and soothe? You’ll be in good company with the pros as you apply essential oils to the essential area of physical fitness. Whether you’re a newbie or a regular at your fitness establishment, become a workout wonder with the following homemade cleaning concoction.


To prepare this Gym Sanitizing Spray you’ll need:


10 drops Grapefruit essential oil

8 drops Tea Tree essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil

1 ounce distilled water


Combine all ingredients in small spray bottle (preferably glass, but for use at the gym, PET plastic may be more practical). Shake, spray, and wipe away! Use this mixture on all sorts of equipment, such as hand weights, yoga mats, and anything else your body may come into contact with that needs a spritz of sanitation.


Next, check out a quick and easy Shoe Deodorizer recipe for which your feet will thank you: add a few drops of Peppermint, Lemon, or any dōTERRA citrus oil to a paper towel and place in your gym shoes overnight. You’ve just created your own easy and effective odor treatment! (You can also use this method to sneakily deodorize all of your family members’ most well-used shoes.) Similarly, you can create a clean and fresh aroma in your gym bag by strategically placing a few drops of Wintergreen on a cotton ball within the bag. This oil’s powerful scent will easily mask less pleasant ones.


You now have the tools you need to give your gym time the fragrant boost it’s always wanted. As you discipline yourself toward increased wellness in all areas, remember to prioritize relaxation and sleep after all that hard work (stay tuned for more on dōTERRA sleep essentials). For now, give yourself a pat on the back for the healthy steps you took today, commit to taking more tomorrow, and let your essential oils motivate you on the road to fitness.