The Best Essential Oils For Your Post Workout Routine

Essential oils can change your mood, relax your muscles, reduce inflammation, get rid of headaches, and a host of other beneficial things. It’s no wonder that they can help you out with your post-fitness routine as well.

The Best Post-Workout Routine

There are a number of things you can do to improve your post-workout recovery and results.

Take a look at these tips outlined by

  • Don’t skip the cooldown and stretch
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Drink a post-workout-protein shake
  • Eat some carbs
  • Get some potassium and sodium in your system

We’d like to add one more:

  • Essential oils

That’s right. Let’s dive into how essential oils can benefit your post-workout.

The Best Essential Oils For Post Workout

Each essential oil has very specific properties that bring unique benefits. Sometimes, they are best on their own, and sometimes they work better blended together. 


    Lemon essential oil gives your body a boost of energy when consumed that can help combat exhaustion — make sure you get a food-grade oil, though. 

    How to use: 

    • Just add a few drops to your water and drink as normal

    On top of giving you that energy boost, it's also a mood-enhancer. It can help you feel happy and accomplished after your workout and work hand-in-hand with all of those endorphins.

    Tea Tree


    After an exhausting workout, your skin releases sweat and oils from your pores. This can cause breakouts of acne for many women, young and old. Tea tree oil is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial and can help you keep your face free of acne-causing bacteria. 

    We find that it is best combined with alcohol-free witch hazel.

    How to use:

    A quick essential oil face mist is perfect for immediately after your workout because your face will continue to release oils and sweat for some time after your workout is finished. Of course, it can be applied both before and after you wash your face post gym.


    There have been some studies, including this one, that proves that peppermint has positive effects for both pre and post workout. Taking it beforehand can reduce your perception of effort, making it easier to go harder.

    After your workout, peppermint oil can relieve post workout muscle soreness as well.

    How to use: 

    • Inhale or apply topically


    Eucalyptus is an anti-inflammatory oil. It might be easy to see how combatting inflammation would be good for your body after an intense workout.

    Your muscles become strained and experience micro-tears that can cause pain and inflammation. You can calm your aching muscles with eucalyptus oils.

    How to use:

    • Rub a high-quality oil into your affected muscles with a gentle sweeping motion

    Essential Oils And Fitness

    While essential oils might not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think about fitness or a workout routine, they can be very beneficial when it comes to muscle pain and sore muscles.

    Whether your issue is pain, inflammation, or even clogged pores, you can find a natural remedy with essential oils!

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