Top 4 Oils To Reduce Muscle Soreness After Workouts


Written by: Maureen Kemeny

November 12, 2021

The healthiest tools to use to enhance your workouts and athletic performance are found in nature, not in the supplement store. In fact, synthetic products are developed by copying what’s in nature, so why not go right to the source?



If you’re active, or just starting to develop an active lifestyle, then I encourage you to use natural tools to take care of your body.
No matter where you are in your health journey, essential oils have the potential to improve your physical, emotional and mental performance.


I love to run, bike, swim and hike and the following essential oils naturally give me energy, help me focus and soothe my sore muscles.


There are so many reasons to incorporate essential oils into your life, but my focus here is to share some benefits of essential oils when it comes to training and workouts.


How It Helps:

Natural energy boost! Are you dragging or maybe you have a really tough workout ahead? Apply peppermint oil to the back of your neck, your wrists and/or joints for that needed boost of energy.

Improves respiratory function and clear breathing. In this study, taking Peppermint essential oil internally was shown to improve respiratory function and exercise performance.

Improves digestive health! I also use Peppermint internally to promote good digestive health.

Cools you down – add 5 drops of Eucalyptus and 5 drops Peppermint to a 2 oz. spray bottle filled with water to help cool the body during summer training!


How it Helps:

– Helps ease feelings of tension in the body.
– Helps promote a good night sleep.
– Improves mood. This study showed it actually helped improve sleep and mood!

How to Use it:

Diffuse it while you sleep.

Apply to skin irritations, sunburn, or tense areas.

Add to bath water or mix with water and mist onto pillows and bedding.



Breathe essential oil blend contains the following essential oils: peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, melaleuca, ravensara, laurel leaf, and cardamom.

How It Helps:

This essential oil opens your airways and allows for easier breathing like no other oil! This is the go-to-blend for respiratory issues.

How to Use It:

You can try adding a couple drops of BREATHE to your chest for easier breathing, or diffuse it.


Deep Blue is a blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus. It’s perfect for a soothing massage after a long workout (or after long hours on the computer).

How It Helps:

Comforts tired and sore joints and muscles.
Supports circulation to muscles and joints.

How to Use It:

Rub Deep Blue on your wrists, shoulders, knees and neck, before and after exercise.



Overall, essential oils are amazing and if you are truly committed to your health then it’s time to incorporate them into your life.
I’m more than happy to help you choose the right oil for you, or if you’d like to get your own starter kit (like the Athlete’s Kit pictured below!) contact me.

Quick tips to improve your metabolism at 40+

More Great Reads

How to Stay Motivated

Motivation. Such a powerful contributor to health. It gets us out of bed an hour early to exercise. It is the reason we put in tireless work to keep ourselves and our loved ones happy and healthy. It is the big 'why' behind all of our actions and behaviors. Yet it can...

5 Strength Training Tips for Women Over 50

As a woman 50 and older, you want to be strength training because it is one of the best ways to support your health. This is the stage of life when you most need to be strength training. If you haven't started yet, it's not too late. Studies have shown that even...

2 Big Truths That Nobody Has Told You About Fasting

Lately, it seems everyone is talking about fasting. In today's post, I'll share 2 big truths to help you decide if fasting is for you, and if so which method is best for you. And if you are currently fasting, I share some REALLY important information below that you'll...

Don't forget to subscribe!

Subscribe here to receive my weekly newsletter. Content varies, but is all health & wellness related. No spam. You'll receive exclusive advice ranging from recipes to tips on mindset shifts. Don't miss out!

Thank you! You have successfully subscribed. Check your inbox.