Wondering what essential oils are good for sports? We’ve got some great ideas for you! YL has your back in all things exercise. From athletic gear you’ll feel amazing in to protein-packed snacks, there’s something for pros and beginners alike. Plus, with unbeatable tips on how to power up your workout, you’re sure to crush your next session. Pick a few of your fave ideas and add them to your athletic habits.

Exercise prep

Whether you’re on a competitive basketball team or are forming the habit of walking the block every day, it’s important to prepare for movement. Check out these four tips we love for game-changing prep:

  • Start off the day by getting vitamins and nutrients into your body with Master Formula™ and PowerGize™. Master Formula is a blend of complex vitamins and minerals that will support your body’s overall health needs. PowerGize is a daily supplement for men and women of all ages who want to improve their physical performance.
Master Formula - Young Living Essential Oils
  • Diffuse Highest Potential™ essential oil blend. This combination of Blue Cypress, Ylang Ylang, and other classic oils is the diffusing partner you’ll want as you psych yourself up with empowering workout mantras. You are strong. You are capable. You’ve got this! Highest Potential has got your back when it comes to believing in yourself.
  • Add a couple drops of En-R-Gee™ essential oil blend to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it into your temples, the bottoms of your feet, or the back of your neck before a challenging activity for an exhilarating scent.
  • Looking to give your lungs a little TLC? Add 1–3 drops of R.C.™ essential oil blend to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and rub it on your chest and the back of your neck before a workout. This blend will help promote the sensation of deeper breathing and create a refreshing breathing experience as you get your blood pumping.
R.C. Essential Oil Blend - Young Living Essential Oils

Gear up

Do athletes use essential oils? Well, of course! But what you wear as you exercise also plays a huge role in how you feel and how comfortable you are. We’ve got you covered with YL Gear! With these clothing options, you will look good and feel good wherever you’re headed.

For female athletes, try our ultra-comfortable, high-waisted oil drop leggings that are sure to hit you in all the right places. Complete your outfit with a stylish yet comfy sports bra and ultra-soft performance quarter zip for the colder months.

For male athletes, move with ease with our training shorts and training shirt. If the weather is starting to get a bit more chilly, keep warm with our super-soft adventure joggers and ultra-soft performance quarter zip.

If you participate in outdoor sports and activities, it is important to protect your eyes and face from excess sun exposure. Add our chill flat-brim hat or classic relaxed hat to your gear and you are good to go.

Men's Ultra Soft Performance Quarter Zip - Young Living Gear

Load up all of your workout staples in our Lorenzo duffle bag. If you’re a yogi at heart, our yoga tote is perfect for you.

Fuel up

Remember to fuel your body before heading out. If you are looking for a quick, light snack before you exercise, try our Protein Power Bites™. For a more intense workout, make a protein shake with our Chocolate Deluxe Pure Protein Complete™. Simply add 2 scoops of protein powder into a blender with 8 ounces of your milk of choice. Top with a frozen banana and 1─2 drops of Cinnamon Bark Vitality™. Blend and enjoy!

Pair your fuel with 1─2 ounces of our antioxidant-filled NingXia Red® for fitness support.

YL Vitality Drops - Energy Jade Lemon Berry - Young Living Essential Oils

Remember: Always hydrate when working out. Soak up the good vibes with YL Vitality Drops +Energy in Jade Lemon Berry or Spearmint Tangerine. Up your daily water intake by adding some flavor to your hydration with this refreshing, flavorful, sugar-free water enhancer.

During your workout

Ready to hit the gym? Check out how to incorporate your favorite essential oil products into your favorite workouts.

  • Throw Thieves® Wipes or Thieves Spray into your bag for quick, on-the-go cleaning. Wipe down dirty equipment with these handy cleaning products.
  • During an endurance break in a long workout, dilute 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil with 4 drops of V-6. Apply it on your stomach and temples. Place your hands over your nose and breathe in deeply for 10 seconds for a stimulating, cooling refresh.
  • In need of a quick pick-me-up? Try NingXia Nitro® to get through your afternoon slump.
  • Feeling out of focus during your physical activity? Take a quick break and add 1 drop of Frankincense essential oil to your palm. Rub your hands together and place them over your nose. Inhale deeply for a refreshing experience.
Peppermint Essential Oil - Young Living Essential Oils
  • When your day overwhelms you, keep your Stress Away™ Roll-On Apply it on your wrists or the back of your neck and inhale whenever you need a little extra calming support.

Hydrate

Want a simple way to boost your day? Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! This is especially true when it comes to participating in physical activity. Add Lemon Vitality or Lime Vitality to your Adaline water bottle for an extra boost of flavor.

Recover

Had an amazing workout? Remember to take time for healthy recovery so your body can keep up. Use these tips to give yourself the rest you need so you can get back out there like a boss:

Lemon Vitality - Young Living Essential Oils
  • Drink NingXia Zyng® to give you a boost to get through the rest of your day. Mix in your favorite Vitality oils for added customizable flavor.
  • Take 2 capsules of Super Cal Plus™ with your dinner for added calcium and nutrients to fit your active body’s needs.
  • Draw yourself a nice, hot bath to soak in the relaxation at the end of the day. Slip into bathtime bliss with homemade bath salts.
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing muscle massage. The fresh, minty, energizing aroma of our CBD Muscle Rub and Deep Relief™ Roll-On will cool down your tired body and soothe your muscles in seconds.

YL tip: If you are looking for a muscle rub without a cooling sensation, combine 2─4 drops of Copaiba essential oil diluted with V-6 or any other carrier oil and apply it directly to your tired and fatigued muscles.

  • End your recovery routine with a rejuvenating foot rub using Aroma Siez™ essential oil blend. Add 2─4 drops of this fresh, herbaceous oil to a carrier oil such as V-6. Massage the tension from your feet for increased relaxation and calm.
  • Is your gym bag starting to smell bad? Try one of these DIY odor eliminators for a refresh.
Aroma Siez Essential Oil Blend - Young Living Essential Oils

Rest

In order for your body to bounce back after a workout, it is extremely important to get lots of rest. Use these tips to help you unwind so you can get a restful night’s sleep:

  • Apply M-Grain™ essential oil blend diluted with V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex to your head and neck at the end of a strenuous day for a cooling and soothing experience.
M-Grain Essential Oil Blend - Young Living Essential Oils
  • Spray your pillow and bed linens with Seedlings® Linen Spray to help you unwind before bed. If you’re still feeling the victory high, learn about some more essential oils that are the perfect combination for your bedtime routine here.
  • For a moment of calm and serenity, diffuse one of our spa-inspired diffuser blends.

YL tip: Be sure to read the labels of our products, especially supplements, for usage information.

Looking for more ways to support your healthy lifestyle? Read about how to energize your day or find out how to make healthy habits stick.

Which tips will you try first?