How Peppermint Can Help You Stay Active

Have you been struggling to motivate yourself to train? Have you tried Peppermint essential oil to help motivate you to train? You may want to rethink your pre-workout routine, as research suggests that aromatic and internal use of Peppermint essential oil may be exactly what you need to help you get motivate or to improve your performance.

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Aromatic Use

Peppermint essential oil is a cold, fresh and uplifting essential oil. It has a great aroma, and it tastes fantastic. It tastes like a very strong, fresh and pure mint. Which is what it is!

It is often recommended that you put a few drops of Peppermint essential oil in your palms, cup them, and directly inhale before physical activity. There is a reason for that. Studies have shown that the introduction of Peppermint essential oil can result in a person experiencing significantly reduced perceived physical workload, levels of exertion, and generally achieving greater self-evaluated performance. What that means is that your activity will seem easier with Peppermint essential oil!

Studies have also shown that workouts can be less difficult and that people perform better when Peppermint oil was introduced into their systems. This may be due to the effects of odours on the nervous system, which is that the odour of Peppermint may have a positive influence on awareness and your attention to the environment, as well as the activity being performed. Check out the science here!

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Other studies have shown that participants exhibited statistically significant improvements in peak inspiratory flow (which is the maximum amount of air inhaled in one breath) and post-test heart rate. Although several factors were considered, it is believed these effects may be due to a combination of Peppermint’s ability to stimulate the central nervous system and reduce tension of the smooth muscles of the arteries. That is why for example doTERRA Air is excellent for your respiratory system.

How Should You Use Peppermint?

To promote optimal performance, you could try diffusing Peppermint in your home, gym or adding a drop to a glass of water before the big game. Or you could place 1-2 drops under your tongue. Or you could rub a few drops on your palms and rub on the back of your neck. You should feel the tingle, and get up and go!