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Sleep Relaxation Calming essential oils can be used for more than just relaxation—many essential oils are known to help promote a good night of sleep. Getting adequate sleep gives your body time to recuperate and restore itself in between workouts. If you have trouble relaxing or cannot get, deep sleep, it can be difficult to feel prepared for your next workout. Adding essential oils to a warm bath, or diffusing calming oils in your bedroom can create a calm atmosphere. You can also apply calming essential oils to the bottoms of your feet before bed, or combine relaxing oils with a little water in a spray bottle and spritz the combination over your pillows and bedding. There are countless ways to use calming or soothing essential oils to promote relaxation as a part of your rest routine after a workout. For example, you can add a few drops of a calming essential oil to a warm bath before going to bed. Not only will this cover the body in calming essential oils, but the aroma of the oils can soothe and relax the mind. You can also diffuse calming essential oils to help create a relaxing environment. No matter what your rest routine includes, having calming, soothing, or relaxing essential oils diffusing nearby can help cultivate a relaxing environment that will put your body and mind at ease. Creating a relaxing environment will help you get the proper rest your body needs before the next workout. By creating an environment that promotes a relaxing night of sleep, you’ll be able to get enough rest before and after a hard workout. Fighting fatigue When you are following a strict or regular workout routine, or trying to reach specific fitness goals, it is common to feel fatigued or burnt out. This is especially true when you are first starting a specific workout regimen. You might feel tired all the time, which makes it difficult to find the energy and motivation to keep exercising. While fatigue can impede your progress toward fitness goals, essential oils can be used to help you relax during rest periods and invigorate you when it comes time to workout. Consider using essential oils with calming, relaxing tones during your cool-down or post-workout recovery routine. These oils have an aroma that can help you unwind and relax in preparation for your next workout. By using these calming oils, you can help your body get the rest it needs before exerting yourself again. When it comes time to exercise again, try using invigorating or uplifting essential oils to help you feel awake, focused, and energized. Whether you inhale these oils, apply them topically before exercise, or di