Ebooks doTERRA eBook Essential Oils and Fitness - Page 4

1 2 3 4 CHAPTER CHAPTER CHAPTER      Essential oils have a wide variety of uses and benefits that make them useful for fitness, but how do we know which oils are the most useful? As we learn more about the characteristics of each oil, it becomes easier to determine which ones are the best fit for your healthy lifestyle.     Essential oils and chemical properties The chemical properties found in an essential oil are what give it a certain smell and specific benefits. These properties also make an essential oil useful for particular tasks. Each oil has a unique set of chemical components, which is what makes essential oils so versatile. With dozens of oils to choose from, and each oil possessing different properties, you’ll be able to tailor your essential oil experience to fit your personal preferences and needs when it comes to fitness.      1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER soothing purposes Due to their chemical makeup, some essential oils can be used to provide your body with soothing comfort by creating a warming or      cooling sensation when applied topically. While these oils do not change the actual temperature of the body, they are referred to as “warming” and “cooling” because their properties interact with nerve receptors to provide a warming or cooling sensation. Essential oils with warming or cooling properties can be useful for athletes before, during,     and after a workout because they can help soothe different areas of the body after topical application.  Using essential oils for