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Other useful oils for fitness In addition to essential oils with warming, cooling, soothing, or uplifting properties, there are dozens of other properties that can be useful for fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As discussed, every essential oil has its own set of unique chemical properties, a distinct aroma, and a special set of benefits—making the possibilities for use practically endless. Maintaining feelings of clear breathing The ability to take deep, clear breaths is an important component of any type of physical activity. Whether you are hiking in the mountains, taking a yoga class, running on a treadmill, or playi ng rugby in the park, feelings of clear breathing are vital to a good workout. During exercise, it is important to follow a proper breathing pattern in order to provide your muscles with oxygen. While factors like how many breaths you take, whether you breathe out of your nose or mouth, or when to inhale and exhale will depend on what type of workout you are doing, you need to make sure that you are able to take deep breaths throughout your workout. Essential Oils for Respiratory Support* • Cardamom • Lavender • Douglas Fir • Melaleuca • Eucalyptus • Peppermint Oils for massaging muscles Essential Oils for Muscle Support* • Basil • Frankincense • Bergamot • Ginger • Black Pepper • Lemongrass • Cassia • Marjoram • Cedarwood • Peppermint • Cinnamon Bark • Rosemary • Clove • Siberian Fir • Coriander • Vetiver • Cypress • Wintergreen • Eucalyptus • Ylang Ylang As mentioned, essential oils with soothing, warming, or cooling properties (or any combination of these properties) are useful for massaging the muscles both before and after physical activity. These oils are useful during a warm up to help the body prepare for movement, and equally useful after a workout for soothing the muscles in preparation for rest and recovery. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.