Fitness blend will need to be diluted at 2% before use on the skin, usually grapeseed or sweet almond carrier oil is used for body massage and it is best used as a stimulating body rub. Apply to warm skin for quickest absorption, in brisk, upwards movements, prior to or after exercise, or to invigorate you at the start of the day.
The majority of oils suitable for a fitness massage blend are rather herby, medicinal smelling oils which enhances their stimulating and invigorating actions. This blend is perfect for use in preparation for exercise or to kick-start a busy day, when you will be needing these oils which have a beneficial effect on the muscular, circulatory and respiratory systems.
All good exercise routines emphasize the importance of a thorough warm-up to prevent muscle strains and applying a blend of essential oils to key muscle groups, e.g. the legs, buttocks and arms, with some quick friction movements will kick start the warming process. The oils in this blend will also help to retain body heat so that there will be less risk of cooling too rapidly. The oils in this blend also have the added advantage of being local analgesics. This means that any discomfort from previous exercise sessions will be gently eased, allowing you to stretch out the tension.
Essential oils in this blend are;
Clary sage: Salvia sclarea
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus globulus
Peppermint: Mentha piperita
Thyme: Thymus vulgaris C.T. Linalool
Marjoram: Thymus mastichina