The Fluff Report: How Essential Oils Helped Me Run a Half Marathon

April 29, 2013

How Essential Oils Helped Me Run a Half Marathon

About a year ago, I ran a 5 mile race...sick. I was hopped up on Mucinex and Sudafed and felt D-Lirious throughout the entire race. Fast forward to yesterday, Rochester's Flower City marathon. I had trained for 2 1/2 months and last week I got the worst head cold. I could hardly function, let alone run. I wasn't about to fill myself up with OTC meds only to find myself in the same predicament I was in last year. The lightbulb went off and I called on my friend Cindy Coons, licensed massage therapist and doTerra product consultant. 

You're wondering what doTerra is, right? doTerra is a company that provides essential oils through the web and product consultants. They are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, meaning they use the highest standards for obtaining the oil in it's purest form. Essential oils can be used for so many uses, one of which is therapeutic. Desperate, I asked if Cindy had anything she could whip together for me. And she did...

My goodie bag included: 

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1. Lemon Oil: I added a few drop of this oil to my water. It helps to flush out the system. 

2. Peppermint Oil: I placed a few drops on my palm, rubbed it in with my thumb and then pressed my thumb to the roof of my mouth. I then slowly, deeply inhaled into my hands. Yes, my sinuses were very clear after that one! 

3. Deep Blue Rub: a blend of EO in a cream form. Think of a natural Ben Gay. I rubbed this on my knee before the race and had no pain for 13.1 miles! 

4. Breathe Respiratory Blend: I applied to my chest all week and then day of race. Additional tip: I rubbed it on my feet and then put socks on before bed. We all know how much I love to wear socks to bed, so this was an easy one. It helps open up the respiratory system and boost the immune system. 

5. The Whammy: Flu-Cold Bomb: Lemon+Oregano+Melaleuca+On Guard: This mix was placed in a gel cap and ingested like you would take a pill. The natural anti-biotic! 

So I would have to say that going the au natural route felt great. Personally, I'd like to explore more natural products and ingredients, not only for me but for my children as well. As always, I recommend speaking to a personal consultant if you're interested in learning more. Feel free to contact Cindy here or visit her website

PS...My goal was to beat the 2 hour mark and I made it in 1:55! 
PPS...walking is not my favorite thing to do right now. 

1 comment:

  1. First: How AWESOME that you did it! I'm gearing up for my first half marathon...trying to convince my brain that I can do it... Second, those products look fantastic. I really believe that there is a lot of good in natural products!


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