The Best Essential Oils for Weight Loss

The Best Essential Oils for Weight Loss
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Although essential oils are not a weight loss miracle on their own, they can help you on the way. They can be very useful to curb your appetite, boost metabolism, improve digestion, control blood sugar levels, and balance your mood. Combine the following essential oils with a healthy, well-balanced whole food diet and regular exercise and you will see some great results.

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Top 5 Essential Oils For Weight Loss

 1.    Grapefruit Essential Oil

The best EO (Essential Oil) out there to suppress appetite, increase energy, prevent water retention, reduce the appearance of cellulite, prevent bloating, and dissolve fat.

It helps to cleanse and detox your body from excess toxins and fat. You can find helpful information about the concept of detox in my e-book The Detox Guide, which will teach you how to cleanse and energize your body naturally and safely.

Internally

Drink one glass of water with 1 to 2 drops grapefruit EO. Make sure to buy quality essential oils for internal use (food grade). This will help you to flush out more toxins, lose excess fat, and manage your weight. Best to drink it first thing in the morning.

Massage

Add a few drops of grapefruit EO to a carrier oil of your liking. Massage the area where fat accumulates for about 30 minutes. Do not wash the oil off.

FYI: The best carrier oil to use is olive oil. A study conducted at Munich’s Technische Universitaet and the University of Vienna, found that the scent of olive oil helps people to consume less calories and adapt their eating habits.

2.    Lemon Essential Oil

Just as grapefruit EO, lemon can be used to increase energy, suppress appetite and improve digestive health.

It helps your body to get rid of toxins which are otherwise stored in fat cells. You can read more about lemon EO in my article about 10 amazing uses for lemon EO.

Inhalation

Add a few drops of lemon EO to a cotton ball and slowly breathe in the vapors before a meal to avoid overeating and reduce appetite. Seal in a zip lock bag for on the road.

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Daily Massage

Add a few drops of lemon EO to a carrier oil of your choice and massage the area where fat or cellulite accumulates. This will help your body to eliminate toxins and waste materials stored in fat cells.

Internally

Add 1 to 2 drops of lemon EO to your morning water to help your body kick start digestion and eliminate more toxins. Make sure to buy quality essential oils for internal use (food grade).

3.    Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint works wonders to soothe an upset stomach and improves your digestive health. It gives you a full feeling after a meal, stops cravings, and gives you more energy. You can read more about this EO in my article about top 10 uses for peppermint essential oil.

Inhalation

Add a few drops of peppermint EO to a cotton ball and slowly breathe in the vapors before a meal to avoid overeating and reduce appetite. Seal in a zip lock bag for on the road.

FYI: Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Institute of Chicago found that lemon and peppermint EO are the most powerful scents to help control appetite and assist in weight loss.

Internally

Add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint EO to one glass of water and drink before a meal to reduce appetite and prevent overeating. Make sure to buy quality essential oils for internal use (food grade).

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Peppermint Bath

Add 5 to 10 drops to your morning bath to energize your body and reduce food cravings.

4.    Cinnamon Essential Oil

Another great EO to suppress your appetite and boost metabolism.

Cinnamon EO assists your body to break down sugars for energy, instead of storing them as fat. It improves digestion, stimulates circulation and has shown some great results to improve IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Cinnamon is also one of the ingredients in my cinnamon and honey weight loss drink.

Internally

Add 1 to 2 drops of cinnamon EO to a cup of warm water with a little honey. Drink before a meal or before going to bed to avoid midnight cravings. Make sure to buy quality essential oils for internal use (food grade).

Inhalation

Add a few drops of cinnamon EO to a cotton ball and slowly breathe in the vapors before a meal to avoid overeating and reduce appetite. Seal in a zip lock bag for on the road.

5.    Bergamot

Many people eat more when they are stressed or emotional (make sure to read my post on how to beat emotional eating).

The scent of bergamot can help to relax and lift your spirit to avoid eating when you are not truly hungry.

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Bergamot EO not only has antidepressant or mood lifting properties, it is packed with polyphenols, which are also found in green tea, and help your body to burn fats and sugar.

Inhalation

Add a few drops of bergamot EO on a cloth and slowly breathe in the vapors to calm and relax body and mind when you are in the danger zone of grabbing food to address your emotions.

Feet or Neck Rub

Dilute a few drops of bergamot EO in a suitable carrier oil like olive or coconut oil. Gently massage your feet and neck to wind down. Or add a few drops to your morning bath to help you through the day. Just as bergamot, sandalwood can be used to avoid stress eating and overcome negative feelings. Try them both out to see which scent relaxes you the most.

Essential Oil Blends For Weight Loss

Cellulite Reducing and Weight Loss Boosting Bath Blend

Add 5 drops each of grapefruit, ginger, orange, sandalwood, and lemon EO to 1 cup raw apple cider vinegar and add to a warm bath. Do not add the essential oils to running water to avoid evaporation and mix in by hand. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes.

You can find more information in my post about the best essential oils for reducing cellulite.

Fat-Burning Trio For Internal Use

Have one of these capsules every day after breakfast with a glass of water to help curb your appetite and speed up fat-burning mechanisms. Make sure to buy quality essential oils for internal use (food grade).

Ingredients (per capsule)
  • 2 drops peppermint EO
  • 2 drops grapefruit EO
  • 2 drops lemon EO
  • 12 drops coconut oil (liquefied)

Combine the ingredients in one capsule. You could multiply the recipe by mixing the EOs in an amber vial, add six drops of the mix into a capsule together with 12 drops liquefied coconut oil. Store pre-made capsules in the fridge for later use.

If you are interested to learn more about essential oils you can find useful information in my e-book Magical Aromatherapy. This e-book will help you to discover the power of essential oils and the most effective ways to use them.

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7 Responses to The Best Essential Oils for Weight Loss

  1. winn says:

    So why do I need to buy oil if I can buy fresh grapefruit?
    Who is the maker of this oil? Is it China?

    • Jenny says:

      Essential oils are more concentrated so you need to use smaller amounts of them whereas you will need larger amounts of the fruit itself to get results. Also in some places it’s hard to get the fruit itself when not in season. Another point is that fruit essential oils can be used as a massage where fat accumulates whereas you cannot do it with the fruit itself. Fruit essential oils can also be inhaled – the use of essential oils is more varied. As for your second question – Essential oils come from all over the world, and the quality of essential oils can vary widely. You can find guidelines of how to find quality essential oils at the bottom of this article.

  2. Ashley says:

    Citrus essential oils are not from the flesh of the fruit. They’re from the rind where a lot of nutrients are that we don’t eat. When you zest lemons, you release oils (arena aren’t incredible aroma).One 15ml bottle of lemon EO takes about 3000 lemons to produce. Also, the acid in the actual fruit is not so good for our teeth,so we can use EOs more frequently than the juice of the fruit without the effects of acid.

  3. Lonnie Cherryholmes says:

    If medicine I take tell me not to eat grapefruit as it will reduce the benefit of the medicine can I or should I use grapefruit EO?

  4. Kimberly says:

    When taking oils internally what are the signs that you have over taxed your organs. I have read of people ending up in the ER with toxin issues due to internal EOs.

    • Jenny says:

      You can take 1-2 drops in a cup of water (the EO should be labelled as food grade). Start from 1 drop and see how you feel. Since EO are very concentrated, a tiny amount goes a long way.

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