There is no miracle treatment for weight loss, well, one that is safe and effective at least. This is why people are finally turning to natural remedies for weight loss, burning fat and boosting metabolism.
Essential oils for weight loss is a natural way to lose weight provided you are consistent and make a commitment to integrating them daily as well as making other necessary changes or improvements to your diet and exercise routine. Essential oils will be an incredible support in achieving your weight loss goal.
The four best essential oils, which will genuinely help you with weight loss are Grapefruit, Ginger, Cinnamon oil and the Slim & Sassy Blend which includes all three.
1. Grapefruit Oil
The extraction of grapefruit essential oil is done through a process called expression (cold pressed) and comes from the peel of the fruit. It has an invigorating and energizing aroma and can help to uplift mood thanks to its main chemical component, limonine.
When it comes to weight loss, when used internally, grapefruit oil has powerful cleansing properties and aids in drainage of the lymphatic glands. Its active enzymes also help to break down body fat.
Grapefruit oil can also curve hunger cravings and helps in supporting a healthy metabolism.
When applied topically, grapefruit oil also works well as a diuretic and lymphatic stimulant which is why it is often used in many anti-cellulite creams.
How to use Grapefruit essential oil:
Topically – Apply one to two drops to desired area for lymphatic drainage or apply to your wrists and chest when you have hunger cravings. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize skin sensitivity.
Internally – Add one to two drops to your water (dilute one drop per 4 fl. oz)
Aromatically -Use three to four drops in a diffuser while dieting or trying to lose weight to help increase your motivation.
2. Ginger Oil
Ginger root has a variety of benefits beyond its traditional use in cooking. Its essential oil is extracted from the underground stem of the ginger plant (rhizome) and is both warming and soothing. Once of its main benefits is in using it for digestion.
When taken internally it can ease bloating, gas, internal inflammation and reducing sugar cravings. In this 2013 study Ginger essential oil is shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it an excellent and important essential oil for supporting weight loss as the reduction of inflammation allows for greater absorption of necessary vitamins and minerals.
How to use Ginger essential oil:
Topically – Apply one to two drops to the abdomen to soothe bloating or indigestion. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Internally – Add one to two drops to your water (dilute one drop per 4 fl. oz) to reduce bloating and add a drop to your morning smoothie to benefit from its antioxidant properties.
Aromatically – Use three to four drops in a diffuser to create a balanced grounding aroma. It blends well with Ylang Ylang and Wild Orange.
3. Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon Bark oil is extracted from the bark of tall, tropical tree (Doterra sources it from Madagascar) and is considered one of the longest existing spices in history. It is different to cinnamon leaf oil which has other uses and benefits.
It is an important spice, not only in the culinary world but also in supporting healthy metabolic function and immune system (it is full of antioxidants) which is why it is an important essential oils for a healthy weight loss regime.
Cinnamon oil has been shown to decrease internal inflammation by helping to regulate blood sugar levels, which, when too high, can lead to overeating and weight gain. Cinnamon oil can help stave off food cravings, therefore a good use for it is, as part of a dining room diffuser blend.
How to use Cinnamon essential oil:
Topically – Dilute one to two drops with Fractionated Coconut Oil then apply to desired area.
Internally – Add one to two drops to your water (one drop per 4 oz) to slow the release of glucose into the blood and stave off food cravings. Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system
Aromatically – Cinnamon Bark blends well with lemon, wild orange, ginger, Ylang Ylang and lavender essential oils. (Use three to four drops in a your diffuser)
4.The Slim and Sassy – Metabolic Blend
Doterra offer an amazing proprietary blend, which I have been using for years, and includes all the above 3 essential oils as well as peppermint plant which is fantastic for digestion. This blend is called Slim & Sassy. In a 15ml bottle you will have approximately 300 drops of pure therapeutic grade essential oils so you don’t have to purchase each oil individually (unless you want to use them for their other many individual benefits)
Slim and Sassy ingredients include: Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.
The Slim & Sassy metabolic blend is flavorful and aromatic and will help you manage hunger cravings whilst supporting your metabolism and uplifting and energizing your mood. It is the perfect blend for helping you reach and maintain your weight management goals.
How to use the Slim & Sassy Blend:
- Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.
- Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.
- Take internally as a part of a healthy weight management program.
- Add one drop to your morning smoothie or warm water to get your metabolism working.
- Use three to four drops in a diffuser
*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.
Emotional Healing for Weight Gain
Weight gain and being overweight comes from a need for protection. You seek protection maybe from criticism, hurt, abuse or from a general fear or worries of life and its path for you. You feel insecure and uneasy.
Don’t fight against your weight, work on loving and approving yourself and trusting in the process of life. When you do this the weight will take care of itself. Don’t punish yourself by eating more because punishment only creates pain which comes from guilt. Forgive yourself and let go.
Work on liberating the energy blocks within your second (sexuality) and third (emotions) chakras. Learn to express your emotions freely and be confident in showing your true self to others.
Healing affirmation – I am at peace with my own feelings and I am safe. I create my own security. I love and approve of myself.
*Affirmations taken from Louise Hay’s wonderful book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’