How To Lose Weight with Essential Oils Posted on July 21, 2016 by , 0 comments
Achieving and maintain a healthy weight is never accomplished through just one action or change in routine. It takes good sleep, exercise, proper nutrition, appropriate supplements and a positive mindset. The latest trend has been to incorporate essential oils into weight loss and weight management routines. Scientists have already established the correlation between the effects of inhaling certain scents and their impact on mood and cravings. Lavender, for example, has been shown to decrease stress levels and increase sleep quality. But for weight loss, the trend has been to not only inhale essential oils, but to also ingest them.
Any healthcare professional or naturopath that has a background in the use of essential oils is going to be your best bet to get started and see results. However, if you would like to get started on your own, we have put together a list of information:
Essential oils to inhale to support weight loss:
A study conducted earlier this year found that when subjects inhaled a fresh scent, their cravings for chocolate decreased. When the same participants inhaled a sweet scent, such as vanilla, their cravings increased.*
To curb a craving, reach for a fresh scent like citrus or peppermint. When purchasing essential oils, you will find a variety of inhalers and diffusers that can be used to get the full benefits of the oils. You can also attach a cotton ball soaked in the essential oil of your choice to a vent, like the one in your car.
Combinations of scents can also be used to support certain processes. Some of our favorite combos are:
- Bergamont + Lemon + Orange = Mood Boost
- Rosemary + Lavender = Stress relief
- Lavender + Vanilla = Sleep
Essential oils to ingest to support weight loss:
When it comes to ingesting essential oils for weight loss, there is a list of popular oils that can be taken by themselves or in combination to support multiple aspects that affect weight, such as cravings and metabolism. Be sure to check with your primary healthcare physician before ingesting any essential oils.
- Pink grapefruit
These oils can be put into vegetable oil capsules or added to a glass of water. The best combinations that we found include:
- Grapefruit oil + ginger oil + cinnamon oil = Supports metabolism
- Lemon oil = Detox, curb cravings, reduces heart burn
- Lemon oil + peppermint oil + grapefruit oil = Supports Weight loss
There are many blends out there that have been designed to support everything from romance, to achy muscles, to weight loss. You can find these blends sold alongside the single ingredient oils.
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Do you have a favorite essential oil that has helped you maintain a healthy weight? Tell us in the comments below!