Essential oils are a great natural alternative to help reach your weight loss goals.

5 Best Essential Oils For Weight Loss

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Essential oils are a great natural alternative to help reach your weight loss goals. Using essential oils while on a well balanced diet along with regular exercise will help you reach your weight loss goals in no time. To make it easier for you (there are a ton of essential oils out there), I have put together a list of the 5 best essential oils for weight loss and how to use them.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils.  Some essential oils are strong and irritating so it is recommended to diluted them before applying to your skin. To dilute, mix 1-2 drops of essential oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.

List of Commonly Used Carrier Oils

5 Best Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil is, by far, the best oil to use for weight loss. If you can only choose one, then this is it! I promise it’s nothing like the grapefruit diet. If applying to your skin, always dilute 1-2 drops with a teaspoon of carrier oil and do not go into the sun for 12-18 hours.

Weight loss benefits:

Whenever I have a sugar craving, I grab my Grapefruit Essential Oil and take a big whiff.
      • Boosts metabolism
      • Flushes out fat and toxins
      • Prevents bloating
      • Reduces sugar cravings
      • Curbs appetite
      • Reduces inflammation
      • Reduces Cellulite

How to use:

Inhale from the bottle or add a couple drops to a diffuser necklace (Amazon)or diffuser (Amazon). When a sugar/food craving strikes, inhale grapefruit oil to stop that craving in its tracks! To reduce bloating, inflammation and flush out fat and toxins, add 1-2 drops to a full glass of water.  Reduce the appearance of cellulite by diluting 1-2 drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil. Then, massage the area in a vigorous, upward motion.

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon Oil is extremely potent. When applying to your body, ALWAYS dilute 1 drop of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil. Never add cinnamon oil to a bath and don’t use during pregnancy.

Weight loss benefits:

      • Boosts metabolism
      • Controls blood sugar
      • Controls insulin release
      • Stops sugar cravings
      • Suppresses appetite
      • Reduces inflammation

How to use:

To enjoy all the weight loss benefits of cinnamon oil, inhale from the bottle, add a couple of drops to a diffuser necklace (Amazon), or add a few drops to a diffuser (Amazon). You can also dilute 1-2 drops of oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub on bottoms of your feet. To curb cravings, add 1-2 drops to a full glass of water.

 

 Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is so refreshing and creates a strong cooling sensation. Do not add this oil to baths and do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Weight loss benefits:

      • Boosts metabolism
      • Improves digestion
      • Stops cravings
      • Soothes sore muscles
      • Soothes achy joints
      • Helps keep you alert and energized
      • Helps you feel motivated

How to use:

Not feeling motivated to workout or don’t have the energy to get moving? Peppermint can help! Inhale deeply from the bottle, add to a diffuser necklace (Amazon), or diffuse (Amazon) to enjoy the benefits all day long. Add 1-2 drops to a glass full of water to improve digestion and to keep from overeating. Mix 1-2 drops of peppermint oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil then soothe sore muscles or achy joints by massaging onto affected area.

 

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil is really great to use for your mental health and weight loss efforts. If you’re not feeling great mentally, then you won’t be in the mood to do what it takes to reach your weight loss goals. Lemon oil can change all that. Don’t overuse it topically because it can irritate your skin if used too much. When using on your skin, dilute 1-2 drops in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Avoid sun exposure for at least 12 hours.

Weight loss benefits

      • Increases energy levels
      • Enhances mood
      • Dissolves fat
      • Improves digestion
      • curbs food cravings

How to use:

When you’re feeling down, need a quick pick me up or have a food craving, inhale from the bottle,  or add a couple drops to a diffuser necklace (Amazon) or to a diffuser (Amazon). Add 1-2 drops of oil to one glass of water to help with digestion and to dissolve fat.

 

Ginger Oil

Ginger oil made it on the list because of it’s belly fat burning abilities. It is known to suppress cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for storing fat in the belly.

Weight loss benefits

      • Boosts metabolism
      • Suppresses cortisol
      • Reduces Inflammation
      • Reduces sugar cravings
      • Soothes joint and muscles aches

How to Use:

Inhale from the bottle, or add a couple drops to a diffuser (Amazon) to reduce sugar cravings. Add 1-2 drops of oil, and a bit of lemon juice to a full glass of water. This will help speed up your metabolism, suppress cortisol, and reduce inflammation. To soothe joints and muscle,  dilute the oil with a carrier oil and apply to the affected area.

 

Weight Loss Success

You now have 5 effective options to help you reach your weight loss goals. Use the oils as a tool. Don’t depend on them to do all the work for you. Eat healthy meals, exercise, drink water, and be consistent. Focus on your goals and don’t stop until you accomplish them!

One thought on “5 Best Essential Oils For Weight Loss

  1. Exceptional article. I love to exercise so I always try to drop pounds with a workout and I have tried many other weight loss programs (Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Atkins, etc.) without much success. About three years ago I started making blended fruit smoothies and drinking more tea. Anyway, best wishes.

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