For thousands of years, people have touted the healing abilities of essential oils for everything from minor aches to major depression. Although research on the efficacy of these oils is often limited, there’s evidence to suggest that certain oils do have medicinal properties.
If you’re trying to lose extra pounds, you may want to consider adding essential oils to your weight loss plan. Essential oils may be able to provide you with a number of complementary benefits.
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Lots of people have recently expressed interest in the
Slim and Sassy Metabolic Blend from doTERRA so I put this together so you know how to incorporate it into your weight loss routine.
Slim and Sassy is a combination of 5 Essential Oils which, when combined, may promote a healthy body that can effectively lose excess weight. This blend is safe to ingest, due to the quality and purity standards that doTERRA provides.
Emotionally Slim and Sassy is known as the ‘Oil of Inner Beauty’. In addition to supporting the physical aspects of weight loss, this blend may also be used to address the emotional patterns which underlie and contribute to one’s weight.
This includes having more energy to exercise and less desire to eat sugary foods. People who are tired are generally more likely to reach for unhealthy snacks or fast food that can provide an instant sugar rush.
Some oils may also help:
More directly, essential oils may help:
However, you should not concentrate only on the physical activities and foods you eat. There are many ways that essential oils can benefit your body and assist in achieving your goals.
1. Essential oils positively affect your mood.
Essential oils can have an influence on your emotional health, especially when you have a habit of emotional eating whenever you feel down or stressed. It can be extremely hard to concentrate on your exercises when you constantly feel exhausted or demotivated. That’s why essential oils can be helpful here, as some of them have the property of boosting your energy and lifting your mood, while others are great for relaxing.
Wild Orange Essential Oil is one of those that can change your mood.
According to researchers at the George Washington University, inhalation of orange essential oil could improve PTSD symptoms.
2. Speed up the metabolism. Smooth digestion is a key factor in weight loss. When the body is able to properly break down the food by absorbing the healthy nutrients, you gradually start losing weight. Plus, people with healthy metabolism are more active throughout the day and usually burn more calories.
3. Anti-celluliteCellulite can be a huge problem for most people, especially for those trying to shed some pounds. Some essential oils are great for firming the skin and treating cellulite on any part of the body, such as the waist. Grapefruit or lemon oils can be a great choice for this purpose according to this table.
4. Balance blood glucose level. Some oils are quite helpful in reducing glucose level in your blood and regulating glucose tolerance factor in your body. When the blood sugar level constantly spikes up, it may lead to over-eating and hence, gaining more weight.
Essential Oil Ingredients:
Cinnamon is a well-known spice that helps support blood sugar levels, improves circulation, inhibits the production of new fat cells and aids in digestion.
Like most essential oils, you can use cinnamon oil in various ways;
Calms nausea and upset stomach.
Ginger has always been an excellent ingredient for improving the digestive system and helping to better absorb the nutrients.
Ginger has a powerful component called gingerol , which helps reduce inflammation in the intestines.
Gingerol also assists the gut absorb food nutrients better and protect our body from various diseases.
Also, there is a study done on rats that have proven ginger can assist in fighting obesity.
You can inhale the oil or apply topically on to your stomach. Moreover, you can use ginger oil as a salad dressing or add this ingredient when cooking beef or chicken with rice.
If you want to try drinking ginger oil, just add few drops of it in a cup of warm water, add honey and lemon juice for better taste.
Great for detoxification of the body, burns fat, aids digestion.
Lemon oil has countless benefits; it stimulates the body to breakdown the unnecessary fat, improves your mood , assists the digestive system and helps to relax.
Due to its special compound called limonene, lemon oil naturally helps the body to dissolve the fat. Moreover, this unique oil removes the toxins from the body, some of them accumulated in the fat cells.
There are several ways you can use lemon oil for weight loss; inhale it from the cotton ball soaked in the oil or add a few drops in a glass of water and drink it in the morning for better digestion.
You can also combine lemon oil with coconut oil and apply it to body areas where you notice built-up cellulite.
Improves concentration, calms the stomach, increases energy, reduces cravings.
Many cultures have been using the herb in meals and drinks for its various benefits. But the peppermint oil has more benefits to offer such as stimulating weight loss.
If you work out regularly then this oil may come in handy; it increases your energy level and can also help for muscle soreness, hence reducing the muscle recovery time after the workouts.
You can also add peppermint oil in your tea to reduce your appetite if you are planning to shed some pounds. The menthol component in peppermint can change the way we smell food and help to fight our sugar cravings.
Peppermint oil has the ability to decrease blood glucose, and improve the immune system according to this study.
Apart from taking internally, you can inhale peppermint oil by:
Flushes out toxins, reduces appetite, and aids your body in burning fat.
The fruit itself has been a famous ingredient in various diets for quite a long time, and the grapefruit oil also has several useful properties for weight loss. Grapefruit essential oil may prevent bloating, reduce appetite, dissolve the excess fat in the body, and serve as a detoxifier.
Studies have confirmed that nootkatone, found in grapefruit, activates AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) that signals the body to use more sugar which then prevents extra fat from accumulating in the body.
By inhaling grapefruit oil, you will also benefit from great components such as limonene that may reduce the appetite and stimulate the fat-burning process.
Grapefruit oil can also be used as a natural remedy for cellulite treatment. It’s no wonder that a lot of anti-cellulite cosmetic products contain grapefruit component. The secret behind this magical treatment is that grapefruit contains bromelain that stimulates the body to break down the cellulite and limit water retention.
You simply need to mix the grapefruit oil with some coconut oil and massage oil on target areas for five minutes every day.
What’s The Best Way To Use It?
Drink throughout the day
Mix 2-4 drops with 16oz of water and sip throughout the day to help keep you hydrated and reduce appetite cravings.
The bottle recommends to mix 8 drops with 16 oz of water, but the taste can be strong to some people, so start small and increase as you see fit.
Remember, no more than 12 drops should be taken internally per day!
Try a Health Shot If you’re having a strong craving for junk food, curb the craving by adding 1 – 2 drops to 1 oz of water and take as a health shot.
Speaking of health shots… I’m also a fan of turmeric health shots to help aid with weight loss!
Keep the bottle handy and smell throughout the day. The smell will uplift your spirits and can be used to energize and de-stress throughout the day as needed.
Or add 5-6 drops in a diffuser and keep on your desk or in your room. A diffuser is one of the easiest ways to get the therapeutic benefits from essential oils and it helps you fight stress, fatigue, and negative feelings while you are trying to change your lifestyle.
Is a great oil to use topically on all of those problem areas that we wish would go away :)
Add 1 drop of Slim and Sassy blend to a carrier oil (I prefer Fractionated Coconut Oil) and rub on affected areas.
Try this routine