Weight Loss Essential Oils
There a number of essential oils that possess properties ideal to shed those extra pounds.
Did you know that, just like essential oils have powerful anti-inflammation, anti-microbial, antiseptic or insecticidal properties –there are also essential oils with fat-burning compounds and others that can help alleviate cravings and uplift mood.
Essential oils can not only do wonders for stress and anxiety, they can also keep you stay motivated to keep that weight off –which in reality makes for half of the work since this is no doubt a psychological component.
Check out below the best essential oils to keep you stay on track with your weight loss goals.
#1 Cinnamon Essential Oil
Research suggests that cinnamon oil has shown excellent potential in regulating blood glucose levels and the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) in the body. That’s important because unbalanced blood sugar levels can lead to over-eating, reduced energy levels, sugar cravings, irritability and weight gain.
Drink it: To support fat loss, add 1-2 drops of cinnamon oil in a tea cup of warm water. You can also add cinnamon oil to your baking, oats or smoothies.
#2 Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger contains a compound called gingerols. Research shows that gingerols decrease inflammation in the intestines, improving overall absorption of vital nutrients and potentially preventing diseases. If you’re trying to lose weight, ginger oil will help you absorb the vitamins and minerals you need to boost cellular function and energy and support your weight loss goals.
Drink it: Just like cinnamon, ginger oil is safe to take internally. You can add 1-2 drops of ginger oil to a glass of warm water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some raw honey.
#3 Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot naturally contains polyphenols (the same compound found in green tea) and it can help the body to naturally melt fat and sugar. The sweet citrus scent of bergamot oil helps to uplift, create relaxation and can suppress cravings and curb emotional eating.
Inhale it: Inhale the oil deeply directly from the bottle. The citrusy scent of limonene can help suppress your appetite, reduce how much you eat and in turn help you lose weight.
#4 Sandalwood Essential Oil
If you are an emotional eater and eat when you’re stressed out, sandalwood essential oil can help suppress feelings of negativity and bring a sense of calm. By balancing your emotions, you’ll stop turning to food to feel good, and better help support your weight loss goals.
Diffuse: Add a few drops of sandalwood oil to your diffuser. You’ll find yourself instantly relaxed at the end of a long day.
#5 Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel contains melatonin, a hormone responsible for regulating circadian rhythms and triggering the brain’s wake and sleep cycles. A 2011 study showed how melatonin can positively affect weight loss by enabling the body to create fat that can be burned, rather than fat that is stored.
Drink it: Add 1-2 drops of fennel oil in a glass of water and drink it before meals to prevent overeating. This will also help to aid digestion.