- Apply on wrists and behind ears and inhale. This blend works very well in a roller bottle application.
- Add a few drops to your tea or a cold water and drink throughout the day.
- Diffuse into the air anytime during the day to help abate appetite.
Essential Oils included in this blend are:
Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) – Boosts metabolism and the immune system. Purifies the blood and removes toxins. Stimulates cell generation in the body. Helps maintain a healthy stomach. Soothes inflammation in the body’s systems. When applied topically as a massage oil, it helps fight against cellulite. It also helps speed up your metabolism by keeping the stomach in good condition. Tangerine oil helps with the circulation and balance of digestive juices in the stomach.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) – Grapefruit is one of the best essential oils for weight loss due to the d-limonene found in grapefruit. It helps in releasing fatty acids into bloodstream where the body breaks them down and uses it for energy. A study conducted on the protective effects of d-limonene in the animal’s shows that it helps reduce body weight by reducing lipid peroxidation (oxidative damage) and lowering cholesterol. It prevents bloating, water retention and dissolves fat.
It has long been used for various health benefits like metabolism stimulant, lymphatic system detox and fat burning. It is packed with Vitamin C and the powerful antioxidant Lycopene which helps detoxify and cleanse the lymphatic system. Toxicity in the body creates unwanted weight gain. Our body stores toxins in the excess fat when it does not know how to release it from the body. Citrus oils like grapefruit, lemon and orange essential oil work great to release the toxins from our metabolic pathways. Along with natural weight loss management properties, grapefruit has antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory uses.
Lemon (Citrus limon) – Like grapefruit essential oil, it contains d-Limonene and full of minerals and vitamins specifically vitamin C. Lemon essential oil is great for addressing intestinal parasites that are often a secret cause of weight gain. It helps in weight loss by dealing with various digestive ailments, balancing your metabolism and increasing energy levels. It helps the body to carry less toxins which it stores in the fat cells. The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Institute of Chicago found that inhaling lemon and peppermint essential oil scent is a more natural and effective way to control appetite to help with weight loss.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – Peppermint essential oil has unique weight loss benefits. It is great for reducing appetite and helps suppress cravings. We feel full because of a special mechanism in our brain and peppermint works on that part of the brain which triggers the feeling of fullness when you eat. It is found to be more effective than any other scent in creating serotonin in the brain that is linked with cravings for sweets. A study on the effects of peppermint scent on appetite control confirms that participants inhaling peppermint essential oil were less likely to feel hungry and had fewer cravings than the ones who didn’t inhale peppermint essential oil. Plus, it is great for huge array of digestive issues that can sooth stomach upset. It also helps with candida that often influences weight management and weight gain. Peppermint essential oil is packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium. So it helps not only in weight loss maintenance but also nourishes the body and promotes the feeling of well-being.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – Ginger essential oil works because it also reduces sugar cravings and helps reduce inflammation in the body. It’s so important that if you’re going to lose weight, that you’re also reducing inflammation, and supporting digestion and absorption of nutrients.
The compounds in ginger are called gingerols. Gingerols have been scientifically proven to reduce disease-causing inflammation in your intestines and overall improve absorption of the vitamins and minerals you’re consuming. If you’re absorbing more vitamins and minerals, then you’re helping to support your body’s cellular energy and create weight loss.
A 2013 study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology concluded that ginger essential oil possesses antioxidant activity as well as significant anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties. After being treated with ginger essential oil for one month, enzyme levels increased in the blood of mice. The dose also scavenged free radicals and produced significant reduction in acute inflammation.
Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – Cinnamon essential oil is found to promote a feeling of fullness after meals. It works more as a weight gain preventer and less of a weight loss plan. It works to enhance the effect of all other weight loss essential oils. It helps in breaking down sugar for absorption into the body as energy, so as a result the body would have less fatty acids to store. It is also found to be very effective against candida which influences weight gain. Cinnamon helps increase blood circulation, stimulates the immune system, improves gut health and irritable bowel syndrome and metabolism which is why it may be helpful in weight loss. Cinnamon is also known for its anti-inflammatory uses and it stimulates the immune system, and even increases libido.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – Fennel seed essential oil may have a positive role in supporting weight loss as both a metabolic enhancer and an appetite suppressant. Increased metabolic output burns more energy and can accelerate fat loss. Fennel has the added benefit with regard to fat reduction in that it helps “break up” fat deposits in the bloodstream to be used as energy. Using energy sources the body already has stored can reduce the cravings for food. A study conducted at the Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture in Germany, found that dieters who supplemented with fennel seed oil ate less food. Fennel also contains melatonin. In 2011, Researchers at the University of Granada performed a study that showed melatonin, which is a natural hormone that regulates healthy sleep patterns, also helps helps control weight gain. Fennel is an anti-spasmodic and chewing the seeds can help to relieve hunger pangs. A research group at the School of Nursing, Eulji University, in Korea, found that inhaling fennel essential oil promoted food digestion and lowered caloric intake in rats.
Fennel can also naturally increase frequency of urination and reduce water weight. In this capacity, it does not have an effect on fat stores and is not regarded as an effective weight loss measure alone. However, its role in a comprehensive weight loss plan may be beneficial specifically when retained water causes bloating. The increased urination also encourages the removal of toxins.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) – This oil is extracted from Italian citrus fruits and it is perfect for those who eat when they are stressed. Sedative properties of bergamot essential oil make it perfect for fighting with stress related weight gain and controlling stress triggered eating. It can be more effective if you pair it with lavender essential oil. This oil is very effective in weight control because it contains extremely large amounts of the polyphenols (that are also found in green tea). This polyphenols content is great for fat oxidation (halt production of blood fat), increasing metabolism and preventing the absorption of cholesterol. Bergamot inhibits an enzyme that is linked to the blood sugar levels, being more active when sugar is high which promotes the decomposition of sugar and fats. Bergamot is a mood booster and helps control bad cholesterol and stress eating.
Note: Do not use this blend on skin that will be exposed to sunlight, within 12 hours.
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General Safety Information
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