Can essential oils help in weight loss?
Weight loss, weight loss, weight loss..???
That’s what you read in magazines, internet and product ads. It seems like each of the product that comes on the market to help in weight loss claims to be the best solution.
People feel overwhelmed to see so many options that are all claiming to be the best. I was also in the same scenario when I tried to find a way out and get a flat belly. Frankly speaking, I was never attracted towards any medications to aid my weight loss program. Rather, I wanted to find an alternative way to aid my daily workout program that has a natural origin. Being a naturist, I tried a lot read through books, surfed the internet and consulted many experts.
Then one day while hovering around the internet I found various miracles of essential oils and one out of many, was to help people lose weight.
I tried them out have got benefitted and now I am here to share my experiences here.
How do essential oils actually work to help people lose weight?
The first thing that I noticed, was the refreshing and revitalizing effects of the essential oils that keep a person up and active and would not let you feel tired and hungry. The reason behind it is that when you inhale or use essential oils they have a direct effect on the hunger control center in the brain that is called the ventromedial hypothalamus. This part tells the brain about the hunger condition and whether or not a person should eat.
In this way a person feel refreshed and motivated to work out and avoid hunger curbs after the session.
Also the essential oils promote body metabolism rate and help in releasing the fats in the blood to get dissolved and used in the form of energy. Hence essential oils work in a triple-action manner.
How to use essential oils for weight loss?
Now, after knowing these facts, you may think which are the most appropriate methods to use essential oils for weight loss. The answer is that, you can use them in multiple ways
Like in a bath – add about 15-20 drops of the desired essential oil in your bath tub or water you will be using and enjoy the refreshing and revitalizing feel that will initiate and increase the bodily mechanism to release fats. Also, it will help you detox through your skin and avoid cellulites.
Using a body wrap – You can make a body wrap on which you can apply the essential oil drops. Keep that wrap along your body and you can feel the revitalizing effects on your body. Such wraps are best to be used after you have gone through a workout session and need to relax and revitalize. It will not only revitalize your body and release fats, but will also decrease the hunger cramps if you have.
Using it in a diffuser to inhale the EO molecules –
The most effective and commonly preferred way to use essential oils is through a best aromatherapy diffuser and humidifiers. It’s my favorite also. The reason behind it is that, there will be no need to directly apply the oil onto your skins, rather you can inhale and treat yourself using these oils by spreading them into the air.
Or can massage on the skin
You can also get a massage using the essential oils to get a relaxing feel and increasing the body mechanisms. But EO’s should not be applied to the skin directly without diluting them.
You can use any of these procedures, whatever suits you. But according to my opinion and experience the diffusion method is the best. I’d recommend to use an ultrasonic essential oil diffuser to get the best results using the diffusion process.
Best essential oils to be used for weight loss:
- Grapefruit oil
- Sandalwood oil
- Rosemary oil
- Spearmint oil
- Peppermint oil
- Bergamot oil
- Ginger oil
- Lemon oil
- Ylang ylang
These oils are best to be used. Either you can use them separately or can use different blends to enhance the effects:
Best Essential oil blends for weight loss
You can use a citrus blend in your diffuser (be sure diffuser allows to use citrus Eos)
Citrus blend recipe for weight loss:
- 20 drops of Grapefruit oil
- 1 drop of Ylang Ylang
- 2-3 drops of lemon oil
Herbal blend recipe for weight loss:
- 20 drops of peppermint oil
- 4 drops of spearmint oil
- 10 drops of bergamot oil
Here in this whole article I have mentioned some of the best and commonly used blends and EOs. Though there are many available out there. My intent is to help you out in knowing what’s in these miracle oils and how you can benefit from these oils while following your workout schedule.
Remember, you cannot lose your weight in seconds or minutes or even hours. You will have to wait for days or a few weeks, depending upon the regularity and consistency of your practices you will see results for sure.
Hope the above given information will help you a lot to achieve your weight loss goals.