Weight loss with Aromatherapy

Weight loss with Aromatherapy is possible. Everyone is searching for the holy grail of weight loss. The quick fix, the instant fat melting miracle, the magic potion. Some people have spent thousands on products that claim to make them thin without any effort. Unfortunately, we hate to burst your bubble, there is no such thing. Think about it logically, if it has taken you years to put on all the weight, what makes you think it will disappear overnight?

So even though there is no magic potion, mother nature does have a trick or two. Natural essential oils can help support your weight loss journey. Have a look at some of the oils that can help you lose the weight in various ways.

This refreshing oil has the following benefits:

  • helps to reduce fatigue and improves focus.
  • It will help you stay attentive to your weight-loss goals.
  • It also helps to reduce cravings and can help you feel fuller faster.
  • It’s well known that breathing in the scent of lemon essential oil improves the neurological activity that promotes the breakdown of body fat.
  • The oil also has calming and stimulating properties, working in promoting a positive mood.
  • It can be very helpful when you are aiming towards reaching your weight loss goals.
  • It’s such a fresh scent that you can’t help but feel energized by the scent.

This amazing oil helps with the following:

  • Helps activate enzymes in the body that work to break down body fat.
  • Contains compounds like D-limonene which help support metabolism
  • Cleanses lymphatic glands so they can carry nutrients between tissues and the bloodstream.
  • Affects autonomic nerves that regulate important body functions like heart rate and digestion.
  • Reduces appetite and body weight.
  • It can boost your mood and energy levels.

Ginger has the following effects on the body:

  • Supports body’s cellular energy promoting weight loss
  • effectively reduces inflammation in the body and possesses antioxident activity
  • Naturally reduces pain and swelling which helps keep you active and burning more calories

Cinnomon is a great oil with numerous benefits.

  • Helps balance blood sugar levels, which aids weight loss and reduces sugar cravings. When blood sugar levels are unstable you may find yourself overeating and gaining weight.
  • When energy levels are low its difficult to exercise and burn calories. Cinnamon oil helps to reverse these issues.
  • As an added benefit cinnamon oil is a great cardioprotective agent, and helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Use it in your roller balls on your pulse points or keep a bottle nearby to inhale during the day.

Even though the five most effective oils have been mentioned, there are some others that can also help in the fight against obesity.

Juniper:

Researchers found that the chemical compounds found in Juniper essential oil have rich antiobesity and antioxident properties. Although there isn’t any research that directly assesses the use of Juniper in wieght loss, some evidence suggests that it may be a useful tool in weight loss. Its thought that the best way of using it is through a topical application as it can reduce water retention.

Sage:

Studies have shown that Sage essential oil can help protect the body against oxidative stress. The type of stress leads to conditions like obesity, diabetes and a weakend immune system. Using Sage minimizes the likelihood of developing the stress symptoms.

Garlic:

Garlic essential oil offers protective properties that help reduce body weight gain.

Other appetite suppressing oils include:

  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Spearmint
  • Vanilla
  • Ylang-ylang

How to use these oils for weightloss

We focus on Aromatherapy on this blog, so the methods below are purely based on inhalation of the oils. The best way is to use a weigh loss blend is through aromatherapy jewelry. In this way you inhale the magical scents of the oils throughout the day and enjoy the benefits. Even though the scent seems to disappear for you, the scent still emits the natural wonders of the oils.

Another way is to have an oil on hand to rub on your pulse points during the day. Finally a diffuser works very well in small areas such as an office or single room inside a house. The electric diffusers are wonderful in dispensing the right strength and come in many beautiful designs.

Another very popular method of using Aromatherapy for weight loss is by making inhalers that can boost your efforts.

TAKE NOTE: The trick to using inhalers is to curb your cravings and suppress your appetite by inhaling the essential scents for at lest five minutes. Inhaling for LESS than five minutes can actually stimulate your appetite!

Below are some blends you can try.

Ingredients:

  • 30 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 4 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop Ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 1 drop Orange essential oil

Instructions:

Pour a teaspoon of coarse sea salt in a very small bottle (preferabley a dark glass bottle) and add the above blend to the salt. To use the inhaler take three long, slow, deep breaths of the scent. Take a short break and then take three more deep breaths. Do this routine three time, inhlaing long and hard through the nose each time. 

Us the inhaler before eating and whenever your cravings are triggered. Studies show that the more often you use the inhaler the more effective the oils will be. Try to use different scent blends on different days for better results.

Ingredients:

  • 20 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 4 drops Spearmint essential oil
  • 1 drop Ylang-ylang

Instructions:

Pour a teaspoon of coarse sea salt in a very small bottle (preferabley a dark glass bottle) and add the above blend to the salt. To use the inhaler take three long, slow, deep breaths of the scent. Take a short break and then take three more deep breaths. Do this routine three time, inhlaing long and hard through the nose each time. 

Us the inhaler before eating and whenever your cravings are triggered. Studies show that the more often you use the inhaler the more effective the oils will be. Try to use different scent blends on different days for better results.

Ingredients:

  • 10 drops Basil essential oil
  • 15 drops Marjoram essential oil
  • 5 drops Grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 drop Oregano essential oil
  • 1 drop Ylang-ylang

Instructions:

Pour a teaspoon of coarse sea salt in a very small bottle (preferabley a dark glass bottle) and add the above blend to the salt. To use the inhaler take three long, slow, deep breaths of the scent. Take a short break and then take three more deep breaths. Do this routine three time, inhlaing long and hard through the nose each time.

Us the inhaler before eating and whenever your cravings are triggered. Studies show that the more often you use the inhaler the more effective the oils will be. Try to use different scent blends on different days for better results.

DISCLAIMER

PLEASE NOTE: Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but it can support conventional treatment of various conditions.

We are not medical doctors and if you are currently on any sort of medication or treatment prescribed by your medical practitioner, please check with them first before attempting any of the therapies or treatments suggested in this course.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please check with your medical practitioner before using any of the essential oil blends suggested here, as some are not suitable to be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

The suggestions and remedies on this website are recommended with adults in mind and may not be suitable for young children as their senses, and skins are very sensitive and can cause allergic reactions.

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