Weight loss is such a popular topic these days that the amount of information out there can be overwhelming. With so many different pills and methods, it can be tricky to know who to listen to. Rather than waste money on magic pills and potions, as many of these options are synthetic, low-quality, and just-plain don’t work, essential oils offer a natural and effective solution. Essential oils offer a simple approach that can tackle multiple causes behind excess weight, such as digestive, liver, and candida/fungal issues, as well as, help with fluid retention, help manage the appetite, and increase the metabolism. Let’s discuss various essential oils that help with weight loss.
Peppermint essential oil is extremely useful in cases of obesity, as it can induce weight loss. It can be helpful with managing the appetite because it triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. Peppermint oil is well-known for its use with digestive problems. It can be used both to soothe and to stimulate digestion. It can help with fungal/candida infections which can contribute to obesity, as well.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse for up to 1 hour, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. When, specifically, working to curb the appetite, inhale, 5-10 times per day. When using peppermint oil topically, dilute 50-50 with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as coconut, olive, or sunflower oil, and apply 1-2 drops on location, abdomen, temples, or chakra points. To take, internally, put 2 drops in a capsule and take twice per day. A drop of peppermint oil can, also, be added to water.
Grapefruit essential oil has many properties that make it an excellent choice for use with obesity. This essential oil stimulates the metabolism and has fat-dissolving properties. It is useful for fluid retention, as it has diuretic properties, and it will, also, stimulate the lymphatic system. It can be helpful with cellulite, as well. Additionally, it is useful for cleansing of the kidneys.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse grapefruit essential oil for up to 1 hour, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. For, topical usage dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil and apply 2-4 drops on desired location or chakra points. Adding a drop of grapefruit essential oil to your water, once per day, can be helpful for dissolving cellulite.
Black Pepper Oil
Black pepper essential oil is another oil that is useful for obesity as it stimulates the metabolism. It is useful for digestive problems, as well, and can be useful with fungal infections. Also, black pepper oil is energizing and helpful with fatigue.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse up to 30 minutes, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. For topical usage, dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as sunflower oil, and apply on desired location or chakra points. To take internally, dilute with a carrier oil, place in a capsule, and take up to 3 times per day.
Lemon essential oil is useful in cases of obesity. It can increase microcirculation and can assist in dissolving cellulite. Lemon oil functions as a diuretic. It, also, is helpful with reducing high blood pressure. Lemon oil can assist with digestive problems and reducing gas. Additionally, it can be beneficial for anxiety.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse lemon essential oil for up to 1 hour, 3 times per day or directly inhale. When applying topically, dilute with a pure organic carrier oil, and then apply 2-4 drops on desired location or chakra points. Lemon oil can be taken internally, as well. Simply place 2 drops in a capsule, and take up to 3 times per day. Adding a drop of lemon essential oil to your water, once per day, can be helpful for dissolving cellulite.
Spearmint essential oil is useful for obesity, as it will increase the metabolism. Additionally, it can help to fight fatigue. It, also, serves as a digestive aid and is useful with digestive disorders. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties, as well. Spearmint can be helpful with releasing emotional blockages.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse spearmint for up to 1 hour, 3 times per day or directly inhale. When using topically, be sure to dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil, and apply 2-4 drops on desired location or chakra points. Spearmint can, also, be taken internally, by diluting with a carrier oil, placing in a capsule, and taken up to 3 times per day.
Fennel essential oil is another fantastic option for weight-loss. It has many different beneficial properties including increasing the metabolism and functioning as a digestive aid. It is helpful with diabetes and useful in cases of fluid retention. Fennel oil, also, functions as an anti-inflammatory.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse fennel essential oil for up to 30 minutes, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. To apply topically, apply 2-4 drops on desired location or chakra points, no dilution necessary. When using as a dietary supplement, dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as coconut, place in a capsule, and take up to 3 times per day.
Other Oils To Consider for Obesity
- Ledum- (helps with liver problems, diuretic, useful overall for obesity)
- Lemon myrtle- (antifungal, helpful with weight loss, helps with motivation & encouraging follow through with goals)
- Tangerine- (useful in cases of obesity, digestive aid, enhances circulation, helpful with fluid retention)
- Roman Chamomile- (combats depression & stress, helps to stabilize the emotions & release past emotions; antiparasitic)
- Nutmeg- (useful for fatigue/exhaustion, adrenal stimulant, antiparasitic, helps with digestive disorders, anti-coagulant)
- Clove- (antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory)
- Cinnamon Bark- (antifungal, antiparasitic, useful for digestive complaints)
- Lavender- (antifungal, anti-inflammatory, calming & relaxing)
- Frankincense- (improves attitude & uplifts spirits, anti-inflammatory)
- Bergamot- (supports hormones, antiparasitic, helps relieve anxiety, antidepressant)
A Multifaceted Approach To Weight Loss
Essential oils serve as an excellent weight loss tool, as they can help to speed up the metabolism, control your appetite, and assist with various health issues that can contribute to obesity. Some of the specific issues which essential oils address to contribute to weight loss, depending upon your oil of choice, include functioning as a diuretic, improving liver health, acting as a digestive aid, reducing cellulite, combating fungal issues, improving circulation, improving mood and motivation, and increasing energy.
As always, I recommend a high quality, therapeutic grade of essential oils, such as the Young Living brand. Great options to start with are peppermint oil for its appetite regulating properties and digestive assistance, an essential oil that increases metabolism, such as black pepper or fennel, and a citrus oil like lemon for increased circulation and/or cellulite reduction.
If you have any questions, regarding using essential oils for weight loss, please leave them below, and I will be happy to assist. Feel free to leave your experiences and success stories using essential oils on your weight loss journey below. I would love to hear your stories.