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Essential Oils for Weight Loss

How to Lose Weight with Essential Oils


Weight Loss


We are all always trying to find that miracle weight loss solution. Unfortunately, essential oils alone will not lose weight. For example, There have been claims of Grapefruit essential oil stimulating weight loss, there is no scientific research to back it. However, emotionally, that can indeed affect our weight loss.


We don’t want to rule out essential oils which used in conjunction with various other weight loss techniques and healthy choices, that can play a big role in reaching your goals. Let’s first address a few weight loss myths.


Where Can I Get this Essential Oil?


You should definitely not buying your essential oils at Walmart, Walgreens, and Target. Because of Quality Matters. 

The Detox Theory Myth in Aromatherapy


we often see a myth in Aromatherapy is that essential oils will “detox” the body. But, there are no essential oils that are going to detox the body.

Along with other processes, there are only 3 organs of our body that do a great job in detoxing our body. The organs that function in this manner are the kidneys, through the skin (our biggest organ) when sweating and the liver. It’s a very common myth that essential oils will “open the liver to increase liver function”.

The best way to detox your body is with plenty of freshwater and nutrients so these organs can do their jobs properly.

there is the only one time that someone might really need help with detoxifying is if his or her kidney or liver is failing. In those extreme cases, dialysis is the best choice. 

Note: We are going to use the term carrier oil in this article. A carrier oil is only a simple oil used to help diffuse the potency of the pure essential oils and help distribute them better.


How essential oils can help with your weight loss


1. Our Metabolism.

To clarify, It is misinformation that essential oils can stimulate our metabolism system. Our metabolic process is orchestrated by many hormones and our body’s circadian rhythms(
A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings). The Circadian rhythm regulates the physiological process, which tells our bodies when to sleep, eat, and rise. Environmental changes such as sunlight and temperature can affect these processes. 

The Hormones have various actions from controlling appetite to speeding up the mitochondria, which plays a very critical role in the generation of metabolic energy in eukaryotic cells. The E
ukaryotic cells are responsible for most of the useful energy derived from the breakdown of carbohydrates and fatty acids. They are converted to ATP (adenosine triphosphate) by the process of oxidative phosphorylation or, we can say, they are the little energy packets inside each cell that burns energy and more.

Nutrition and what we eat makes a difference, how our body will respond. We always need to provide, what it requires so that all its zillions of cells have the necessary basic elements it requires to run smoothly including minerals, vitamins, and nutrients such as proteins, healthy carbohydrates, and healthy fats that the body cells need. when we keep maintenance up, Our body runs like a fully fine-tuned engine.


2. Internal Use of Essential Oils and Gut Flora.

Many times I see the suggestion of using essential oils for weight loss. Without training in the proper manner, and using internally incorrect oils, when certain oils ingested will kill off your natural gut flora which can create further health issues rather than positive effects. If you plan to use essential oils internally, we suggest you seek out a professional  Aromatherapist in your area to guide you along. They have been trained in the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of essential oils for internal use.

Regimen to regain a healthier lifestyle, before beginning your weight-loss, check with your health care practitioner if you have any underlying health issues before beginning your weight loss journey. Your practitioner may give you tips on why you may have poor eating habits.


Important Note: Whichever essential oils you choose to use, make sure they are of high quality. Keep in mind that you're breathing this oil vapor into your lungs or otherwise ingesting it, so quality matters to achieving the desired result and improving one's health.


3. Our Lymphatic System.

One last thing we can look at before moving on to how essential oils can help with your weight loss, it is our Lymphatic System. Since it also plays a main role in keeping healthy and weight control.

It takes movement and exercise since it plays a key role in helping the lymphatic system function properly.
The lymphatic system relies on the movement of the whole organism powered by muscle contractions, to keep the lymph fluid flowing. The lymphatic system carries its fluid towards the heart. The lymphatic system ties into the immune system as an intricate part of the immune system that relies on every system of the body. 

 As we can see, the body has many intricate parts at work that can work in our favor. However,  we must take care of our bodies like a fully fine-tuned car, and that starts inside, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

First, knowing the reasons for weight gain is a great start. Crash or fad diets will not work, So each person must need to find what works better for our own unique body. 

These are several reasons for weight gain.


  1. Depression
  2. Poor eating habits
  3. Lack of nutritional knowledge
  4. Inactive lifestyle
  5. Eating to comfort
  6. Eating out of boredom
  7. Grief
  8. Loneliness


4. Essential Oils Can Help.

By using essential oils we will not massively drop the pounds. However, They will assist you to move forward to your weight loss program. Essential oils can offer energetic protection, strengthen self-confidence and motivation, essential oils also can relieve depression, and bring clarity to the mind as well as be emotionally uplifting.

Essential oils are condensed which make their therapeutic properties potent but sometimes also raise some safety concerns.


Essential oils also can increase endurance during difficult times and offer support, comfort, and confidence in challenging situations. Many can be calming to your mind and help to promote a stronger self-image. Oils such as Siberian Fir are emotionally vitalizing and increases positive energy. What we find remarkable about essential oils is there are no noticeable side effects that come with drugs such as heart racing, sudden changes in emotional nervousness. Essential oils are subtle. Many times, we will stop and realize that our mood has changed in a positive direction.

To address our weight loss issues, we can help by addressing the underlying causes of excess eating which leads to weight gain. We’ve listed some blends which may address some issues relating to weight gain. The following blends can be used topically, although we find the emotional aspect of essential oils is better applied through inhalation.

We can use Blends in conjunction with carrier oils or inhalers. Carrier oils or inhalers can be purchased from various sights including some essential oil sites as well as Amazon, Flipkart, etc. When using inhalers, blend all your oils together and add 14-15 drops per inhaler. Once drops added, snap a label on the cap, so you remember what each inhaler is for and use as needed. For lotions, creams, or use with carrier oils, blend at 1% or 9 drops per ounce. Do not use essential oils undiluted externally or internally.




Anxiety Blend

2 drops Rose otto Rosa damascena
5 drops Bergamot Citrus bergamia
4 drops Lime Citrus aurantifolia
4 drops Sweet Marjoram Origanum majorana


Confidence Enhancer Blend

5 Basil Ocimum basilicum ct linalool
10 Clary Sage Salvea sclarea
2 Jasmine Absolute Jasminum grandiflorum
10 Siberian Fir Abies sibirica


Depression Blend

10 drops Bergamot Citrus bergamia
5 drops Sweet Orange Citrus sinensis
5 drops Rose Geranium Pelargonium roseum x asperum
5 Drops Clary Sage Salvia sclarea


Energy Blend

5 drops Ginger Zingiber Officinalis
6 drops Grapefruit Citrus paradisi
6 drops Cypress Cypress Cupressaceae


Fear Blend

drops Basil (Sweet) Ocimum basilicum ct linalool
drops R. Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile
drops Clary Sage Salvia sclarea
drops Sweet Marjoram Origanum marjorana
drops Bergamot Citrus bergamia


Grief Blend

8 drops Ruh Khus Vetiveria zizaniodes
3 drops Lemon Citrus limon
2 drops Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum
3 drops Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata.


Happy Blend

10 drops Patchouli Pogostemon cablin
5 drops Bergamot Citrus bergamia
5 drops Vanilla Oleoresin


Insomnia

3 drops Sweet Marjoram Origanum majorana
2 drops Frankincense Boswellia carterii
3 drops Lavender Lavendula Angustifolia
4 drops Vetiver Chrysopogon Zizanioides or Ruh Khus Vetiveria Zizanioides


Panic

4 drops Palmarosa Cymbopogon martini var. motia
4 drops Ruh Khus (Wild Vetiver) Vetiveria zizanioides
4 drops Lavender Lavendula Angustifolia


Sadness

5 drops Rose Geranium Pelargonium Roseum x asperum
5 Drops Clary Sage Salvia sclarea
10 drops Bergamot Citrus bergamia


Stress

7 drops Palo Santo (Holy Wood) Bursera graveolens
1 drop Neroli Citrus aurantium var. Amara
2 drops Cedarwood Juniperus virginiana
2 drops Mandarin Citrus reticulata


5. Energize Your Workouts.

When you prepare for your workouts, diffuse uplifting and energizing essential oils. Keeping safety in mind, they can include rosemary, lemon, rosemary, grapefruit,  lemongrass, peppermint, lime, orange, and spearmint. Take your time and pace yourself. Weight loss and nutrition is a lifestyle change. Always take one challenge at a time, never giving up your goal for good healthy living. 

Citrus oils have an uplifting and energizing effect on our emotional state. Lime essential oil through inhalation plays an important role in weight loss and could be useful in the treatment of drug-induced obesity and related diseases.



6. Moisturize Your Skin.

Lastly, keeping your skin moist and healthy is important while you lose weight. After losing several pounds, especially too quickly can leave our skin loose and sagging. Keeping your skin well moisturized is especially important during this time. Take your time and lose weight gradually, allowing your skin time to improve elasticity.


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