Taking steps to take better care of your body is an honorable quest and congratulations are in order. Weight loss can be a challenge however thanks to Mother Nature, there are several essential oils to make achieving your weight loss goals easier to attain. Here are five essential oils for weight loss.
Citrus paradise or Grapefruit oil provide a number of health benefits which include helping reduce water retention. It’s also an immune system strengthener. While both of these benefits are tremendous, the real power of grapefruit oil is its ability to dissolve fat. Limonene, a main component of grapefruit has been proven by Japanese scientists to enhance Lipolysis. Lipolysis is a metabolic process which releases stored fatty acids into your bloodstream where they are broken down by your liver and kidneys. This energy is then used as an energy source for your heart and brain.
And if all of those grapefruit diets seemed a bit out of touch, grapefruit oil is a natural weight loss suppressant – in addition to dissolving fat!
In addition to grapefruit oil dissolving fat, bergamot gives you a step up when you’re dealing with emotional stress – which is often associated with overeating and eating foods which aren’t healthy.
Bergamot is one of the few essential oils which stimulates your endocrine system and produces a sense of calm and wellness, and alleviates stress. Your sense of smell and emotional centers of the brain are close together and enable this to happen. Lavender can be combined with Bergamot to enhance your calm.
Sandalwood is well known for its medicinal qualities including use as an astringent, a fungicide, a sedative and for treating a number of skin conditions. Yet many are unaware of Sandalwood’s capability to eliminate negative cell programming. Chemistry, thoughts and behaviors all influence our cellular programming and sandalwood essential oil facilitates reprogramming when combined with changing habits and thoughts.
Peppermint is well known for its ability to soothe a stomach ache and to assist the digestive process. Peppermint is also a great weight loss aid. Peppermint, according to a study conducted by Dr Alan Hirsch, triggers your brain’s satiety center, the ventro-medial nucleus of the hypothalamus. This causes a full feeling which allows you to eat less and feel satisfied. For most effectiveness you can inhale peppermint oil before you dine or drink a few drops in a glass of water or tea before your meal.
Peace & Calming Oil
Finally this essential oil, Peace & Calming, is a blend containing:
– Tangerine Oil. Calms the nervous system and is used as a diuretic.
– Orange Oil. Helps overcome depression and gives emotional support.
– Ylang Ylang Oil. Gives thoughts and ideas clarity and provides a sense of calmness and well being.
– Patchouli Oil. Provides a sense of calm and relaxation and is also used as a sedative.
– Blue Tansy Oil. Cleans the liver and essentially helps your body breakdown fat.
Commonly used to treat children with hyperactivity, Peace & Calming also helps soothe stress, maintain clarity and help your organs, specifically your liver, function optimally.
When looking for a natural aid to suppress your appetite, rein in your negative emotions, and dissolve fat, essential oils may be exactly what you want. Able to be dispersed and applied in a number of ways it’s important to read the directions before use. It’s nice to know Mother Nature has provided a natural weight loss aid.
Source by Deborah Lindholm