This oil has been shown in studies to raise metabolism by up to 15% after eating food. It does this by stimulating the release of norepinephrine, which is a hormone that tells the body to burn more fat for energy or store less fat at rest.
This oil is known to stimulate the digestive system and help with bloating after eating too much food. It has also been shown in studies to increase thermogenesis (burning calories) by up to 30%. This effect will last around 4 hours! Much like Grapefruit essential oil, it accomplishes this by increasing norepinephrine levels (by up to 30%), helping you burn even more calories at rest.
While not as effective as some of the other oils, Peppermint essential oil has been shown to reduce hunger by up to 20% within 30 minutes of ingestion. It also helps with temporary stomach discomfort after eating.
This citrus scent is actually one of my personal favorites! While I personally don’t have any studies backing this claim up, I’ve heard from multiple sources that it can help suppress appetite for several hours.
A study showed that an abdominal massage using Pinene oil led to a reduction in subcutaneous fat content over 24 hours – this was due to increased metabolism and more fat burning at rest throughout the day.
This extremely aromatic oil can be expensive, but it has shown in studies to increase satiety after meals (and helps you eat less at the next meal too). It does this by increasing serotonin levels. This makes sense intuitively – increased serotonin is known to make you feel more satisfied, happy and full!
This oil boosts digestion and helps with constipation while also improving fat metabolism. Basically, it stimulates the liver while helping your body absorb nutrients from food better.
This oil helps with bloating and is a great appetite suppressant. It’s also a powerful antioxidant.
There are many other essential oils that can also promote weight loss such as Bergamot, Cypress, Sage and more. But the ones listed above are our personal favorites:
Cardamom Essential Oil – This oil can help encourage weight loss by improving digestion, helping to avoid overeating (it stimulates the production of antibodies in your digestive tract), preventing fat storage after meals, reducing abdominal fat over time , reducing irregular bowel movements and more!
They won’t “cure” you of your obesity by themselves – they will help you lose fat faster and keep it off naturally though a combination of burning a higher amount of calories at rest, increasing the time between eating (which helps reduce calorie intake) and helping you feel satiated while eating less food!
Note: These oils shouldn’t be used by anyone who is pregnant or nursing (unless you consult with your doctor first – we don’t want any newborns to smell like a salad bar!), nor should they be used by children.
Always use the lowest recommended amount and never ingest more than 10 drops of essential oil per day unless you’re under the supervision of a medical professional. And if you’re new to using essential oils, it’s probably best to start with 1 drop per serving and see how your body responds before increasing the amount.
Of course, if you’re pregnant or nursing and/or using essential oils for the first time, please consult with a doctor before using them.
If you feel that your weight is an issue and it’s something that needs to be taken care of immediately, it’s probably best to consult with your doctor first.
But keep in mind that essential oils are both non-habit forming (meaning they don’t stimulate your body to produce more of the same hormone) and they’re also completely natural, so if you do decide to use them, there’s no need to worry about potential side effects!
At the end of the day, these oils are safe to use and they can aid you in your weight management journey.
FAQs About Essential Oils for Weight Loss
1) Do essential oils help with weight loss? – Yes! Essential oils can boost your metabolism naturally and they also help you to feel full faster. This way, you eat less and avoid binge eating.
2) Will using essential oils for weight loss work as well as a supplement or pill? – Since there’s no scientific evidence backing the success of any kind of “miracle” supplements, we can’t say for certain whether or not essential oils will aid your weight loss efforts as much as a supplement would. However, since these are natural products that come from nature, it is unlikely that they will cause you any side effects which makes them worth a try!
3) Are these essential oils toxic? – No! In fact, they’re all completely natural! You won’t have to worry about any side effects from using these essential oils.
4) How much weight can I lose with essential oils? – A lot of people say that they’ve lost up to 15 pounds in just 3 months by using the right oils at the right times (during meals or after exercise). Of course, you should also do some form of physical activity on top of everything else too for example walking 30 minutes per day (at least 5 days per week), doing yoga once a week and more.
Essential oils aren’t just good for the air in your room – they can be incredibly healthy when they’re applied topically, ingested or diffused. They have anti-inflammatory properties and they help you to feel more energized throughout the day too!
When it comes to weight management, there are essential oils that will help you achieve your goals faster than if you were to go about it on your own. When used correctly (alongside a healthy diet and exercise), these essential oils may be able to promote natural weight loss by improving digestion, increasing the breakdown of fat cells and helping you eat less food naturally.