Maintaining a healthy body weight is often a challenge for women, especially as you get older. Your metabolism isn’t what it used to be. Maybe you have a stressful job or family demands that don’t allow you the time to prepare healthy meals. Perhaps your hormones are imbalanced and you find yourself in a daily battle with the bathroom scales. If any of these scenarios sound familiar it’s time to introduce you to the aromatic world of essential oils and their role in helping you reach your healthy weight goals, balance key hormones, and uplift your mood.
Some of you may be wondering how an essential oil can do all of that. Believe me, I was once skeptical about this as well until I began using aromatherapy to help curb sugar cravings, which was something I battled with for years. I found that not only did my cravings diminish but my mood increased and I found myself much more relaxed. It has been one of the reasons that I became an aromatherapist so I could share this information with you and help you improve your health and wellbeing.
Dieting alone often produces temporary results, and if the body feels that it’s being “starved” then the reverse can happen, creating “diet-induced weight gain." This is the exact opposite effect you were going for and can leave you feeling lost and depressed and reaching for that candy bar you had stashed away for emergencies.
So let’s get to the good stuff! I’ve always been a big fan of portion control, eating fresh foods, and zero tolerance for processed foods as part of a healthy weight loss plan. To support a well-rounded wellness plan with the goal of losing weight there are several key essential oils to bring onboard.
How essential oils can help with weight loss:
curb appetiteincrease metabolismburn fatimprove digestionreduce sugar and carb cravingsdetoxify the bodyalkalize and balanceincrease positive mood
Pink Grapefruit essential oil - In research studies, Pink Grapefruit oil helps initiate the hormone leptin or satiation hormone. This makes you feel full sooner and satisfied with eating less. Add this to a diffuser during the day to aid in healthy weight loss.
Lemon essential oil - This oil is a diuretic and supports the circulatory system. It brings focus and clarity to your intentions to lose weight and uplifts mood by supporting the nervous system. Lemon is also a mild detoxifier.
Sweet Orange essential oil - This fragrant oil is used as a digestive tonic and lymphatic stimulant to help detoxify the body. In traditional Chinese medicine, it helps to circulate stagnant Qi when it accumulates in the liver, stomach, and intestines and is considered one of the best all-around oils for the digestive system.
Fennel essential oil - This oil plays an important role in stimulating digestion, giving you a sense of fullness which helps avoid overeating. It has the ability to increase metabolism. Ancient Greek athletes would chew the seeds to help control their weight while training for the Olympics.
Geranium essential oil - As a balancing oil it has the ability to reduce cravings for sugar and carbs. Just rub this oil on the bottoms of your feet morning and night to reduce cravings.
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils for weight loss and hormone balance you can join the Hormone Balance Detox program here.
Weight loss aromatherapy kit:
Crave Free - 1/3 oz. Roll-On $15 value
Weight Away - 2 oz. Spritzer $15 value
Appetite Control Inhaler $10 value
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Crave Free roll-on - The perfect solution for reducing those cravings for sugar and carbs, with the added benefit of hormone balancing. The key ingredient in this roll-on is geranium. Apply to the bottoms of your feet morning and night and be Crave Free. Made with 100% organic ingredients.
Weight Away spritzer - This spritzer is not only refreshing and uplifting but has ingredients with weight-loss research behind it. The key ingredient is Pink Grapefruit essential oil. In research studies, Pink Grapefruit oil helps initiate the hormone leptin or satiation hormone. This makes you feel full sooner and satisfied with eating less. Just spritz and breathe deep before a meal and see the difference. The plant-based enzyme in this blend allows quick absorption into the skin for an added benefit. Made with 100% organic ingredients.
Appetite Control Inhaler - This inhaler aids in appetite control and reduces anxiety around dieting and food restriction. It stimulates the body to feel full and satisfied between meals while supporting healthy digestion. This blend also has essential oils in it to keep you grounded and focused on your goal and intention to lose weight. You won’t want to be without this blend for successful weight loss! Made with 100% organic ingredients.
Weight Away Blend - This blend is not only refreshing and uplifting but has ingredients with weight-loss research behind it. The key ingredient is pink grapefruit essential oil. In research
studies, Pink Grapefruit oil helps initiate the hormone leptin or satiation hormone. This makes you feel full sooner and satisfied with eating less. Add this to a diffuser during the day to aid in healthy weight loss. Made with 100% organic ingredients.
Weight Away Inhaler - This inhaler is like your “power” stick. Take it anywhere and everywhere to help you stay focused on your weight loss goals, feel more satisfied with less food, and have your mood and blood sugar balanced. It contains a synergistic blend of citrus essential oils and peppermint. It’s great for the occasional detox headaches that you might experience while trying to lose weight or get off of caffeine. Made with 100% organic ingredients.