Should You Consider Essential Oils for Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, most of us are willing to trade an arm and leg just to be a “little skinny”. But then again, only if it was that easy, right?

To be honest, nothing can replace a healthy meal and workout plan, but there are things you can do to fasten the process, and using essential oils is just one of them.

How They Help

Used for almost 6000 years by Egyptian, Chinese, Roman, Greek, and Indian cultures to cure various ailments,  essential oils are derived from the roots, seeds, flowers, fruits, and leaves of plants.

According to,

“Essential oils are known to  stimulate parts of the brain which in turn has a positive impact on physical, emotional, and mental states. The human nose can detect one trillion different odors and olfactory glands are capable of near-immediate interaction with the brain’s amygdala and hippocampus – the seat of human emotions and memory. Inhaling molecules through the nose also communicates with brain receptors that control blood pressure, heart rate, stress levels, attention span, learning, pleasure, and motivation”.

Did you know? Essential oil aromatherapy can be an effective treatment for anxiety and hormone imbalance.

While there’s no substitute for diet and exercise, many of the hurdles to losing weight (and keeping it off) have an emotional foundation. Whether you struggle with emotional eating, dieting fatigue, lack of consistent motivation, slow metabolism, cravings for sweet foods, low energy,

Mistaken not, this is not a replacement but just a simple way to tackle the hurdles such as:

  • Emotional eating
  • Dieting fatigue
  • Lack of consistent motivation
  • Low metabolism
  • Cravings for sweet foods, low energy and more.

That’s why I have listed for you below the top 6 essential oils and ways it can your mind and body during your weight loss journey. You must also avoid ingesting essential oils but use it instead as a massage oil, in a bath or by simply inhaling it a couple of times a day.



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