15 Best Essential Oils for Weight Loss

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When it comes to weight loss, most of us can use as much help as we can get. While eating right and exercising are intricate parts to improving your health and dropping the weight, there are additional options out there that can help boost weight loss. This includes spices, minerals and even essential oils. These 15 essential oils can be used for weight loss. Here’s how to use each one.

1. Fennel

By steaming fennel seeds, fennel oil is extracted. Fennel oil can help suppress your appetite and improve digestion. In order to use you can massage it into areas of your body where fat is built up, or you can add it to a bath.

2. Orange

Orange essential oils can help you feel fuller, faster, so you don’t eat as much. It also comes packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C. To use, you can add a few drops to a cloth and inhale, or you can add a few drops to a class of water and drink before your meal.

3. Rosemary

Rosemary helps break down fat cells and convert the fat cells into energy. If you have included working out into your weight loss routine, Rosemary will help give you additional bursts of energy while working out. Rosemary can also help calm the senses and even improve your sleep. You can apply the rosemary oil directly to the major fat storage areas of your body and massage it in.

4. Frankincense

Frankincense reduces anxiety, which in turn should cut overheating due to stress. It also helps cleanse everything from the digestive system to boosting the nervous system. It also boosts the metabolism. Add a few drops to a class of water to consume.

5. Spearmint

Beyond calming the senses and giving you a fresh feeling, spearmint reduces your food cravings. To use, add a few drops to a bath.

6. Black Pepper

Black pepper can help cut cravings. If you have sugar or salting cravings, this is an excellent essential oil. You can simply inhale vapors from the oil directly.

7. Lavender

One of the most popular essential oils, it helps calm the senses and reduce the release of a stress hormone that causes weight gain. Consider adding some of this to your pillow at night

8. Myrrh

Myrrh comes in a dried resin form. It can be heated in order to melt the resin down, but upon purchase it does come in small resin pieces. Myrrh itself is extracted from the Commiphora myrrha tree. Add a few drops of the oil (after melting) into a hot bath.

9. Ginger

Ginger helps reduce inflammation and improves your digestive system. It also helps break down sugar. To consume, add a few drops of the oil into water and sip like a tea.

10. Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium helps balance hormones. It also works as a toxin flusher. Apply a few drops directly to your feet.

11. Tangerine

Tangerine oil can reduce the appearance of cellulite while boosting your metabolic rate. Add a few drops to a bath for optimal results.

12. Cardamom

Cardamom is a digestive oil and helps protect the stomach lining. This is important if you’ve suffered from ulcers in the past. You can easily add the oil to food while you cook.

13. Jasmine

Jasmine is extracted from the Jasmine flower. The essential oil helps give a feeling of fullness and it also helps calm the senses, which can reduce eating from stress. To use you can add a few drops to a bath or place onto a cloth and inhale before eating.

14. Eucalyptus

The eucalyptus essential oil improves your mood and reduces negative feelings. If you are prone to eating while depressed or sad, this is an important oil to use. You can use it in a vaporizer, apply a few drops to your stomach or feet or add two or so drops to a bath.

15. NingXia Nitro

Consider this an energizing essential oil without the sugar. It comes in small tubes which you consume.

By using these 15 essential oils you’ll increase your ability to burn additional calories and drop the weight faster. While it is always recommend to use these oils in moderation and to consult your doctor before starting a major dietary and workout regimen, each one of these essential oils has the ability to assist in weight loss.

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Courtney is a top writer for several fitness brands, a published author, speaker and provides health coaching. She is also a wife and mother of two toddlers and runs her own popular fitness blog.

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