Essential Oils for Weight Loss

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January 2, 2017 by bridgitgillis



Commonly used as an antiseptic and disinfectant, grapefruit oil has a sweet, crisp, and uplifting aroma.

What it Does

  • Curbs cravings
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Increases energy and endurance
  • Reduces abdominal fat accumulation

Why it Works

Grapefruit actually lowers the insulin levels in the body – not by a great degree, but by some. This slightly decreased insulin level prevents the body from storing as much sugar as fat. Those lower insulin levels also help curb appetite, as a high insulin level is what turns the brain on that it’s time to bring some energy into the stomach.


  • Add a drop of food grade Grapefruit Essential Oil to water before or after a meal.
  • Diffuse a Grapefruit blend throughout the day with other oils such as: Peppermint, Orange, or Cinnamon.

*Note that some medications interact with grapefruit.  Although some have debated whether or not this applies to grapefruit essential oil, be safe and check with your doctor first.


Shield Blend

  • Improve insulin sensitivity
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Reduce inflammation

Why it Works

The Shield Blend of Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Lemon can go a long way in reducing your sugar cravings with a single drop. Shield Blend supports blood sugar levels, along with the cinnamon making you feel full, which may help you turn down that sugar filled dessert after your dinner.


  • Place a drop of food grade Shield Blend under your tongue to help curb sugar cravings.
  • Diffuse for feelings of motivation, energy, and to cleanse the air.



Fresh, minty, and quite intense, peppermint oil contains menthol which has a calming and cooling effect.

What it Does

  • Increases energy and mental alertness
  • Elevates mood
  • Aids digestion
  • Reduces appetite

Why it Works

Peppermint has been used medicinally for centuries to treat indigestion. Peppermint oil is an effective muscle relaxer, and when used along with caraway oil, it was found to ease the muscles of the stomach, reduce bloating, and improve the flow of bile – which allows food to pass through the body faster.

Inhaling diffused peppermint helps alertness, memory, and acts as a natural appetite suppressant.


  • Place a drop of food grade Peppermint in a glass of water or under your tongue.
  • Diffuse to help curb cravings and increase energy.
  • Apply to the stomach with a carrier oil to treat indigestion.


What it Does

  • Suppresses weight gain
  • Increases energy
  • Enhances mood

Why it Works

Lemon Esssential Oil has been known to promote healthy cell function as well as bringing both hormonal and digestive system balance – all of which contribute to more efficient digestion and naturally reduced cravings.

As a mood booster, lemon oil is a particularly powerful treatment for alleviating negative feelings.


  • Place a drop of food grade Lemon in a glass of water or under your tongue.
  • Diffuse to help curb cravings and increase energy.



Earthy and sweet, fennel essential oil is steam distilled from fennel seeds.

What it Does

  • Improves digestion
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Reduces weight gain

Why it Works

In the middle ages, fennel seeds were eaten to suppress the appetite on fasting days. This idea has garnered scientific support through various studies.


  • Place a drop of food grade Fennel under your tongue or in tea to curb sugar cravings and soothe the digestive system.
  • Diffuse to help uplift mood and curb sugar cravings.



What it Does

  • Calming and Uplifting


Why it Works

Bergamot Oil is unique in it’s ability to both uplift and calm at the same time. This helps with emotional eating.


  • Mix with a carrier oil and massage on the bottom of your feet or the back of your neck.
  • Diffuse to help uplift and calm your mood.



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