Many of us have tried to lose weight at some point during our lives. Whether it’s due to an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of physical activity, post-pregnancy or simply after an indulgent holiday season, weight loss can be a real struggle with many of us finding it hard to stick to diets or vigorous exercise regimes.

Have you ever wished you could just take a magic pill to help with weight loss? Well, it’s not exactly a magic pill, but today we’re talking about the benefits of essential oils and how they can be used to assist with weight loss, the natural way!

Which essential oils are best for weight loss?

Don’t forget that proper exercise and nutrition are the most critical factors for maintaining a healthy weight. However, certain essential oils can be extremely helpful to curb cravings, suppress our appetites and even assist with water retention!

There are many essential oils available to help with both losing weight, and maintaining a healthy weight.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint oil is widely used for weight loss due to its ability to help reduce cravings.

The strong, sharp scent of peppermint oil can actually help to distract your mind and body from any unhealthy cravings. Along with the ability to reduce cravings, peppermint oil is also commonly used to help with digestive issues, and allows our bodies to process food quickly and easily.

The best way to use peppermint oil to assist with weight loss is by inhaling – so simply dab a drop or two on your wrists and inhale the fragrance whenever you feel those cravings coming on.

  1.  Grapefruit

Grapefruit oil is one of the best essential oils when it comes to weight loss! This is due to a compound found in grapefruit oil called ‘nootkatone’, which helps to speed up our bodies metabolism and convert food into energy much quicker.

Grapefruit oil can be inhaled via a diffuser, taken in a capsule or even diluted with water to make a beverage. You’ll be pleased to know that grapefruit oil can also assist with cellulite – simply dilute a couple of drops with some fractionated coconut oil and massage into the affected areas!

  1. Lemon

Lemon oil is great for improving sluggish digestive systems. Lemon oil is also renowned for improving our physical energy and detoxifying our bodies!

Cold-pressed directly from the peel, lemon oil contains ‘limonene’ – a fat dissolving property that can help with weight loss. The fresh, citrus scent of lemon oil is also known to be an effective mood booster – making it that much easier to hit the gym when you really don’t feel like it!

To use lemon oil for weight loss, try inhaling a few drops before a meal, or add a couple of drops to your morning glass of water.

Now that you have more knowledge on using essential oils for weight loss, you’re one step closer to your goal of becoming a healthier, happier you! Use our tips above to help you with your weight loss journey, and don’t forget to combine your essential oil use with a healthy diet and regular exercise to experience the best results.

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