5 Essential Oils You Might Like To Try 

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Lavender essential oil is very beneficial in giving you a deeply relaxing effect and known to decrease the levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone that can influence weight gain. In addition, its calming properties are extremely conducive to meditation.

How to use:

  • Dab a few drops of lavender essential oil on a clean scarf and wear it while meditating.
  • Add a few drops of this essential oil to a hot bath.
  • Put a little of this oil on your pillow to get a deep, peaceful sleep.

Grapefruit essential oil helps prevent bloating, water retention and helps to dissolve fat. It has been also shown to help with overeating, cellulite, weight loss, toning, stress, and uplifting the thoughts and mind. Grapefruit is considered as one of the great essential oils for weight loss because of the d-limonene found in grapefruit. This oil will help release the fatty acids that are in the bloodstream when your body breaks them down, and uses them for energy.

How to use:

  • Drink a glass of water with a few drops of grapefruit essential oil first thing in the morning to help flush out toxins.
  • Add some drops to any carrier oil such as jojoba oil and massage the skin area where fat accumulates for about 30 minutes. Then gently wipe over the area with a warm flannel.
  • Add five drops of grapefruit essential oil into a warm bath.
  • Combine with five drops of ginger, five drops of sandalwood, five drops of lemon oil, and five drops of orange for a cellulite reducing bath. Make sure that you disperse the oils with your hands well, and soak for 30 minutes approximately.

Fennel essential oil. Some benefits of fennel essential oil are to induce better sleep, suppress appetite, prevent weight gain, and improve digestion.
Fennel essential oils are comprised of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate the circadian rhythms. This will also regulate the sleep-wake cycles. Having a better sleep at night has proven to be very effective in both weight maintenance and overall mood and energy. Also, melatonin has shown to help your body in burning fat quickly, instead of storing it.

How to use:

  • Add a few drops into a bath filled with warm water.
  • You can also add some drops to coconut oil or olive oil and then massage it on the area where fat accumulates for about 30 minutes. Rinse off this oil with warm water.

Frankincense essential oil is considered as one of the best essential oils for weight loss because it contains deeply calming effects. These effects help to reduce the depression and anxiety that can result in overeating or continual snacking.

In addition, frankincense has always been known as a tonic because it is very beneficial for all the systems which operate in your body, including the respiratory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems. It also helps to absorb various essential nutrients and strengthen your immune system.

Apart from speeding up the metabolism and the secretion of bile, gastric juices, and acids, frankincense oil also stimulates the peristaltic motion to help food to move correctly through your intestines. Therefore, this will lead to less stored fat as well as bacterial toxins.

How to use:

  • Add some drops to other types of carrier oils such as coconut oil, jojoba or olive oil and massage into the soles of your feet, or onto any area on your body that is painful or aching.
  • Diffuse throughout the home or add a dab to your shirt collar, or massage behind the ears.
  • Menstrual Discomfort Blend: Massage 2 drops Sandalwood and 2 drops Frankincense (added to a carrier oil) over the abdomen and lower back to ease discomfort.

Lemon oil has a detoxifying effect on the body, and it helps increase physical energy levels as well as address intestinal parasites & a wide range of digestive ailments. In addition, this oil can help your body get rid of toxins that are otherwise stored in fat cells. Like grapefruit oil, this oil also contains d-limonene & a wide range of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C. Using lemon essential oil can balance your metabolism and for those who are having difficulty managing portion control it can help control appetite.

How to use:

  • Add some drops to a cotton ball then slowly breathe in the vapours before you have a meal to reduce appetite and avoid overeating.
  • Add some drops into a carrier oil and massage the affected area where cellulite or fat accumulates. This may help the body eliminate toxins & waste materials that are stored in fat cells.
  • Add one or two drops into your morning water in order to help the body kick start digestion as well as eliminate more toxins.

Please Note: Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker. Make sure to purchase high quality essential oils for internal use.