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Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Looking for natural methods to support your weight loss goals? You might find essential oils to be good supplements to a healthy diet and fitness routine. Not only do they improve bodily systems, but can also be therapeutic to the mind.

 

 

Grapefruit

Prevents bloating, reduces cravings, helps weight loss

What it does: Helps release fatty acids into the bloodstream where the body breaks them down and uses it for energy.

What’s inside: d-limonene, vitamin C

Try it: Add 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil to your bath. Soak for 30 minutes.

 

 

Lemon

Detoxifies, energizes

What it does: This oil fights intestinal parasites, which are typically the reason for weight gain. The oil also helps to detoxify the body by stimulating the liver and balance metabolism and digestion.

What’s inside: d-limonene, vitamin C, minerals

Try it: Add 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil to a glass of water to have before breakfast.

 

 

Peppermint

Reduces cravings, improves digestion, stimulates the mind

What it does: The peppermint scent triggers a part of the brain that tells the body it’s full.

What’s inside: omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, minerals

Try it! Rub a drop of peppermint essential oil on your temples and inhale the refreshing aroma.

 

 

Cinnamon

Reduces inflammation, prevents weight gain, boosts immune system

What it does: This oil prevents sugar from turning into free fatty acids by breaking it down and converting it to energy for the body.

What’s inside: eugenol, eugenol acetate, cinnamic aldehyde and benzyl benzoate

Try it: Mix a few drops to unscented massage oil or lotion.

 


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