Weight loss: the best essential oils for weight loss
Improving intestinal transit and digestion, avoiding cravings for snacks, reducing cellulite ... Essential oils can be an excellent ally in the search for weight loss! Discover all the tips Charlotte Jackett, a naturopath, to lose weight thanks to aromatherapy.
Essential oils are highly concentrated natural extracts of various plants (leaves, flowers, bark or roots). Essential oils inhaled, applied locally or internally can be effective in taking care of your health on a daily basis: strengthening your immunity, treating a little pain, relieving pain, cleaning the ENT field in case of a cold, etc.
But essential oils can also be an ally in the context of weight-loss research, provided they're in a global approach, as Charlotte Jackett (Healthy Charlie), a naturopath, reminds us. This means that essential oils can help people who want to lose weight, provided they are associated with a balanced diet that respects the individual's terrain and daily practice of physical activity.
“In their supporting role, they can help shed fat more quickly, fight cravings and reduce cellulite,” the specialist explains.
What are essential oils for weight loss?
There are sometimes hindrances to losing weight, so we will support the body to allow it to restart its metabolism, and detoxification can be beneficial. The idea of these essential oils is “to stimulate the extracts in order to promote a better excretion of toxins and waste products from the body. In particular, we will seek to work on the secretion of bile from the liver, which is essential for the digestive process.”, defines Charlotte Jacquet.
Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
Decongestant and Detoxification of Liver Cells Thanks to the action of limonene, lemongrass essential oil will promote the release of bile towards the intestines, allowing the so-called "flow of bile" from the vesicle which empties by constriction. Limonene also has an antioxidant action that is necessary for the proper functioning of the liver and its ability to convert fats.
Oral: put 2 drops on a neutral tablet, until it dissolves in the mouth, 3 times a day, preferably at the end of a meal. Treatment work for 3 weeks.
Contraindications: Lemon essential oil is prohibited for pregnant women under 3 months of age, it is hypoallergenic, hypoallergenic in its pure state and photosensitive. People with epilepsy should seek medical advice.
Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita)
Peppermint essential oil enhances digestion. It will have an effect on acid reflux, gas and bloating and will help maintain a flat stomach. Menthone aids in liver drainage by promoting bile secretion, and then excretion into the intestines.
Oral: Put two drops on sugar, and mix after eating. It is taken as necessary in a single dose.
Contraindications: Do not use peppermint essential oil without medical advice for a long time. It should not be used in cases of gallstones or cholecystitis, severe liver disorders, and people with cardiovascular problems. Finally, it is prohibited for pregnant and lactating women and children under 6 years of age.
Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis verbenoniferum)
Rosemary essential oil Verbinone is a liver detoxifier that allows good regeneration of liver cells. It breaks down fatty substances in the blood, making it easier to get rid of them.
Oral: Dilute one drop of rosemary verbenone in a teaspoon of honey and let it dissolve in your mouth. It is taken 3 times a day for a maximum of one week.
Contraindications: The essential oil of rosemary verbenone is prohibited for people suffering from hormone-dependent cancers. People with asthma should seek medical advice before using this essential oil.
Juniper (Juniperus communis) essential oil
Juniper essential oil is said to be "aqueous", meaning that it will increase the volume of water excreted by sweat and have a diuretic effect (it will increase urine secretions). Therefore, it promotes the evacuation of toxins at the level of the kidneys, intestines and skin.
Oral: pour a drop into a teaspoon of olive oil morning and evening before a meal. To be taken as a treatment for 3 weeks.
Contraindications: Juniper essential oil is prohibited for pregnant and lactating women, as well as children. It should also not be taken by people with hormone-dependent cancer, nephritis, nephritis, or kidney failure.
Lovage essential oil (Levisticum officinalis koch)
Lovage essential oil reduces and even eliminates waste and toxins accumulated in the body.
Oral: Put 2 drops on a neutral tablet, 3 times a day, for 5 days.
Contraindications: People with epilepsy and asthma should seek medical advice before using Lovage essential oil. Pregnant and lactating women as well as children are prohibited.
Essential oils to prevent cravings for snacks
It is not enough to follow a balanced diet or start a diet to lose weight permanently and take care of your figure. Cravings for snacks during the morning, afternoon, or even at night will show up on the scale. Don't panic, essential oils can help you too!
The essential oil of tangerine (Citrus reticulata), in the sense of smell, makes it possible to get rid of the feeling of hunger. For more efficiency: block one nostril with each inhalation to facilitate access to the nervous system. It can also be used to massage the solar plexus or inside the wrists, by mixing 3-4 drops in a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
In the sense of smell, grapefruit essential oil (Citrus X paradisi Macfadyen) is also an ally against snack cravings!
Weight Loss: Essential Oils To Stay Motivated And Calm
"When you begin to lose weight, you can experience stages of loss of motivation, so the psychological and emotional realm should not be neglected!" , explains the naturopath.
In order to maintain motivation, endurance and perseverance, it is possible to choose:
Atmospheric diffusion of noble laurel oil (Laurus nobilis).
Use laurel essential oil to smell (put one pure drop on the inside of each wrist, then breathe deeply).
Stress is also linked to weight problems because it tends to increase levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and disrupt the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that manages our vital functions. For this, we will prioritize:
Essential Oil of Petitgrain Bigarade (Citrus aurantium), in the sense of smell (1 pure drop on the wrists, to inhale deeply, 3 times a day until you improve)
The essential oil of ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) is olfactory perfect (one drop on the inner wrists, then take deep inspiration as soon as you feel the urge.
Essential oil of real lavender (Lavandula officinalis), to breathe straight from the bottle in case of agitation, slowly and deeply. Repeat as many times as necessary.
Cellulite: essential oils to reduce cellulite
Essential oils have more than one trick up their sleeve, as they can also help reduce cellulite.
Anti-Cellulite Recipe: Synergistic Cleanse
50 grams of silicone gel
5 drops of lemon and eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of grapefruit peel extract
5 drops of sage essential oil
How is this preparation applied? For a month, apply this mixture twice a day, massage the difficult areas, and make a “palpation”. Avoid exposure to sunlight within 4 hours of application.
7 tips to follow to lose weight effectively
As physiotherapy points out, it is important to keep in mind that weight loss will energize long-term and sustainably without the yo-yo effect only if these tips are applied:
Rebalance your diet
Detoxing your body
Engaging in daily physical activity
Learn how to regulate your emotions, welcome them, and de-stress
Pamper your gut, especially the gut microbiome, and rebalance the gut microbiome.
Make sure there is no hormonal imbalance: menopause, menopause, taking contraceptives or even thyroid disorders.
Work on the blood and lymphatic circulation using techniques such as dry brushing, derivative baths, and palpation massages.
Good to know: be careful, essential oils should be used with care. Always seek professional advice if in doubt.