Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Essential Oils for Weightloss



Losing Weight with Essential Oils
Melt Away the Pounds

Losing Weight is a Battle

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight can tell you, it’s hard work. There’s no way around it. Eating right and exercising regularly are the main components of the weight battle. Often forgotten, is the psychological battle of weight loss. It’s easy to grow weary and lose sight of your goals, especially when your favorite dessert is being served at a party or you just don’t feel like working out today- or tomorrow for that matter. I’ve been there. That’s why I’m going to share aromatherapy tips for losing weight without losing your willpower.

losing weight with essential oils

Quality Before Quantity

Before we talk specific oils, it’s imperative that I bore you with the facts. Buying cheap essential oils may give you a great discount, but what you are really discounting is the benefits that oil could give you. Pure, therapeutic grade oils are distilled and tested to meet the highest quality standards- go for these. Yes, they are more expensive. It only takes a few drops each time you use them; that’s pennies per use. Trust me you’re worth it.
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Getting Started

There are three ways to gain the benefits from essential oils, but please, always use your common sense.
  • Topically- oils that have been diluted can be applied directly to sore muscles, achy joints, and irritated skin. You can add 2 or 5 drops to a hot bath as well. (Do not put spicy oils such as peppermint or cinnamon into a bath)

  • Aromatically- simply open the bottle and take a deep breathe or place a few drops in a diffuser.

  • Internally- a single drop can be added to a glass of water. Use caution and consult a physician before consuming essential oils because of how potent they are.

How to Dilute Essential Oils For Topical Use



Children Over 5 Years Old
1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil
Adults
1-4 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil
Pregnant Women*
1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil
Seniors
1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil

*Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult their physician about the use of essential oils.

Carrier Oils

Here’s a quick note about carrier oils. Essential oils are very concentrated- one drop of oil is equal to 28 cups of tea. For that reason, be sure to dilute your oils before applying them to your skin. Suitable carrier oils include: olive oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil.

Meet the Oils



Bergamot
Energizing and mood lifting
Cinnamon
Reduces inflammation and Regulates blood sugar levels
Fennel
Improves digestion and Appetite suppression
Grapefruit
Curbs craving, Increases metabolism, and Increases endurance
Lemon
Increase energy, Lifts mood, and Pain relief
Lemongrass
Reduces muscle cramps and boosts energy
Patchouli
Soothes joint aches and arthritis
Peppermint
Energizing, Appetite suppressing, and Aides in digestion


For Safety’s Sake

Always store your oils out of children’s reach. Essential oils are natural but extremely potent. If you ever notice any irritation, resist the urge to wash the oil off with water. Water and oils don’t mix; instead apply more carrier oil to dilute it further.

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Enjoy your oils.