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Fennel essential oil is extracted from fennel seeds to produce a miracle oil with a sweet earthy scent. Using fennel oil can help to minimize appetite, improve digestion, mitigate weight gain and boost restful sleep. This essential oil has been found to boost the production of melatonin, a hormone that plays a role in regulating our awake and sleep patterns.

Studies have also found that melatonin can aid in slow weight gain by enabling the creation of beige fat as opposed to white fat. Beige fat burns off to become energy while white fat is stored in the body for later use as energy. As early as the Middle Ages, funnel seeds were used as appetite suppressants. A scientific study on the effects of fennel oil found that after inhaling fennel oil two times for 10 minutes for a period of eight weeks, the subjects consumed fewer calories and digested food significantly faster.

Studies on the effectiveness of essential oils are progressing slowly. However, there is growing interest in aromatherapy and other therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Many people are using essential oils and reporting positive results for weight loss as well as for many other practical uses.

Some of these miracle essential oils include celery seeds, cypress, tangerine, ginger, spearmint, sandalwood, cloves, orange, rosemary, patchouli , mandarin, lemon grass, hyssop, tangerine, eucalyptus, laurel, jasmine and geranium.​


Cinnamon essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the cinnamon tree and it has a sweet and welcoming fragrance. Cinnamon oil works to minimize inflammation, regulate levels of blood sugar and improve sensitivity to insulin. Insulin helps to break down fats and carbohydrates and it enables the absorption of blood glucose by storing it as fat or converting it to energy.

When insulin resistance occurs, i.e. the body cells fail to respond to insulin, the body stores fat instead of breaking it down to energy. This results in weight gain and worse still, makes weight loss an uphill battle. Insulin resistance could also lead to high levels of blood insulin and blood sugar, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon essential oil can increase insulin sensitivity as well as blood glucose absorption. Many people in the United States suffer from metabolic syndrome , a combination of disorders including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and insulin resistance. Individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity have been found to have inflammatory cells. However, cinnamon essential oil can alleviate the production of these cells, which could in turn slow down weight gain and therefore allow actual weight loss.


The intense and minty properties of peppermint are what make it such a popular essential oil. Menthol is a major component of peppermint and it serves to cool and calm the body. Using peppermint oil boosts mood, increases mental alertness and energy, helps in digestion and suppresses appetite.

Peppermint is especially popular for its ability to treat digestion issues. Besides that, this essential oil works well to relax the muscles. When used with caraway essential oil, peppermint oil can reduce bloating, allow the proper flow of bile and ease the stomach’s muscles. Studies have also found that breathing in peppermint produced greater alertness in calmer subjects who showed better cognition. Best of all for weight loss, studies also show that breathing in the aroma of peppermint (best done with a diffuser) for a couple of hours felt hungry less frequently and consumed fewer calories compared to subjects who did not inhale the essential oil.

 

Bergamot essential oil has an assortment of scents including spicy, tangy and sweet. This essential oil has been shown to improve mood and boost energy. Several studies show that depression and anxiety can trigger unhealthy eating. This vicious cycle can prolong for the worse making weight loss all the more difficult.

Other studies have however found that inhaling bergamot oil for just 15 minutes can boost energy and improve emotional well being. Researchers tested participants’ saliva for cortisol, a stress related hormone, and found that cortisol levels were much lower in participants who inhaled bergamot oil


Essential Oils To Aid Weight Loss

Author: Dr. Larita
February 23, 2017

Lemon essential oil has a fresh, uplifting scent.  Using this essential oil has been shown to alleviate mood swings, boost energy, slow down weight loss and relieve pain. Lemon contains limonene, a compound with fat–dissolving properties. Studies show that when used with grapefruit essential oil, lemon oil boosts the process of lipolysis.

Lemon oil also works to improve mood and to boost energy by increasing the levels of hormones that stimulate the flight or fight instinct. This hormone also boosts oxygen supply in the brain, thereby improving cognitive function, blood flow and heart rate, all processes that are necessary in the optimal functioning of the body’s muscles.  Lemon essential oil has pain relieving properties. Just apply the oil on affected muscles or joints to ease any pain.​

Grapefruit essential oil has a tantalizingly sweet aroma. Other than its antiseptic properties, grapefruit oil has been shown to be effective at minimizing unhealthy cravings, increasing metabolism, boosting body endurance and energy, and reducing the accumulation of fat around the abdomen. Studies have shown that eating grapefruit several times a week can reduce appetite and aid in weight loss. Research has also shown that the main component in grapefruit, limonene, causes a process that aids the body’s ability to break down and dissolve protein and body fat.

 


Fat Blaster Toning Massage Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
February 22, 2017

massage fat blaster 3Next in our series on aromatherapy essential oils and weight loss are formulas for fat blaster toning and diuretic massage oils.

FAT BLASTER TONING MASSAGE OILS

 Toning Massage Formula 1

  •  10 drops basil
  • 5 drops lemongrass
  • 15 drops lavender

Toning Massage Formula  2

  • 5 drops red thyme
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 15 drops orange

 

FAT BLASTER DIURETIC MASSAGE OILS

Diuretic Massage Formula 1

  • 8 drops juniper
  • 10 drops fennel
  • 12 drops grapefruit

Diuretic Massage Formula 2

  • drops cypress
  • 15 drops lemon
  • 5 drops juniper


Fat Blaster Massage Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
February 21, 2017

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The olfactory glands interact with the brain and can identify over one trillion smells. When the nose inhales the aroma from essential oils, the olfactory glands interact with the hippocampus and amygdala, the parts of the brain responsible for emotions. It also sends neuropathic messages to the parts of the brain concerned with physiological processes such as regulation of stress and blood pressure, heart rate, motivation, learning and focus.

Losing weight and keeping it off is often a struggle because of the psychological and physical barriers we battle in our bodies and minds. Using essential oils together with your regular exercise and nutritional plan can help to ease the effects of slow metabolism, poor digestion, low energy, unhealthy cravings, low motivation and diet fatigue. Eliminating these symptoms or barriers could be just what you need to reach your weight loss goals. There are the some great essential oils for weight loss. This week we will be discussing some of those oils more in depth but first, I’m going to give you some essential oil recipes for weight loss to get you started.

You can make fat blaster massage oils by adding 30 drops of essential oil to 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil plus 10 drops of carrot oil. The almond oil and carrot oil should be blended before you add the essential oils. For today, I have the general fat blaster massage oils for weight loss.

GENERAL FAT BLASTER MASSAGE OILS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Formula 1

  • 8 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops oregano
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops cypress

Formula 2

  • 5 drops petitgrain
  • 10 drops lime
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 10 drops basil


Fat Blaster Toning Massage Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
February 24, 2016

massage fat blaster 3Next in our series on aromatherapy essential oils and weight loss are formulas for fat blaster toning and diuretic massage oils.

FAT BLASTER TONING MASSAGE OILS

 Toning Massage Formula 1

  •  10 drops basil
  • 5 drops lemongrass
  • 15 drops lavender

Toning Massage Formula  2

  • 5 drops red thyme
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 15 drops orange

 

FAT BLASTER DIURETIC MASSAGE OILS

Diuretic Massage Formula 1

  • 8 drops juniper
  • 10 drops fennel
  • 12 drops grapefruit

Diuretic Massage Formula 2

  • drops cypress
  • 15 drops lemon
  • 5 drops juniper


Fat Blaster Massage Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
July 31, 2014

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You can make fat blaster massage oils by adding 30 drops of essential oil to 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil plus 10 drops of carrot oil. The almond oil and carrot oil should be blended before you add the essential oils. For today, I have the general fat blaster massage oils for weight loss.

GENERAL FAT BLASTER MASSAGE OILS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Formula 1

  • 8 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops oregano
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops cypress

Formula 2

  • 5 drops petitgrain
  • 10 drops lime
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 10 drops basil


Fat Blaster Diuretic Blends

Author: Dr. Larita
July 30, 2014

bath3For today’s blog, we have 4 synergistic blends for diuretic baths. As with the toning baths, make up a bottle in the proportional quantities below or use these quantities for two baths. Again, if you find one blend you like better than the others, whether for the aroma or for the diuretic quality, you can double, triple or quadruple the recipe.

Fat Blaster Diuretic Blends

Synergistic Blend 1

Synergistic Blend 2

  • 5 drops fennel
  • 3 drops cypress

Synergistic Blend 3

  • 2 drops celery
  • 6 drops grapefruit

Synergistic Blend 4

  • 2 drops oregano
  • 6 drops lemon


toningYou can tone your muscles with exercise and essential oils. The oils can be added to your bath water or you can use them in a massage oil and apply them either before or after your bath. Put your chosen essential oil on a face cloth and rub your muscles in the shower before you exercise to keep them supple. Use any of the following essential oils singly or in combinations:

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SUPPLE AND TONED MUSCLES

  •  black pepper
  • ginger
  • rosemary
  • lavender
  • cypress
  • basil
  • petitgrain
  • juniper
  • thyme
  • peppermint
  • grapefruit
  • orange
  • lime
  • birch

You can also improve and help your body during aerobic exercise by using essential oils. The oils will not only tone your muscles but also enable easier breathing and improved circulation. Use the following essential oils for respiratory or circulatory help:

RESPIRATORY OILS

CIRCULATORY OILS


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