Essential Oils For Weight Loss; These Really Work! - Essential Oil Academy

Essential Oils For Weight Loss; These Really Work!

If you are already one of our graduate Certified Essential Oil Practitioners or planning to become one, you can be assured that you’ll be sought out to provide consultations about essential oils for weight loss. This post will guide you in the right direction but you’ll find much more essential oil training within the certification course that you’ll need to provide the greatest benefit.

Yes, essential oils really can help you lose weight and get in shape. Of course, they’re not going to magically help the fat melt off those trouble spots- only positive food choices and exercise will do that.

But essential oils will give you the winning edge.

You’ll resist cravings for sugary and fatty foods and anything else on your no-go list. You’ll have much more energy to get you off the couch and through those workouts. Better still, you’ll start feeling motivated and empowered enough to make those positive changes in your life and become the best version of yourself.

By supporting your entire weight loss journey in a 100% natural and holistic way, you’ll feel much less stressed or anxious and completely in control, every step of the way.

Keep reading to find out how essential oils can help you to lose weight, which essential oils you should use to shift those extra pounds and how you can use them for best results.

How essential oils can help you to lose weight

There can never be a shortcut or miracle solution when it comes to losing weight.

The only way you can shift those extra pounds is by changing your diet and lifestyle. This means eating the right foods which nourish you from within and getting enough exercise to support optimal health and fitness.

Having said that, essential oils can be a powerful tool, which will support you to get through the more challenging mental and physical aspects of losing weight, without some of the stress and psychological problems than can often arise.

They can help you work through the emotional aspect of eating, boosting your mood when you’re feeling frustrated, keeping your motivation levels high and helping you to make healthier food and exercise choices.

But not only this- they’ll also help to boost your metabolism so you lose weight faster, improve your digestion so you can absorb maximum nutrition from your food and give you more energy so that you don’t feel as daunted or overwhelmed by the prospect of working out.

Put together, the right essential oils will help push you forward on your journey through weight loss and provide the extra support you most need.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most effective essential oils you can lose for weight loss. Check them out below!

But remember- essential oils are no substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle and should be used to support your journey. Don’t expect overnight miracles!

Which are the best essential oils for weight loss?

Cinnamon Oil

If sugar cravings are your greatest nemesis, you feel exhausted mid-afternoon and need a caffeine-cookie combo to get you through the afternoon, cinnamon essential oil is your perfect solution.

By helping to control your blood sugar levels and regulate your insulin levels, it helps to reduce your food cravings so it’s easier to choose those healthier foods and resist temptation. Yes, even when they’re handing out donuts at the office!

Ginger Oil

Ginger oil smells absolutely delicious and will help you to heal your digestive system, better control those sugar cravings and according to a study carried out at the University of Michigan Medical School, it can greatly reduce inflammation in your body.

By supporting your digestive health in this way, you can better absorb all those vital nutrients from your food, clear up your skin, enjoy glowing hair, skin and nails and feel absolutely wonderful.

Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil is one of our favorite essential oils for weight loss because of the powerful effect it has on your metabolism. You can practically feel the fat melting away and your energy levels going through the roof when you smell this gorgeously uplifting fragrance!

Used in many anti-cellulite treatments, grapefruit essential oil owes its powers to a compound called nootkatone which activates powerful enzymes to break down unwanted body fat.

It’s also a great lymphatic cleanser and diuretic, helping to reduce toxins and other waste from the body and reducing water retention so you look less puffy and much more svelte. 


Those who HATE to exercise will love the motivating, energizing and invigorating powers of peppermint essential oil.

According to research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, peppermint oil can help hard workouts feel easier so you can get that workout in without exhausting yourself.

Peppermint oil will also help naturally suppress your appetite so you can make healthier food choices and help ease any digestive issues that can stand between you and your ideal body shape.

Lemon oil

If you only buy one essential oil for weight loss, we recommend that you choose this one.

This refreshing and uplifting citrus essential oil will provide that burst of energy you need, lift your mood, keep you motivated and help you stick to your weight-loss goals so you can get slimmer without struggles.

A study from 2003 also suggested that lemon essential oil (and grapefruit essential oil) can benefit your nervous system to help you burn fat more easily and boost your metabolism.

Inhaling lemon oil will leave you feeling happier, more focused and on top of the world so it’s well worth including it in your go-to collection of essential oils.

How to Use Essential Oils for Weight Loss

The most effective way to use essential oils is to combine them with a neutrally-scented carrier oil like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil and massage directly onto the skin.

For optimal benefits, we suggest that you apply them to the insides of your wrists, your forehead and temples, your chest, your abdomen region, your arms and legs and for the highest absorption, to the bottoms of your feet.

When applying to the feet, it’s most effective to apply the appropriate oils to the reflex points that relate to the body parts you want to effect.  You’ll find more about application to the correct reflex points along with a chart, in your certification course.

Alternatively, apply a few drops directly to your bath water, or combine with a small amount of witch hazel to dilute then add under the running water. This works especially well when you’ve had a long hard workout and you need to soothe those aching muscles.

If you prefer, you can also place these essential oils into your diffuser and enjoy as the uplifting scents fill your room.

The essential oils included in this post are very potent and can harm the body when applied undiluted. Please keep away from sensitive areas such as your eyes, mouth, genitals, or broken skin. All in all please exercise caution.

Essential oils are a great addition to anyone's weight loss regime, helping them stick to their goals, boost metabolism, reduce food cravings and help them feel at their best. What's more, consulting about essential oils for weight loss is a great niche or specialty for your Certified Essential Oil Practitioner business!

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