Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Hope Johnson
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Best Essential Oils that Promote Weight Loss

Can you use essential oils for weight loss? What makes weight loss so difficult for people is the idea that they need to have better willpower to overcome their poor eating habits.

Yet, did you know that poor eating habits are the result of stress, and that trying to make yourself eat better results in more stress? If this sounds like a vicious cycle, that’s because it is!

Even with diet and exercise, a mind that’s stressed produces tension, mood swings, and food cravings, thus making it difficult to lose weight or keep it off.

The good news is that All essential oils help reduce stress, provided that the aroma is appealing to the individual's senses. Less stress equals fewer food cravings, so you won’t have to rely so much on willpower to keep you from over-indulging in non-nutritive food.

Because of this, one of the most effective ways to lose weight or keep it off is to adopt an aromatic lifestyle.

Click Here to view all essential oils that are especially helpful for losing weight and keeping it off.

essential oils for weight loss

Here are a few ways to use essential oils for weight loss:

1) Use My Fat Free Body Oil

Fat Free Body Oil was specially designed by me as a cellulite-reducing formula... Once I found an amazing Organic Virgin Hazelnut oil, I knew it was time to create a powerful cellulite-reducing formula.

This formula contains 5% essential oils in our succulent Virgin Hazelnut oil, which is one of the best skin-softening and circulation-stimulating carrier oils.

The essential oils that I selected for this cellulite-reducing formula, are known to improve circulation, balance the body's hormones, detoxify the blood, tonify, and stimulate the body's natural fat-burning capabilities.

To reap the benefits of this blend, apply the oil directly to clean, damp skin in gentle, but firm sweeping motions. Always massage upward toward your heart. 

Fat Free Essential Oil Body Formula - Cellulite Reducing Blend of Essential Oils and Carrier Oils

Fat Free Essential Oil Body Formula - Cellulite Reducing Blend of Essential Oils and Carrier Oils


Ingredients: CO2 Coffee, Celery Seed, Juniper Berry, Himalayan Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Cypress, Rosemary Verbenone, Geranium, Dark Aged Patchouli, Lemongrass, Atlas Cedar and Hazelnut Oil. Essential oils Diluted in Hazelnut Oil to 5% Made in Hawaii … read more

2) Inhale or Diffuse Citrus to Minimize Cravings

One of the most difficult parts of any weight loss endeavor is dealing with cravings for sugary treats and other foods. Even when you’re not feeling hungry, it takes a whole lot of willpower to refrain from eating whatever it is you’re craving.

The easy solution is to reduce cravings…the ones that have nothing to do with nourishing the body and everything to do with avoiding and resisting your uncomfortable feelings.

If cravings seem to be an issue for you, try lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, orange, or any of our citrus essential oils (Cromer, 2021). These oils can help stabilize your mood, which naturally reduces cravings, and that's very important whether your goal is weight loss, or you just want things to function more efficiently.

Diffusing or inhaling citrus essential oils can help reduce stress and stabilize your mood, which will make you less likely to turn to candy or chocolate as a substitute for real happiness.

Citrus Essential Oil Sampler - 100% Pure Essential Oils of 6 High Quality Citrus Species

Citrus Essential Oil Sampler - 100% Pure Essential Oils of 6 High Quality Citrus Species


Our Citrus Essential Oil Sampler Contains: Organic Lemon, Red Mandarin, Lime, Bergamot, Pink Grapefruit, and Wildcrafted Orange (6) 10ml Amber Glass European Dropper Bottles … read more

3) Lavender Essential Oil to Improve Digestion and Help you Sleep

If you’re tired, you might reach for a candy bar or a quick treat to give you the energy you need to get through the day. Of course, this isn’t the best idea if you’re trying to lose weight.

Getting more restful sleep at night seems to result in more energy during the day, which can help you make better food choices and avoid the “afternoon crash” that often leads to unhealthy treats.

Lavender essential oils can help you relax in the evening, making it easier to fall asleep while also improving the quality of your sleep (Lillehei AS, 2015). This helps to decrease the chance of you turning to a quick pick-me-up.

Lavender can also help smooth digestive tract muscles (5 Ways to Heal with Lavender, 2018) and improve digestion, which helps you feel fuller without feeling uncomfortable. This helps reduce cravings and give you added energy throughout the day.

One of the most common ways to use lavender is to place a drop on the pillowcase. You can also inhale it, diffuse it, or add a few drops to a bath.  

Lavender (Fine French - High Altitude) Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Lavender (Fine French - High Altitude) Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)


  Botanical Name: Lavandula Angustifolia Plant Part: Flowering Tops Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Country of Origin: France Color/Consistency: Clear with Thin Consistency Aroma: Floral, Crisp, Sweet, Herbaceous, Gentle, Balsalmic Undertones Perfumery Note: Middle Main Chemical Components: Linalyl acetate (32.40%), Linalool… read more

4) Peppermint Essential Oil to help Reduce Inflammation and Support Lymphatic Function 

Peppermint essential oil works as an anti-inflammatory and it also helps cleanse the lymphatic system (West-Rosenthal, 2016). The lymphatic system works to eliminate waste in the body, and detoxing it helps reduce bloating and water retention, which has a slimming effect (Shortsleeve & Felbin, 2022).

Since peppermint oil can also help reduce inflammation, it helps prevent insulin resistance and leptin resistance which commonly come with weight gain. Reducing inflammation helps your body function optimally which results in elimination of excess weight. (Williams, 2022).

A drop of peppermint oil can be placed under the tongue. It can be inhaled, diffused, or a few drops can be added to food or drinks.

Peppermint Essential Oil - USA (Mentha Piperita)

Peppermint Essential Oil - USA (Mentha Piperita)


Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita Plant Part: Leaves Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Country of Origin: USA (Williamette Valley) Color/Consistency: Light Yellow/Clear Color with Thin Consistency Aroma: Fresh, Minty, Hot, and Herbaceous Perfumery Note: Top Main Chemical Components: Menthol (43.04%), Menthone… read more

5) Ginger Essential Oil Weight Loss Benefits

Reducing inflammation, easing cravings, and improving digestion are all important parts of any effort to lose weight. The good news is that ginger essential oil provides all these benefits and more (Picard, 2019). Inhaling ginger oil or diluting a few drops in teaspoon of carrier oil and applying it to your lower abdomen can help with weight loss and overall health.

By following these strategies and using essential oils to ease cravings and boost energy, you’ll have much more weight loss success.

Ginger Essential Oil - CO2 Extracted (Zingiber Officinalis)

Ginger Essential Oil - CO2 Extracted (Zingiber Officinalis)


  Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinalis Plant Part: Root Method of Extraction: CO2 Extracted Country of Origin: Nigeria Color/Consistency: Dark Red-Brown with Medium Consistency Aroma: Warm, Woody, Deep Earthy Undertone Perfumery Note: Middle Main Chemical Components: alpha-Zingiberene (22.4%), 6-Gingerol (15.3%), Sesquiphellandrene… read more


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