Weight management is what we are constantly fighting against. Not just being overweight, the struggle has been to manage those extra cravings that often derail us from our fitness regime. Managing a healthy diet and regular exercise is not enough. It is time you experience the power of essential oils in managing weight and a means to accelerate towards your goal.
So, how does it work? Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that unlocks the chemicals in the essential oils and this stimulates the immune system. They are also known to stimulate the diuretic and lymphatic system. Essential oils can also benefit when used with emoluments and while dry brushing. Some of these oils are also anti-bacterial and hence when applied with a carrier oil they inhibit skin related infections too.
- Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit belongs to the citrus family and the oil is extracted from the rind of the fruit. It contains nootkatone, a substance that increases a body’s ability to burn fats. It is particularly effective in reducing the fat around the abdomen. A few drops of this in the diffuser and the fragrance starts to work. It can also be used for topical application, e.g. massage it deep around those love handles. It helps reduce the constant food related digressions and also stimulates the lymphatic system.
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon oil controls the blood sugar and improves insulin release, which in turn improves metabolism. This consequently reduces body cravings for carbohydrates and sugary food. A few drops of the oil in water do wonders. In conjunction with daily exercise and a healthy diet, the aromatherapy can help cut down the intake and increase the calories burn up leading to faster weight loss.
- Lemon Essential Oil
Be it home, car or food, the citrus fragrance is unmissable, and this zesty aroma always uplifts the mood. This is exactly what lemon essential oil does to the brain and in turn, attacks the difficult fats in the body. The limonene in the oil dissolves fat present in the body and the norepinephrine levels in the brain are increased. A lemon oil aromatherapy is bound to infuse positive thoughts throughout the day and in addition, you smell fresh and fruity.
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil is a not just an essential oil, it has medicinal properties too. It has a strong fragrance with many benefits. It helps manage stress and anxiety and controls cravings and overeating bouts. It can also be used to soothe during colds and the oil helps open-up a blocked nose. A few drops will work the magic and before you realize you are breathing freely. When applied topically, it is helpful to manage aches and pains due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Many pain-relieving balms and ointments have this essential oil.
- Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil has a very strong aroma and a few sniffs can suppress the appetite. This essential oil helps ward off hunger pangs and can fool the mind into thinking you are full. The natural chemicals in the oil boost energy and remove signs of fatigue, so it’s a great one to infuse before you start your day or step into your gym.
What is important that irrespective of which oil you use, you need to ensure you are buying pure stuff. Make sure you are checking that they do not come with any additives and are not diluted. Mesmara stocks a wide range of essential oils, which serve multiple purposes. Click here to take a look.