best essential oils for weight loss

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There are a number of amazing therapeutic-grade essential oils that can help you to have a successful weight loss program! 

The older we get and the longer we live, the more toxins and chemicals and waste gets built up in our cells, tissues and organs.

This is the perfect environment for all kinds of diseases to begin forming, and obesity and ill health in general.

Headaches, weight gain, bloating, lethargy, skin issues, all can be signs of a great need to detox and get rid of the fat pockets where the toxins hide.

Quality Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils can not only help with the detoxifying and cleansing of your body, but they will help you to lose excess pounds in the meantime.  

Purging all of the accumulated chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, parasites, and undigested food is one of the best things that you could possibly do for your body!

Drink plenty of fluids, especially water when using essential oils for weight loss or detoxification, as this will help to accelerate the detoxification.

You want to be sure to use Quality essential oils, and they must be ‘Therapeutic-Grade’, meaning they are the Best, Purest, Cleanest Essential Oils around.

Most essential oils for weight loss are classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as ‘GRAS’, or Generally Regarded As Safe for consumption. These have also been known as 'edible essential oils'. 

Using essential oils for weight loss is one of the most Potent, and Healthiest Alternatives to over-the-counter or prescription medications that you will find. 

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how do essential oils help with weight loss?

Essential oils help in weight loss programs in various ways. Oils that contain citrus, such as Grapefruit and Lime, are great at dissolving toxins and fat in our bodies.

Tangerine, Ledum, Juniper, Rosemary and Fennel help dissolve cellulite.

Some essential oils help to increase circulation, thereby moving waste and toxins through your body a bit faster. 

Frequently inhaling a pleasant aroma has been known to significantly reduce the desire for food. Inhale deeply, three times in each nostril when hungry, to help support a sustained weight loss program! 

Inhaling therapeutic-grade essential oils helps with weight loss by stimulating parts of the hypothalamus, which is in charge of how full, or satiated, that we feel. 

Many studies have shown that inhaling certain essential oils during the day, or applying them topically, or ingesting them, can raise the frequencies in our bodies, which have a beneficial effect on illnesses and diseases.

Diseases do not thrive in an environment of higher frequencies. 

how to use essential oils for weight loss

Essential oils for weight loss will help you with curbing cravings, boosting your metabolism, improving your mood, improving digestion, and dissolving  cellulite. 

Essential oils for weight loss can be inhaled, mixed with a carrier oil and massaged into pressure points or area of concern, or diffused in the air with an essential oil diffuser.

If you are using therapeutic-grade oils that are considered GRAS, Generally Regarded As Safe for consumption, you can place a couple of drops with an edible carrier oil into capsules and ingest 2-3x a day.  

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I personally just use a good olive oil that I have around, but other good carrier oils for consumption or massage are avocado, jojoba, hemp seed, and sesame. 

An easy way to ingest essential oils (food-grade!) is to just put a drop or two on a spoon with a small amount of honey.

Do not give honey to children under one year of age! 

It is okay to mix up to 3 essential oils together for a stronger total effect, but it is not recommended that you mix more than 3, unless you have been trained in this. 

Keep in mind, therapeutic-grade essential oils are

Highly Concentrated and POTENT -

they are the Very Essence of the plant

that they come from, and

should always be treated with Respect,

as should Any Healing Herb, Tincture or Food. 

It is always a good idea to first test an oil that you want to use, placing a small drop on the inside of your upper arm, to make sure that there is no adverse reaction. 


We are of course sharing this for informational purposes only, and you should always consult with your health-care practitioner before trying any new therapy or medicine!

most popular essential oils for weight loss

Peppermint Essential Oil

One of the most popular and beneficial essential oils for weight loss is a good therapeutic-grade peppermint essential oil.  

Peppermint essential oil (and others) affects the hypothalamus in our brain, which is connected to our olfactory nerve, which is part of an intricate process that lets us know when we are full. This emotional area of our brain can also trigger our desire for a certain food.  

Peppermint essential oils are highly regarded for soothing digestive problems. One drop in a GLASS quart or liter bottle of water, sipped throughout the day, can help to ease your digestive distress. 

Peppermint essential oil has been studied for many years for it’s ability to stimulate large amounts of weight loss in subjects. Ironically, it is also highly regarded as a digestive stimulant for those that suffer from weight loss due to gastritis, ulcerative colitis, and pancreatitis. 

Inhaling a peppermint essential oil frequently throughout the day can help to curb your appetite. 

A good therapeutic-grade peppermint essential oil is also anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and a pain reliever (Great diluted and rubbed on temples or forehead for headaches!). 

Peppermint essential oil has been studied for it’s ability to stimulate the brain’s satiety center of the hypothalamus, which in turn makes you feel full. 

Peppermint essential oil is wonderful and has many uses beyond weight loss. It is known for boosting alertness before tests or meetings, blocking pain, especially with headaches, and helps with indigestion. 

Therapeutic-grade peppermint essential oil has been well-researched in cancer studies for it’s ability to inhibit the growth of tumors.

Apply peppermint essential oil to area of concern (abdomen, stomach, or temples or forehead for headache pain), by mixing a couple of drops of peppermint with a good carrier oil, such as olive, avocado, or sesame.

Peppermint essential oil can be diffused in the air or ingested, as in a glass of water or spoon of honey or cup of tea. 

I like to put a drop or two of peppermint essential oil in a large glass container of cold water and sip during the day, especially in the summer, it's very cooling and soothing! 

Do not apply peppermint oil on infants, and it will burn eyes or sensitive skin! 


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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is used widely for weight loss. 

Lemon and other citrus oils are not acidic in our bodies as is generally believed. Lemon turns alkaline in our mouth, and alkaline is a much healthier state to be in, as an acidic body promotes disease. Unfortunately, our diets today are mainly acidic. 

Therapeutic-grade lemon essential oil is also used widely for circulation, urinary tract infections, anxiety, depression, varicose veins and digestive issues. 

Lemon essential oil is also anti-tumoral, anti-septic, anti-parasitic, improves circulation, relaxation, and stimulates and supports the immune system. 

Lemon has been extensively studied for it’s ability to slow down the growth of tumors. 

Inhaling the scent of lemon essential oil promotes focus, clarity and concentration, especially with tasks and tests, and invigorates and enhances good energies. 

Lemon can be used in many ways, including mixing 50/50 with a carrier oil and applying to affected area, chakras or pressure points. It can be directly inhaled from the bottle or diffused in an oil diffuser.

Add a couple of drops in a large glass of water and sip all day for a great boost with your weight loss program! 

I like putting a couple of drops of lemon essential oil in a glass of water or iced or hot tea, it is very refreshing and helps to curb cravings!  

Do not use citrus essential oils on your skin when you will be exposed to sun!

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil may help with weight loss by speeding up your metabolism to burn fat and deposits of cellulite, and by increasing lymph flow and circulation. 

Lemongrass helps with digestive problems and fluid retention. It is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, and anti-inflammatory. 

Dilute and apply to area of concern, inhale or diffuse. Lemongrass may also be diluted 50/50 with a carrier oil such as olive oil and taken as a dietary supplement. 

Grapefruit Essential Oil 

Grapefruit essential oil for weight loss can help to reduce fatty cells such as cellulite.

These fat areas can harbor toxins, which contributes to an imbalance in hormone levels and cancer cells.

Grapefruit essential oil has been studied extensively for it’s ability to combat tumors.  

Grapefruit essential oil helps in weight loss by stimulating metabolism, dissolving fat, cleaning kidneys, lymphatic and vascular systems. It is a diuretic, detoxifier, and antiseptic, as well as anti-tumoral. 

Use and apply in the same ways as stated above. 

Do Not go into the sun with any citrus oil on your skin! 

Citrus Essential Oil

Tangerine Essential Oil 

Tangerine essential oil aids in weight loss by reducing fat cells, especially those that contribute to cellulite. Cellulite, which are pockets of fatty tissue, can harbor toxins and petrochemicals like pesticides.  

Tangerine essential oil is used medically as a digestive aid, for obesity, fluid retention, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. 

Tangerine oil is anti-tumoral, anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, aids in liver problems, digestive issues and boosts immunity. 

Use tangerine essential oil in the above manner, on location, inhaling, diffusing, or as a dietary supplement. 

Do not expose skin to sun that has a citrus oil on it! 

Orange Essential Oil 

Orange essential oil has a wonderfully concentrated aroma. Orange aids in slow digestion and circulation. It is anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, and anti-depressive. 

I like to put a few drops in water and drink it, and love to dilute it with water and spray it into the air. It is a very cheerful, uplifting and refreshing smell, and it tastes Great! 

Orange essential oil for weight loss can be used in the same manner as all of the above citrus oils. 

Do not go into the sun with any citrus oil on your skin! 

other top essential oils for weight loss

Spearmint Essential Oil 

May help fat to metabolize and reduce deposits of cellulite. Increased metabolism stimulates the gallbladder, which helps with detoxification. Spearmint essential oil is also an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. 

Can be taken the same as the others above. 

Cypress Essential Oil 

Cypress essential oil helps to eliminate fatty deposits by increasing circulation in the body. It strengthens capillaries, soothes the nerves, and is anti-spasmodic and anti-infectious.

If used as a massage oil, mix with a carrier oil and massage toward the center of the body.

Can also be used as the other oils mentioned here. 

Ledum Essential Oil 

Ledum is a strong smelling herb that has been used medicinally for thousands of years.

It can help to reduce fat cells that contribute to cellulite and harbor toxic cells.

Ledum essential oil is used widely for weight loss and as a diuretic.

It is anti-bacterial, anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory and a liver protector.

Used as a tea and tonic, it also can be used as the other oils above. 

Rosemary Essential Oil 

Rosemary essential oil can be used for weight loss by helping to remove cellulite.

Rosemary heals and protects the liver, is an anti-tumoral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and an anti-parasitic.

Dilute and rub on area of concern, inhale, diffuse, or use as a dietary supplement. 

Not for use under 4 years or with persons with high blood pressure! 

Fennel Essential Oil 

Fennel essential oil helps with weight loss by reducing cellulite deposits, and aids with obesity, fluid retention and digestive issues.

It can help with ulcerative colitis and gastritis.

Fennel is anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and an analgesic.

Fennel seeds have been used for hundreds of years as a digestive aid and to help balance menstrual cycles. 

Avoid Fennel If Epileptic! 

Juniper Essential Oil 

Juniper essential oil has been used for centuries as a diuretic and digestive cleanser. It is used for reducing cellulite.

Juniper purifies and excretes toxins by increasing circulation through the kidneys.

Use in same manner as with above oils. 

Ylang-ylang Essential Oil 

Ylang-ylang essential oil  has a wonderful smell, and inhaling this aroma numerous times during the day has been shown to reduce appetite cravings. 

Ylang-ylang has been useful with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

It is anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, vaso-dilating, regulates the beating of the heart, helps with intestinal problems and also balances male/female energies. 

As with all of the above essential oils for weight loss, ylang-ylang can be diluted and used as a massage oil, on area of concern, inhaled, diffused, or add a couple of drops in honey or tea, beverage or capsule. 


As you can see, therapeutic-grade essential oils are very beneficial for your weight loss program!

These oils are sometimes called ‘edible' essential oils, because they can all be consumed!

I am a true essential oil lover, and I have helped myself and many others remedy a variety of health issues with the many wonderful healing qualities of therapeutic-grade essential oils! 


Read on for more great essential oil remedies! 


*Internal Consumption of essential oils is not FDA approved and not recommended.

These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. The user accepts all risk, liability and responsibility. Use caution if pregnant or around young children or pets. 


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