Have you ever heard about the magic power of the essential oils for weight loss? Those who want to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle more often use aromatherapy. Nowadays there is a tendency to prefer complex techniques. These techniques give us the possibility not only to lose and normalize weight, make a beautiful, sexy and toned body, but also to keep up to a balanced diet and improve our lifestyle and health. Thus, we strongly recommend you to include essential oils in the process of weight loss.
Essential oils, while you get used to a new “healthy” diet, help to regulate appetite and normalize blood circulation. They also improve your complexion and regulate the functioning of internal systems of the body. Let us take a closer look at the best essential oils for weight loss.
Which essential oils are used for weight loss?
The main essential oils is aimed at fat burning, collagen production, strengthening and restoration of the skin and toning of blood vessels. They also have antiseptic, tonic, fatigue relieving and regulatory properties. Such oils include:
- tea tree;
They can be used in all aromatherapy methods and procedures, including an oil burner, aroma bath, compresses, rubbing and massage. Unlike other areas of aromatherapy, essential oils for weight loss are used in mixtures of 6-7 kinds. As a base you can use jojoba or almond oils.
- Oils, aimed specifically at a weight loss and fat burning, are considered to be fennel oil, sweet and black pepper oil, as well as cypress, ginger, cardamom and peppermint oils;
- Fennel essential oil not only decreases appetite but also helps to clean the body;
- Black pepper oil stimulates metabolism;
- Lemongrass, myrrh, patchouli, black pepper, lavender, mandarin and rosemary oils tighten our skin, which loses its elasticity after weight loss;
- Essential oils stimulate the lymphatic system, effectively remove moisture and toxins, and also increase metabolism. Besides, they take a special place in aromatherapy. They are mandarin, juniper, lemon, patchouli, grapefruit and rosemary aroma oils;
- The main problem during weight loss is a negative emotional background. Try to use oils to maintain a positive attitude and to raise your self-esteem. Give preference to neroli, rose, jasmine, bergamot, geranium, mandarin and chamomile oils.
A base mixture for weight loss:
Mix one teaspoon of a base oil or cream (lotion, milk), 5 drops of tart tea tree and nutmeg, 10 drops of bergamot and grapefruit essential oils, 3 drops of cinnamon aroma oil and 8 drops of fragrant geranium oil.
Essential oils can be varied according to the specific characteristics of your skin:
- If you have stretch marks on the body, use grapefruit, oregano, sage, rosemary, roman chamomile and benzoin;
- If you have a sensitive and dry skin, in addition to base oils, use neroli, jasmine, rose, sandalwood, chamomile and Kananga;
- For the skin that is prone to allergic use chamomile and sandalwood;
- For oily skin use sandalwood, lavender, lemon, cypress and geranium.
How to use essential oils for weight loss?
There are four basic procedures:
- Body wraps for weight loss;
- Slimming massage;
- Aroma bath;
- Slimming scrub.
Body wraps for weight loss with essential oils
Body wrap with essential oils – is a pretty simple, but incredibly pleasant procedure, which can be done at home. It does not require huge costs and a lot of efforts. The fame of the healing properties of oils came to us from the ancient times, when people used them to maintain youth and beauty.
To prepare the mask, mix a few drops of lavender oil with lemon oil and juniper, add twenty drops of any base oil (for example, grape seed oil). Apply the mask to problem areas and rub well with your hands. Wrap yourself with any cling film and a warm blanket to create a “sauna effect”. Wait an hour, wash off the oil and lubricate the skin with a moisturizer.
Mix a drop of cinnamon oil with three drops of lemongrass oil, petitgrain, and dill. Add a few drops of black pepper oil. The resulting oil mix with a glass of sea salt to a scrub-mixture. Rub it into the problem areas of the body and wait until the oil is completely absorbed into the skin. Finally, take a bath or shower without using soap agents. This method not only reduces cellulite but also perfectly smooths the skin.
An equally effective way to prepare a mixture for anti-cellulite wraps at home. For the mixture, you need about 50 ml of jojoba oil, add grapefruit oil (10 drops), cinnamon leaf oil (5 drops), juniper oil (10 drops) and myrrh oil (5 drops). Thoroughly mix all components and rub into problem areas. Wrap yourself with cling film. In 25-35 minutes rinse it with warm water.
One more simple mixture for anti-cellulite body wraps. Mix grape seed oil (40-50 ml) with coffee oil (10 ml). Apply the resulting mixture to the problem areas of the body and wrap yourself with plastic wrap. In an hour rinse it with warm water.
Mix ten drops of myrrh oil with ten drops of orange oil and ten drops of lavender oil. Apply it to problem areas and wrap yourself with food wrap. Forty minutes later, take a shower and use nourishing cream or a moisturizing lotion.
Note: Body wrap with essential oils is not only a great way to get rid of cellulite, but also a way to make skin elastic, smooth and silky. This procedure is very pleasurable and will also help you to relax and relieve stress after a hard day. Use only natural essential oils, that are rich in vitamins and enzymes beneficial to your body. Do not buy cheap oils – it is a clear sign of a poor quality. Make peeling or scrubbing before the procedure. Thus, useful substances can more easily penetrate into the skin.
Daily slimming massage with essential oils
One of the most effective procedures for weight loss with the use of essential oils is a daily massage that improves the body and muscle tone and stimulates a profound transformation of the skin.
The recipe for a slimming mixture with essential oils
In order to get a special mixture for a massage, take 15-20 grams of a base oil, 2 drops of geranium essential oil and bergamot oil and one drop of juniper, fennel and sweet rose oil. You may also mix 1 drop of ginger, peppermint and cypress with 2 drops of tangerine oil.
Aroma baths with essential oils for weight loss
Aroma baths are very effective. However, to get an effect of these procedures, the concentration of essential oils must be higher than usual. So it is very important to check oils for allergic reactions. Furthermore, if aroma baths are aimed at weight loss, you should brush the body first.
The recipe for aroma bath with essential oils for weight loss:
For a base mixture mix 8-10 drops of juniper, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, rosemary and bergamot essential oils. Before taking a bath add from 8 (for the first procedure) to 20 drops (in the middle of the course) of such a mixture to honey or kefir and then dissolve it in water.
You can use less complex mixtures for aroma bath in the process of weight loss (for one procedure):
- 3 drops of lavender, grapefruit and lemon aroma oils;
- 4 drops of rosemary and grapefruit and 2 drops of lemon essential oils;
- 4 drops of rosemary, lavender and bergamot aroma oils;
- 2 drops of cypress, rosemary and fennel;
- 2 drops of lemon, geranium and black pepper oils;
- 2 drops of peppermint, ginger and juniper oils.
Scrub with essential oils for weight loss
Today aroma baths are second in popularity to a peculiar aroma shower – a quick shower with special scrubs containing essential oils. It is easy to use, and results in an elastic and glowing skin, the resolved problems with cellulite and problem areas, the improvement of microcirculation and elasticity. Rub the mixture into the skin until the arms get tired. This method of aromatherapy is suitable for those, who do not have enough time for aroma baths and massages.
To make the easiest version of aroma scrub for weight loss mix coffee grounds remained after brewing, with 10 drops of tea tree or black pepper essential oil. You can make the composition easier: mix a few tablespoons of a typical shower gel with 4 drops of bergamot and geranium essential oils. After this procedure, add 4 drops of grapefruit oil for every 15 grams of the base to your body cream and apply it to the skin. You may also prepare a base mixture for the scrub in advance. Before each procedure, mix the scrub with 4 drops of chosen essential oils and a teaspoon of any of base oils. For such a dry base grind oatmeal and nuts in equal parts in a blender. Furthermore, the base can be made of honey with salt and olive oil or in addition with soda. Mix with the base anything you prefer.
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