Today I’m going to discuss with you about essential oils for weight loss. So many people today want to learn how to burn fat and lose weight fast, but also in a manner that is safe and effective. For that reason, essential oils are one of your best choices.
I want to be up front with you and let you know you’re not going to start using essential oils and lose 20, 30, or 50 pounds. But it could help your body in losing weight, support your body in that way, and also help you lose a couple of pounds as well.
There are really three main essential oils that I really believe can help your body in weight loss. The number one essential oil is grapefruit oil. Grapefruit essential oil actually works with your body in activating enzymes that help your body break down brown body fat.
We know that the essential oil of grapefruit actually comes from the grapefruit peel, which is very high as well in certain compounds like d-Limonene, which helps support the metabolism and even cleansing and drainage of your lymphatic glands.
For that reason, grapefruit essential oil is the number one oil that can help your body in burning fat and losing weight because of how it activates enzymes in your saliva, which helps break down body fat in your body.
The second best essential oil to support weight loss is cinnamon oil. Cinnamon oil has been shown time and time again to help regulate blood glucose levels and something in your body called GTF, glucose tolerance factor.
For that reason, cinnamon oil is also fantastic for anybody with diabetes. It helps keep those sugar cravings at bay. It helps balance blood sugar, which long term will help with weight loss and help reduce those cravings for sugar.
The third essential oil that supports the body in weight loss is ginger essential oil. Ginger works because it also reduces sugar cravings and helps reduce inflammation in the body. It’s so important that if you’re going to lose weight, that you’re also reducing inflammation and also supporting digestion and absorption of nutrients.
The compounds in ginger are called gingerols. Gingerols have been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation in your intestines and overall improve absorption of the vitamins and minerals you’re consuming.
If you’re absorbing more vitamins and minerals that supports your body’s cellular energy which also supports weight loss. So if you are looking to lose weight by using essential oils, I recommend grapefruit oil, cinnamon oil, and ginger oil.
Sometimes you can get those in compounds, or you can use those three individually. You can put one single drop of each in water and drink it that way, or you can actually put it on topically or diffuse it. When you’re putting it on topically, I recommend using a carrier oil like coconut oil, especially when you’re using the cinnamon oil.
Again, you can actually add it to things. Or again, one of my favorite ways is just diffuse it. You can diffuse it on your desk at the office. You can diffuse it around your home. It has a great scent. It will activate things in your body that will actually support weight loss.
Again, to lose weight try those essential oils. Essential oils have been used for over 5,000 years. They’re one of the most powerful forms of medicine in the world. Grapefruit, cinnamon, and ginger are probably the most effective essential oils for weight loss.
If you want to learn how to achieve weight loss with a variety of methods, go to our page on weight loss for beginners for more information.
Benefits of Cinnamon Essential Oil
In this portion of the article, I’m going to talk to you about all of the many uses and benefits of cinnamon essential oil. And cinnamon oil has been used for thousands of years, and I think you’re going to learn some surprising facts you didn’t know about cinnamon oil.
In this article, you will learn some great ways to use it for the benefit of your health. First off, cinnamon essential oil has been used since the times of the Bible. In fact, it’s one of the most referenced essential oils in the Bible because it was part of the holy anointing oil.
And during Biblical times they made something called the holy anointing oil, which included cinnamon oil, cassia oil, calamus, myrrh, and olive oil.
And when somebody was sick, what they would do is they would pour this oil over their heads. So you may have heard it anoint their head with oil. That was the holy anointing oil that was used during religious ceremonies, but also used for when they needed healing.
They would go to the priest, have them pray for them for healing, and then they were anointed with oil. So we know cinnamon oil has been used for probably over 5,000 years. It’s also referenced in Egyptian medicine, Chinese medicine, Greek medicine.
Cinnamon oil, one of those truly unique essential oils for those benefits. Now cinnamon oil contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which makes up about 60-70% of cinnamon oil.
This compound has been shown to be beneficial for so many things, but I want to also give you the equivalent of it in powder form. Typically one drop of cinnamon oil is the equivalent to one-third of a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
So keep that in mind. And there are five main uses and benefits I want to talk about, how you should start using cinnamon oil, and number one is to help balance your blood sugar. Medical studies have shown that cinnamon oil helps with something called GTF, Glucose Tolerance Factor, in balancing out your insulin levels. So whether you’re a type-1 or type-2 diabetic or have syndrome X or any of those issues, or hypoglycemia, cinnamon oil is something you want to add into your daily regime.
Now with cinnamon oil, you can simply defuse it around your home. That’s one of the great ways to get the benefits. Or you can carry it in your purse if you’re a female or male and just keep it in your car and just smell it every so often.
You can gain benefits that way. Now, under the care of a natural health provider, you can do it internally. Now, again, you don’t want to go overboard with this. More isn’t better. But one single drop of a pure, high-quality, therapeutic graded, organic cinnamon oil can have benefits.
If you use cinnamon oil, always use it with food. But you’ll just do one single drop. That’s the equivalent of one-third a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. You don’t need more than that. One single drop in a smoothie or one single drop in some apple sauce. But that’s how you would use it if you’re going to use it internally, but also you can gain many of the benefits of cinnamon oil by just defusing it and smelling it in that way.
But again, it is incredible for your blood sugar levels and for insulin levels. The reason to use cinnamon oil is because of its antimicrobial properties. In my household, we use it when we clean our house. We do a mixture of cinnamon oil with wild orange oil, and we defuse that in our house. We actually put it in a spray bottle with water and we use it to spray down our stainless steel appliances, our granite counter tops, but the smell is just amazing.
Again, that cinnamon with that wild orange oil mixture together has such a clean smell and it’s great, especially around the holidays because of the great smell. But again, it’s antimicrobial in nature. A great thing to use around the house for cleaning, as well.
The third reason you should be using it it’s one of the most antioxidant rich oils on the planet. It falls in line number two, only behind clove oil. But cinnamon oil is very high in antioxidants, and for that reason can protect your body against free radical damage.
In that way, again, just defusing it around your house is a great way to use it on a regular basis. Also, you can use it in a toothpaste because of its antimicrobial properties, jumping back a little bit, but I’ll do a mixture of just a little bit of cinnamon oil with other types of oil, such as sometimes a peppermint oil.
Mix it with baking soda, coconut oil, and use it as a toothpaste. It’s great for cleaning your teeth and for the health of your gums. The number four reason to use cinnamon oil is because it may support weight loss.
We know that cinnamon itself, because of its ability to balance out insulin and prevent blood sugar spikes, is good for that reason. So again, cinnamon can also reduce sugar cravings and has a little bit of sweetness to it. So if you struggle with cravings for sweets and sugar, adding cinnamon to some recipes . . . in fact I did a little cinnamon oil, just a drop, in a carrot soup I did. A lot of times I’ll do it when I do cinnamon pancakes for breakfast and even in a smoothie if I do a cinnamon apple smoothie.
In addition, cinnamon oil is great for supporting weight loss. Again, just one single drop once to twice daily is all you need. And then last, but not least, cinnamon is fantastic for your energy levels. I’ll do that with some peppermint oil. I’ll defuse that if I’m getting ready for a workout.
Also, you might be this person to where sometimes your energy level is up and down during the day. Cinnamon helps with that glucose tolerance factor and those insulin levels to keep your energy going strong all day long. So again, using cinnamon oil, whether it’s defusing it or, again, a single drop internally is important. And by the way, when you’re buying essential oils, make sure you’re buying therapeutic oils.
Ideally that are organic in terms of their standard, but again getting a good quality essential oil is important because there’s a lot of junk out there. You want to buy it from a reputable company, and there are several out there, but again making sure you’re getting a high quality essential oil there, as well. And by the way, you can get something called CO2 cinnamon oil, which is a CO2 extract which is found in actually many brands today, of supplements, have that type of cinnamon oil in their supplement.
So again, cinnamon oil CO2 extract is probably the best if you’re going to do it internally, and CO2 essential oil probably the best essential oil to use if you’re going to be defusing it in your home or using it as a spray cleaner for those types of things. So again, cinnamon oil has so many benefits and uses.