5 Amazing Uses Of Aromatherapy For Weight Loss

5 Amazing Uses Of Aromatherapy For Weight Loss

You have tried various supplements and fad diets to get rid of your excess body weight, but have you ever tried aromatherapy? As our mood plays an important role in regulating our eating habits, by improving mood, aromatherapy helps in reducing food cravings. Furthermore, aromatherapy also helps in boosting your energy level, which is highly effective in increasing your exercise capacity.However, aromatherapy is not a magic solution. It only helps in boosting your weight loss effort when combined with a low-calorie diet and appropriate calorie burning workouts.

Here Is How Aromatherapy Is An Effective Solution For Weight Loss:

Aromatherapy For Curbing Appetite

Overeating is a major cause of gaining unintended body weight. If you find it difficult to control your appetite, consider smelling grapefruit essential oil for suppressing your hunger pangs. Limonene, the main bioactive component of grapefruit essential oil, is probably responsible for its appetite suppressing activity.

Loss Of Appetite

How To Use

To curb appetite, inhale the aroma of grapefruit essential oil for a few seconds six to eight times a day.

Aromatherapy For Curbing Appetite

Aromatherapy For Increasing Stamina

Aromatherapy also helps in overcoming lethargy and fatigue. By increasing your energy level, it helps in increasing your workout duration. Increase in physical activities help you to lose weight fast. The aromatherapy essential oils best suited for energizing you during workouts are lemon, orange, lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary and grapefruit essential oils.

High Intensity Workouts

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How To Use

Put a few drops of an energizing essential oil of your choice on a cotton ball and smell it for a few seconds before starting your workout and also during workouts.

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Aromatherapy Abdominal Massage

A study conducted at the Wonkwang Health Science College in Korea had revealed that massaging the abdomen with certain essential oils helps in burning the abdominal fat. Aromatherapy massage helps in breaking down the fats and shrinks the waistline fast.

Weight Loss

How To Do

Make an aromatherapy oil blend by combining five drops each of lemon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil and cypress essential oil. Mix the oil blend with two ounces of carrier oil of your choice such as olive oil or almond oil. Massage your abdomen with the aromatherapy oil twice a day.

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Aromatherapy For Preventing Emotional Eating

You cannot afford to overlook the role of emotional eating in increasing your body weight. Aromatherapy, by calming the mind, prevents you from consuming unhealthy comfort foods. It helps in reducing stress, anxiety and depression, the leading causes of emotional eating.

Stress

How To Use

The best way to calm your mind is to soak in an aromatherapy bath. Put 5 drops each of sandalwood, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot and patchouli essential oils to your warm bath water. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can smell the oil blend to lift your mood.

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