How To Use These 3 Powerful & Potent Essential Oils To Aid Weight Loss

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How To Use Essential Oils That Aid In Weight Loss

In the last post, I talked about the top 3 most powerful essential oils that you can use to aid you in your weight loss journey.

But, I didn’t tell you how you use them which is kind of important.

So that’s what we are going to focus on in this post because if you don’t know how to use these essential oils properly, you could put yourself in danger.

We don’t want that. Plus, if you are feeling some type of way about using essential oils internally please consult a doctor or just read this post for entertainment.

Or if you’re okay with ingesting essential oils (safely!) make sure that your oils are legit.

No matter whether you decide to use essential oils for weight loss or not, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

I am not a doctor, naturopath, herbalist, nurse, CNA or anything like that. This post is for your information. 

I can’t say it any plainer than that. 

Okay glad that’s out of the way. Sorry for all the caps!

First, we are going to go over what you need in order to start using the oils

What you need to get started using essential oils to help with weight loss

Oh yeah, and this post contains affiliate links to great products that will help you in your health journey. I will get a commission if you decide to buy from these links but I’m only recommending products that I feel confident about. 

1. Essential oils

Fo sho, you will need to get some essential oils, I mean duh you knew that.

You may already have the essential oils that we talked about yesterday. If you missed that lesson please go ahead and read it but I’ll just briefly remind you that grapefruitcinnamon, and ginger essential oils are some of the best ones to use to support your body in weight loss.

If you don’t already have these essential oils then my favorite place to get them is from Puritans Pride.

Puritans Pride has been in business for 40 years and they have high standards for their products (they go through up to 15 quality checks before they get to the consumer!) and their customer service (so I hear) is bar none.

I’ve never had to use their customer service because I’ve never had an issue with them but if I did have to use them I would feel confident that the issue would be resolved.

You can get essential oils there buy one get one free (when they are on sale) and they have all been high quality.

Click here to explore Puritans Pride! 


Quick note: The reviews for the cinnamon essential oil were good for the most part but there were some reviews that said the cinnamon oil didn’t smell strong or it didn’t smell like cinnamon.

Well, I’ve got the same cinnamon oil and it smells strong for sure and I tasted it and it definitely had a very spicy and woodsy cinnamon flavor and there’s a reason for that.

Cinnamon actually comes from the bark of a tree called Cinnamomum. So cinnamon essential oil should have a woody taste because it comes from trees.

This helps me trust its authenticity. Sometimes I just think what happens is that people underestimate how concentrated essential oils are and therefore how strong they can smell because of that concentration.

Anywho, just wanted you to be aware of that complaint even though that hasn’t been my experience.

Now if you want to order from Amazon then I would recommend going with the Doterra brand.

Yes I know there are cheaper “essential oils” on Amazon but I don’t really trust that they are essential oils. 

I‘ve been the “victim” of buying fake essential oils on Amazon and some have been tested as being fake.

I just don’t want you to buy fake essential oils, try to use them to lose weight and then think EOs are a scam when they don’t help you because the fakes ones won’t help you.

Below is a link to some of the Amazon reviews of the grapefruit essential oil that helped with weight loss: 

Click To Read Grapefruit essential oil reviews for weight loss.


These reviews look great for the most part but I will be honest with you that even for these essential oils some reviewers thought these were fake too. I don’t know. I wish I could tell you for sure.

If they were fake, I doubt anyone would see any benefits from them for weight loss or anything else. Again, I would just use your own judgment. I also believe you can return them if you aren’t satisfied.

Fun Fact: You can definitely return your products from Puritan’s Pride for up to a year (crazy right?!)

Additional Essential Oil Reviews

Reviews for Doterra grapefruit oil for weight loss 

Reviews about the Doterra cinnamon oil in regards to weight loss

Reviews about Doterra cinnamon oil in regards to blood sugar

Reviews for Doterra Ginger essential oil


2. You’ll Need A Diffuser

You will also need a diffuser to get started. If you get it from Puritans Pride then I recommend this one based on the reviews.

If you buy it on Amazon I would recommend this one based on the reviews. I can’t recommend the one I have personally only because it was Black Friday special that I can’t find online but I got it from Kohls I believe.


Recommended diffuser from Amazon:

 Asakuki (has a video on how to use and clean it)


Recommended diffuser from Puritan’s Pride:

 Summit Mist Diffuser


3. You’ll Need Carrier oils

You will also need carrier oils to use essential oils. Essential oils are very concentrated and powerful. If you use them neat (or without dilution) you could hurt yourself.

A carrier oil is like olive oil, almond oil, or any other vegetable oil. They help make the essential oil safe for you to use either externally.


Carrier Oils I recommend

Castor Oil: PuritanAmazon
essential oil carrier oil castor
Olive Oil: 
carrier oil olive
Sweet Almond oil: 
almond oil for essential oil
Jojoba Oil: Puritan


Now on to the good stuff!


How to use essential oils for weight loss

Yay, we are finally here at the moment where we can put everything we’ve learned into practice.

There are several ways you can physically use essential oils for assisting your weight loss journey.


1. Diffusing:

You may be like what? How can smelling something help me lose weight?

Well I don’t doubt that walking in front of a bakery can make me crave bread so it’s not all that far fetched that smelling something could help reduce a craving.

My suggestion would be to put it into the diffuser (follow the directions for your particular diffuser to see how many drops to use) when you know you have certain cravings.

A lot of the times we might get cravings in the afternoon or late at night. Use the essential oils in the diffuser to help combat those cravings. You could use all 3 essential oils or just try 1 or 2.


2. Smell it from the bottle:

You can also just smell the essential oil straight from the bottle in order to get those cravings squelched.


3. Use it topically:

This is where the carrier oil comes in. You can apply diluted essential oils on your wrist, chest, temples, or under your nose to reduce cravings.

For instance, I typically will add a drop, maybe two of essential oil to about a tablespoon of carrier oil to dilute the EO.

Please be sure to test using just a little bit of the mixture before rubbing it all over yourself to make you don’t have a reaction to it.

It doesn’t matter that essential oils are natural. They are still highly concentrated and powerful and should be used wisely.


4. Drink it:

This is suggestion is not without controversy. This is why it’s HIGHLY important that you make sure you are buying real essential oils and not fake ones.

If you are going to be putting this in (and on) your body then you need to buy them from trusted sources.

As far as taking essential oils internally, I would suggest doing it like this: 

Put a drop (or less if you can manage it) on a toothpick and dip it into the water you are going to drink (at least 8 oz). You don’t need a lot of the essential oil to see results.

Are you going to try using essential oils for weight loss?

We’ve covered a lot in these two blog posts and I hope you can see and understand how essential oils can help you in your weight loss journey.

We can’t just eat whatever we want and sit all day and then drink grapefruit infused water and expect to lose weight.

But we can use essential oils to make our journey smoother and easier.

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Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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Angela Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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