Aromatherapy and Weight Loss

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am 20 pounds over my ideal weight. Is there anything in aromatherapy to help lose weight?

ANSWER: Research studies have proved the success of using fragrances for appetite control. An essential oil is intensely smelled for 5 – 7 minutes and has been found to reduce the appetite. Usually culinary type essential oils are used like: Aniseed, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Tangerine, Thyme, Vanilla. Some of these oils come with safety warnings that should be considered before using.

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