Citrus Oils for Weight Loss


Do Citrus Essential Oils Promote Weight Loss?

They absolutely do …for multiple reasons! And there’s plenty of science to back it up, so if you’re a skeptic, click to your heart’s content.

Here are the 5 ways these oils work to help us lose those inches:

  1. Citrus Essential Oils Increase Fat Burning

  2. Citrus Essential Oils Decrease Food Cravings

  3. Citrus Essential Oils Aid in Flushing Excess Fluids

  4. Citrus Essential Oils Dissolve Petrochemicals

  5. Citrus Essential Oils Support the Liver and its carbohydrate metabolism with high levels of d-limonene, having similar effects to well-known natural weight-loss aids like Garcinia Cambogia.

1. Citrus Oils Increase Fat Burning

  • Grapefruit Essential oil is called “the dieter’s friend”. Even the smell of grapefruit oil works with your sympathetic nervous system to stimulate lipolysis (fat burning), which then prevents weight gain [1]. It also helps prevent adipogenesis (the turning of certain cells into fat cells) because of its interaction with triglyceride levels [2].

  • Lime Essential Oil has been shown to reduce weight gain and even increase weight loss in obese mice [3].

  • Lemon Essential Oil, like Grapefruit Essential Oil, has also been studied for its weight-loss effects through stimulation of lipolysis [1].

  • Orange Essential Oil, when ingested, led to significant weight loss in overweight rats [8].

  • Bitter Orange Essential Oil is used in supplements for anti-obesity supplements individuals, [4] and has been studied for its effects on body fat loss and lipid reduction [5]. (Bitter Orange extract is in Young Living’s Slique CitraSlim Caps for that reason!! I lost an inch off my hips, stomach, and thighs after just 2 weeks of taking it.)

    • Action Steps:

      • Drink Citrus Fresh or any citrus oils in your water (stainless, glass, or ceramic only!)

      • Diffuse plenty of Citrus Fresh or Grapefruit to help stimulate lipolysis (fat burning)

      • Use Slique CitraSlim and Slique Essence for 60 days (both contain blood sugar level-supporting oils and fat-burning citrus oils)

2. Citrus Oils Decrease Food Cravings

  • Grapefruit essential oil vapor reduces cravings for food [6].

  • Grapefruit essential oil is reported by many to help curb sugar addictions.

  • The vapors of diffused Lime, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Orange oils have all been studied for their effects on reducing occasional anxiousness, lifting moods, and increasing optimism - (which in turn can help prevent “emotional” eating and cravings!)

    • Action Steps:

      • Put the diffuser right by you, and diffuse 5-6 drops of Grapefruit, Citrus Fresh, or any other citrus oil when you’re stressed, or when your cravings usually hit!

      • Drink Grapefruit essential oil in iced tea with Stevia

      • Add 3-4 drops of Slique Essence to your water (glass/stainless/ceramic only)

3. Citrus Oils Help Flush Excess Fluids

  • Grapefruit Essential Oil is well known for its flushing properties, and is used for swollen legs and feet (non-pitting edema) [7].

  • Grapefruit and other citrus oils help lymphatic drainage and are useful for sluggish detoxification, and lymphedema.

    • Action Steps:

      • Drink 1-6 drops of Grapefruit Vitality, Citrus Fresh, or any citrus oil in your water throughout the day (start with 1, and work up slowly!)

      • Make a massage blend with 15 drops Grapefruit or Citrus Fresh, 10 drops Cypress and 10 drops Lemongrass and in a 4oz bottle of carrier oil, (or get the ready-made Cel-Lite massage oil and massage legs, armpits, and groin areas morning and night). Wait 12 hrs before sun exposure when using citrus oils topically.

      • Massage the primary lymph nodes on the skull behind the ears and down the jaw line with a few drops of any citrus oil and a few drops carrier.

4. Citrus Essential Oils Dissolve Petrochemicals (and break down cellulite!)

  • Stubborn fat is often present when our body packs fat around toxins to protect our body from their harmful effects.

  • Citrus oils break down petrochemicals, the petroleum-derived components that comprise plastics. Our bodies store these damaging petrochemicals after exposure to plastics, parabens, and other petroleum and pthalate-filled products (bottles, air fresheners, perfumes, candles, carpet cleaners, etc.)

  • When we drink and massage citrus oils onto our “problem areas”, they are absorbed and help break down those toxic chemicals so our body can flush them out.

    • Action Steps:

      • Drink 1-6 drops of Grapefruit Vitality, Citrus Fresh, or any citrus oil in your water through the day (start with 1, and work up slowly!)

      • Use Cel-Lite massage oil and massage legs, armpits, and groin areas morning and night). Wait 12 hrs before sun exposure when using citrus oils topically.

      • Try the Petrochemical Detox Protocol, a very popular one among oil users! It involves massaging Citrus Fresh and Ledum (or JuvaCleanse) into problem areas and taking Grapefruit oil in capsules.

        Read some bloggers’ results here, here, and here.

        To watch a few video testimonials, click here and here.

          • (NOTE: My recommendations for the detox would be to:

            • Begin slowly with the drops in capsules, starting with only 2-3 drops, and increasing the drops every other day.

            • Only use 10 drops of Grapefruit oil, unless you’re a detoxing expert. ;) The body will flush out toxins and detox reactions can occur if you over-do it!

            • Drink at least 80 oz. (or 10 glasses) of water a day)

5. Citrus Essential Oils Support the Liver - alleviated unhealthy liver tissue condition in rats.

These links were supplied by the article: An Overview on Citrus aurantium L.: Its Functions as Food Ingredient and Therapeutic Agent. Find it on PubMed and read about SO MANY OTHER powerful ways that citrus oils help our bodies!