Jan 04

Grapefruit and Lemon Essential Oils for Losing Weight

The grapefruit was originally from Asia and is now cultivated in the USA, Brazil and Israel. Grapefruit oil is extracted from the fresh peel by cold compression. This oil has a citrusy and uplifting refreshing aroma. It contains a number of compounds thought to enhance health, including citronellal and limonene.

Grapefruit essential oil benefits:

  • Calms anxietygrapefruit-oil

  • Alleviates depression

  • Reduces cellulite

  • Aids in digestion

  • Promote hair growth

  • Liver disorders

  • Lymphatic decongestant

  • Lowers obesity

  • Reduces water retention

The lemon is native to Asia and is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world. Lemon essential oil has a strong, refreshing, citrus scent. The oil is cold pressed from the rinds of lemons.

Lemon essential oil benefits:

  • Aids blood flowLemon Oil

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Relieves throat infections, bronchitis, asthma and flu

  • Boosts immune system

  • Cleanses body

  • Reduces cellulite

  • Helpful in arthritis

  • Heals acne

  • Eliminates greasy skin and hair

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Let’s see what this study has in store for us as far as the use of essential oils for cellulite. The study published in Experimental Biology and Medicine found that breathing in the scent of grapefruit and lemon essential oils improved neurological activity that promoted the breakdown of body fat.

The researchers of this study addressed the effect of olfactory stimulation with the scent of grapefruit essential oil and lemon essential oil on sympathetic nerve activity of the white adipose tissue (WAT). The results demonstrated that the fragrance of the citrus group increased sympathetic nerve activity destroying fat deposits which ultimately suppressed body weight gain.

Study Link

We, at Good Living Essential Oils, always look forward to hearing about great results from studies using essential oils.