Did you know that certain smells actually cause you to lose weight? What happens is this. Some smells cause the release of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is a natural appetite suppressant. So if you were to diffuse the air around your dining room table with the scent of peppermint, your serotonin levels would spike, and you may find yourself eating less.
Other scents actually drive up your energy levels. When you feel energetic you are more likely to stay active, burning more calories throughout the day. This is yet another way that you can use aromatherapy as a weight loss tool. Grapefruit and cinnamon bark are 2 excellent essential oils for increasing your energy.
Grapefruit oil is also great for dissolving fat and preventing bloating. Considered one of the most effective essential oils for weight loss, the grapefruit aroma helps limit water retention as well. The powerful weight loss properties of grapefruit oil are due to the high levels of d-limonene that citrus fruits contain. A wonderful side benefit of grapefruit oil is its natural ability to lower your cholesterol.
Inhaling lemon essential oil is proven effective for combating parasites which live in your intestines and cause weight gain. Lemon oil also helps balance metabolism, increase energy levels and regulate a healthy digestive system. These are all excellent weight loss enhancers.