Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine and founder of Today I’m going to talk to you about essential oils
for weight loss. So many people today want to learn how to burn fat and lose weight fast
but also safe and effectively. For that reason, essential oils are one of your best choices. I want to be up front with you and let you
know you’re not going to start using essential oils and lose 20, 30, or 50 pounds. But it
could help your body in losing weight, support your body in that way, and also help you lose
a couple of pounds as well. There are really three main essential oils
that I really believe can help your body in weight loss. The number one essential oil
is grapefruit oil. Grapefruit essential oil actually works with your body in activating
enzymes that help your body break down brown body fat. We know that the essential oil of
grapefruit actually comes from the grapefruit peel, which is very high as well in certain
compounds like d-Limonene, which helps support the metabolism and even cleansing and drainage
of your lymphatic glands. For that reason, grapefruit essential oil is the number one
oil that can help your body in burning fat and losing weight because of how it activates
enzymes in your saliva, which helps break down body fat in your body. The second best essential oil to support weight
loss is cinnamon oil. Cinnamon oil has been shown time and time again to help regulate
blood glucose levels and something in your body called GTF, glucose tolerance factor.
For that reason, cinnamon oil is also fantastic for anybody with diabetes. It helps keep those
sugar cravings at bay. It helps balance blood sugar, which long term will help with weight
loss and help reduce those cravings for sugar. The third essential oil that supports the
body in weight loss is ginger essential oil. Ginger works because it also reduces sugar
cravings and helps reduce inflammation in the body. It’s so important that if you’re
going to lose weight, that you’re also reducing inflammation and also supporting digestion
and absorption of nutrients. The compounds in ginger are called gingerols. Gingerols
have been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation in your intestines and overall
improve absorption of the vitamins and minerals you’re consuming. If you’re absorbing more
vitamins and minerals, that supports your body’s cellular energy which also supports
weight loss. So if you are looking to lose weight by using
essential oils, I recommend grapefruit oil, cinnamon oil, and ginger oil. Sometimes you
can get those in compounds, or you can use those three individually. You can put one
single drop of each in water and drink it that way, or you can actually put it on topically
or diffuse it. When you’re putting it on topically, I recommend using a carrier oil like coconut
oil, especially when you’re using the cinnamon oil. Again, you can actually add it to things.
Or again, one of my favorite ways is just diffuse it. You can diffuse it on your desk
at the office. You can diffuse it around your home. It has a great scent. It will activate
things in your body that will actually support weight loss. Again, to lose weight try those essential
oils. Essential oils have been used for over 5,000 years. They’re one of the most powerful
forms of medicine in the world. Grapefruit, cinnamon, and ginger are probably the most
effective essential oils for weight loss. Hey guys, if you’ve enjoyed this video and
want to learn more, make sure you subscribe here to our YouTube channel if you want to
learn how to transform your health and life with herbs and essential oils.



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  • windstorm1000

    one needs to get therputic grade oils–for any internal use of oils–they aren't all

  • Nancy Lattie

    What brands or company names are best for buying essential oils? There are so many. Great video.

  • icebunny AJ 1

    what about lemon and peppermint oil for weight loss? I'm using grapefruit, lemon and peppermint.

  • TheMsCrystalblue

    Does anyone know a good oil that can be used that isn't from a citrus fruit? I'm allergic

  • Hristo Hristov

    JP talks very strange

  • Yahaira Florentino

    Hot guy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jonny Pistols

    This guy is a moron. Just stop drinking soda and limit sugar intake.

  • Edwin Jungman

    Ok ,, so to break this down.. fat people can loose weight by smelling your stuff.
    And you are a Doctor ??

    If a person starts burning your oils.. he will loose weigt, by just doing that. burning your oil.

  • Fancy Pants

    where can I find your essential oils book and how to take or use

  • Richard Murray

    Why not just eat grapefruit, cinnamon, and ginger?

  • Lehua Kane

    You never said how to use the oils for weight loss.

  • primalslack

    I'm going to see if I can get improvement using these three oils for chronic gut inflammation. I was able to quit smoking 18 years ago by inhaling lemon oil vapor through my nose right over the top of the bottle when I wanted to smoke. It definitely killed the cravings, apparently for good.

  • XxdartvaderxX

    i have grapeseed already… ile try that out this week!

  • Erin Plazek

    Do you recommend cinnamon bark oil or cinnamon leaf oil?

  • tokyo japan

    Great video!!!

  • SulstarSulwana

    Hey Dr. Axe! Quick question ๐Ÿ™‚ So most of the essential oils sold at the stores state 'do not use internally'. You said we can use them by adding a drop of each in water and drink it. Is it still safe to do so even if it says not to? I think somewhere on your website you said, most of the essential oils are ok to consume?

  • Luma Sheikh

    Do you drink the oil?

  • Healing Cave Lady

    I love this video!
    There is cinnamon leaf and bark? bark is very strong and can cause major skin irritations.
    I just did a big Essential oil company review on my channel. What brands do you like Doc?

  • noura abbas

    So if i put one drop of each oil in a cup of water
    I has to be once a day? Or more?

  • Judy Smith

    piping rock is where I get my oils. I've been using their brand for half a year and I can't live w/o my lavender oil. I order once a month. Reasonable prices and sale's weekly.๐Ÿ™Œ

  • Melinda Madrigal

    Thanks for the great information

  • Bushra Zahan

    Can I use these oils direct on my body??

  • Your Mindful Journey

    This video is really great, essential oils are a great way to relax and can be used for so much. xx

  • Joy Russell

    I appreciate the way you teach. I've learned a lot. Thanks!

  • Lila Armstrong

    can this mix be applied topically? if so what's the best carrier oil would recommend?

  • Lila Armstrong

    forget it is just heard it sorry

  • phoenixtwolf

    Thank you for the information your videos have been very helpful I have even seen a lot of information about how Essential oils help like this website here which gives a lot of testimony about the wonderful use of the oils. Again thank you for your videos

  • David 2cu

    What brand of Essential oil would you recommend ?

  • Alyne Ferreira

    You are amazing Dr Josh!!!

  • mrgetrealpeople

    You're a doctor so tell me what you call essential oils and what plants use essential oils for?

  • lea powell

    I have been burning essential oils for a while and you have take it to a new level thank you from my heartย  you are the best I watch a lot of your videos and they are amazing information for me

  • Cvgf Fffh

    could I use it on my nose?

  • Gfvgg Fcbgf

    can It make my nose smaller if I Apply in on it?

  • donna wiley

    Hello Dr. Josh Axe! As I saw in References that Weight Loss can be a reason to rid ANXIETY ATTACKS. I would like to know of how this is in conjunction,as well as you answering the remaining of my reply. I would like for you Dr. Jose to give me some medical solutions or information on ANXIETY ATTACKS, to What can be at least 3 or 5 reasons of why they occur, what can be done about them(especially when you lose your breath ๐Ÿ˜จand thereafter feel tired and go to sleep), is their a specific time frame of common dates or occasion they usual hit a person? what exercises or procedures can be done to manage and Stop them? Can they be related to Seizures-due to the falling of sleep afterwards and waking up with a headache?๐Ÿ˜ฑ **If you by some chance cant answer some of the questions, but know of someone who will be willing and able to answer the rest; can you forward these questions/concerns to them for asap respond. Thank You In Advance for your Continuous Help!!๐Ÿ˜€

  • BimelBundle

    Preach it! Will i be as sexy as you if I use these?!

  • Denise Galiano

    is it OK to put a drop of each in an empty Vitamin capsule and swallow without carrier oil or should I add carrier?

  • THESocialJusticeWarrior

    I liked this product a lot more when it was called Snake Oil. What did they change?

  • Jolly M

    Hello Dr Axe! Happy 2017. I love your informative videos. I'm curious in this video of oils, what specific grade, quality would you recommend to look floor and I'm assuming this is a recommendation that one would consume? And how much of each and how often? BTW can I find these answers with your ebook? I need to download it. THANK YOU. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cyndy B

    they work for sinus and flu so why wouldn't this

  • jannatul firdous

    can you make a video on black seed oil. and it's benefits

  • Misty. mapy1979

    if you take pills that say no grapefruit can i use the essential oils. allergic to cinnamon.

  • FlyingJewels

    You are just another con artist and charlatan just like Gary Young! Shame on you preying on lay people. But I guess you are able to get away with it because people are so gullible and not critical what they hear/read.

  • Andrew White

    Love the Bible references and proclamations (not that this video has any); Glory to God! I believe God wants us to be healthy and functional for Him and His kingdom. God bless.

  • julie grandbouche

    For the person who commented on taking essential oils internally, I strongly recommend reading The Healing Intelligence Of Essential Oils by Kurt Shnaubelt Ph D. In particular, page 62. What Dr. Axe and every other oil expert never seems to come out and tell you is that there are different grades of oil and some are better geared toward consumption than others. What you want are CLINICAL GRADE essentials. And yes, they are expensive. The book explains why almost all the popular oils on the market today can be called pure and therapeutic grade, but not REAllY pure in the sense that they NEED to be.

  • Brandi Sodemann

    You can't eat these

  • Juanita Vukoja


  • Arunima Kabiraj

    how to use grape fruit oil? can you please suggest me…i m using now lavender essential oil by blending with night cream and peppermint essential oil by blending with coconut oil. what other ways i can use to have better results?

  • Master Chief

    what is best diffuser and diffusion technique? I have now read that 15 min and at intervals is best. Also the Atomized oil is even better than ultrasonic…

  • Teresa Swann

    You need to use only quality pure certified therapeutic oils to ingest . The cheaper oils may contain synthetics

  • princess playzgames

    could I put it in my bath tub

  • Marie John 3:16

    Thank you for sharing. God Bless youโ™ก.

  • Ellen Macklin

    I'm a transplant patient and can't eat grapefruit. Will the essential oil act in the same way as fruit and juice? Is there a good substitute?

  • Anu Siva

    Just to add, grapefruit oil shld not be used topically when u are out in the sun as it's Photosensitive. Just stay indoors if it's on ur skin.. any citrus oils for the matter.

  • DragonFury 360

    research cassia cinnamon vs. ceylon; all cinnamon is not created equal. So therefore, if ingested or consumed Ceylon is better, more expensive and hard to find. Ceylon cinnamon will not harm internal organs. Kidneys, liver etc.

  • TheNativetexangirl

    Thanks for the great information.

  • TheNativetexangirl

  • Ryan Pineda

    Great video๐Ÿ‘

  • Social Media Love

    Love it! I have grapefruit and ginger…And I love it…I will add cinnamon to test it out.

  • Melissa Wingfield

    You said something about grapefruit oil breaking down brown fat. Isn't brown fat a good thing (google)? Why would you want to break it down?

  • keri caye

    you said "defuse?"…what is that and does it have the same benefits?

  • TheGardenlady01

    Great video ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Ginger Langer

    DoTerra essential oils are the best!

  • Ooh La Lava

    Sounds great!

  • Nakul Kundra

    can we simply use the combination in an oil burner ?

  • Grace Coan

    Use this link if you'd like to purchase any of these essential oils! You can sign up for Young Living as a member and get wholesale pricing instead of retail!

    Or use this code when signing up! 12420675

  • Ann Campbell

    Perogen peroxide can be used as a internal douche for women. Google search for yourself. Perogen Peroxide has good benefits for so so many things. It kills germs and cleans. Good for cuts burns and boils etc…..
    Activated Charcoal is good for turning your gray hair back to black again. You can brush teeth with it. You can drink it, wash your face with it. This activated Charcoal is what they give to poison victims. They gave me some at the emergency room because when I drank some juice at someone's house, I COULD TASTE THE AFTER AFFECT OF INSECT SPRAY IN THE BACK OF MY MOUTH. I WAS TOLD THE GLASS WASNT CLEANED OUT PROPERLY CZ I COULD TASTE AT THE END AFTER I SWALLOWED IT IN THE BACK OF MY TONGUE. SO ACTIVATED CHARCOAL IS GOOD SO LOOK IT UP!
    Peppermint oil for mosquito bits and other insects etc….
    Jojoba oil- ANYONE can use but for black skin and hair compared with castor oil which is also good for skin hair and fungal. Its sure does keep my feet silky soft and smooth. If u saw how my feet looked before, you'd be like whaaaaa…keep on using it girl. AAAHAAA HA HA!!! LOL!!!!. You can even put castor oil on a Q-tip and rub on eye brows to make the grow thick. I put castor oil or jojoba oil in my hair grease to oil my scalp and massage in then comb out and brush. U see the advantage as u combing through the hair. or right away. It thickens and grow hair fast.
    tea tree oil
    Lavender oil
    Lemon oil
    Please please Please… Read about neem oil benefits, u might run out the house to purchase now!!! There are so many good oils out there in the purest form 100% and organic label. None of the have chemicals in it so you are getting the very best

  • timg00

    Do you love your essential oils? Show others just how much you love essential oils ……go check it out:

  • Jannatul Ferdous

    can lemon oil helps to loose weight?

  • Judy Thompson

    I take blood pressure medicine. Can you tell me if itโ€™s safe to use the oils with that?

  • kickbackworks

    An actual oil that helps inside and out! im so glad it dosent even give you side effects, and they smell so good! I read this awesome website about digestion with essential oils i think you guys should check it out !

  • Jesse Schubert

    Ginger, i buy it fresh and boil it. Although im wondering if ginger raw is better, knowing ehen we cook foods it changes its form, i just learnd boiling lemons is actually better thn lemon water. Ive been through a crisis, and mentally im a wreck but i seriously believe to heal the mind you must heal the body first. This is so off topic but you did a video on d.e diatomaceous earth and this is about D15 for me taking two spoonfuls a day it gives me tons of energy and I don't know if it's in my head but if I don't take it I don't want to get out of bed. I'm hoping that I don't have to take the supplement for the rest of my life to feel normal. It's better than a cup of coffee LOL I love your videos and I just realized that you sell oils as well. I'm a newly single mom looking for work but once I get on my feet I'm going to purchase from your company because not only so I hear a good reviews but you also are very informative

  • Madlen Aram

    the best success that I have had was with the Alinn Diet Plan (i found it on google) definately the most incredible diet that I've tried.

  • purlofgreatprice1

    I've been enjoying your teaching on essential oils, Dr. Axe. I'm considering buying singles or blends. I saw your video on the 5 essential oils and the one on frankincense. Should I buy several blends to take care of certain areas like stress, detox, etc.?

  • Rins McLovin

    What brand of essential oils are you using?

  • Liisa

    is there an oil roller ball recipe for the oils you mentioned?

  • Veruska Lugo

    Although essential oils are not as fast to treat acne as other products, they are great because they are natural. I think that's what I like most about this option. Btw, in this article there are some other great ones essential oils.

  • 5GreatDays WithHim

    PLEASE add the drug interactions to your video while promoting grapefruit oils!

  • Criscross

    Before making a comment I took my time to read your disclaimer and even though you're correct with the given information of grapefruit essential oil, I have to make a couple of very important points as far as Cinnamon oil.
    1) Many people may not know that there are 3 different types of Cinnamon Essential Oil; Cassia, Bark, and Leaf.
    Cinnamon Cassia has the lowest levels of dilution , 0.05%. It's pretty toxic to the liver.
    Cinnamon Bark also shares the same level of toxicity at some point with Cinnamon Cassia due to its lowest level of dilution, 0.1%.
    Cinnamon Leaf is the safest out of the 3 oils, with a level of dilution of 0.6 %
    2) It is not recommended to drink any of this oils in water if proper information isn't provided.
    3) Cinnamon oils, the 3 of them, are not recommended to be used by women if they're breastfeeding or pregnant.

    I personally do not use Cinnamon Cassia or Bark for a dermal application.

  • Anita Dudhnath

    Dr Axe you did not mention dosage per day thank you

  • Stan Williams

    The best CDB for weight loss.

  • Karen Greer

    What about grapefruit and BP medicines? Do they react with them? thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna Pedersen

    can you tell us how many drops of each for the diffuser? Do you do them together? Thank you for all you share.

  • Yolanda Gomez

    Can you also put it in food. Use all three in water? Please answer

  • Lauren Watson

    I did not know grapefruit makes you lose weight . When I was 25 I eat so much grapefruit I lost 20 in two weeks

  • janeG_ANGELEYES3333 g

    Can't use grapefruit if on any.high blood pressure medicine

  • MS MS

    How is sandlewood oil

  • FairyPrincess Couture

    Would you please tell us your opinion about essential oil vapes (like Monq)? Are they healthy or unhealthy for you?


    Dear Dr Axe,
    Benefit of Grapefruit make by cold-press and steam distillation? It's different?

  • Mini Bubbles

    How about sweet orange essential oil?

  • Linn-Iren Blystad

    Break down brown adipose tissue? But that is not what we want, do we? Since brown fat has a lot of mitochondria and actually uses a lot of energy to produce heat.

  • juan otormin

    what is the dosage of those oils and how to consume them. Thanks

  • Nello Avils

    Por que tan pocos videos ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Yolanda

    Hello Dr.
    Can these oils be used topically?
    Sometimes the citrus internally upsets the stomach not a good feeling. I think topically it's just as effective. Thanks

  • Unfortunate Son

    How much you want to bet this conman isnโ€™t a doctor?

  • Hadeel Abdelnasser

    Grape fruit essential oil, cinnamon essential oil, and ginger essential oil….thanks dr. Josh

  • saniam handa

    all the essentials that i have so far are recommended for external use only. which brand to use in case of consumption?

  • LAUS art

    A few drops of essential oils wont make you lose weight. Losing weight = eating less calories than you burn. There's no scientific proof for most of what this 'Dr' claims. Especially inhaling essential oils, I can almost say for certain that was just a plain lie.

  • Annamarie Menendez

    Hi Dr Axe: thanks for your guidance. When using these oils do they have to be food grade? Thanks so much

  • Idalina Alcantara Taylor

    What if you can't use grapefruit, do to blood pressure medications?

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