Essential Oils for Weight Loss – Bergamot

Learn how to use essential oils for weight loss! It can be a tough thing to go through, but with bergamot essential oil, you are helped along the process! Check out our video called, Essential Oils for Weight Loss – Bergamot to see how it can help you fight stubborn pounds that refuse to go away!

 

Bergamot essential oil helps to reduce stress and emotional eating, which is one of the biggest causes of weight gain.

Stress is part of everyday life. Something that comes along with work, relationships, school, or anything that requires attention to do. Not all stress is bad; however, as it can be something that saves a life rather than just adding problems to an already hard existence.

 

How to Use Bergamot Essential Oil

Simply by diffusing Bergamot essential oil brings about relaxation which can help reduce the stress that is built up after a long day at work!

Bergamot Profile

The aroma profile of the Bergamot orange is a complex blend with sweet, tangy, and spicy notes.
What Bergamot Does:

  • Boosts mood
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Level out emotions

 

Why Bergamot Works

Bergamot is similar to lavender in regards to its relaxing properties to help reduce stress and anxiety. However, studies on Bergamot’s capability to combat stress and anxiety are quite limited. However, studies prove Bergamot’s strength in relaxing with its aroma, as shown in a 2017 study when used in a mental health treatment center’s waiting room.

Bergamot also helps to level out emotions, discard negative emotions, fatigue, and even reduce saliva cortisol (cortisol is a hormone that is associated with stress) shown in a study that was published in 2015.

Anxiety and depression can sometimes lead to emotional eating, and while this may bring about a temporary sense of comfort and relief, eventually it piles on even more negative emotions like guilt and self-criticism.

Bergamot oil offers a pleasant way to break this vicious cycle.

A recent study examined the effects of just 15 minutes of Bergamot oil aromatherapy. Not only did the study’s participants self-report improved positive emotions and increased energy, but researchers discovered that Bergamot oil had an instant physiological benefit. To measure stress more objectively, they took saliva samples and tested them for cortisol – a hormone that is released as a stress response – and found that those who inhaled Bergamot oil had much lower cortisol levels than those who did not.


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