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Metabolism and Essential Oils? Can it really help?!

The life long search for that secret weight loss tip. The endless days of calorie counting, awkwardly staring in the mirror wishing for something different, avoiding foods you love and doing hours of exercises you hate…. Sound familiar? What if I told you all the angst and anxiety that goes behind weight loss is actually making it worse?

Cortisol is a hormone that is released with stress and anxiety. According to this case study “Stress can be either a triggering or aggravating factor for many diseases and pathological conditions.” ” stress can affect appetite and stress adversely affects the normal function of GI tract.” If you continue to read the article it will demonstrate the downfall of stress on memory, brain function, cardiovascular function, GI function and Immune system.

To address the focus on Metabolism there has been a few studies conducted about aromatically (inhaling, sniffing or diffusing) Essential oils  wild orange, lavender, sandalwood and clary sage decreases anxiety and stress which in turn improves gut bacteria and  “A significant alteration of metabolic profile in subjects responsive to essential oil was found”

Studies have also  report that bergamot reduces the production of cortisol, which has also been linked to the inability to drop stubborn belly fat.

Slim and Sassy the metabolic blend by Doterra is made up of Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger and Cinnamon.

Grapefruit used 3x a week for 15 minutes inhaled, ingested or used topically was sown to reduce urge to eat.

Peppermint inhaled can decrease calorie intake over normal intake. “Decrease appetite, hunger cravings, decreased calories which in turn leads to weight loss and healthier life style”

Peppermint has also been shown to improve exercise performance “The results of the experiment support the effectiveness of peppermint essential oil on the exercise performance”

Ginger has been shown to help with many areas of digestive health such as anti nausea, preventative for colon cancer, and also appears to reduce cholesterol and improve lipid metabolism, thereby helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

 Lemon EO is a natural stress reliever. “Inhaling lemon EO causes anti-stress effects, Lemon EO showed cytotoxic effects against human prostate, lung, and breast cancer cells. Lemon EO causes activation of the sympathetic nerve activity innervating the white adipose tissue (WAT), which increases lipolysis and results in the suppression of body weight gain. Lemon EO significantly enhanced attention level, concentration, cognitive performance, mood, and memory of students during the learning process.”


So, Are you convinced that essential oils can help you on your anti anxiety weight loss journey with A lot of extra side benefits? I absolutely am!


To make it even more effective you can try the awesome High intensity interval training (HIIT) which has been shown to be one of the most effective workout styles to boost metabolism and “Perhaps equally important to maximal aerobic capacity adaptations are the dramatic acute and chronic effects HITT has on improving insulin sensitivity. The effects of HIIT on visceral fat and subcutaneous fat loss are encouraging. And, the impact of HIIT has on reducing blood pressure (when elevated) and improving HDL cholesterol is promising. The evidence is in, and it appears that HIIT is a metabolic health effects winner!”


So Go ahead and give it a try, the evidence is overwhelming. I am so excited to get fit, stay healthy and spend more time cherishing the precious moments with my loved ones. No more stress fat for me!

Family TIme


Workout Partner: Get it in when you can fit it in!

Challenge for the weekend: Check out this post.

1)Try the HIIT workout Saturday with out using essential oils .

Time to Work it out!


HIIT video

2)Try it again Sunday with the diffuser going using this blend, something that gets you motivated or with the oils you have on hand.

3)Tell me what you experience!

3)Tell me how you see using Oils in your life

4) Get a free oil sample mailed or hand delivered that supports your personal goals!

Comment on this post or Email me once completed or if you have questions at Melissa.Stiles@essentialstiles.com


Work those Brain Muscles

I love when I am downstairs and I remember that there is something that I need upstairs. I have a burning sense of urgency to run upstairs and grab it because I need it RIGHT NOW! Then I get up the 16 steps and have completely forgotten what I was needing. I like to then go into my check list, what was I doing when I needed it, What room was I going to, What was I planning on doing next and so on.

I have worked in Skilled Nursing facilities where I have had the pleasure of working with patients from mild to severe dementia. They always would tell me that it started off in the beginning of them forgetting little things. So now when I forget, I start to worry that I am loosing my mind.

There is a history of dementia in my family. Nothing to severe, but I make sure to keep my mind sharp and flex my brain muscles every chance I get.

So today, as I was flexing my brain muscles about Orange Oil I cam across this Gem of an article about the effects of aromatherapy on cognitive function! The conclusion was this “Aromatherapy may have some potential for improving cognitive function, especially in AD (Alzheimer’s Disease) patients”! I would say that this is some promising research and I am looking forward to continued study of aromatherapy and the brain. Also, one of the important highlights from this study is the before and after labs to show the oils are SAFE for use and there were “no side effects associated with the study”!

If you feel you are becoming more forgetful maybe it is time to set an alarm on your phone to start diffusing some Orange Oil daily! Try this blend! It will help keep you focused, motivated and alert! Also check back to  my Tale of Wild Orange blog for a refresher on the wonders of orange oil with decreasing cortisol (stress hormones) to get the most out of our workout!

Also recommend to help ward off signs of dementia is high intensity interval training (HIIT). Wild orange and peppermint is an awesome blend to diffuse or apply to pulse points during exercise to get the most out of your workout. Try this workout, If you make it through one round and you are feeling good with continued quality movement then try round two!

Time to Work it out!