Visceral fat, swollen belly and poor digestion are very common problems and may be the result of several causes, for example a stressful life, a diet rich in refined sugars and omega 6 fatty acids with just a low intake of precious omega 3 fatty acids, fast foods or sedentary life. For this reason, in order to do something against the so called pot belly and trapped wind you should act on both the diet and the lifestyle, with patience and perseverance. But also the essential oils may give a big help. In particular, according to two scientific studies performed by a Korean team of the Wonkwang Health Science College and by a group of Japanese scientists from the Niigata University School of Medicine (Kim HJ, Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi, Jun 2007 – Shen et al, Neurosci Lett, Jun 2005), it is possible to create a blend of essential oils really powerful against the visceral fat, that results reduced, and helpful to lose weight thanks to the ability to stimulate the lipolysis, namely the removal of fat accumulations, as a consequence of the properties released with the topical application of the special blend and of the effect of the aroma. Let’s see the essential oils used in these studies. In order to create the blend, you should mix the essential oils in 50 ml of a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or jojoba oil and you should massage this lotion on the abdomen for a long period, at least 6 weeks as reported by the studies. Just a consideration, avoid sunbathing after this application because some essential oils may have a photosensitizing effect.
3 drops of grapefruit essential oil
The essential oil of grapefruit, citrus paradisi, improves digestion but it results also useful to promote the detox processes in the body and to counteract abdominal fat. The aroma stimulates the lipolysis and may act by reducing the body weight.
3 drops of cypress essential oil
The essential oil of cypress, cupressus sempervirens, is diuretic, drains stagnations and counteracts fat accumulations.
3 drops of lemon essential oil
The essential oil of lemon, citrus limonum, has draining properties and plays a role in removing toxins. Moreover, it acts also against digestive problems such as nausea and vomiting.
2 drops of peppermint essential oil
The essential oil of peppermint, Mentha piperita, is helpful in order to improve digestion. It is useful to counteract nausea and trapped wind.