Peppermint oil may help you feel fuller. According to Dr. Alan Hirsch of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Institute of Chicago, peppermint affects the part of the brain that deals with satiety, or feeling full. Hirsch recommends inhaling the aroma of peppermint throughout the day before each meal to curb appetite.
Although bergamot essential oil does not directly curb appetite, it may have soothing effects on the mind, including and creating a sense of well-being. Hirsch suggests combining bergamot with lavender, which also has calming properties. Because many people eat more when they feel stressed, smelling bergamot may create a sense of calm that keeps them from eating when they are not truly hungry.
If you shop around on the Internet, you will find products that claim to be essential oils for burning fat. These products usually include grapefruit oil, as well as other essential oils such as coconut, cypress, cedar, juniper and clary sage, as well as some carrier oil and usually vitamin E, which is said to be good for the skin. While these products may help if you are already on a weight loss program (for the calming and energizing reasons mentioned above) they can't really do anything to help you burn fat or reduce cellulite. Like other topical products, they may hydrate the skin, making it temporarily look firmer and less dimpled, but it's not a permanent solution.
The better idea is to do some research on aromatherapy yourself, buy a few bottles of oil from your natural foods store. Try some recipes as you also eat a better diet and exercise more.
Using essential oils can be a real help to get you through the emotions associated with dieting and weight loss, whether you're feeling a lack of confidence or excess tiredness.
Just make sure before you use any essential oils that you study up and learn the correct ways to use each one. All oils should be diluted when used on the body, and some can be toxic if ingested. Keep them away from children and only follow specific recipes until you have some experience working with the oils.