18 essential oils to lose weight naturally

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To lose the stomach gently but effectively, aromatherapy is an exciting option. But which essential oils to favor in case of bloating, cellulite, abdominal muscle relaxation? Expert answers.

Mandarin, lemon, grapefruit or even tarragon, peppermint, Criste-marine… Essential oils are precious to give a “little boost” when you want to get rid of a few extra pounds, lose cellulite, fight against water retention, or flush fat from the body.

They must be used in addition to a balanced diet and the practice of regular physical exercise because alone, they do not work miracles! Follow the advice of Christine Coeur, doctor of pharmacy, an expert in phytotherapy and aromatherapy, Évelyne Chartier, a practitioner in aromatherapy and aromatherapist at the Rives-de-Seine hospital (Puteaux and Courbevoie) and Émilie Jolibois, an expert in cosmetic and plant ingredients research at Aroma-Zone, to use it without danger.

What are the essential appetite suppressant oils?

Fatigue, stress, boredom… There are many reasons to crack between meals for fatty or sweet dishes. And we rarely manage to resist. Here are the six essential oils that can help regulate appetite and saturate olfactory receptors when needed to avoid the crunches that make you gain weight.

Cinnamon essential oil

huile essentielle cannelle

The essential oil of cinnamon comes from the cinnamon tree (Cinna momumzylanicumor Cinna momumverum). It is a tree of the Lauraceae family found in Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, and which measures between 6 and 12 meters high. Its evergreen leaves of yellow color can recognize it, oval in shape, pointed, and large: they measure 20 cm. Its flowers are small, white, with six petals and give red or blackberries.

  • How is this essential oil made? The cinnamon essential oil can be made by steam distillation either from the bark (the sticks) or the leaves. It is the essential oil of cinnamon bark that is used here. On the other hand, we must distinguish Ceylon cinnamon essential oil from Chinese cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum cassia). The first has a more subtle scent. It is also rarer and more expensive!
  • How to use it not to be hungry? Against snacking, it is used in several forms.

–  In diffusion: “Mix 2 drops of essential oil of cinnamon bark + 2 drops of essential oil of clove + 8 drops of essential oil of mandarin in the diffuser”, proposes Évelyne Chartier, a practitioner in aromatherapy and aromatherapist at the Rives-de Seine, Puteaux, and Courbevoie hospital. We let diffuse in the room, 10 minutes, and we come back only after.

–  In olfaction: “This use cuts hunger very quickly, says Émilie Jolibois. You can pour 15 drops of essential oil of cinnamon into a virgin inhaler stick fitted with a cotton wick and breathe when the urge to snack arises. strong cinnamon essential oil will very quickly saturate the olfactory receptors. “Be careful, cinnamon essential oil being irritating to the skin and mucous membranes, it should not be inhaled for too long or too often.

–  Orally: “Cinnamon essential oil should not be used for more than two weeks, six days a week, warns Christine Cieur, doctor of pharmacy, expert in herbal medicine and aromatherapy, because it is aggressive.” How to take it “In a 5 ml bottle, mix 10 drops of cinnamon with 25 drops of tangerine, explains Christine Cieur. Place 2 drops of this mixture on a neutral tablet and take one before breakfast and lunch.”

  • How to combine it in the kitchen? The essential oil of cinnamon bark is used at the rate of one drop to mix in 2 tablespoons of edible oil or sugar. On the salty side, it goes well with white meats (chicken, turkey, veal, pork, etc.), vegetables cooked in the oriental style. On the sweet side, it accompanies crumble, gingerbread, or simply flavor yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit salad.
  • What precautions? A cinnamon essential oil should not be used in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children. “It is also contraindicated in people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux ,” adds Evelyne Chartier.

Ginger essential oil

huile essentielle gingembre

Ginger (Zingiber off finale)is a herbaceous plant of the Zingiberaceae family, native to Asia. Ginger is a plant measuring just under a meter. Its leaves are evergreen, lanceolate, long, and fragrant; its flowers (which resemble orchids) have different colors: white and yellow with a red border.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Ginger essential oil is made from the steam distillation of the rhizomes of the plant.
  • How to use it not to be hungry? The essential oil of ginger is used in different ways:

–  In diffusion: “Mix 2 drops of ginger essential oil with 2 drops of officinal rosemary, 2 drops of clove essential oil and 8 drops of mandarin”, suggests Évelyne Chartier. Place this mixture in the diffuser and let the room soak for 10 minutes before entering.

–  In inhalation: “Place 1 drop of ginger essential oil on a handkerchief and breathe several times as soon as the urge to eat arises, states the aromatherapy practitioner. This solution is quick and easy!”

–  Orally: “Place 1 drop of essential oil on the finger and pass it over the tongue while salivating well”, advises Evelyne Chartier. It cuts hunger almost instantly.

  • How to combine it in the kitchen? In savory dishes, the essential oil of ginger goes well with zucchini clafoutis, delicious cakes, caviar, tomato sauce, vegetable purees. It is necessary to dilute one drop in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, for example. Everyone does not appreciate its peppery and spicy taste!
  • What precautions? A ginger essential oil should not be used by pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under three years of age. It must be tested in the crease of the elbow before any use.

Mandarin essential oil

huile essentielle mandarine

Mandarin essential oil comes from the mandarin tree (Citrus reticulata), a fruit tree of the Rutaceae family. Native to the Far East, it was found in China, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines. It is a tree that can measure up to 8 meters high, with lanceolate and alternating evergreen leaves of a size of 4 to 8 cm. Its flowers are white.

  • How is this essential oil made?  The cold expression makes Mandarin essential oil of the zest. There are several critical oils in tangerine. “That of red mandarin is the sweetest and most fruity, that of green mandarin is more acidic,” warns Évelyne Chartier.
  • How to use it not to be hungry?  There are several ways to use it when you have a craving for snacking.

–  In diffusion: “Place 6 drops of mandarin essential oil in a diffuser, let diffuse 10 minutes while being outside the room”, advises Evelyne Chartier.

–  Orally: “Place 1 drop on the little finger, then on the tongue and salivate”, recommends Évelyne Chartier. You can do it 3 to 4 times a day when you feel the urge to snack.

–  In olfaction: “Mix 5 drops of mandarin essential oil with 5 drops of small grain bigarade essential oil and 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil. Pour on the wick of the inhaler stick and breathe when the urge to crack occurs, suggests Émilie. Jolibois. We can add to this mixture 1 drop of essential oil of cinnamon. “The mix in the inhaler stick can be stored for up to a month.

  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  Mandarin essential oil can be used in a salad dressing to flavor a cake, rice pudding, etc. You should not put more than one drop of essential oil in the preparation.
  • What precautions?  Mandarin essential oil is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under three years old. As this essential oil is photosensitizing, you should not expose yourself to the sun.

Basil essential oil

huile essentielle basilic

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)is an aromatic plant from the Lamiaceae family. It measures between 20 and 60 cm high. Its leaves are dark green and very fragrant. Basil is native to India and China. It is cultivated throughout the Mediterranean basin.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Sweet basil essential oil is made from the steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops. It has a fresh and herbaceous smell, close to anise or tarragon.
  • How to use it not to be hungry? “The essential oil of sweet basil frees the head from its focus on the urge to eat,” explains Christine Coeur, doctor of pharmacy. It is used in olfaction: “either by breathing its scent directly into the bottle when a desire to nibble occurs, or by making a small roll-on,” suggests the doctor of pharmacy. How to do it? “Take an empty 10 ml roll-on. Put 60 drops of basil essential oil in it and top up with jojoba vegetable oil. Shake and rub your wrists with the roll-on before taking a deep breath,” advises Christine Coeur.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen? In salty, it can be added to salads, salmon and spinach quiche, eggs. Do not put more than one drop of sweet basil essential oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. You can also directly add ten drops of essential oil of sweet basil in 1 liter of vegetable oil of your choice for seasonings.
  • What precautions? Basil essential oil should not be used in pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is also contraindicated for people with sensitive skin. It must therefore be tested in the crease of the elbow before any use.

Grapefruit essential oil

huile essentielle pamplemousse

Grapefruit (Citrus xparadisiMacfadyen)is a fruit tree of the Rutaceae family. He is originally from Indonesia, Malaysia. It is also cultivated in China, Florida, and Italy (Sicily). This fruit tree gives fruits that can have a diameter of 8 to 15 cm. They weigh 300 to 600 g. Depending on the variety, its skin is yellow or pink, as is its juicy flesh.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Grapefruit essential oil is made from the zest that is cold expressed.
  • How to use it not to be hungry? “Grapefruit essential oil is quickly effective on the feeling of satiety,” indicates Christine Coeur. You can use it in a roll-on. “Pour 90 drops of grapefruit essential oil in the roll-on. Complete with vegetable oil. Mix and apply the roll-on on the wrists then breathe deeply, explains the pharmacy doctor. We can complete with a trace. on the tongue. This olfactory and gustatory encounter strengthens the central perception of satiety in the brain and quickly soothes the urge to eat. “
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  In savory dishes, you can use one drop mixed with one tablespoon of vegetable oil to flavor a salad, make a yogurt sauce, or roast pork, for example. As a sweet, it goes well with fruit salads, strawberries, raspberries… You can also add a drop to a tea or an infusion.
  • What precautions? Grapefruit essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children. It is photosensitizing, so you should not expose yourself to the sun.

Rose geranium essential oil

huile essentielle geranium

Pink Geranium ( Pelargonium graveolens ) is a perennial plant that stands about 1 meter tall. It is part of the Geraniaceae family. It flowers from May to September. Its flowers are pink; its leaves have a velvety appearance.

  • How is this essential oil made?  It is obtained from the leaves. The process consists of removing the volatile constituents with the water vapor.
  • How to use it not to be hungry? “The essential oil of rose geranium is particularly indicated for people who are attracted to sugar. It slows down the urge and anxiety that often goes with it,” explains Christine Coeur. It is used in olfaction either by breathing the bottle several times or by making a small roll-on. “Place 90 drops of essential oil of rose geranium in the roll-on, complete with jojoba vegetable oil. Shake. Apply to the wrists and breathe,” explains the doctor in pharmacy.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  It gives a floral touch to desserts. You can put one drop in fruit mousse, custard, fruit salads.
  • What precautions?  It is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under seven years old.

What are the essential oils that chase fat?

Has a little fat accumulated on the stomach, hips, thighs? To lose it, you have to boost your metabolism . 6 essential oils help loosen the grease. We discover which ones with our experts.

Atlas cedar essential oil

huile essentielle cedre de l atlas

The Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) is a tree of the Pinaceae family that measures 30 to 40 m high. It is native to the mountains of North Africa. This conifer has evergreen, long needles that are green to blue. Its flowering takes place in September with cones 5 to 8 cm high.

  • How is this essential oil made?  It is obtained by steam distillation of its wood.
  • How to use it to drive off fat? “Atlas cedar essential oil fights adipocytes and cellulite,” explains Évelyne Chartier. It is used in massage: “mix 1 ml of essential oil of Atlas cedar with 1 ml of essential oil of lemon, 1 ml of essential oil of sea fennel, 1 ml of essential oil of lemongrass without furocoumarins. Add 36 ml of jojoba vegetable oil “, suggests Évelyne Chartier. Massage the areas where there is fat twice a day.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen? You can add one drop of Atlas cedar essential oil to your vinaigrette.
  • What precautions?  It is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, people with epilepsy, and the elderly.

1.8 Cineole rosemary essential oil

huile essentielle romarin

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an aromatic shrub that grows in the Mediterranean basin. It is part of the Lamiaceae family. It can measure up to 1.5 m. Its leaves are small, evergreen, lanceolate, and resemble needles. They are edible. Its flowers, blue in color, bloom in February, March, and April.

  • How is this essential oil made?  The essential oil of rosemary with 1.8 cineole is made from the complete steam distillation of the twigs.
  • How to use it to drive off fat? “The essential oil of rosemary with 1.8 cineole acts on the level of tonicity of the capillaries. It energizes the exchanges and promotes the decongestion”, details Christine Coeur. It is used in massage. “You can also use it by performing a palpate-roll on condition of having a light fingering!”, Advises the doctor of pharmacy. Massage the areas where fat is encrusted (often the stomach, thighs, buttocks) in the morning after showering. The heat of the latter causes vasodilation and promotes the penetration of essential oils. “Massage in the morning and evening for a month, then once a day, in the morning only, for 3 weeks”, advises Christine Coeur.

The recipe: “in a 100 ml bottle, pour 100 drops of Atlas cedar essential oil, 30 drops of Italian helichrysum essential oil, 60 drops of lemongrass, 40 drops of rosemary essential oil 1.8 cineole and complete with a fluid vegetable oil such as hazelnut or grape seed oil, explains Christine Cieur. In the event of painful cellulite, 15 ml of calophyll vegetable oil can be added. “

  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  At a rate of one drop mixed in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, the essential oil of rosemary with 1.8 cineole flavoring grilled meats, cooked vegetables (tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini), sautéed potatoes.
  • What precautions? The essential oil of rosemary with 1.8 cineole is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under six years old, people with epilepsy, asthmatics.

Italian helichrysum essential oil

huile essentielle helichryse italienne

Italian helichrysum (Heli-chrysumitalicum)is a plant native to the Mediterranean basin. In France, it is cultivated in the Camargue, Corsica, and the Tarn. It is also called immortal. It is part of the Asteraceae family. It is a sub-shrub up to 50 cm high, with evergreen leaves, silvery in color and narrow in shape, and small saffron-yellow tubular flowers that bloom from June to September and give off a slight odor of curry.

  • How is this essential oil made?  The essential oil of the Italian helichrysum is produced from the steam distillation of flowering tops.
  • How to use it to drive off fat?  “Mix it with essential oil of palmarosa. These two oils dissolve fatty deposits, and that of palmarosa is also effective on the circulation of lymph and encrusted cellulite”, specifies Evelyne Chartier. It is used, in massage, in the morning, in the following mixture: “1 ml of essential oil of helichrysum, 1 ml of essential oil of palmarosa, 1 ml of essential oil of noble laurel , 1 ml of essential oil of geranium, 1 ml of essential oil of cypress, and complete in a 100 ml bottle with equal parts of vegetable oils of jojoba and arnica “, details Évelyne Chartier.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen? Italian helichrysum essential oil cannot be cooked!
  • What precautions?  Italian Helichrysum essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under six years of age and people with epilepsy.

Lemongrass essential oil

huile essentielle lemongrass

The lemongrass (Cymbopo gon flexuosus) is a narrow-leaved plant up to 1.5m tall. It is part of the Poaceae family. She is originally from India, Spain, and Italy.

  • How is this essential oil made?  From the leaf, by steam distillation.
  • How to use it to drive off fat? “Lemongrass essential oil detoxifies and drains waste,” explains Christine Coeur. In a 100 ml bottle, pour 60 drops of lemongrass essential oil, 40 drops of rosemary essential oil, 30 drops of Italian helichrysum essential oil, and 100 drops of Atlas cedar essential oil. Complete with a liquid vegetable oil like that of hazelnut. Massage in the morning after showering and in the evening for a month, then once a day for three weeks.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  It is used to flavor soups, white fish, and white meats—no more than one drop of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • What precautions?  It is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under six years old. It is also not recommended for sensitive and allergic people. 

Mentholated eucalyptus essential oil

huile essentielle eucalyptus

Mentholated eucalyptus (Euca lyptusdives)is a small tree native to the Myrtaceae family from Australia and South Africa. Its bark is gray-white, its leaves are leathery and hanging, green and bluish, its flowers are composed of a woody receptacle.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Mentholated eucalyptus essential oil is made from leafy twigs by complete steam distillation.
  • How to use it to drive off fat? In massage: “Mix 10 drops of mentholated eucalyptus essential oil in 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil. Long massage the buttocks, the hips, the thighs, the belly morning and evening during 3 weeks, proposes Émilie Jolibois. cure is to be done twice a year. “
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  Its use is not recommended in cooking.
  • What precautions? Mentholated eucalyptus essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under 7, and people with epilepsy. It can also be allergenic, so be careful with sensitive people!

Lemon essential oil

huile essentielle citron

The lemon tree ( Citrus Limonum ) is a fruit tree of the Rutaceae family, native to the Mediterranean basin. It is found in Italy, Spain, France, but also in Cyprus, California, Israel.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Lemon essential oil is made from the zest by cold expression.
  • How to use it to drive off fat? Orally: “In a 5 ml glass bottle with codigoutte, mix 30 drops of lemon essential oil with 30 drops of rosemary verbenone essential oil. Place 1 drop of the mixture on a neutral tablet. Allow to melt in on the palate. To be taken at the end of lunch and dinner, advises Émilie Jolibois. Do not take more than 7 to 10 days. “Rosemary verbenone essential oil should not be used in women who have had hormone-dependent cancer or in people with epilepsy.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  It goes well with seafood, pancakes, cakes, compotes… No more than a drop of essential oil in a tablespoon of oil.
  • What precautions?  It is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children. It is not recommended (for cutaneous use) for people with sensitive skin. Be careful; it is photosensitizing!

Which essential oil against cellulite and water retention?

For those who tend to swell as soon as the summer arrives and the heat comes, here is how to fight water retention and cellulite “naturally” with an essential oil that will help drain the body.

Juniper essential oil

huile essentielle genevrier

Juniper (Juniperus com munis) is a shrub of the Cupressaceae family. It can be up to about 3 meters high. Juniper is native to India, but it is also found in the Mediterranean basin and Canada. It has thorny leaves and berries that are dark blue to purple in color and yellow and blue flowers forming catkins.

  • How is this essential oil made? Juniper essential oil is made from the complete steam distillation of berries and branches. Its smell is fresh and fruity; it’s an ashen yellow color.
  • How to use it to drain the body?  It can be used in different ways:

–  Orally: “Place 1 drop of juniper essential oil and 1 drop of grapefruit essential oil on a neutral tablet, and take 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening “, recommends the doctor of pharmacy.

–  In massage, three recipes: “Mix 5 drops of essential oil of juniper with 7 drops of essential oil of bourbon rosat geranium, 7 drops of essential oil of grapefruit, 7 drops of essential oil of sea fennel in 40 ml of arnica oil, and massage once a day “, suggests Évelyne Chartier. Another recipe: “in a 100 ml bottle, mix 60 drops of essential oil of juniper with 60 drops of essential oil of cypress, 40 drops of essential oil of grapefruit, 40 drops of essential oil of rose geranium, 30 drops of essential oil of criste-marine, and supplement with a vegetable oil of grape seeds which penetrates to the hypodermis “, details Christine Coeur. Massage the affected areas once a day, in the morning after showering. Warning! Cypress essential oil is contraindicated for women who have had hormone-dependent cancer. “It can be replaced by essential oil of pistachio lentisk,” suggests Christine Coeur.

Also good to know: you can replace, in the mixture, the essential oil of rose geranium with essential oil of palmarosa, draining. “Mix 3 ml of juniper essential oil with 3 ml of Virginia cedar essential oil and 3 ml of cypress essential oil in 90 ml of Calophyllum vegetable oil, which is good for circulation,” explains Émilie Jolibois. , massage from the ankles up to the hips, in the morning and the evening for three weeks. Or only on the rebellious areas like the stomach or the hips. “

–  As a hydrosol, several recipes: “Mix 1 tablespoon of juniper hydrosol in 1 liter of water, to drink during the day during a 20-day cure”, advises Émilie Jolibois. “You can also make a mixture of equal parts hydrosols of juniper, blackcurrant and lovage, then pour 2 tbsp of this mixture in ¾ of a liter of water, to drink throughout the day during of a 20-day cure “, suggests Christine Coeur.

  • How to combine it in the kitchen? In cooking, it can be associated with certain savory dishes such as sauerkraut, potatoes, duck, at the rate of one drop of essential oil diluted in 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • What precautions? Juniper essential oil is contraindicated in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under six. This essential oil should also not be used in people with kidney disease.

Which essential oils for a flat stomach?

A swollen belly, bloated after meals, slow digestion … 5 essential oils can help erase a small unsightly “container” and provide better digestive comfort. To test without delay.

Clove essential oil

huile essentielle clou de girofle

Clove essential oil comes from the clove tree (Syzygiumaromaticum), a tropical fruit tree native to Madagascar. It also grows in Indonesia and on the island of Zanzibar. The clove has a conical shape, and its foliage is evergreen. It is part of the Myrtaceae family. It is 10 to 15 meters tall but only 3-4 meters when growing in a greenhouse. Its flowers are pinkish-white in color and have four petals. Cloves are, in fact, flower buds.

  • How is this essential oil made? Clove essential oil is produced from the steam distillation of the flower bud or “nail.” Its taste is a bit harsh.
  • How to use it against bloating?  Clove essential oil can be used in several ways. In massage: it must be diluted to 5% in neutral vegetable oil. Then, it is necessary to massage the belly in the direction clockwise to evacuate the bloating and intestinal gas. “In a 100 ml bottle, pour 5 m of clove essential oil and top up with a mixture of vegetable oil”, advises Émilie Jolibois. Then apply 1 to 2 drops of the mixture on the stomach and massage.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  Clove essential oil can be used in many dishes, whether savory or sweet. On the salty side, the essential oil of clove can be added to meat marinades, tagines. It also goes well with cabbage, potatoes, stew, rabbit stew. As a sweet, clove essential oil perfumes apple crumble, pear or cherry clafoutis, and compotes.
  • Side quantity, it should not be abused! For savory dishes, dilute a maximum of 1 drop of clove essential oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, for example.
  • To be incorporated at the end of cooking to take full advantage of its flavor. In desserts, dilute a maximum of 1 drop of clove essential oil in a tablespoon of honey. And here too, it is better to add it at the end of cooking to better benefit from its spicy note.
  • What precautions? Clove essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant women and nursing mothers, and children under six years old. It should also not be used in patients with hepatic impairment.

Celery essential oil

huile essentielle celeri

Celery ( Apium graveolens ) is part of the Apiaceae family. He is originally from the Mediterranean basin. It was known to the Chinese and the Egyptians already 500 years before our era. In Europe, it appeared in the 17th century, in France only in the 18th century… Celery is divided into long and fleshy stems for celery, extensive roots, and small celeriac leaves.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Celery essential oil is made from the complete steam distillation of the seeds.
  • How to use it to have a flat stomach? In massage: “Celery essential oil calms Evelyne Chartier. Mix 2 drops of celery essential oil in 8 drops of vegetable oil and massage your stomach with it, after each meal.”
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  In an herbal tea to facilitate the digestion of a fatty meal. Add one drop to 250 ml of hot water.
  • What precautions? Celery essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under seven years old. It is photosensitizing and irritating to the skin.

Coriander essential oil

huile essentielle coriandre

Coriander ( Coriandrum sativum ) is a plant of the Apiaceae family, native to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It measures a maximum of 60 cm high. It has green leaves (which can draw on red), alternate and serrated, white or mauve-pink flowers, rounded fruits 3 to 6 mm in diameter, changing from a beige color to an ocher-brown color over time as they mature.

  • How is this essential oil made?  Coriander essential oil is made from the seeds that are steam distilled.
  • How to use it to have a flat stomach? Orally: “place 1 drop of coriander essential oil and 1 drop of ginger essential oil on a neutral tablet and take it after lunch, which is often the meal that bloats, specifies Christine Cieur. Or 1 drop coriander essential oil and 1 drop of cardamom essential oil on a neutral tablet, to be taken after lunch to promote digestion. “
  • You can also use coriander hydrosol with other hydrosols when aerophagia is essential: “Take 1 teaspoon of the hydrosol mixture of coriander, dill, basil and angelica before the meal, and 2 teaspoons of the mixture diluted in a little water after the meal “, suggests Christine Coeur.
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  In savory dishes, the essential oil of coriander goes well with vegetables such as eggplant, tomato, zucchini, pepper, at a rate of one drop maximum diluted in a tablespoon of olive oil. Olive, for example.
  • What precautions? Coriander essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant women, nursing mothers, women who have had hormone-dependent cancer, and children under six years of age. It is also not recommended for people with hypertension or epilepsy.

Dill essential oil

huile essentielle aneth

Dill (Anethumgraveolens)is a herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family, native to the Mediterranean basin. It can be up to 1.50 m high. Its very indented leaves are bluish-green. Its flowers with five petals and stamens are yellow-green and very fragrant, its seeds oval, brown.

  • How is this essential oil made? Dill essential oil is obtained by distilling the whole plant with water vapor.
  • How to use it to have a flat stomach? 

– Orally: “place 1 drop of dill essential oil on a neutral tablet and let it melt in your mouth after dinner, advises Émilie Jolibois. Another possibility: add 1 drop of dill essential oil. in ½ teaspoon of vegetable oil and take after dinner. “Use should be occasional, only when you feel bloated.

– In massage: “pour 2 drops of dill essential oil in 10 drops of neutral vegetable oil and massage the stomach at midday and evening for 2 to 3 days maximum”, advises Émilie Jolibois.

  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  It goes well with fish such as salmon, crustaceans, shellfish, at the rate of a drop of dill essential oil diluted in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, for example. It also perfumes cucumber salad, yogurt sauce…
  • What precautions? Dill essential oil is contraindicated in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, people with epilepsy, the elderly.

Peppermint essential oil

huile essentielle menthe poivree

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a perennial plant measuring about 80 cm in height from the Lamiaceae family. Its leaves are oval and toothed, its flowers pink. It grows in many countries: in France, Southeast Asia, China, Russia…

  • How is this essential oil made?  Peppermint essential oil comes from the steam distillation of the whole plant.
  • How to use it to have a flat stomach?  In massage: “mix 3 drops of essential oil of peppermint with 7 drops of essential oil of lavender and 20 drops of vegetable oil of callophyle, recommends Évelyne Chartier. This mixture calms digestive spasms and neuropathic pains of the belly. “It is the most used mixture for the stomach!
  • How to combine it in the kitchen?  The essential oil of peppermint perfumes, pea soups, zucchini, salads. For dessert, it goes well with fruit and chocolate. Always at the rate of a drop of essential oil, no more!

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