In this post, we will go over a few essential oils to boost metabolism. This essential oil metabolism protocol has been helping many people (including myself) improve their metabolism and as a result improve their body weight as well. There are many other benefits to this blend and protocol. I saw great changes in myself so I wanted to bring this to you.
Before we start, it’s important to note that I am not a doctor. I’ve been using essential oils for years and I enjoy sharing information about them with others. This is what worked for me and for many others in our essential oil groups. Your body is yours, please listen to it and make your own decisions.
Let me tell you a story about a pair of jeans…
In 2007 (before I had four kids) I worked at Neiman Marcus.
I used to be the one marking clothes down at the expensive department store and when you do that you get your first pick at all the marked down clothes. Combine the sale price with my employee discount and I was able to buy a $200 pair of jeans for $20.
Since that glorious time, I had four kids and gained about 40 lb. I gave all of the fancy jeans to the younger sisters of my friends except that one pair. I just couldn’t give it away. It was my favorite pair of jeans.
Do you know what I am talking about? That pair of jeans that when you wear you just know Brad Pitt would have fallen to his knees if he saw you in it? Yeah… That kinda jeans.
I figured I’d stick it in the closet and one day I’d give it as a gift to one of my girls. Special, right? Right.
Essential Oils to Boost Metabolism…
In my post How to Lose Weight Naturally And Keep it Off Permanently, I share with you my journey of going back to my pre-pregnancies weight and the way I view this whole weight loss business.
I talk about finding balance, changing the way you think about your body, changing the way you eat, and adding movement to your life. All of that got me back on the right track. I started taking care of myself again and many things changed for me. One of those things was my weight.
I don’t have a scale in my home so I can’t tell you how many pounds I’ve lost. What I can tell you is that I now fit (comfortably and easily) into my favorite jeans from 2007 (you can see it in my picture below)! Take that Mr. Pitt!
While I was working on changing a few habits I came across this blend I’ll be sharing with you in this post. I’ve been using doTERRA essential oils for a few years and can no longer live without them. I was using my oils all thru this journey and they were doing a great job keeping me healthy as always.
But then one day in one of our Facebook oil groups a lady shared this blend. She said that she noticed that she lost a lot of weight since she started this protocol without changing her diet. It started this gigantic snowball on Facebook and many people started using it and reported similar results.
One of the doTERRA founders took the time to explain that this blend is very powerful in supporting a healthy metabolism and the weight loss is just a by-product.
I was already on my way to improved body weight but I decided to give it a try as well. Now, I am sorry I didn’t hear about it before. I’ve lost an extra few pounds, I almost never experience bloating (not even when I have my period which was a normal thing for me for years), my body feels light and my digestive system is functioning very well.
Before we get to the blend and the protocol, let’s go over some basic important information…
What is Metabolism…
Metabolism is the process of turning food into fuel for the cells of our body. Just as a tractor runs on diesel our body runs on calories, which are, in other words, units of energy.
We eat, our body breaks down the food and the components of the food are converted into energy that our cells use to do things, to grow, or to repair themselves.
We need energy for everything our body does… Breathing, pumping blood, digesting, thinking, moving… Everything.
However, if we eat more calories than what our body needs in order to function, it stores the extra as fat. Just like when you have too many green beans in the garden then you can eat fresh and you end up canning some of them. Well now your house is heavier because you have to store the jars in your pantry (an analogy from a homesteader… *eye roll*).
Can I Improve My Metabolism?
So if we are trying to lose weight, and the process of metabolism is the process of burning calories and turning them into energy instead of storing them as fat, the question that comes to mind right away is, Can I make my body metabolize more food? Can I make it burn more calories?
The answer is yes. There are a few ways to do that naturally and, in this post, we will learn how we can use essential oils to improve our metabolism.
Essential Oils to Boost Metabolism…
Please note that I am sharing products that worked for me and for many other people I know through our doTERRA groups. Every human body is different and essential oils can affect each body a little differently. You know yourself better than anyone else, so I want to encourage you to listen to your body and adjust accordingly.
We’ll go over the products and how to use them. I have a gift I want to give you if you choose to start your doTERRA journey with any one of the two protocols below so read all the way to the end of this section before you make your decision.
Cleanse and Restore – I am going to start here. This step will be the ideal place to start but I want you to know that it’s not mandatory. You can still use the oils we will talk about in a minute without using this cleanse but if your body is not used to high-quality essential oils it would be beneficial to prepare it for the change.
Even if the change is a light one, the results would be much greater if we take the time to clean our body from toxins first so it is more responsive to the changes we’ll make.
Toxins are any chemical substances that cause stress to our body. We are exposed to toxins every day… Think plastic, cigarette smoke, ingredients in processed foods, pesticides, harsh cleaning product, and many more.
Even though we are unable to avoid all of them all the time, we can still take steps to minimize their effect on our body.
This Cleanse and Restore kit has everything we need to rid our body from toxins and clean our digestive system. This 30-day program is easy to follow and it “resets” the body, cleanses it, and improves the efficiency of our organs.
It’s a great place to start because it will place the body in a position to respond fully and receive the most out of the oils we will use next.
You can learn more about cleansing and detoxifying and about each product in this kit here. The program is easy to follow and of course, I am here to help and I’d love to. Here is a link to a table you can print that will help you follow the program.
This is also one of doTERRA’s enrollment kits. So if you are new to doTERRA and start with this kit, the yearly membership fee is already included in it which means that you can shop for the rest of the oils we will talk about at a 25% discount all year.
The cost of this kit is $245. If you are ready to start with the cleanse as your first step you can purchase it here. Make sure to choose “Wholesale Customer” and to check the box under it, then look for the Cleanse and Restore kit on the next page. If you need any help I am here to assist you. You can comment below and I’ll contact you or you can send me an email to lee (at) ladyleeshome.com.
Metabolic boost protocol – this combination of oils has been very beneficial to many people. It’s actually a metabolism blend and the weight loss seems to be a byproduct for many people.
It started with one doTERRA member trying to recreate a very expensive weight loss product with the oils we have in doTERRA. She looked closely at the label of the expensive product and came up with this protocol. It worked so well for her and a friend that they posted it on Facebook and it created this huge wave.
I decided to try it as well and I am absolutely amazed, which is the reason that I am bringing this to you. Aside from losing a few more pounds really fast, the overall feeling of my body is better. I feel light, I feel like my digestive system can handle meals better and that digestion is faster. I feel my skin looks better and I have more energy than before (it’s important to note that my health was already in a great place before I started this blend since I am using oils every day, yet somehow I feel even better!).
If you start with the Cleanse kit, you’ll do that for a month and then you can purchase these oils and try this protocol. You can also choose to start here if you’d like. It’s up to you.
(Please note that the prices below are wholesale prices, in other words, member prices).
Here are the products:
Black Pepper– this oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper also promotes healthy circulation and supports healthy digestion. ($22 for a 5 ml bottle)
Pink Pepper – this oil is known for its ability to help support a healthy metabolism and immune system when taken internally. It supports healthy cellular function and overall cellular health. ($22 for a 5 ml bottle)
Pink pepper essential oil contains Limonene and Phellandrene which may be calming to the nervous system. Additionally, Limonene may help support healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels already in the normal range when taken internally.
Turmeric – this essential oil has two unique chemical components, Turmerone and ar-Turmerone which are most commonly known for their nervous system and emotional benefits. ($28.00 for a 15 ml bottle)
Turmeric is advantageous to the immune system and can help promote clear, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. it also supports healthy circulation.
Yarrow | Pom – this is an expertly crafted proprietary blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil designed to be your go-to for a true inside-out approach to aging, vitality, overall wellness, and, quite frankly, how to get that glow. ($95 for a 30 ml bottle)
Besides its great benefits to the skin, this blend supports a healthy inflammatory response and promotes healthy metabolic function. With main chemical components punicic acid (an omega 5), antioxidants, caryophyllene, and chamazulene, this duo supports cellular, immune, and nervous system function and rejuvenation.
Mito 2 Mix – this supplement is a combination of plants and oils that support healthy cellular energy production, optimal mitochondrial function, healthy aerobic capacity, and stamina. ($39.50 for 60 capsules).
You can see that all these products above have one thing in common. They support a healthy metabolism, circulation, and healthy cellular function. This is key! Now let’s see how to use them…
Here is the protocol:
In addition to the oils and the supplement, you are going to have to add to your cart these veggie capsules ($4 for 160 capsules). These are empty capsules you can open and add drops of oils into, then you close the capsule and swallow it. This allows us to enjoy the benefits of taking doTERRA oils internally without experiencing the bad taste of some of the oils.
Ok, so open a capsule and add…
2 drops of black pepper
2 drops of pink pepper
2 drops of turmeric
2 drops of yarrow | pom
Close the capsule and take this before breakfast with 1 or 2 capsules of Mito 2 Mix (I took one but the original protocol says two, it’s your choice).
You do this again before lunch (fill the capsules right before you take them). So twice a day.
Simple, isn’t it? Make sure to listen to your body, especially if you are not used to essential oils. If something doesn’t feel right we can try to adjust the blend to fit you better.
If you are ready to give this a try you can follow this link to set up your doTERRA membership. Make sure to choose “Wholesale Customer” and to check the box under it. Then on the next page, choose the $35 wholesale membership and then add the products above to your cart before checking out.
Here is the list of things that should be in your cart before you check out: wholesale membership, Veggie Capsules, Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, Turmeric, Yarrow | Pom, Mito 2 Mix.
My FREE Gift to You!
Before we move on I want to mention 2 more product lines and my gift to you. You can get familiar with those lines of products by visiting the links below.
DigestZen Products – DigestZen oil blend and the products that are based on this blend are formulated especially to support a healthy digestive system.
This oil is formulated to aid in the digestion of food, soothe occasional upset stomachs, and reduce uncomfortable gas and bloating. I talk much more about DigestZen in my post Essential Oils to Support a Healthy Digestive System.
Slim & Sassy – this is our weight management blend and there is a whole line of products behind it. It might seem weird to you that I decided to share the protocols above instead of sharing this like, but the results of the metabolic protocol were greater for me and this s why I chose it.
But I am also using the Slim & Sassy blend from time to time before meals. You take a couple of drops internally or apply them topically on the chest 15 minutes before a large meal and it helps manage hunger cravings.
There are also many shakes that you can use as a replacement for a snack or a small meal and a gum that I love to chow on during the day when I feel like I need to snack on something.
My gift to you is either the DigestZen 15 ml oil blend or the Slim & Sassy 15 ml oil blend if you choose to join us with one of the two protocols above (the Cleanse & Restore kit or the 4 oils plus Mito 2 Mix protocol). You can contact me at lee (at) ladyleeshome.com or comment below if you need help deciding where to start or help to open your account.
If you choose to set it up yourself by following the links above make sure to send me an email with your choice of oil for your gift (this is available in the U.S. only).
Using great natural products from a trusted source to give our body a boost and help it along is the right way to go in my opinion. But fairy dust only works for Peter Pan and his friends.
I am going to be blunt and say it… If you sit on the sofa all day, eating chips and drinking soda, even the best essential oils won’t help you.
I am not a fanatic when it comes to healthy food and I don’t think you have to spend the bulk of your day in the gym, but eating a balanced diet and moving your body even if just a little bit every day will help you see results much faster.
It will also help your mental state which might be the most important part of all this.
We go over how to change these three habits: thinking, eating, and moving, in the post How to Lose Weight And Keep it Off Permanently. I want to encourage you to go and read it. When you combine what we talked about here with these three habits you will be on the right track.
Essential oils can help you a whole lot on this journey and I will be happy to help too. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I love my business of writing and sharing online but I also really love getting to know you in person!
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Lady Lee is a single mother of four, she was born in Israel and raised in an agricultural commune called a Kibbutz. From a very young age, she was very interested in agriculture and farming.
She is a former IDF fitness trainer and is passionate about simple, natural living. She now lives in NC with her four kids, dog, cat, goats, ducks, and chickens.