Have you ever wondered why most restaurants give you peppermint candy?  The reason behind that is because peppermint helps soothe stomach and helps with digestive problems.  Peppermint oil is widely used in food business as a flavoring agent to candies, chewing gums, drinks, ice cream and other products.  Peppermint essential oil is often associated with weight loss because it has been found that it can help in reducing appetite and can help in controlling cravings.  If you have weight problems, here are some interesting information about peppermint oil to help you lose weight.

Appetite Suppressant

Peppermint oil is a natural appetite suppressant.  It decreases hunger pangs.  It deceives our brain into thinking that we are full.  The study conducted by psychologist Bryan Raudenbush of Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia found out that individuals who have inhaled peppermint oil every 2 hours for 5 days have experienced less hunger compared to those who did not inhale the oil.

Increase Energy Levels

For those people who are too lazy to exercise, peppermint essential oil can help boost your energy levels.  It can help you to feel more energetic and active.  It increases alertness so you feel more active. If you want to lose weight then you need to have high level of energy so that you can work out more.  What you can do is to put some peppermint essential oil on your wrists and you can sniff it to feel more alert while doing your exercise.  This can help you to feel more motivated to do longer and harder work outs.

Curb Cravings

Peppermint oil will not only make you feel less hungry but will help you to have fewer cravings.  Fewer craving means fewer calories.  Peppermint, according to the study of Dr. Raudenbush, distracts individuals from hunger pains that is why you do not tend to eat as much.   So if you are on a diet and you feel like craving for sweets, try to smell peppermint oil to curb your appetite.

Peppermint oil is truly a good partner for losing weight.  This essential oil can be used topically, for baths and may be inhaled or massaged on the body.  Massage peppermint oil on the abdomen and temples before working out or eating.  Experience a change in your body in just a few weeks and surprise your friends with the new slimmer you.