Halloween is a fun holiday where you can dress up, play tricks, and snuggle up in front of a horror movie; but for kids, virtually unlimited candy is most important. Whom are we kidding? Candy is also a favorite for some adults—it is hard to resist the mouthwatering combination of peanut butter and chocolate in a peanut butter cup. Here are some helpful essential oil tips if you are one of those who struggle to resist the estimated 600 million pounds of candy purchased each year for Halloween.
Grapefruit. More than just a pleasing and uplifting scent, emerging research suggests that grapefruit essential oil is a great tool for your weight management goals. Scientists report that inhalation of grapefruit essential oil influences the nervous system — specifically the gastric vagal nerve — to increase lipolysis (the breakdown of fats), thermogenesis (the use of calories to produce heat), and reduce appetite.
How to use: Diffuse 6-10 drops of grapefruit essential oil in your home the day of Halloween and inhale directly from the bottle when candy tempts you.
Combination of ginger, peppermint, and fennel. If you have eaten Halloween candy to your heart’s delight and then some, you may need rescue from the grumblings in your stomach. What better way to combat these uncomfortable feelings than with proven digestive-supportive essential oils. Ginger, peppermint, and fennel all have long histories of use for digestive support. Combined, this gives you a powerful gut rescue bomb that can be applied topically or taken orally in a capsule to ease your candy-triggered pains.
How to use: Mix together one drop of each of ginger, peppermint, and fennel in 2 mL of fractionated coconut oil and massage to the stomach. For additional support, take a capsule filled with one drop of each oil.
Being prepared with the right essential oils can be the difference between a happy Halloween and a horrible trick to your digestive system. Enjoy the festivities without the consequences by using grapefruit, ginger, peppermint, and fennel essential oils. They’ll likely become a Halloween tradition in your house.