Do you spend your time pulling on your sweater to hide your stomach? And in summer, no way to put on a two-piece swimsuit? However, losing belly is possible. There is no question here of radically transforming, or completely absorbing a really round belly. The objective: to find, gently, more harmonious curves and digestive comfort.
The good news: the treatments offered below are short, and are done in sets of one week, no more. “In my practice, I notice that my patients much prefer to do short and repeated treatments. If I offer them a one-month treatment, no one follows it to the end. », Explains Dr. Philippe Goëb, aromatherapist doctor.
What essential oils if I have a bloated stomach?
” When the belly is swollenis that there is too much gas, explains Doctor Philippe Goëb. And this expression “bloated stomach” also covers a whole procession of digestive discomforts which one can be confronted with. ”
To promote digestion, the first thing to do is to review your diet. “First of all, reduce the starchy foods which are known to give gas. But more generally, I recommend, as much as possible, to limit poor quality industrial foods, which disrupt the intestinal flora. ”
A treatment based on essential oils (ET) can be implemented, but it will be essentially symptomatic … and will not be exempt from reviewing your diet and lifestyle.
Rosemary and lemon essential oils
To treat bloating, here are some essential oils: – rosemary essential oil officinal from Morocco, highly concentrated in 1.8 cineole which strengthens the purifying function of the liver; – lemon essential oil yellow.
Instructions for use: to be taken orally, one drop of each, 3 times a day as a course of one week (one week out of two then one week out of three then one week per month).
Detox plants as a basic treatment
As a basic treatment to fight against that bloated belly, certain plants promote liver function: milk thistle and desmodium are liver tonics, which help the liver in its function.
“There are several possible forms of treatment with plants,” explains Dr. Goëb. Herbal teas are the cheapest, EPS (Phyto-standardized extracts) are more concentrated but also more expensive, finally mother tinctures are also effective but contain alcohol. Each method has its advantages … and its disadvantages. »Whatever form you choose, do one-week treatments to repeat.
What essential oils if I have cellulite?
To seek to reduce cellulite, you need essential oils that will fight against water retentionand encrusted fat cells. In aroma, it is possible to make a mixture with which you can massage your stomach every day, for the well-being as much as for the results.
A blend of 4 essential oils against cellulite
For this mixture, Dr. Philippe Goëb advises:
– a cypress essential oil (Cupressus sempervirens), whose interest lies in its monoterpenes which help to remanufacture the connective tissue of the skin; – a EO of linalool thyme, for its action on recent water retention; – a HE de palmarosa, which has an action on the circulation of lymph and encrusted cellulite; – finally a Laurel ET (Laurus nobilis), both blood tonic and skin anti-inflammatory.
Instructions for use: put this mixture of essential oils in equal parts, diluted to 5-7% in a vegetable oil of macadamia whose quality is to be quickly absorbed. Or keep this blend of pure essential oils in a bottle and pour 3 or 4 drops of this mixture into a large knob of caffeine-based slimming cream.
The trick: apply the preparations after leaving the shower, when the skin is still slightly damp and the pores open.
This mixture is suitable for the stomach but also for the buttocks, thighs, the inside of the knees, etc. All areas are prone to cellulite.
What essential oils if I have sagging stomach skin?
Once the skin is really relaxed, there is no miracle method to put it back in tension. Prevention remains essential if there is an onset of sagging, to keep its flexibility and skin tone.
A mixture composed essentially of vegetable oils will make it possible to work directly on the quality of the skin.
Here is a recipe suggestion. Mix in equal parts in a bottle: – of the’hazelnut vegetable oil; – of the’sweet almond vegetable oil ; – of the’rosehip vegetable oil or grape seeds; – add to this mixture a few drops ofpalmarosa essential oil appreciated for its draining action.
Instructions for use: apply a small amount on the stomach and massage, always out of the shower when the skin is still barely wet and the preparation will penetrate quickly.