Slim & Sassy, two of my favorite words. Hearing them together just puts me in a mood of empowerment! “Excuse me, Slim & Sassy coming through! Step aside, please!” One I was blessed with, but the other I have to work for- harder than I’d like to anyway.
With all of the “quick fixes” on the market today that are geared toward women, it’s clear that Slim is on the minds of most American women. I have so many issues with that. First, beauty shines out through the inside. If you feel bad, you’ll look bad. And so it is that the “quick fixers” target our emotions. Sadly, the majority of the products contain no natural ingredients, have side effects, and have been known to be associated with feelings of depression and anxiety. As if finding the time to exercise and make frequent trips to the grocery store to buy fresh ingredients isn’t stressful enough, let’s add a bunch of harmful junk to our system and make us feel worse than we already did. Sisters, please. Fear not, Slim & Sassy is the superhero (or heroine) of this story!
The Power Blend
Slim & Sassy is a metabolic blend of five essential oils: Grapefruit, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Lemon, and Ginger. Not only have all of these essential oils shown useful in supporting the metabolic processes, but they have each been used historically for other digestive ailments. Clinical research shows us that Grapefruit essential oil, high in limonene (found in the peel), is associated with weight and blood glucose management. I’d rather not eat the peel of a grapefruit so you can see the appeal to essential oils here…). As an added bonus, grapefruit is a natural cleanser and is commonly used to control blemishes caused by acne. Peppermint is known to calm an upset stomach, ease temporary nausea, and manage neck and head tension. When consumed with water, peppermint essential oil helps to reduce hunger cravings.
Cinnamon is commonly recommended by physicians as a dietary supplement to control blood glucose levels in patients in pre-diabetic health states. Managing our blood glucose levels is a great way to stay healthy and find our natural balance. Fluctuating glucose levels lead to misreading signals from our body. What is meant as a cry for help is interpreted as hunger or a specific (sometimes sugar) craving. Lemon essential oil is the powerhouse of essential oils. It is a natural cleaner for all things from bathroom surfaces to the walls of our intestines. While there are good bacteria, there are also bad bacteria and using lemon essential oil can help us find the balance of good versus evil. In addition, lemon is the part that provides the sassy in this combination. Diffusing lemon EO can improve mood and clarity of the mind. Happy and not hungry? Yes, please. Ginger is more than just a cookie or cake (though adding this EO to your baking routine will change your life for the better!), it has been used for centuries as a remedy for temporary gas and bloating.
All of these ingredients and natural benefits combine to make Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend which, when ingested with water, can help you control your appetite and avoid overeating (when taken before a meal). I mean, can you say perfect!? Perfect. If everything I need in my life could be combined for ease of use and maximization of benefits, that would be so great.
Mixing a drop of Slim & Sassy with 4 oz. of water and drinking before a meal is a great way to get the benefits of this blend, but it is not the only way. Diffusing Slim & Sassy gives you the metabolic support you’re craving as well as giving you the mood-boosting benefits of lemon and focus-sharpening energy from peppermint. Slim & Sassy can be taken in a veggie capsule throughout the day to control hunger and digestive issues.
Don’t have time to fill capsules? No problem! doTERRA offers Slim & Sassy in a convenient softgel! Just take 1-2 softgels throughout the day as needed to get you through! For an on-the-go fix to keep you from stopping at that convenience store, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Gum is perfect! Slip it in your purse or keep it in your cup holder during long car rides. A crunchy coating on the sugar-free gum holds just one drop of the delicious Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend that is sure to please your stomach and your taste buds! Pop a piece in whenever you’re feeling cravings coming on.