Tuesday, April 9, 2013

doTERRA Slim and Sassy

I don’t think I could have been more excited to review anything as I am to share with you about doTerra! I have tried a couple of doTerra products in the past and loved them and knew the company was top notch. You can imagine how THRILLED I was when my Slim and Sassy came in this month. Especially since I just had a baby and am anxious to get off these last few pounds of baby weight. I immediately added it to my water, but found I had a hard time drinking it. The flavor of the Slim and Sassy, which is a blend of grapefruit, ginger, lemon, and peppermint and cinnamon essential oils, is not a BAD taste, but I really have an aversion to flavoring my water. I read on My Natural Family that many people simply apply a few drops to the back of their tongues and wash it down with water. I decided to try this, and found I prefer it much more this way. I actually love the aftertaste of this, because I feel like it freshens my breath as well. 

So, I have been using the Slim and Sassy for a while now, and would like to share with you what I have noticed. I had lost quite a bit of weight before I got pregnant with my second son (who is now almost 3 months) but during pregnancy, I allowed myself to eat all of those comfort foods I had resisted before. Even though I am only up about 2 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight, my eating habits are so much different. I am now craving the junky foods again! So, Slim and Sassy- how does it help me? It has definitely cut down on the cravings for me. I have been in the habit of taking a few drops before breakfast, lunch and dinner to minimize how much I eat, but I really think I need to take a few drops before bed- my worst junk cravings come at night! It works really well on cutting my cravings- I am telling you, I can tell a significant difference. Granted, that may be because it calms your stomach with the ginger and peppermint- but however it works, it does! I am one of these people who tracks every single thing I put into my mouth- even my coffee with sugar free creamer. I have noticed that I consistently eat 200 less calories a day with the Slim and Sassy. Overtime, this will definitely lead to weight loss! 

I have found that the Slim and Sassy works really well for bouts of nausea. Ginger and Peppermint are both known to help with queasy stomachs, and this is definitely the case for me. Since a touch of a stomach bug has passed through our house, this has definitely been a lifesaver for me and my hubby. 

I think there are also very aromatic benefits to this as well! The smell is just as strong as the taste (yes, it does have a very strong taste- so strong it borders on burning your mouth if you opt to take the drop undiluted like I do) and I believe that every time I open this bottle, the strong smell gives me a little pep in my step! I am not bouncing off the walls, but I am definitely more willing to get on the floor and play dinosaurs with my little big man! You can use this in a diffuser or pouring a bit into your hands but I prefer just to sniff the vial! 

You might be wondering what this tastes like. You may be like me and have an aversion to certain flavors. To me, the strongest flavor that I CAN distinguish is ginger. The ginger is DEFINITELY noticeable in my opinion, with a more subtle flavor of cinnamon.  Yes, the flavor is strong- this is a very pure essential oil blend, so that is to be expected. If you take it undiluted, it may give your mouth a little burning sensation (which I do not find unpleasant at all). I happen to like the flavor, but even if you do not- I definitely feel in this case- the benefits outweigh the negatives. 

DoTerra is known for their quality essential oils, and the Slim and Sassy is not an exception to that rule! Slim and Sassy is a great help to someone that is looking to lose a few extra pounds, or someone just looking to maintain and needs that extra pep in their step! 

You should check out My Natural Family, after reading every post, you have a chance to win your own Slim and Sassy! Be sure to enter to win the Slim and Sassy from doTerra right here on The Nurse Mommy.

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  1. I want to try this! I've been reading about essential oils and their benefits recently- I'll definitely be checking out this company! Thanks :)

  2. I love doTerra! I tried a sample of Slim & Sassy and I liked it. I like adding grapefruit to my water too!

  3. Slim and Sassy sounds interesting! If my current weight loss program doesn't work out, I might consider giving this a shot! I like that it cut down on the cravings for you!

  4. I've heard wonderful things about essential oils. I would love to try this one.

  5. I've never heard of anything like this before, but it sounds really interesting. I still have another 10-15 lbs. to go with my post baby weight loss. I'm going to check this out, thanks!

  6. I never heard of or thought u could use essential oils like this. I have used lavender and such to relax. I would like to try this slim and sassy oil to put a pep in my step and lose a few pounds!

  7. I have been looking in to using essential oils for a little bit now! I really want to try now!

  8. We are a doTerra loving family. I have 2 bottles of slim and sassy waiting for me as soon as I am done bfing.

  9. I am trying to change the way we do things around our house and have started using some EOs. I have heard about doTerra and can't wait to try some of them! Thank you for the info. because I didn't know I could use it to help me with my goal of losing weight as well.

  10. Can you use slim and sassy if you are breastfeeding?