A-to-Z List Essential Oils for Anorexia:

Lack or loss of appetite for food (as a medical condition)

Anorexia is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. Symptoms include trying to maintain a below-normal weight through starvation or too much exercise.

Physical signs and symptoms of anorexia may include: extreme weight loss or not making expected developmental weight gains, thin appearance, abnormal blood counts, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness or fainting, bluish discoloration of the fingers, hair that thins, breaks or falls out, soft, downy hair covering the body, absence of menstruation, constipation and abdominal pain, dry or yellowish skin, intolerance of cold, irregular heart rhythms, low blood pressure, dehydration, swelling of arms or legs, eroded teeth and calluses on the knuckles from induced vomiting.

Inhalation of essential oils may alter emotions that could change the underlying psychology and disturbed-thinking pattern which supports the self-destructed behavior. Essential oil aroma directly affects the limbic system of the brain. There are several essential oils that are calming, anti-depressant, and soothing, that are traditionally used for anorexia based on each individual needs.

Angelica: Is calming, helps release and let go of negative feelings, trauma or anger, used for loss of appetite as well.

Bergamot: Is uplifting, antidepressant, regulates the appetite.

  • Bergamot


    (Citrus × limon)

    Aroma Description: Bergamot Essential Oil smells citrusy and possesses a beautifully complex aroma with underlying floral and bitter characteristics.

  • Wormwood


    (Artemisia absinthium)

    Aroma Description: Warm, sharp, dry-woody and herbaceous-green throughout, reminiscent to a cedar leaf and chamomile blue infusion. A unique note for perfumers.