Petrochemical Weight Loss: “Week One”

Today is the “official” start of my first endeavor of the Petrochemical Weight Loss Protocol as described by Tiffany Rowan. I say “official” because I technically started on Saturday, Dec 1.

The idea is simple enough. My goal is to get rid of all of the toxins and petrochemicals my fat cells have been holding on to since I was born. Our fat cells store toxins that are potentially harmful to our brains, lungs and heart as a means of protecting us, forming deposits of hard cellulite on the body. As they store the toxins, the fat cells just get bigger and bigger, which can make normal weight loss sometimes difficult, even with proper diet and exercise, plus, everyone knows how difficult cellulite is to get rid of. Essential oils break up the fat and digest the toxins and we eliminate them harmlessly through our normal elimination channels (i.e. pee them out.)

So I purchased a couple of bottles of Citrus Fresh and Grapefruit, and one bottle of ledum. Following the instructions from Tiffany, I put 10 drops of ledum into the bottle of Citrus Fresh, and allowed that to “steep” for about 8 hours/overnight before applying liberally* over my “problem” areas.  For now, I am concentrating on my belly, hips and upper thighs. My thinking is that as certain parts shrink, I can move on to other parts later.

Then I put 20 drops of grapefruit oil into clear vegetable capsules (available through Young Living for $7.50 for a bag of 250 ct) and took those with a glass of water, and applied the blend just before bed.  I also took pictures of where I am starting, but I won’t be sharing those until AFTER I have something to compare them to. ;-)

In addition to the nightly oils application, I am taking 4 oz of NingXia Red in the morning and having a nutrient dense smoothie for breakfast and/or lunch.

Today’s Smoothie consisted of:

4 oz NingXia Red
4 oz Beet Kvass (homemade)
2 oz kefir
1 T coconut oil
1/2 sm peach sliced and frozen (about 4-5 slices)
1/8 cup frozen cherries
1 avocado
1 scoop green’s mix

Blend until smooth. Add more kvass or water if too thick.  I also added a couple of capsules of digestive enzymes to help things along.  I may also add a raw pastured egg yolk or two to the mix in future smoothies.

For this protocol, I’m not “dieting” per se.  I am continuing to stick with the Weston A Price principles of traditional foods/prep.  As a family, we are going for walks together to increase our activity.  I am also engaging in visualization and frequent affirmations of my goals. I have a vision in mind of what I will look like once I have let go of all of the weight, and what that will feel like.  I am also changing my language.  Someone told me that weight loss coaches often tell their clients not to speak in terms of “losing weight” because then, subconsciously, one might be always be looking for what one “lost.”  Rather, it’s better to say, “I am releasing and letting go of X amount.”

To that end, I am releasing and letting go of 130 pounds.  I don’t know exactly how long that will take, but of course, sooner rather than later is ok by me. :-)

You are welcome to join me on my journey!  If you wish to purchase the elements of the weight loss protocol, I recommend Young Living Essential Oils for their purity and potency and as the ONLY oils I recommend as safe for ingestion/direct topical application.  For wholesale pricing, it is best to enroll as a “Distributor” (you are under no obligation to “sell” anything) by purchasing a Premium Start Living Kit at with enroller ID #1230558.  You can also order through my website at

*Apply the Citrus Fresh/Ledum blend NEAT. Do not dilute with a carrier oil, or it will negate the action of the oils to break up the fat.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your results. I am looking to do this after I have recovered from a radiation treatment for my Thyroid Cancer.

  2. Lori kern says:

    Would like to know if this is working for you. I too would like to try this regime.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hello, I am wondering how you are doing on the petrochemical weight loss protocol? I am also trying it but had to stop for a few days as I feel like I have the flu. Thank You and good Luck!

    • Dawn says:

      Those flu-like symptoms may have been detox… Sometimes, we have to get through it before we start feeling better! I will be posting my results form the PCWL soon. But basically, I lost a lot of inches. ;-) Thanks for following!

  4. Tara says:

    Hi, it has been a while since you posted. Just curious what kind of results you have had?

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Tara! Thanks for the comment. I have the results post in queue waiting to be released. :-) It should be up shortly!!

  5. Fatima says:

    Hi, I was wondering about the kind of results you had. I have been doing it for 2 weeks and nothing has changed!! I didn’t realize I needed several bottles of Citrus Fresh, just ordered more….I want to give it another try before I give up completely. I really thought this was the answer…so very disappointed!!

    • Dawn says:

      I lost inches, for sure when I did it, and it was a noticeable change… But I also plateaued at a certain point. Since I didn’t change my eating habits, I think that may have had something to do with it. For instance, all the while, I was still eating gluten, even though I knew I was gluten sensitive. So things like that can have an impact on how well a protocol like this works. There are so many variables!! Now that I’ve made some adjustments to my diet, I plan to start again and see what a new go round might mean for me.

      I hope you see some benefit soon!

  6. grace says:

    Any new update? I plan to start this today or tomorrow. I really haven’t seen any after results or many comments from anyone who has done the petrochem weight loss. I REALLY want this to help me detox and lose weight.
    The fact that people aren’t saying much makes me wonder.

    • Dawn says:

      Actually, I DID have a really neat experience with this. I should post the follow up results.. The photo’s are pretty dramatic, BUT the problem is they are stored in my MacBook, which has beenoutof commission for an embarrassingly long time. :-P When I can retrieve them, I will post it!!

      Since then, I have continued to rub my belly periodically with the Citrus Fresh/Ledum blend, and my belly has continued to shrink. :-)

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