Though our bodies are designed to cope with some toxins, there is a limit to some extent to fight against them. Especially, as attacked with excessively drink, processed food, sugar, parasites, air, and water pollutants, our body may suffer from fatigue, gas, constipation, bad breath, mucus build-up, low immunity, hormone imbalances, poor circulation, mood swings, depression and skin issues. Essential oils have the root in the likes of lemon, grapefruit and juniper can help relieve some of these symptoms by means of assisting the body in disposing itself of unwelcome toxins. On being used in conjunction with a dietary and herbal detoxification, essential oils supplement the holistic, natural cleaning process.
When entering the bloodstream through the pores of the skin, essential oils are carried to all parts of the body via the circulatory and lymphatic systems. They are chemically complex and their constituents have a direct influence on the body, mind, and spirit.
Aromatic essential oils can be used in a massage oil or in the bath during a detoxification.
It is a good idea to combine the relaxing, manual lymph drainage of a massage with the detoxifying properties of essential oils. Pure essential oils are very condensed and most should be diluted in a carrier oil before being used on the skin.
Revitalizing and Detoxifying Massage Oil:
- 4 drops grapefruit
- 4 drops juniper
- 4 drops cypress
- 6 drops laurel
- 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sunflower oil
Mix essential oils with sunflower oil in a 30mL bottle
As water is a good source of healing and detoxing, bathing is an excellent way to use essential oils. It blends the benefits of inhalation with the powers of absorption through the skin.
Detoxifying Bath Salts:
- 10 drops grapefruit
- 10 drops juniper
- 4 drops helichrysum
- 1 cup (250 mL) Dead Sea salts
Mix essential oils with the Dead Sea salts before pouring into a tub full of warm water.
Detoxifying Essential Oils
Juniper berry (Juniperus communis): This powerful, detoxifying oil is a purifier, helps prevent nervous tension, and lessens cellulite. Juniper essential oil is an antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic, and can help relieve pain, the symptoms of rheumatism, and expel uric acid from the system. Juniper’s spicy aroma helps to enhance and boost the spirit during times of low energy, worry, and emotional overload. The oil can irritate some people’s skin, and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum): it is ideal for using during a drug or alcohol detox, helichrysum helps stimulate liver cells, thin mucous secretions, and acts as a free radical scavenger. It is non-toxic and non-irritating.
Lemon (Citrus limonum): A refreshing citrus oil, lemon boosts white blood cells to defend the body against infection. Its detoxifying and regenerating properties are advantageous for the liver, and aid in bringing clarity to the mind and emotions. Lemon may irritate those with sensitive skin. Thus, when being used in a bath, it must be used with a carrier oil.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradise): Having a detoxifying impact on individuals recovering from substance abuse, antiseptic, grapefruit is antiviral, diuretic, and can aid the digestive system and skin. It refreshes the mind, relieves anxiety, is reviving, uplifting, and helps disperse negative energy. Be that as it may, it can increase photosensitivity.
Laurel (Laurus nobilis): Featured by a fresh, sweet smell, laurel contains eugenol which makes it effective in thinning mucous secretions, as an expectorant, an anti-viral and anti-fungal. According to chemist Kurt Schnaubelt, author of Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential.
Oils (Frog Ltd, 1999), laurel exerts positive effects on the lymphatic system. He suggests rubbing a few drops of oil on swollen lymph nodes for an immediate effect. It is vital that laurel be used in moderation, and avoided during pregnancy.