Essential Oils for Body and Mind Detox
As well maintaining good health and physical and emotional well being, some essential oils have been known to be powerful detox aids both for the body and the mind.
Detox essential oils can be used separately or in combination, diluted and applied directly onto the skin, in the bath, or inhaled. When using oils in your bath, wait until the bathtub is full before sprinkling 8 to 30 drops of your chosen oil or oils, as they tend to evaporate quickly. Avoid immersing yourself completely, as the oils should not come into contact with your eyes. It's preferable not to use soap in an essential oil bath as some soap might interfere with, and neutralise the essential oil action.
Rose, black pepper, cypress, juniper berry, fennel, coriander, parsley, sage, frankincense, carrot seed, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon and nutmeg are all known for their detoxifying properties.
Always mix essential oils in neutral base oil such as almond or vegetable oil before applying to the skin.
A blend of essential oils believed to have powerful detoxifying effects on both the skin and the internal organs is a mixture of lemon, juniper berry, seaweed, and fennel oils.
Another potent detox blend is fir, fennel, hyssop, patchouli, and helichrysm, mixed with neutral base oil. It has an immediate detoxifying action. Middle and lower back pains are often related to liver toxicity, and headaches sometimes result from excess toxins too. This blend is extremely cleansing for the body and should be applied directly onto areas of toxicity. If you're not sure of the source of the problem, apply to areas of weakness or use it to massage your feet and soles.
A Liver and lymphatic system detox blend is geranium, rosemary, Roman chamomile, fennel, carrot, German chamomile, helichrysum and blue tansy. This combination cleanses the liver and the lymphatic system of high levels of toxins. It assists in the process of breaking up any anger and hate that is stored in the liver. Apply over liver, solar plexus or use for whole body massage.
For mind detox and stress relief, use a mixture of lavender, geranium, sandalwood, ylang ylang and blue tansy. This blend helps release emotional trauma from the body. It assists in the freeing of cellular memory of various past traumas and experiences. It's also very effective for detox of the liver. It's a great blend to use in case of emotional distress. Generally the solar plexus, liver and forehead are good areas to work on. You can also use it to massage your feet.
Please avoid using the blends above or any other essential oil before seeking medical advice if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Essential Oil Feel Good RecipesAnti-ageing Elixir: Mix 15 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oil with 5 drops of geranium oil into a 50ml vegetable oil base. Massage into face and neck before sleep. Use on the scalp once a week for 15 minutes before shampoo.
Anti-stress Bath: In 100ml of neutral bath base, mix 50 drops of lavender oil, 50 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oil and 50 drops of mandarin oil. For tonifying add 50 drops of rosemary oil and 60 drops of lemon oil.
The Detox Bath is another type of bath which encourages the body's capacity to eliminate excess fat and toxins. Practised regularly, the Detox Bath will boost your health and energy, help you maintain a lean and trim figure, improve your digestion, eliminate bloating, sleep more soundly and have a glowing complexion... Read more
PS: If using essential oils for aromatherapy, then the Persei Vaporizer is a clean, convenient and effective method of dispensing aromas. Essential oil and Herbal Vaporizers have been widely overlooked in terms of their impact on relaxation and wellbeing.
Persei Vaporizer is used as an oil diffuser to release the active ingredient of the essential oil without altering its properties or its scent and aroma (as burning oils might do).
PPS: Inhaling essential oils is much safer than oral use. The oils are biologically active when the airborne molecules are inhaled, stimulating olfactory nerves, which in turn stimulate centers of the brain. The molecules may trigger an immune response after entering the bronchial area and lungs, helping your body fight infection, for instance.
Disclaimer: The benefits cited above are for information only. Please consult a qualified aromatherapist or holistic health practitioner before using essential oils.
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