With every new year, we make plans to detox and start better habits. So starting a detoxification is always a great way to rid toxins from your system and start introducing healthy lifestyle habits. We will highlight a few way to use these oils in the new year! NAHA guidelines state that you should only use Essential oils internally under the guidance of a Medical Doctor or Certified Aromatherapist.
Top 10 Oils for Detoxing
Lemon stimulates white blood cells to defend against infection, its detoxifying and regenerating properties are beneficial to the liver, brings clarity of mind and emotional wellbeing.
Add 1-2 drops of lemon oil mix with 1-2 drops of carrier oil to the bottom of your feet to enhance liver detox and the lymphatic system. You can even add 1-2 drops to an 8oz warm water and drink each morning to aid in detoxification. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and natural antioxidants. Lemon oil can aid in digestion and metabolism.
Grapefruit is an antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic, aids digestion, and skin health refreshes the mind, relieves anxiety, and helps disperse negative energy. It decreases unwanted mucus in the body during detox.
Grapefruit oil can help curve those sugar craving just by inhaling the oil! Add to a blank oils inhaler to make your own "sugar buster"!
Peppermint cleanses the lymphatic system, releases weight gain, improves sluggish digestion, when applied topically peppermint supports gallbladder function, and decreases inflammation.
One of the best ways to use peppermint oil in a detox is a milk bath. Simply mix 1 cup of Epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup of almond or coconut milk two tablespoons coconut oil, and 10-15 drops of Essential Oils and add to your bath water. Peppermint and Lavender or Peppermint and Eucalyptus oil make great relaxing combinations.
Coriander is a powerful chelating agent. Chelating agents are chemical compounds (usually organic compounds) that form complexes with metal ions or other substrates. These may also be called sequestering agents. Coriander is also an anti-inflammatory, is anti-bacterial, prevents gas and bloating, prevents UTI’s, aids in hormone balance, and promotes liver health.
Combine 1-2 with 1-2 drops of Jojoba oil and apply to oily skin areas to reduce breakouts or combine with fractionated coconut oil for massage.
Rosemary improves digestion, circulation, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, aids memory loss, high in carnosol which has been shown to balance androgen and estrogen levels, lowers DHT which improves hair growth as well as prostate health, reduces cancer risks, increases nerve growth factor, increases liver detoxification and gall bladder function by enhancing bile flow and reducing plasma liver enzymes linked to type II diabetes.
Combine with black seed oil to apply to the scalp to help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair from graying.
Geranium supports emotional balance it also helps the liver, gall bladder, skin, and kidneys, stimulates the bile ducts allowing the liver and gallbladder to release toxins which increase the body’s ability to fight illnesses and infections rather than storing the toxins. It is also antiseptic, helps balance hormones in both men and women, and boosts circulation. Geranium oil also aids in reducing the appearance of scars.
Combine with jojoba oil or any other carrier oil and rub into the bottom of your feet, lower abdomen or lower back
7. Detoxify Blend
Our Aromatic Infusions Detoxify Blend is a specially blend oil of all of the above essential oils. The Detoxify oil blend is used to detox by stimulating the excretory organs of the body and eliminating stored toxins. This blend contains the essential oils of lemon, rosemary, grapefruit, geranium, peppermint, and coriander.
It can be applied topically to the adrenal glands, liver, and/or the Achilles' tendon. Detoxify can also be added to water and consumed. (2-3 drops in a bottle of water 2-3x’s per day between meals) Before starting any detoxification regimen, it is best to speak with your health care provider. Be sure to drink lots of water and eat heavy water-bearing foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables to allow your body to properly eliminate the toxins being purged from your system. Not allowing your body the proper means to get rid of released toxins from any detox regimen can be dangerous.
Lavender essential oil, often referred to as the essential oil Swiss army knife, has a calming scent which helps calm nerves. It helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, inflammation, and emotional stress. Lavender is also great for digestion, sleep, and even pain relief.
Put two drops on the wrists twice a day to support the adrenals or apply to the soles of the feet before bedtime, add to bath salts to take a calming bath, or diffuse at night to aid in a peaceful night's sleep!
Orange is excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also used as a mood uplifter.
Diffuse Orange essential oil in your home or workplace to help with depression or anxiety and promote happiness.
Bergamot creates a sense of well-being and relaxation and also regulates craving and lifts spirits. Bergamot can relieve joint and muscle pain, aid the digestive system, and soothe skin irritations!
Apply to the bottom of the feet at bedtime to promote restful sleep or add to a warm bath with bath salts.