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Using Essential Oils to Detoxify Your Body

Niharika Arya
Lemon oil, grapefruit oil, and juniper oil, are among the most commonly used essential oils to detoxify the body. These oils are easy to use and can even be applied at home.
Read this post to get information on some of the most famous detoxifying essential oils, and how to use them.

Simple Essential Oil Detox Blend

Mix 4 drops of juniper oil, 2 drops of fennel oil, 2 drops of grapefruit oil, and 2 drops of cypress oil into 10 ml of olive oil. Massage your back, abdomen, and legs to get a powerful detox massage.
An ever-changing lifestyle and work pressure has increased the stress in everyone's life. This imbalance in our lifestyle is causing us great harm. It has resulted in the accumulation of toxins in our body. These toxins further create free radicals, which damage the cells and can cause health complications.
Essential oils have the ability to repair the cells and detoxify the body. It is an ancient ways to detoxify and cleanse the body, and is said to be very effective. In this HolisticZine article, we shall take a look at some of the well-known essential oils, and how to use these oils to detoxify your body.

Essential Oils for Detoxification

There are a number of essential oils which are used to detoxify different parts of the body.
Some of the most common essential oils are lemon oil, grapefruit oil, juniper oil, fennel oil, etc. These oils are available in their concentrated form, and hence, should be mixed in some carrier oils.
Almond oil, grapseed oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, wheat oil, atc., are some of the carrier oils. Carrier oils help the essential oils to get absorbed in the body. You can easily find these carrier oils in the market.
The essential oils enter the bloodstream through the pores on the skin, and are carried to different parts of the body with the help of the circulatory and lymphatic system. These oils can be used in a massage or detox bath.

List of Essential Oils and their Detoxifying Effects

Following are some of the essential oils with their detoxifying effect on the body.
◉ Lemon: It is well-known for liver detoxification. It also boosts the immune system by stimulating white blood cells which helps in fighting against infections.
◉ Fennel: It detoxifies the skin and digestive tract. It also improves digestion, and helps eliminate parasites from the body.
◉ Juniper: Juniper detoxifies the skin, urinary tract, and the kidneys. It also helps in reducing cellulite, and helps eliminate uric acid from the system.
◉ Grapefruit: Grapefruit falls under the citrus family, and is believed to be a good detoxifier. It detoxifies the liver, gall bladder, lymphatic system, and the skin.
◉ Rosemary: It is known for detoxifying the respiratory system. It also clears the mucous, and improves blood circulation.
◉ Peppermint: It detoxifies the digestive and respiratory system. It has a strong odor and is very effective against infections.
◉ Geranium: This is one of the best options for detoxifying the skin. It helps the immune system, and also improves the blood circulation. It detoxifies the liver and kidneys.
◉ Laurel: It is very helpful in improving the functioning of the lymphatic system. Few drops of this oil kept on a swollen lymph node can provide immediate relief. It also has anti-vial and antifungal properties.
◉ Mandarin: As it belongs to the citrus family, it detoxifies by stimulating the liver. It also promotes bile production, which helps in breaking down the fat.

How to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils can either be used in massage therapy or detox bath, or can even be ingested to obtain maximum benefits. Following are some of the blends which can applied to the body.
➤ For Massage:
  • 3 drops of laurel oil
  • 2 drops of grapefruit oil
  • 2 drops of juniper oil
  • 1 tsp. (15 ml) sunflower oil
Mix all the oils together and keep it in a bottle. Use it for a good detoxifying massage.
➤ For Detox Bath:
  • 5 drops of grapefruit oil
  • 5 drops of juniper oil
  • ½ cup of Dead Sea salt
Mix the oils with the Dead Sea salt, and then mix it in a tub full of water. Then, soak in for 20-40 minutes.
So, now you know how easy it is to detoxify your body with the help of essential oils. Essential oil detoxification is not recommended for pregnant women and women who are planning to get pregnant. One should also take care if he/she is allergic to some oil. Select the oils according to your choice, and get a good detoxifying session.
Disclaimer: This story is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.