28 JAN 2015 / LEARN

Six great Essential Oils for Detoxing!

Ever thought of using essential oils in a detox program? Interested in finding out what may be best for you?

Our bodies get rid of toxins naturally in a number of ways. From our skin, or passed through urine, as well as through our lymph glands and respiratory systems. All these systems have evolved well to deal with internal toxins, however it is also true that the body may on occasion need some assistance, particularly after a period of excessive consumption.

Here's where a helping hand from essential oils may help.

As part of our last article on detoxing (15 ways to detox without going hungry), we touched briefly on some of the essential oils that can be used to help rid the toxins collected in the body.  This week we'll go further into a number of these essential oils and introduce you to their benefits, particularly as a detox aid.

One of the most pleasant and relaxing ways to detox is to combine a set detox program (see our previous article) with essential oils. Done regularly throughout the year, this method may help the body in its cleansing quest. Are some essential oils more suited to detox work than others? Anecdotal evidence, some dating back generations, has given some of these oils a reputation for helping the body get rid of accumulated toxins.

1. Lavender oil. Relaxing as well as being used for its disinfectant and calming qualities, this traditional oil has been one of the favourites of all the essential oils for generations. Whether used in a bath, or in aromatherapy, lavender oil has the reputation as a wonderful detox agent.

2. Peppermint oil. One of the most recognisable scents of all essential oils, peppermint oil can be used in the bath or taken to help relax. Used as a detox agent, peppermint oil is usually mixed with a range of other oils for best effect.

3. Rosemary oil. Lovers of rosemary oil claim this superb extract helps in detox by improving digestion, circulation and promoting anti-inflammatory effects. Just what you need to help rid your body of nasty toxins!

4. Lemon oil. Ever used lemon oil as a body cleanser? It makes sense with its citric, sharp taste and wonderfully uplifting, sharp scent. There are those who recommend lemon oil as an essential oil well suited to any detox program.

5. Grapefruit oil. Like lemon oil, grapefruit oil is an essential oil that may help the body get rid of accumulated toxins. The astringent taste and scent and the claimed antiseptic properties are just part of the properties that makes this oil a favourite. However care should be taken when using grapefruit oil as it can be phototoxic. Best advice is not to go out in the sun for 24 hours after use.

6. Juniper oil. Users claim that juniper oil helps calm the nerves and relieves tension.

If you count detox as helping relax the mind as well as helping to facilitate some meditation then please try detoxing with the essential oils as suggested above. As another suggestion, why not try a revitalising massage using a mix of some of these essential oils? Be aware that if you are using essential oils in a massage, don’t apply them straight onto the skin. Use a carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil.

Always seek advice from a professional aromatherapist before using essential oils, particularly if pregnant,  and use safe vaporisers that are designed to be used at a low temperature. Aussie Health Products recommends the following listed here.

Do you have any favourite oils not listed? Or perhaps you have a recipe for a mix of these oils that work for you? If so, please let us know, we'd be happy to add them.

More Great Reads!

Learn

Top 10 Best Superfoods to include in your Diet

Learn

Could your cooking oil be toxic to your health?

Detox

15 Ways to Detox without going Hungry!

Recipes We Love!

Recipe

Raw Strawberry & Coconut Fudge Slice

Recipe

Raw Vegan Almond Cheesecake

Products mentioned...

Join the conversation!

"Hi, I just received my order today and I'm extremely happy with the long expiry dates. When I've purchased these products locally they usually don't have a long shelf life. Very happy, thank you "
Kerry, Mt Barker WA
"I'm just sending you this quick email to thank you for the Nougat Limar I ordered off your website last week. They arrived today and I am very happy with everything. I have had this nougat before and it remains one of my favourite things I've ever eaten. Now that I have found your website I will defiantly be back when my supply of nougat runs out, which shouldn't be long at all. "
Chris, Latrobe TAS
"Hi there, just wanted to say that I loved the St Dalfours little serving tray that you sent last time (I can see there is a gift item on my order again today - thank you). I love your web site, it is easy to navigate and responds very quickly, and the ordering process is very streamlined. You have things I just can't order online or go into a store within my local shops and buy easily."
Rebecca, Port Kembla NSW
"Thank you very much for the way you treated my order. It's not often you get help the way I have, I will truly recommend you to all my friends and family. Thanks again guys!"
Rod, Healesville, Vic:
"Thank you - received today, thanks for the excellent service."
Colin, Lithgow NSW
"Thank you so much for the fast delivery of my order and for low prices!"
Lara, Dalby Qld
"I'm blown away! My parcel arrived from interstate 24 hours after it was dispatched, and that was only a few hours after I placed the order! Sensational service. I'm a customer for life. Thank you for such superior service and accuracy. "
Lynette, East Maitland, NSW
previous next

We accept

PayPal Visa Mastercard and Direct Deposit Accepted

Secured by 256bit encryption