Updated: Dec 7, 2017
With winter and Christmas time approaching, we all know what that can do to our body, we've spent so much time working on it before and after the summer! Here's a list of essential oils that will help our body to detox, during another long winter!
Lemon This citrus oil stimulates white blood cells to defend the body against infection. Its detoxifying and regenerating properties are beneficial for the liver and aid in bringing clarity to the mind and emotions.
Everyday use: Add a slice of lemon to your water every morning to aid the lymphatic system, or simply add 1-2 drops of lemon oil to the bottom of your feet to enhance liver detox and the lymphatic system.
Lavender Lavender essential oil has a calming scent, which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. Therefore, it helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion, restlessness, and increases mental activity. However, this is also great for digestion, sleep, and even pain relief.
Everyday use: Put two drops on the wrists twice a day to support the adrenals or apply to the soles of the feet before bedtime.
Grapefruit Grapefruit is antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic, and can aid the digestive system and skin. It refreshes the mind, relieves anxiety, is reviving, uplifting, and helps disperse negative energy. Grapefruit is ideal for supporting the body in decreasing unwanted mucus during detoxification.
Everyday use: Add to body wash or to carrier oil for an Ayurvedic massage that gets the blood and lymph moving.
Peppermint This is a fabulous oil for cleansing the lymphatic system, releasing weight gain and a sluggish digestion. When applied topically peppermint helps support the gallbladder, and decreases inflammation as well.
Everyday use: Add to homemade toothpaste or make your own teeth whitening scrub.
Oregano This is a powerful anti-bacterial oil, high in antioxidants and wonderful at combating bronchitis, candida, parasites, and Strep throat.
Everyday use: Add a drop into a teaspoon of honey to soothe a sore throat or add to coconut oil for an instant hand sanitiser.
Lemongrass Lemongrass is essential for drainage within the body. Some of the therapeutic properties of lemongrass include: analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent and sedative.
Everyday use: Also a great beauty essential oil, lemongrass can be added to your body lotion or other carrier oil.
Wild Orange Cold-pressed from the orange peel, wild orange is excellent for energizing and revitalizing. It is also commonly used as an effective tool for uplifting mood, as well as for its wonderful citrusy aroma. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.
Everyday use: Add 2-3 drops to a bowl of hot water for a steam inhalation to help colds and coughs. Orange oil also makes an excellent household cleanser.
Ginger Ginger is a well-known stomach soother often use to aid digestion and eliminate motion sickness and nausea. You can mix ginger essential oil with grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, and cinnamon essential oils. This blend is ideal for cleansing the liver, balancing blood sugar, and improving metabolism.
Everyday use: Add a bit of fresh ginger to teas and soups to help manage hunger, calm your stomach and lift your mood.
Juniper Juniper helps the body to throw off toxic wastes, improves elimination and supports liver function. Can be found in the Zendocrine essential oil blend of tangerine, rosemary, geranium, juniper berry, and cilantro essential oils that supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances.
Everyday use: Add 2 drops to wrists twice a day to detox the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin.
Fennel Fennel helps with nausea, flatulence and constipation and is wonderful as an afternoon tea. Can be found in DigestZen, a blend of anise, caraway, coriander, fennel, ginger, peppermint and tarragon that helps alleviate congestion, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, motion sickness, nausea and stomach aches.
Everyday use: Have some raw fennel when stomach upset occurs.
Bergamot Stress is a major contributor to illness and disease. Bergamot creates a sense of well-being and relaxation and also regulates craving and lifts spirits.
Everyday use: Apply essential oil to the bottom of the feet at bedtime to promote restful sleep or add to a warm bath.
I hope this help!
Happy festivities everyone and I wish you all a healthier and exciting new year!