As well maintaining good health and physical and emotional wellbeing, 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 neutralize the essential oil action.
Rose, black pepper, cypress, juniper berry, fennel, coriander, parsley, sage, frankincense, carrot seed, grapefruit, sweet 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.
Natural salt baths are a great way to relax and as a bonus, each of the baths below helps detoxify us too. Epsom salt baths are well known to relax the muscles while neutralizing acids in the body at the same time. Baking soda baths are known to remove radiation as well as alkalize the body. Quality sea salts are especially beneficial as they clear negative energy from our bodies - which is particularly helpful after a stressful day or encounter. With any of these, just add one or two cups to any bath - and jump in and relax.
Essential oils can also be added to any bath, and some popular ones include lavender, rose, rosemary, or tea tree oils. Lavender is known for relaxation, rose for reducing nervous tension, and rosemary for mental invigoration. Tea tree is great for skin problems, including acne, fungal and bacterial problems. Use about fifteen drops of essential oil in each bath.
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 and fennel oils.
Another potent detox blend is fir, fennel, patchouli, and helichrysum, 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 the soles of your feet.
A Liver and lymphatic system detox blend is geranium, rosemary, Roman chamomile, fennel, carrot. 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 roman chamomile. 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.