With all the celebrating that takes place between Christmas and the New Year it’s no wonder why so many people decide to detox in January. Fortunately there are a number of essential oils that can help support your body during this process. Aromatherapy works in two ways; inhalation and absorption. These powerful essential oils contain naturally occurring chemicals that influence your body’s systems and some in particular are perfect for stimulating your body’s natural detoxifying and eliminating processes. Here are my top 3 oils for detoxification:
Sweet Fennel essential oil anti-toxic and a diuretic which means it’s very powerful at helping the body to release toxic wastes and fluids. It is also a good aid to reduce feelings of hunger. Years ago Christians used to chew fennel seeds during a fast. Add 2 drops of this oil to 10ml of your body wash and use some mits to vigorously rub your body all over. This will help boost detoxification of the skin and prevent further toxins accumulating that may result in cellulite. It’s a good idea to add this to your weekly routine.
Detox your mind with some deep breathing and Lemon essential oil.
Deep breathing is a wonderful way to boost all your body’s natural processes, why not add 3 drops of Lemon oil to your oil burner or just to a tissue close to your nose. Lay back and set a timer for 10 minutes and just breathe deeply. It’s amazing how easily we forget to fill our lungs and fall into bad habits like shallow breathing. Lemon is excellent immune booster but also helps focus the mind. Whilst breathing spend this time reflecting on your hopes and dreams for 2016.
Juniper oil is a wonderfully purifying and powerful at flushing out toxins from the body. It is a natural astringent and so good to use in treating congested skin conditions like acne. Add 15 drops to 100 ml of floral water to create a cleansing toner for your face or create an aromatic bath using juniper oil in your blend.
I hope these oils and ideas inspire you to help cleanse your mind and body in 2016! If you give any of these a try do leave a comment below 🙂
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