The word detox often brings to mind, purges, lemons, cabbage, fasting and many other ideas. These strong forms of detoxing are helpful for some conditions under the guidance of a health care advisor. However, before this approach becomes necessary we could spend some time each day helping our body to keep us well.
Our bodies have an incredibly intelligent and sophisticated ability to keep us in balance, repair damage and heal. Even in less than optimal conditions our bodies will still work to find ways to keep us alive. A big part of our job is to help our bodies achieve health and balance by creating optimal conditions for it to function in.
Supporting our body’s own detoxification processes.
We have multiple organs and systems for eliminating toxins from our body. Aromatherapy can be used to help nurture these systems and improve our natural detoxifying processes. We can gently improve our health every day by encouraging detoxification.
Essential oils for the liver
The liver helps to remove toxins from our system by filtering our blood, breaking down and neutralising harmful substances and then recirculating the now harmless by-product back into the blood stream where it can be eliminated. Beneficial essential oils for the liver include Lemon, Mandarin, Peppermint, Basil, Chamomile, Vetiver.
Essential oils for the kidneys
The kidneys also filter our blood and they remove toxins that are excreted via urine. Some water and certain chemicals are reabsorbed back into the body for further use. Beneficial essential oils for the kidneys include Pine, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Fennel.
The lymphatic system removes waste from the cells and carries them to processing organs and from there they are eliminated. The lymphatic system relies on us moving for it to work. Beneficial essential oils for the lymphatic system include Juniper, Lemon, Chamomile, Rosemary, Clary Sage.
Essential oils for the skin
The skin is involved in detoxification because some toxins are dissolved and excreted out of the body via our sweat. Beneficial essential oils for the skin include Geranium, Chamomile, Lavender, Sandalwood, Neroli.
Essential oils for the lungs
The lungs are where gases and other volatile substances are excreted via the breath. Beneficial essential oils for lungs include Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint.
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