It’s the New Year, which means everyone is talking about “cleansing” and “detoxing” after a bit of holiday over indulging.
Detoxification is a cleansing process, which works towards taking poisonous and toxic materials from your blood, lungs, liver, digestion tracts and skin. It’s all about expelling the toxins to help restore your body and mind, so that you feel empowered, energised and with a strong immune system.
Essential oils work on many levels, as physical toxins are removed, all negative thoughts and emotions are also released. To amplify your results we have put together a handful of essential oils that, alongside good nutrition and exercise, will restore you to your best.
Cypress oil has been known to increase urination, both in frequency and in quantity. When you urinate, up to 4% of the volume is actually fats being eliminated by the body. Therefore, the more you urinate, the more fat you lose and subsequently weight. Furthermore, urination promotes digestion and stops gas from forming in the intestines, as well as removing excess water from the body and reducing swelling.
The most important role played by urine is that it removes toxins from the body. In addition to that, it also reduces blood pressure and cleans out the kidneys.
Lemon is best known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body. It has a high vitamin C content, which boosts the body’s immune system and stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off disease.
The antiviral and antimircrobial properties of grapefruit essential oil make it a good disinfectant. It not only protects the body from new infections but also eliminates existing infections. It is particularly effective in treating infections of the colon, stomach, intestines and kidney. Furthermore, grapefruit oil ensures healthy functioning of the lymphatic system and boosts its activity, thereby clearing the body of toxins and fighting problems like cellulite, blood urea, rheumatism and arthritis.
Patchouli promotes growth by stimulating the generation of new bodily cells. It also helps in the production of red blood cells, which can boost energy levels. By increasing the circulation, it also increases the oxygenation of organs and cells throughout the body, increasing their functionality and boosting the metabolism.
It also works great for the post Christmas blues as it uplifts the mood, drives away disappointment and relaxes tension.
Being a hepatic, this oil soothes the liver, relieving it of inflammation, protects it from infections, and keeps it healthy, active, and strong. Also, because of its antioxidant and cytophylactic properties, it acts as an anti-ageing agent.