30 December 2020

5 Best Essential Oils for Detoxing

Now that the holidays are over and we’ve spent a significant amount of time over-indulging, it’s time to make the transition back to our regular healthy habits. Adding essential oils to your daily routine can help put you in the right mindset to start a detox, as well as support your body during any detoxes you may try.

Here are our top 5 Pure Essential Oils that can help support your detoxing efforts.

The sweet and refreshing aroma of Grapefruit can help to curb sugar cravings, perfect for when you’re trying to ditch the holiday diet and get back to healthy habits. Like other citrus oils, Grapefruit is also uplifting and energizing, helping to bring forth feelings of positivity and inspiration that will help you get in the zone for your post-holiday detox.

Ways to use:
1. Diffuse 5 drops Grapefruit with 3 drops Bergamot when the sugar cravings start to kick in.
2. For a detoxifying bath that will also lift your spirits, add 5 drops of Grapefruit and 3 drops of Ylang Ylang to a Tablespoon of carrier oil and dispense into a warm bath.

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The bright, well-known scent of Lemon has many benefits, including being a powerful antioxidant and a great support to the immune system. The refreshing and regenerating aroma can also help brighten your mood if you’re feeling down.

Ways to use:
1. Add 3 drops Lemon, 3 drops Ginger and 3 drops Fennel to the water in your diffuser to help support digestion.
2. To relieve symptoms of a headache, rub a drop of Lemon Pure Essential Oil between your palms, place your hands over your nose and inhale deeply.

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The warm, earthy scent of Ginger has long been used as a stomach soother, especially to aid digestion and help with feelings of nausea. Ginger is a great addition after a little of over indulging (or a lot in our case) over the holidays, or at to the beginning of a detox when your digestive system adjusts to toxins being removed from the body.

Ways to use:
1. Add 5 drops Ginger with 2 drops Lemon to a 20mL Carrier oil. Massage onto abdomen when experiencing tummy upset.
2. To help reduce digestive discomfort such as bloating, add 3 drops of Ginger to 2 drops of Cardamom into a Tablespoon of Carrier Oil and disperse into warm bath water.

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A detox often involves beginning to incorporate exercise back into our daily routines. After a few weeks of sunbaking at the beach and lounging around the couch, this can lead to some very sore muscles! Peppermint has cooling and detoxifying properties that help to soothe sore muscles and rejuvenate the body. It’s fresh, minty scent is also the perfect pick-me – up when in need of a little mental uplift and inspiration.

Ways to use:
1. Create a post-workout rub to soothe sore muscles. Mix 3-5 drops Peppermint Pure Essential Oil with 20mL Sweet Almond Oil and massage onto the skin with upward circular motions focusing on the areas of discomfort.
2. Diffuse 4 drops Peppermint and 3 drops Orange when feeling sluggish to revive and uplift your mood.

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Bergamot happens to be one of the best Pure Essential Oils for helping the body cope with different types of stress, such as a full body detox. The sweet and slightly spicy aroma of Bergamot can help to relieve stress and uplift your spirits.

Ways to use:
1. Create a soothing massage blend by adding 4 drops Bergamot to 20mL Carrier Oil and massage in to skin.
2. Diffuse 4 drops Bergamot with 4 drops Lavender for a calming and comforting blend to prepare your mind and body for a deep, restful sleep.

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