Saturday, June 21, 2014

5 Essential Oils For Detoxing & Purifying The Body

Peppermint Oil – can be used topically, or ingested in very small amounts to help detox the body. The plant itself has been used medicinally for thousands of years, often as a wonderful cognitive supporter. It also aids the respiratory system, and with digestive disorders.

Tangerine Oil – A great smelling oil, tangerine oil has as antiseptic, antispasmodic, circulatory, cytophylactic, depurative, and digestive properties. Tangerine oil helps to circulate blood and lymph, and promotes the growth of new cells and tissues in the body. Because of this, tangerine oil can boost immunity and help overturn ‘bad’ or old cells more quickly. Tangerine also helps the body to remove toxins through sweat, through the digestive system, and through the urinary tract. Just a few drops in a glass of water right after a meal can also help the digestive system.

Grapefruit Oil – Grapefruit essential oils help the body flush out unwanted toxins. It also contains limonene, a substance contained in citrus fruit that has been proven to minimize the incidence of colon, skin, liver, stomach, and pancreatic cancers. Grapefruit has been studies extensively in Universities throughout the world.

Lemon Oil – Lemons are known disinfectants, and the essential oils are no different. They are incredibly effective at clearing out junk from the body. The benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems, and tiredness. Lemon oil is a great essential oil to use for sleepless nights, stomach upset, or to minimize cramps during menstruation. It also relieves mental fatigue, irritability and nervousness, as well as boosts the immune system. 

Rosemary Oil – This is another powerful oil. It has analgesic, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and expectorant qualities. It can help to boost memory, assist in learning, and provide better insight. This oil is best used topically or aromatically in a diffuser, and not ingested, unless it is very pure and diluted extensively. 

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A select few are also available for purchase at the Swanky Mel Essential Oil Shop!

Disclaimer: WARNING – PLEASE READ BEFORE USING ESSENTIAL OILS Not all essential oils can be taken internally. It can be dangerous to take essential oils internally unless they are food grade or general regarded as safe. (GRAS). The only brand I recommend taking internally is Young Living