7 Essential Oils for Detoxing and Cleansing the Body


Detoxifying the body – that is, helping your body to cleanse itself of built-up waste products, harmful organisms or other damaging substances – is one of the best things you can do for your health. And the good news is that there are many essential oils that can help with this process and they can be used in many different ways, based in individual needs. Below are seven of the oils that can help you detoxify and cleanse, thus boosting your energy levels and strengthening your immunity as well as improving your overall health.

Peppermint Oil

This oil can be drunk in water or tea, used in a bath or applied directly to the skin and is effective in all three of these modalities. This oil helps with mental clarity and concentration and helps to detoxify the body through making digestion more efficient and effective. It has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years.

Juniper Oil

This oil, taken from the juniper berry, helps detoxify in two important ways: first, it improves digestion and makes it easier for your digestive system to get rid of wastes and it is also a natural diuretic, making your kidneys more efficient at cleansing the body through the urine and can also get rid of excess water weight and sodium.

Grapefruit Oil

Grapefruit oil helps the body due to its antimicrobial properties, which can help kill of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens in the body. It is also a natural diuretic which can help the kidneys do their work of cleansing the purifying the tissues and excreting waste.

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary oil helps the body to detoxify in the many ways. First, it improves digestion and help to make the ridding of waste through the digestive tract more efficient. It is also a diuretic and promotes good kidney health and flushes out the urinary tract. It also improve circulation, which is another important mechanism the body has to rid itself of unwanted substances.

Laurel Oil

Laurel oil, obtained from the leaves of the laurel plant, has strong antioxidant properties that strengthen the immune system, which can make it more effective at ridding the body of disease-causing pathogens. It too, also goes a long way to improving and supporting the health of the digestive tract.

Mandarin Oil

Oil derived from mandarin oranges can help detoxify the body through improving the function of the liver, which along with the kidneys is the body’s most important way to rid itself of toxins. It also can help improve circulation and purify the blood, another important aspect of detoxing.

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil, like lemon juice, has astringent and cleansing properties which make it very effective at detoxing and it has been shown in many studies to improve the function of the liver and make it more effective at ridding the body of wastes.

These seven oils are all excellent for a detox process, and can be taken as part of a set program or even used daily to help keep your body cleansed and feeling its best.

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