Aromatherapy: How to Detoxify Your Body Using Essential Oils
Posted Oct 11 2012 8:30am
Aromatherapy has, over the centuries, accompanied man on his journey to well-being. Essential oils have been primarily used as perfume and later favored for their very potent and effective medicinal properties. Each oil has it’s distinct property and character. Every essential oil is obtained by purifying the plant extract, mostly by means of distillation, and obtaining the essence of the plant in its most concentrated and purest form.
Oils that are mainly considered to help detoxify
Some essential oils are extremely beneficial for detoxification. Citrus fruit oils like Lemon and Grapefruit have a very potent diuretic effect (Eliminating excessive fluid). When applied on the skin they deeply seep through the pores and penetrate right through into the blood stream. That is how they are able to so efficiently work directly in the body.
Rosemary and Black Pepper essential oils is are excellent rubefacients (Stimulate circulation). When applied to the skin they have a warming effect as the skin reddens due to the stimulated circulation. This helps the blood to penetrate into those stubborn areas, feed them with more oxygen and help draw toxins out.
Another oil that is considered to be a fantastic detoxifier is Juniper Berry. Combining diuretic properties with it’s stimulating and cleansing action. It helps to stimulate digestion, cleanse the liver and acts as a tonic on the kidneys and bladder. It is the main ingredient in many anti-cellulite products.
Geranium is also ideal as it supports the skin’s connective tissue and boosts your natural production of collagen.
How to use and blend the oils together
Aromatherapy Essential Oils are extremely concentrated and should never be used directly on the skin. Ideally you should dilute them in base oils such as Grapeseed oil or jojoba oil. You can also dilute them in a base cream. You must always consider using a maximum of about 10 drops of essential oil for each application.
Keeping in mind the benefits of the different oils and how you can mix and blend these in order to create the desired effect. For problem areas and a sluggish system in general you could create a blend that helps detoxify and stimulate your circulation as well as boost your skin connective tissue in order to improve the appearance of any cellulite. An example of such blend is Grapefruit, Juniper Berry and Geranium.Safety
It is important to note that some oils are photo toxic and should not be used when in direct sunlight. These are mainly the citrus fruit oils. Oils should not be used for the first three months of . Please consult with a professional Aromatherapist before using oils during pregnancy.
Dieting and DNA testing
Many people seek to detoxify and purify their bodies to improve their health and loose weight naturally. The future holds for us the possibility of accessing our bodies coding through DNA testing . This information can give you important insight to what specific diet and lifestyle needs your constitution requires. Aromatherapy plays and important role, as it is one of the most natural ways of improving your health.
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