1. De-toxing the body can relate to both physical or emotional. The body can build up toxic waste as well as negative thoughts, stress and anxiety. Essential Oils have a valuable contribution to play in helping the body to revitalise and renew in many areas. The top 8 oils which can help are Peppermint, Juniper, Mandarin, Hyssop, Lemon, Patchouli, Grapefruit and Rosemary. To use these oils try any of the following methods - run a warm bath and add a few drops of the oil, use natural rock salt with a few drops of any oil and scrub the skin, use in a burner, dilute in carrrier oi, gel or cream base and massage the body.

 Peppermint Essential Oil

Use Peppermint Oil to help to refresh the mind and body and stimulate and renew the senses. It is very valuable for the digestive system as it can help to sooth the muscles of the stomach and gut. It is warming and stimulating so helps stimulate the immune system against colds and flu. It can help to cleanse and decongest the skin.

 Juniper Essential Oil

Juniper can help to deal with stress and flush out toxins. It is also valuable in helping with excess water weight.  It has been used for centuries to help protect from infection and was used in conjunction with Rosemary in French hospital wards for this purpose for many years. It can be used as a tonic where general sluggish feelings are due to poor elimination of toxins. These toxins can be the root cause of rheumatism, gout and even arthritis as well as being helpful in treating cellulitis which is caused by accumulated toxins associated with fluid retention. It has excellent de-tox properties. Juniper also can help clear the waste from the mind as well as the body so works on the mental and emotional planes.

 Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit is one of the best oils for de-tox purposes as it can help the body to flush out waste and toxins as well as helping to kill viruses & microbes within the body. It helps with many conditions caused by a build-up of toxins such as fluids retention, cellulite and skin problems such as acne.

 Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary oil is a great addition to the de-tox programme as it has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties.

 Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin or indeed any of the orange family of essential oils has been shown to help with relaxing the nervous system which prepares the body to de-tox. The oil also helps to purify the blood and improves circulation. The liver is probably one of the most important organs in the overall detoxification of the body and these oils help the function of the liver.  

 Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon can aid in the cleansing of both mind and body and is can free up the lymphatic system as well as help to reduce inflammation. One of its most important functions is the oil’s ability to stimulate the white corpuscles that defend the body against infection. Lemon has a tonic effect on the circulatory system and is valuable in helping with tired and dull skin conditions which can be a result of a build up of toxins.

 Patchouli Essential Oil

 Patchouli oil can improve and enhance the mood and has many great benefits. It is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and can help the cells to regenerate. It works well for stress, anxiety and depression and when detoxing it is important to consider the body as a whole because mental conditions can prevent the body from successfully eliminating toxins.

Hyssop Essential Oil

 Hyssop was regarded by the Hebrews & Greeks as a sacred herb and was used to cleanse temples and sacred places by using the herb as a broom. It was later used as a popular strewing herb and as such leads you to understand why it was considered valuable to protect from infection. It has tonic and stimulant properties and can aid with sluggish digestion and can also eliminate toxins from the body.