Which Essential Oils Are Best For Detox?
Detox is a generic term meaning “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances”.
This is a complex topic – because it’s not just what we consume that creates internal stress and lack of balance. It is also the way we see ourselves, the pressure of stress, pollution around us – and of course the inescapable negative forces of positive ion build-up from electronics.
Detoxifying the body – in my own humble opinion – is as much about detoxifying the mind as anything else – so let’s look at some essential oil solutions for adding balance to both mind and body.
First, let’s take a look at the impact of the ultrasonic essential oil diffuser on surrounding space.
Vapour produced by an ultrasonic diffuser has no heat at all – it is essentially a stream of negative ions.
Negative ions balance the build-up of the positive ions from daily exposure to pollution, stress, electronic devices, the odd poor nutrition choice – diffusers balance some of those effects, without even any essential oils.
The impact of an ultrasonic diffuser is much like standing near a waterfall or walking through a forest – negative ions cause mental relaxation – our bodies respond physiologically to the presence of negative ions and we start to feel increasingly positive.
Adding essential oils, however, is where the magic begins. There is scientific evidence that essential oils manifest on our mindset, our central nervous system and on our actions. The Olfactory system is super powerful.
Essential oils for detox & mindset shift
Let’s look then at some of the essential oils and blends that bring balance to relatively ‘toxic’ situations, enhance digestion processes, reduce inflammation, increase optimism and reduce mental anxiety – culminating in a positive feeling of ‘balance’ – and thus a less ‘toxic’ state both physically and mentally.
The heroes when it comes to refreshing, inspiring, introducing optimism and clarification of thinking are the citrus based oils – in particular, lime essential oil and lemon essential oil: cleansing, refreshing, inspiring positivity and cheerful thoughts. We believe this combination is of huge benefit just on its own as a duo.
Together, these essential oils offer immune support – antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, aid in digestive function & improve optimism. Lemon essential oil assists in blood purification and lime essential oil works on lack self-worth, anxiety, melancholy, and anxiety – all of which eat away at our positive energy.
Peppermint Essential Oil is a digestive aid – both figurative and physical – peppermint helps assimilate new concepts, is great for lethargy, nausea, colds and menstrual cramps & is generally energising and refreshing.
Ginger Essential Oil is your go-to for optimism, confidence & vitality, especially if you’ve sunk quite low. Ginger works on nervous exhaustion and also aids in promoting positive digestion.
Sweet Orange essential oil adds general exuberance, creative mindset & open-mindedness – all of which collapse when we fall into the dark hole of the toxic mindset.
Bergamot Essential Oil is the sixth essential oil indicated for positive mindset and reduction of anxiety – bergamot has a balancing effect on the mind and is used in lots of blends where balance is out of order – in particular, stress management, sleep management and butterflies in the tummy.