The winter blahs have struck with a vengeance.
But I have a secret weapon – actually, 10 of them – to detox my way out of the gross, sluggish rut I find myself in sometimes.
Essential oils are my definite go-to for detoxing my body. They are, hands-down, spot on for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Oils, you say? Absolutely. Oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Here are my top 10 favorites and how I love to use them, especially when I’m not feeling my best.
(And if you’re not feeling your best, you should try my winter detox! I have a new one beginning March 4. Click here to find out more information on getting your energy back, your stress levels down, and unhealthy cravings out of your life … for good!)
The following list features dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today.
My Favorite Oils
Lemon: for my lymphatic system. I add 2 drops of lemon to my water every morning. This citrus oil stimulates white blood cells to defend the body against infection.
Lavender: for supporting my adrenal glands. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion, restlessness, and increases mental activity.
Peppermint: for cleansing the lymphatic system, releasing weight gain and relieving sluggish digestion. When applied topically, Peppermint helps support the gallbladder; it decreases inflammation as well.
Lemongrass: for drainage within the body. Therapeutic properties of lemongrass include: analgesic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, astringent and sedative.
My Favorite Blends
Slim & Sassy: a pleasant blend of grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger and cinnamon essential oils, formulated to help manage hunger, calm your stomach and lift your mood. It’s an ideal oil for cleansing the liver, balancing blood sugar, and improving metabolism.
DigestZen: my “go to” oil for complete digestive support. DigestZen is a propriety blend of anise, caraway, coriander, fennel, ginger, peppermint, and tarragon that supports alleviation from congestion, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, motion sickness, nausea, and stomach aches.
On Guard: for immune support. It’s also a wonderful oil to combat bacteria; it can be used on soles of your feet.
My Favorite Oils for Emotional Support
Detoxes can bring out all sorts of emotions. Fortunately, there are oils out there to help you through.
Balance (grounding blend): Promotes whole body relaxation, evokes feelings of tranquility and balance. Two drops on the bottoms of my feet first thing in the morning and evening.
Serenity (calming blend): Serenity creates a sense of well-being and relaxation. Rub on the chest at night.
And last but not least, an oil just for detoxification!
Zendocrine: Zendocrine supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances by promoting a healthy endocrine system and liver function. I like to put a few drops in my water or smoothies or rub it directly on my belly.