I often see products that claim they "Detox" to body, but how do they work and do they really work at all? Detoxification is “the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excitable substances.”
Your body was designed by God to naturally remove toxins. Unfortunately, our toxic overload is only increasing. Polluted air, dangerous bath and body products, the water supply, food additives and pesticides are only a few we are commonly exposed to. In the specialty of essential oils, I have seen powerful body function assistance with using the correct oil in the correct way. Looking closely we see that some oils can assist the body's natural elimination process or excreting undesirable substances along by stimulation things like the lymphatic system, lungs, and liver.
Your body naturally excretes things like mucus to release toxic matter. Therefore expectorant oil like eucalyptus assist the body's detoxification process. Other examples of our body's natural defenses include the lymphatic system which naturally acts to clean the tissue of toxins and the liver function which detoxify the body.
There are quite a few oils exceptionally high in antioxidants which will naturally assist the body's function. One such oil is May Chang, which contains over 65% citral! Another example is Lemongrass, which contains over 75% citral - an extraordinary oil constituent to assist the body's natural detoxification process. **Simply add Add 4-6 drops of two citral-rich oils in your diffuser daily! TIP - Adding a few drops of Peppermint helps enhance the antioxidant dosage and creates an excellent odor killing scent as well!
A side note, redness and irritation is NEVER a sign of detoxification from an essential oil. If an oil irritates the skin, stop using it and seek medical help if necessary.
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