7 Ways to Support Your Detox with Essential Oils

by Jodi Cohen

I don’t know about you, but it seems like everyone is buzzing about the latest detox diet to jump start their weight loss goals for the New Year.  A detoxification diet can be a great way to help the body rest, repair and heal while clearing out any potential illnesses and disease.  That is, if it’s done correctly. Or if you support your detox with Essential Oils for detoxification.

 

Essential Oils for Detoxification

The idea behind a detox is to give the digestive system, including the liver, a break by eliminating foods that are high in toxins or difficult for the liver to digest, absorb and assimilate (think sugar, caffeine and processed food).   Once the liver has more energy freed up, it can then start on the work of housecleaning (i.e. cleaning out the toxins that have been stored in fat cells).

When most people hear the word toxin, they think of heavy metals or pollution, but in reality toxins can be any substance that creates an irritating or harmful effect in the body, including undigested food (think fats or proteins), excess hormones (like estrogen) and yeast overgrowth or other digestive concerns.  Toxins can limit the ability of cells to function, so the body safely stores them away to avoid any harm.

 

How Can Essential Oils Help With Detox?

The detoxification process mobilizes the toxins out of storage with the intent of then removing them from your body.  Think of cleaning out your garage and putting all the trash in bags that you then take to the dump.  Just as literally taking the garbage bags to the dump is an important step in getting it out of your house, it is important that the toxins that are mobilized during the detoxification process actually leave your body.  If they don’t leave your body, they are recycled and reabsorbed into the body (and sometimes into places that are not as safe as the fat cells, like the brain).

I think you can see where I am going here.  Most of the popular detoxes do a terrific job of mobilizing the toxins, but unless the toxins actually leave the body, they can be reabsorbed and do more harm than they would have if just left alone.  This is why it is important to include dietary fiber or clay in a detox effort to ensure that the toxins have something to bind to in order to leave the body.  It is also important to support detox with essential oils, to aid organ function and the elimination of toxins.

 

Get into Parasympathetic Mode

There are 2 states of the nervous system:  The Fight or Flight Sympathetic State and the Rest and Digest Parasympathetic State.  In order for the body to detoxify and heal, it needs to be in the rest and digest parasympathetic state.  You literally cannot heal when you are under stress.  In addition to taking time to relax, it is helpful to support the organs that oversee the body’s stress, including the hypothalamus and adrenal glands, with appropriate nutrients or the Vibrant Blue Oils Stress Support Kit™.

Another key stressor and toxin creator is an impaired digestive system.  If you are not absorbing and assimilating your nutrients, it puts another stress on the body and the undigested food particles add to the toxic burden.  To ensure optimal digestion, you can apply the Vibrant Blue Parasympathetic™ blend to the vagal nerve (behind the earlobe on the mastoid bone) before meals to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system “rest and digest” state to promote optimal  digestion, absorption and assimilation of the nutrients necessary to help the body heal and put it in optimal balance.

 

Support the Liver

The Liver plays a huge role in the detoxification effort, filtering toxins from blood and neutralizing the toxins in preparation for elimination. But dumping more toxins into an already overworked liver can be a recipe for disaster.  The liver needs the energy and vitality to keep up with the increased toxic burden. 

Vibrant Blue Oils Liver™ helps support optimal health and vitality of the liver.  This is a great blend to support any kind of digestive repair effort that would release extra toxins (like yeast die off), a detox cleanse or for anyone who demonstrates liver stress symptoms like sensitivity to smells (smoke, perfume, etc) and or chemicals or those who are easily intoxicated or hung over.

 

Support the Gall Bladder

The Gall Bladder concentrates the bile to help break down fat and carry toxins out of the body.  If the bile becomes too thick, it doesn’t flow as well and toxins (especially estrogen) don’t move out of the system and often get reabsorbed.

Vibrant Blue Oils Gall Bladder™  supports the flow of bile and with it toxins out of the body. Some indicators that the Gall Bladder blend might be a helpful blend for you would be motion sickness, floating stools, avoiding fatty food like meat or if you do eating fatty food, needing to use the restroom shortly after, pain between shoulder blades, subtle headache above eyes.

For more ways to support the gall bladder, read this article.

 

Attend to Emotional Release  

The Detoxification process  occurs on a physical, spiritual and emotional level and can help uncover and express feelings, especially hidden frustrations, anger, resentments, or fear.  Often, the more toxins a person releases, the more stored emotion that is also released.  It is important that these emotions are allowed to be processed and released to avoid causing additional stress that would undermine the detoxification process.

Vibrant Blue Liver Support™ helps supports the release of emotions, including frequent irritation, impatience, resentment or frustration, being critical of yourself or others, control issues, an inability to express your feelings, feelings of not feeling heard, not feeling loved, not being recognized or appreciated.

For more tips on detoxify emotions, read this article.

 

Aid the Lymphatic System

Interstitial lymph fluid flows through the lymph nodes where toxins are filtered out.  Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system does not have a heart to pump the fluid through the body.  The more you can help the  lymph fluid flow, the more quickly you can move toxins out of the body.  This is why saunas, dry brushing and jumping on a trampoline are recommended.  Vibrant Blue Oils Lymph™ blend also helps keep lymph flowing to move toxins out of the body.

For more tips to improve lymphatic function, read this article.

 

Support Detox Through the Skin

Sweat glands of the skin act are one of the body’s avenues for elimination. The surface area of the skin covers 11,000 sq. feet, making sweating therapy effective to remove toxins. By supporting the detoxification pathway via the skin can lessen the burden on other detox organs like the liver and the kidneys.

For example, consider a detox bath with 2 cups of Epsom salt, 1 cup of baking soda and a few drops of Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic™ oil. The clove oil in the parasympathetic blend helps to pull toxins out of the skin to lessen the burden on the liver, gall bladder and kidneys.

For more tips to on healing baths, read this article or download this FREE guide

 

Prioritize Sleep

Restful sleep is critical for the body to detoxify and heal.  If you are not sleeping, you will not detoxify. This means not only the ability to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep and achieve a restful REM state.  For help falling asleep, you might consider Vibrant Blue Oils Stress Support Kit™, including the Circadian Rhythm blend, which  triggers the pineal gland to release melatonin.   For night waking, consider the Vibrant Blue Blood Sugar Support Kit™ or Vibrant Blue Detox Support Kit™.

 

Vibrant Blue Oils Detox Support Kit

Several of the Oils mentioned above are included in the Vibrant Blue Detox Support Kit™The Detox Support Kit contains Parasympathetic™, Liver™, Gall Bladder™When used in combination with a detoxification diet, fiber or clay and other nutritional supplements, these oils can help support the organs of detoxification for optimal function.   We advise you to consult a healthcare practitioner for additional nutritional and supplemental support.

Also, to help determine which Vibrant Blue Oil Kit is right for you (Detox Support, Stress Support, Blood Sugar Balance or Gut Support), check out this complimentary Vibrant Blue Oils Detox Checklist.

What is your favorite essential oil blend to support your detoxification effort?  Leave a comment below or feel free to share this article with anyone who might benefit from detoxification support.

 

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About The Author

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.

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