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Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body with Essential Oils

Posted on March 28th, 2014 | 7 comments

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual to clear out all of the dust, cobwebs, and clutter that have accumulated in your home over the winter. Our bodies also deserve a “spring cleaning” to flush out toxins that have accumulated over time. Adding a detoxifying cleanse to your annual routine can help increase your energy flow and help with your overall well-being.

Breathing, Sweating, and Eliminating

The simplest ways for your body to naturally eliminate toxins are through breathing, sweating, and eliminating through your gastrointestinal system. There are a wide variety of methods for cleansing your body, along with many different levels of intensity. However, the simplest and single most important step you can take to help your body flush out toxins is to drink more water. Adding more movement to your daily routine can also help increase your circulation and release endorphins, which act as positive mood boosters.

Several techniques to help your body eliminate toxins include:

  • Alternating between hot and cold water in the shower to help promote blood circulation to the skin
  • Sitting in a sauna or hot tub to promote toxin elimination through sweating
  • Getting a massage incorporating Young Living’s Ortho Sport®, Ortho Ease®, Relaxation, or Sensation massage oils to help break up lactic acid buildup in the muscles

Young Living’s Juva products also provide a natural way to assist the body’s natural cleansing functions:

  • JuvaCleanse® and JuvaFlex® essential oil blends help support the body’s digestive system.
  • JuvaPower® and JuvaSpice® can be sprinkled on foods to add extra fiber and nutrients to your digestive system.
  • JuvaTone® tablets provide vital nutrients to support a healthy digestive system.

Cleanses

Here are some examples of different types of internal cleanses. Be sure to consult with your health professional before starting a cleansing regimen.

The Master Cleanse

This is a simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7­–10 days:

  • ½ fresh squeezed lemon
  • 8 oz. of distilled water
  • 1–2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6–12 glasses daily.

Vital Life Juice Recipe

Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young created this recipe over 25 years ago to provide concentrated nutrients.

  • 3 ounces freshly sliced beet
  • 1 oz. freshly sliced carrot
  • 1 oz. freshly sliced celery
  • 1/3 freshly sliced white radish
  • 1 pinch of ginger
  • 1/3 potato (optional)

Puree all ingredients in a blender and drink ¼–½ cup every 2–3 hours.

Grapefruit Juice Recipe

This refreshing drink is simple to make and easy to drink throughout the day.

Mix ingredients together in a pitcher and store in the refrigerator.

Please share your experience incorporating Young Living essential oils when you’ve been doing a detoxing cleanse.

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager