Whether you are eating as clean as possible or doing a detox or cleanse, it’s worth making sure that your body is completely supported during this time.
I am in the midst of an exercise and eating plan for over 40’s, designed to get rid of that pesky band of middle- fat. This is a very clean eating plan and I am using essential oils to support my organs in eliminating toxins, mainly the liver and kidneys. The plan is in place I just want that extra bit of support.
dōTERRA have a recommended cleanse or detox which is amazing. If you are after a detox then I thoroughly recommend this protocol. However if you have your cleanse or detox in place OR are at the start of your detox journey then these are the oils that will help you!
Smart & Sassy (also known as Slim & Sassy) Essential Oil Blend
This is the Active blend (or the metabolic blend). This is my favourite blend to use as it has oils in it which can help to regulate your metabolism and curb carb and sugar cravings. It has Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils. It also helps with hunger cravings!
I put a couple of drops of Smart & Sassy in water and drink this after exercising in the morning, when I am intermittent fasting and before I have breakfast.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit oil is a natural detoxification agent, and can help the liver cleanse the body of toxins and waste. It can also it can activate your lymphatic system and control fluid retention when used topically. dōTERRA’s Grapefruit oil has a gentle taste and has a mild citrus flavour when added to still or soda water.
Part of detoxing is NOT eating sugar and Grapefruit Oil is known to lower sugar cravings. Sniffing the oil directly from the bottle helps or add a drop or two a cup of herbal tea.
Lemon Essential Oil
dōTERRA’s Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of the lemon rather than the fruit. In this form it’s not only PH neutral but is detoxifying for the liver. Lemon essential contains high levels of the consituent d-limonene. D-limonene is a great antioxidant and has also been shown to cleanse harmful chemicals from the liver.
A drop or two of Lemon oil first thing in the morning in water can help with cell renewal, lymphatic system balancing and colon purification.
Cleansing or detoxing our body needs to be an on-going commitment to ourselves and our bodies. The good news is that adding a few drops of essential oil to water is an easy and incredibly effective way to integrate this practise into our daily lives!
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