essential health, essential oils, detox,caroline jackman, alison canavan, be complete, health and wellness, holistic health, juniper, lemon, grapefruit, detoxing, body careAt the start of the year we are often bombarded with cleanse and detox programmes. People don’t often think of detoxing as something we can do easily and on a daily basis without embarking on a strict regime. When we rid the body of toxins we feel more energised and our body performs its functions more efficiently. Cleaning up your diet is the most helpful thing you can do to decrease the toxic load on your system and essential oils can help support the detox process. Selecting specific oils can help to release toxins from fat cells and can also help with balancing gut bacteria for healthy digestion.

Here are some of the top 5 oils for detoxing

  1. Lemon

One of my favourite and most refreshing essential oils, lemon has so many day to day practical uses. Adding a drop or 2 of lemon oil to your water daily can help with lymphatic cleansing and detoxing. It is also helpful to take internally when suffering from heartburn and reflux. Inhaling it and applying it topically like a perfume will help with emotional balance and is incredibly uplifting.

  1. Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil is ideal for cleansing and helping to improve kidney function when taken internally. It is a good choice for supporting the body to detox and also assists the digestive system. Adding grapefruit to water or rubbing it on the soles of the feet aids an overall body detox. It is known to help combat sugar cravings so is also useful at a time when you’re trying to avoid adding sugar and toxins to the body.

  1. Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a wonderful purifier with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is useful for digestive issues & mixes well with peppermint. Taking lemongrass oil internally can help to flush toxins out of the body and it supports the liver, kidneys, digestive tract and bladder.

  1. Rosemary

Rosemary essential oil helps with digestive complaints and is also a great detoxifier. It supports the gallbladder and liver function, organs which are important for eliminating toxins from the body.

  1. Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry essential oil is known for its detoxing properties. Taken internally it helps with cleansing, supporting the liver and assisting with elimination of toxins. Applying it topically or taking it in a capsule is also a good way to improve urinary health and avoid water retention.

Top tip: Start your day with 1-2 drops of lemon or Grapefruit essential oil in a glass of water to help your body detox in an easy and natural way.

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When selecting essential oils it’s important to choose 100% pure essential oils for the safest and most effective health benefits. Only certified pure therapeutic grade oils should be taken internally or used neat on the skin. Always dilute essential oils with carrier oil if applying topically to children.

Essential oils can be used aromatically to affect mood and open airways; topically for quick absorption into the body through the skin, and internally for immune & digestive support.

Essential oils are a great way to improve your health easily and quickly. Drop me a line if you’d like to learn more about using essential oils or where to purchase 100% pure oils.…

I’m Caroline – a health & wellness coach, Pilates Instructor, wife and busy mother of one. I’m a big advocate for living a natural lifestyle and love learning about ways to improve my overall wellbeing. I love nutritious food and you’ll often find me boring people with my talk of green smoothies, mindfulness and essential oils. I wasn’t always quite so passionate about healthy living but when my own digestive problems became impossible to ignore; I discovered the only way I was going to feel better was by addressing the root cause of my symptoms through diet and lifestyle changes. I learnt that embracing good nutrition was the key to taking back control of my own health. Looking back, I now know many of my health problems began as a teenager, but during that time I saw conditions like acne as normal and something you simply had to ‘grow out of’. I spent my 20s tormented with mouth ulcers and digestive problems but when test results showed I was not coeliac; I carried on eating pizzas, bread and all the other gluten packed staples of a 20 somethings diet. As I approached my 30th birthday I decided I’d had enough and it was time for a major change. I began by doing food intolerance tests and read countless books on nutrition and elimination diets. As soon as I cut wheat & gluten out of my diet the mouth ulcers disappeared, I began to sleep better, my constant thirst went away and I no longer felt those awful afternoon slumps and sugar cravings. My digestive problems went away almost immediately and the more I cooked with basic natural ingredients the better I began to feel. Over the past 5 years I’ve worked hard to prioritise my health and the health of my family. My interest in food and health led me to study dietary counselling and to become a Health & Wellness Coach. My wellness journey has brought me into contact with many likeminded people and has expanded my concept of what it means to be in ‘great health’. Good food and nutrition is one big part of the puzzle for me but I also understand how the way you feel can determine the state of your overall health and wellbeing. I have learnt to practice transcendental meditation and continue to learn and work on my own self-awareness. Shortly after my daughter was born I was introduced to essential oils and using these oils daily has enhanced the health of our family – physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s an exciting time to be a part of a growing ‘wellness community’. I’m passionate about feeling good and helping others on their journey to wellness. I love being involved in the positive changes people make to their lifestyle as they embrace good health.