Thursday, October 22, 2009

Aromatherapy: Detox Your Body with Essential Oils Recipes

One of the best thing to do is enjoying a aromatherapy massage if you want to detoxify your body and rejuvenate it in the process. Detox using aromatherapy massage can be prepared through the special combination of essential oils and carrier oil for serving different body detox purposes.

For those who want additional body detox effect besides having detox diet, aromatherapy massage is the best choice. Using massage oils made from essential oils, this can work to detoxify your body on a long term scale. Bear in mind, essential oils should never be used directly on the skin, with the exception of rose and lavender essential oils, as they can cause some skin reaction.

We can find essential oils for detox recipes online or in some health food stores. It is very important that you use pure essential oils or extracts for aromatherapy massage as synthetics will not give you the same results. Besides massage, we can also make use of the massage oil recipe with diffuser, by just inhaling the aroma of the essential oils to allow for different detoxification purpose.

Below are are 4 types of safe and tested recipes for aromatherapy detoxification massage:

Body Detox Recipes # 1: Lavender and Rose

This is one of the easiest of all of the aromatherapy detoxification recipes. It combines two of the safest essential oils that will not only relax you, but cleanse your body of its impurities.

  • ½ Cup Lavender Oil
  • ¼ Cup Rose Oil
Mix well together and then massage onto your feet, neck and chest area. The essential oils will be absorbed into your skin and then into your blood stream. This is a good recipe for those who are tense and want to relax.

You can also put the oils directly into an infuser and breath in the scent. This will allow it to be absorbed into the lungs. Another alternate to this recipe is to put the oils in your bath and soak in them. You will start to feel relaxed right away as you will not only breath in the oils, but also allow them to soak into your bloodstream through your skin. Remember, lavender and rose are the only essential oils that are safe to put directly on the skin. The rest of the recipes will involve the use of a carrier oil for direct skin contact.

Body Detox Recipes # 2: Frankincense

Frankincense has been used as a healing potent for thousands of years. You can use this as a way to get rid of body toxins as well as help your circulatory system:
  • 1 Cup Carrier Oil (such as canola oil)
  • 1 Teaspoon of pure Frankincense
Mix the essential oils together well. You should put them in a dark bottle with a cork lid for the best results. Once they are mixed together, you can then use them as a massage oil. Rub the soles of your feet with this mixture as well as the chest area. This will do wonders for your circulatory system and the scent is pleasant. If you have a partner, get his or her help to massage your back.

You can easily get canola oil at any grocery store. Frankincense is a common essential oil that can be used as a body detox recipes and is found at most health food stores. Remember to use only use pure Frankincense for this recipe. You can also put the essential oil in an infuser and breathe in. Because the scent of this essential oil is so pleasant, many people choose to not only use it as a massage oil, but also as a relaxing scent.

Body Detox Recipes # 3: Tea Tree & Lemon

Both Tree Tea and Lemon essential oil are useful when it come to help for digestive system. You can make this mix at home and use it as a massage oil or in an infuser:
  • 1 Cup Carrier Oil (such as canola oil)
  • ½ Teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil
  • ½ Teaspoon of Pure lemon oil (not lemon juice)
Mix the oils together in a brown bottle and shake. Use them in the same manner as you use the other aromatherapy massage oils. You can also inhale them in the infuser. Be sure to get pure lemon oil and not lemon juice. Pure lemon extract will work as a substitute for this type of detoxification if you cannot find pure lemon oil. Tea Tree oil is available at most health food stores. You only need to make sure that it is pure and not made from synthetics.

Body Detox Recipes # 4: Almond

This is one of the aromatherapy treatments that you can use from extracts that are readily available in the grocery store. Anyway, you should still use a carrier oil when you use almond extracts.
  • 1 Cup Carrier oil (such as canola oil)
  • 1 Teaspoon of pure Almond Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon of pure Vanilla Extract
Combine all of the products and shake well in the bottle before apply on the skin. The scent is very nice and you can also burn the oils on their own in the infuser. This is a body detoxification regimen that will work to bolster the immune system and clear out any toxins.

Besides body detoxification, aromatherapy massage is such an enjoying and relaxing treatment. Best of all, you can easily find the extracts at any health stores. Using massage therapy and breathing in the essential oils is one way that you can detoxify your body at home. Of course, you should still practice good habits such as quit smoking, limit your alcohol intake, drink plenty of water and perform regular exercise for optimal health purpose.
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