One of the most powerful things we can do for this planet on mass, is reduce our toxic input. More than ever, we need to make healthier, more responsible choices about what we put on our body and what we rinse off – and therefore dump on Mother Earth to deal with.
When we purchase products to use on our skin, we need to become more mindful that skin is our largest eliminating organ and it is also absorbing. This means the lotions, creams + soaps in your regime are destined to end up in your bloodstream from application. Unfortunately this makes the average person an unwitting participant in chemical cocktails. Multiple products on your skin combine producing what can be potentially harmful, toxic and in some cases even cancer-causing. The build-up is astounding.
So what can you do to set things right? A great start would be to begin to read labels on products you buy, seeking ingredients you can understand and avoiding perfume wherever possible. Perfumes are a petro-chemical responsible for most skin issues and much neuro-toxicity.
Instead of perfumes, ask to experience the power of aromatherapy. Feel fresh and alive with their repeated use. They are the perfect pick-me-up for when you’re feeling sluggish or lethargic by providing a strengthening, detoxifying effect. ??The list of detoxifying oils are extensive, but these ones help to cleanse the body either by accelerating lymph and tissue circulation or by stimulating the circulatory system:
Juniperberry (Juniperus communis): This powerful, detoxifying oil is a purifier, helps avert nervous tension, and reduces cellulite. Juniper essential oil is an antiviral, antiseptic, and diuretic. Juniper’s spicy aroma helps to strengthen and fortify the spirit during times of low energy, anxiety, and emotional overload. The oil can irritate some people’s skin, and should be avoided during pregnancy.
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum): Ideal for use during a drug or alcohol detox, helichrysum helps stimulate liver cells, thin mucous secretions, and acts as a free radical scavenger. It is non-toxic and non-irritating, though rather expensive to acquire.
Lemon (Citrus limonum): A refreshing citrus oil, lemon stimulates white blood cells to defend the body against infection. Its detoxifying and regenerating properties are beneficial for the liver, and aid in bringing clarity to the mind and emotions. Lemon may irritate those with sensitive skin.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradise): Having a detoxifying effect on individuals recovering from substance abuse, grapefruit is antiviral, antiseptic, diuretic, and can aid the digestive system and skin. It refreshes the mind, relieves anxiety, is reviving, uplifting, and helps disperse negative energy. It may, however, increase photosensitivity, so minimize exposure to sunlight for two hours after application.
Incorporate 6-12 drops total into your bath water or dilute in body oil for massage (3ml total per cup of oil). For the very best results this should be massaged on to the back, abdomen and legs.Every purchase we make, sends a message of demand to market. Every non-toxic one will therefore make a difference in our children’s futures. – See more at: http://panamawellnessgroup.com/wellness-panama/the-power-of-aromatherapy-detox/#sthash.kKBJlyB8.dpuf
@2014 Hillary Sapulveda