Understanding how we “Detox”

So many people want to detox. They understand that over the years they have built up something, they may not know exactly what, but that it MUST be detoxified. They will go on full body cleanses, colon cleanses, fasts, pills, all sorts of things. Before you do any of that, it is super important to diagnose specifically WHAT you need to detoxify. Zyto scans are a good way to find out however if you do not have access to one you can always do it the old fashioned way: think. Think about what you have done to your body. What foods do you typically eat? Do you even get ANY fruits and veggies in and if you do are they the usual suspects over and over (yep, we are SUCH creatures of habit.) Do you drink a lot of alcohol or did you drink a lot of alcohol and may have damaged your liver? Do you drink more than 1 cup of coffee a day (do you know how many chemicals are in coffee)? Do you use modified food stuffs like items that contain GMOs, artificial sweeteners, and/or low fat/zero fat foods? Do you smoke? Do you live with someone who does? Do you live or work in an area that you are getting second hand smoke? How is your air quality where you live? How about inside your home? Has your air filter been changed recently? Has your air ducts been cleaned? More importantly has your furnace ever been cleaned? What cleaning products do you use that come in contact with your skin? What lotions do you use every day? These are just a small sampling of questions you need to consider when you want to detox your body. If you try to do a detox but don’t also correct some of these issues then you are wasting your time, energy, and money on ANY detox you undergo.

One of the BEST ways to detox your body is from a cellular level.  That is where Essential Oils come in. I only recommend Young Living. I have many many reasons for this and you can see info on why HERE. EO’s are a therapy and all out war when you start. Often times people get EO’s for their healing and preventative qualities when it comes to general illness. If you buy oils and treat them like a “pill” to alleviate the pain or wipe out a cold like over the counter drugs do, you are in for a surprise and major disappointment. You cannot just keep them in your cabinet and once you have the flu use them once or twice. It is like using a water bottle to put out a house fire. It just won’t work. When I said EO’s are a therapy I meant it in the way any normal therapy works. You just don’t go in for one session and are back to normal. You need to go in consistently and repeatedly. Once you get on a regimen your body will be better shielded from common things, but you need to use them regularly. Also, when you feel the first signs of any illness you need to ramp up your oil use. Better yet, seriously view it as all out war. Oils on your feet, oils in capsules, oils in your diffuser, oils cupped in your hands multiple times a day to deeply breath in.

Oils are massively detoxifying. If you have a lot of oxidative stress (bad eating and other enviro issues and low immune system) then when you first use EO’s you WILL experience detox symptoms. Even kids will have detox symptoms (we realistically do not feed them what they should be eating). Some detox symptoms are “flash detox” meaning a rash will appear for and hour or you will be headachey on and off for a day or two while other times you will actually get “sick” from detoxing. Sinuses will over-act and you will feel flu-like. Yes, this is from the oils. It will pass as I always tell anyone that uses them who are experiencing this that the oils are working. They are like little cellular armies that are working overtime to clear out all the bad. Let the armies do their work and you do your part by eating better and cleaning up your environment.

Detoxifying Oils

ALL oils are detoxifying so if you use any, you will naturally detox however some oils have a stronger effect. Here are some to consider:

General Full Body Detox: Lemon will naturally detox so you can use this on your feet in the morning along with the Purification or Melaleuca. Drink 16 ounces of water with 1-2 drops of Lemon and Peppermint (add more water if too strong or place drops into capsules and swallow.

Circulation: This is key to detoxifying your body. Peppermint is perfect for this.

Skin, Colon, Stomach: Grapefruit oil (not in the kit, can be order separately)

Liver: Geranium is great (not in the starter kit, can be order separately).

Home Detox: Filter Citrus Fresh through a diffuser throughout the house and/or place a bottle of Citrus Fresh or Melaleuca or Purification oil upside down on a new air filter in your home and run the air for an hour (or you can drop about 30 drops all over a new filter and let the air run for an hour.)

If you want an extremely effective detox that is all natural without the huge expense of buying a detox system, get yourself some oils listed above and do a 3 day organic juice fast. Juice fasting is amazing and coupled with oil use can radically improve your whole system. I recommend doing this quarterly.


(This blog is run on 100% love for my sisters & brothers out there and their health so any and all referrals for any products and services I recommend are GREATLY appreciated.) © and Jen O’Sullivan

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