Aromatherapy is the single most effective spa therapy for detoxification of the body, due to the nature of essential oils making aromatherapy the perfect aid for detoxification.Our skin is permeable to substances with small molecular structures and low molecular weight, so essential oils are able to be applied to the skin and go to work in our bodies to detoxify
because they meet those standards.Substances with a molecular weight over 500 most likely will not penetrate the skin but essential oils have a molecular weight of 225 or less.
How essential oils go to work in the body
In aromatherapy, molecules of essential oils applied to the skin pass through the skin's epidermis and are carried away by the capillary blood circulating in the dermis.The molecules of essential oils are then taken into the lymphatic and extracellular fluids.From there the therapeutic components of the essential oils are broken down and used by various regions of the body.In order to understand how this works simply look at other therapies that are topically applied and absorbed through the skin, such as, the nicotine patch, birth control patch and motion sickness patches.
Skin is our largest elimination organ. Most essential oils that are absorbed into the skin can be detected in exhaled air within 20-60 minutes. Essential oils are eliminated from our bodies within 20 minutes to 26 hours through our saliva, urine, feces or sweat in a healthy adult. Essential oils work as rubbish collectors, attaching themselves to toxins, free-radicals, cell debris, heavy metals, renegade cells, fungi, bacteria, viruses or other debris and taking them to the body’s exits for disposal. Because of this, in an unhealthy adult, it can take up to 26 hours for the essential oils to pass through the body. The human body takes the most vital properties of essential oils and uses them to bring itself into balance and is left in a healthier state without side effects. After the essential oils perform healing they are metabolized and eliminated with the bodies other waste.
The best essential oils for detoxification treatments
Basil is a restorative essential oil, general stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, antibiotic, skin tonic, that stimulates blood flow, decongests veins and pulmonary arteries, and is good for hypertension and varicose veins.
Cedarwood is cleansing, tonic, regenerative, that dries oily or blemished skin, topically works as a natural astringent which softens skin. It is a lymphatic tonic, aids in the removal of body fat, indicated for retention of fluid in the tissue and cellulite. It is useful for detoxification because it stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Cypress increases circulation, reduces varicose veins and fluid retention, cellulite. It is an astringent that is restorative and reduces excess sweating and overly oily complexions.
Grapefruit reduces fluid retention, tones congested skin, tightens skin, and detoxifies. It is an astringent for oily congested skin, reduces cellulite, increases circulation, stimulates lymphatic system detoxification, and regulates body weight with regular use.
Juniper reduces fluid retention, toxicity, and premenstrual bloating. It is a diuretic, expectorant, anti-parasitic and has tonic effect. It increases circulation and reduces fluid retention. It is a pick-me-up and counters tiredness and reduces anxiety. It decongest the venial system is a circulatory stimulant, cleans blood and aids in reducing toxin accumulation, especially uric acid.
Lemon is a general tonic, reduces infections, detoxification, reduces general fatigue, obesity, balances sebum. It stimulates immune system, promotes weight loss, and reduces cellulite.It strengthens epidermis function, aids epidermal circulation, gland stimulant and purification. It stimulates connective tissue, elastin and collagen.
Orange is a diuretic, helps eliminate toxins, and is a disinfectant and general body tonic. It reduces water retention, strengthens epidermis, increases circulation, cell hydration, and supports cell regeneration. It increases fluid circulation and general detoxification.
Rosemary helps eliminate toxins, improves poor circulation, reduces cellulite and is a general tonic. It is especially good for muscles and nerves.
Saunas, massages and healing bath soaks are the easiest and most effective use of these aromatic gifts from nature. Always consult a certified Aromatherapist before using these oils on your own. All essential oils need to be diluted in the proper carrier for the specific treatment that one is using for detoxification of toxins from the body. Individual blends can be formulated for one’s exact needs. Stop by our virtual store Aromatic Institute for your wellness needs.