1-Angelica: Let the sweet and musky smell of angelica help you get rid of the toxins by invigorating your lymph system, and stimulating sweat. Angelica essential oil also acts on water retention and is believed to have beneficial effects on the liver. Blends especially well with citrus essential oils. Angelica can make the skin sensitive to sunlight; so don’t use it before going out in the sun.
2-Black pepper: Black pepper essential oil is used to tone the colon muscles and to regulate bowel movements. It also promotes blood circulation and ease digestion. Black pepper oil can be irritating. Never apply it directly on the skin. When using for a detox bath or a massage blend, only add one drop and always use carrier oil. Blends well with lemon or grapefruit essential oils.
3- Geranium: This is one of the best essential oils for the skin. It also stimulates the liver and kidneys. It also helps the immune system and promotes blood circulation. Its soothing aroma makes it perfect to blend with angelica, grapefruit or orange.
4- Grapefruit: Grapefruit helps with the regulation of fluids. It stimulates the lymphatic system and help with water retention. Its refreshing scent makes it an ideal mood lifter too. Just be careful as it can make your skin photosensitive.
5- Lemon: Like lemon juice, lemon essential oil can help your body to detox naturally. Its known to support the liver and kidneys as well as promoting blood circulation and strengthening the immune system.
6- Mandarin: Like other citrus fruits, mandarin essential oil can help your body’s natural detoxification process by stimulating the liver. It also promotes bile production and helps the body to break down fat. Try it blended with one drop of black pepper oil for a powerful detox bath.
7- Patchouli: This oriental scent has a diuretic effect and therefore can help with fluid retention. It also can help fight against cellulite. Its appetite balancing and stress reliving actions makes it even more interesting for helping the body to detox naturally.
Remember that essential oils, while being completely natural, can be very potent. Avoid using them during pregnancy, and always consult a professional aroma therapist before taking essential oils internally. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil prior to use them on the skin.