Detoxification (detoxing or cleansing) is the term used to describe the deliberate use of programs, products, dietary, and lifestyle changes to support the body in the elimination of unwanted substances and circumstances. Releasing toxins allows the body, heart, and mind to dedicate greater amounts of energy to thriving rather than just coping and surviving.
We live, eat, and breathe toxic substances every day. Consider the paint on the walls, the carpet, laundry and cleaning products, pesticides, extermination products, preservatives, and chemicals in foods, the “stuff” that goes in and out of cars; personal care products and makeup also contribute to higher toxicity levels in the body. Toxicity must be dealt with even when trying to limit exposure to toxins, since contact with chemicals and other toxic agents occurs every day by eating, breathing, living, and sleeping.
When overwhelmed by toxins, the body cannot properly perform its many functions with full efficiency. Metabolism, immunity, elimination of waste, absorption of nutrients, production of important brain chemicals, reproduction, circulation, respiration, etc., are affected. Even hydration can be compromised. Toxic overload may reveal itself in many undesirable ways in the body. Sometimes we interpret this as the body being “unwell” when in reality the body may be trying to eliminate toxins through different systems. Avoiding toxins and detoxifying are necessary to be healthy, happy and well.
The detoxification organs system includes all the organs that are responsible for filtering toxins from the body — the liver, kidneys, colon, lymph, lungs, and skin.
How Essential Oils Work with the Detoxification Organs System
Essential oils have unique properties that support health on a cellular level, including detoxing. When the body is overwhelmed by excess toxins, the liver will safeguard vital organs by insulating toxins in fat cells; there are oils that help release toxins from fat cells, break them down, and flush them out of the body with good hydration. Other oils stimulate cell receptor sites to greater, more efficient activity. And there are oils that are helpful in clearing the gut of harmful bacteria and restoring balance for healthy digestion and immunity. Consider what actions can reduce the intake of toxins, and how to consistently detox to maintain optimal health.