Please note: Be cautious when using essential oils internally. There is a lot of money being fueled behind the internal use of essential oils. Personally, I refrain. Using one drop of essential oil is like drinking 50 cups of tea from the plant you are ingesting. That calls for caution. Internal use of essential oils can cause what is called a healing crisis. They can cause your body to detox too quickly, and spur flu like symptoms and blood toxicity. (Think Amy Winehouse. Her death was caused from detoxing too quickly without medical help.) This can can happen to anyone, not just drug users.
However, the external use of essential oils, with a carrier oil, like grapeseed, castor, or olive oil can offer all the healing properties the plant without the danger zone of internal use. To use, add a few drops to your carrier oil and apply where needed. Grapeseed and castor oil in particular will carry the essential oil deep into the tissues without any effect to the digestive tract where most toxicity lies.
Boost Your Metabolism with Essential Oils:
Grapefruit: I’m sure you’ve heard of the grapefruit juice detox? Using the essential oil in a carrier oil can help decrease cellulite and stubborn far. If I were going to use grapefruit internally, I’d use fresh juice only, not an essential oil.
Peppermint: Peppermint will increase circulation and bring a gentle detox to arms, especially. Internally, peppermint tea infusion is a great way to gently stimulate metabolism.
Orange: Sweet orange is one of my favorite essential oils to use. I add sweet orange to my castile soap and use it daily. It is refreshing and a gently stimulates the metabolism. Internal use of orange should only be done with fresh juice or a sweet orange leaf tea.
Rosemary: Rosemary will brighten up your shower! Use rosemary in your carrier oils for external application and you’ll feel your energy change. Rosemary is known to bring mental clarity and help concentration.
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is very stimulating and will bring your metabolism up as well as your detoxification. Only a couple drops will make a huge difference in your metabolism boosting carrier oil application.
My Metabolism Boosting Moisture Blend Recipe:
2 oz of castor oil
2 oz of grapeseed oil
2 drops of grapefruit essential oil
2 drops of peppermint essential oil
3 drops of orange essential oil
1 drop of rosemary essential oil
1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil
Shake and apply. The blend of oils will absorb wonderfully into the skin, leaving no residue.
Caution: When using orange essential oil externally, do not go into the sun after. For some people, it will cause burning.
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