Essential oils can help boost a springtime detox, pampering and enhancing skin, and purifying the body by helping flush out toxins. Here are five essential oils to help stimulate blood circulation, detoxify the liver and firm up tissue.
Whether for massages or baths, these highly concentrated plant-based essences penetrate the skin easily and reach the bloodstream quickly. This makes them highly effective. Sometimes one or two drops applied to the sole of the foot can lead to a taste in the mouth.
As a result, it’s important to be careful with the quantities you use. One teaspoon is equivalent to 5ml, or 100 drops. For a detoxifying massage, essential oils must always be diluted in a plant-based carrier oil, like sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, hazelnut oil or apricot kernel oil.
As a general rule, up to six drops of essential oil can be mixed with 5ml of carrier oil. For baths, this quantity can be diluted directly in a bathwater that’s not too hot.