Essential Oils

Mama Z's Natural Living

Unless you live in a bubble, you literally cannot avoid toxins. Thankfully, God has gifted our bodies with an effective system to ward off much of the harm, but it is important to learn how to detox with essential oils and other natural remedies just in case.  If you're not sure how to get started,  this video about using essential oils for Detox Bath recipe is a great start!

You can also alter the DIY detox bath recipe per my recommendations below for a hand or foot soak and to use on children. It is great for relieving sore muscles, sunburn, and allergies. To learn more about detoxing and essential oils, be sure to check out my hubby's article!

Emotional Detoxification

I find it rather surprising that no one seems to talk about emotional detoxification more. Both positive and negative emotions are important and part of being human, but when we can’t manage them properly we can find ourselves in a downward spiral fast. This can have a serious impact on every aspect of our lives – especially our health – and essential oils are so helpful!

Taking regular emotional detox breaks will help you handle your emotions with ease and cleanse your entire system so that you can reach your full potential and enjoy the abundant life. This is how my daughter Bella and hubby like to do it. We invite you along the journey with us…

While detoxing your emotions is important, it’s easier said than done. I have put together 11 steps to emotional cleansing that will give you a good starting point for setting out on your emotional detoxing journey. I have ordered these steps by which I find most important. If you tackle each one at a time, you’ll be well on your way to living the abundant life!

To learn more about Dr. Z's 11 tips to emotional cleansing click here.

Essential Oils for Detox Bath – DIY Detox Bath

The use of a carrier oil in this recipe helps dilute the essential oils for detox bath so that skin-friendly essential oils are more diluted, and leaves your body with a nice surface glow. If you want the oils more fully dispersed through the bath water, try mixing it with liquid castile soap instead of carrier oil. Try for yourself – you'll love using essential oils for detox bath.

This detoxing bath soak is so gentle that I used it during my pregnancy. The version that is safe for kids comes in handy during sickness and seasonal allergies.

Once you finish your relaxing DIY detox bath, use my coconut oil based moisturizer. You can also add some essential oils to your moisturizer to make it even more fabulous with my joyful recipe.

If you are treating sore muscles with your DIY detox bath then I recommend you follow it up with my DIY Fibromyalgia Massage Oil Blend.

After treating sunburns, remember to replenish your skin with my soothing healing skin serum.

DIY Detox Bath
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix essential oils and carrier oil (or liquid castile soap) before adding to empty tub
  2. Pour in epsom salts or bath crystals.
  3. Fill your bath tub with as warm of water as you can stand.
  4. Slowly pour the apple cider vinegar into the running water.
  5. Soak your whole body for 20-30 minutes.
  6. During the last five minutes first sit up then kneel and lastly stand.
Notes
* No matter what allergies you may have, there's a carrier oil that's right for you. You can use any, or a combination of these: Avocado, Fractionated Coconut, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond.

For use on kids or to soak feet/hands only:

*1/2 cup Epsom Salts
*1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
*1 Tbsp carrier oil
*1 drop lemon essential oil
*3-4 drops lavender essential oil

Mix the essential oil into the carrier oil first before adding the rest of the ingredients. For hand and feet, soak in a bucket or foot bath.

Safety & Drug Interactions

Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions? 

Let me help you by taking out the guesswork. Download my FREE dilution chart guide HERE!

Some essential oils can have medication, medical condition, or even age-related contraindications. Check with the appropriate resources to determine if particular essential oils are suited for your health status before implementing the recommendations on this site. If you are not sure if something is appropriate for you, we suggest working with a qualified aromatherapist to help determine your needs in this area. 

As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.

In the meantime, be sure that you are always diluting your essential oils the right way!

CLICK HERE to download my free Essential Oils Dilution Chart! 

Essential Oil Dilution Chart