There are many ways that toxins make their ways into our lives. Through food, environment, water, alcohol, cleaning supplies, personal care products, and our own natural detoxification process by-products. Toxins can accumulate in our body and cause problems such as headaches, hormonal imbalances (PMS, menopausal symptoms), inability lose weight, skin problems (like acne or eczema), and fatigue. You can support your body’s natural detoxification processes through filtered water, organic whole foods, herbs, boosting your lymphatic system, and of course essential oils!

Lemon:

While lemon juice extracted from the pulp serves up as a nice refreshing summer drink… it is quite different than its respective lemon essential oil which is super concentrated, potent and sourced from the rind by cold-pressing. From a scientific perspective, lemon essential oil is much higher in limonene, making it a powerful antioxidant and a cleansing agent beneficial for purging the body of toxins. It also aids in digestion, supports healthy respiratory function and provides immune system support, especially during seasonal changes. Furthermore, unlike lemon juice, lemon essential oil does NOT contain citric acid and does not erode tooth enamel and is easier to ingest for those with sensitive stomachs.

Metabolic Blend:

This blend is called Slim & Sassy (or Smart & Sassy in Canada) is the metabolic blend and is a gorgeous combo of Grapefruit, Lemon, Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon and is designed to help boost your metabolism and manage hunger cravings. And there are no artificial stimulants … just good ol’ plant magic doing its thing to support a healthy metabolism by cleansing toxins out of fat cells which also leads to weight release.

Research:

  • Lemon + antioxidant effect: PubMed

  • This study found that citrus essential oils increased GSH specifically in tumour cells: Research Gate

  • Lemon’s influence on blood sugar balance: Study

  • Cinnamon bark, found in Slim + Sassy, balances blood sugar by supporting healthy metabolic function: National Library of Medicine

  • doTERRA Cinnamon Bark Study: doTERRA Science

  • Grapefruit oil, and particularly its primary component limonene, affects autonomic nerves, enhances lipolysis through a histaminergic response, and reduces appetite and body weight: Article

Lemon

  • Add 2 drops to 20oz of water (stainless or glass bottle). It lightly flavours with a burst of lemon but it’s also very cleansing for the cells due to the high limonene content. Make it a goal of drinking at least 1/2 your bodyweight in oz of water daily.

  • 2 – 3 drops in a diffuser helps boost your mood and cleanse the air.

  • Rub 1 – 2 drops into your palms and inhale to invigorate your mind and body.

  • Several drops applied into air vents to fill your house or car with a citrusy aroma.

  • 1 – 2 drops to baked goods, beverages, or your favorite entrée to create a zesty flavor.

  • Add a couple drops to warm water with honey to help soothe irritated throat and boost your immune system.

  • Cleaning: Rub 1 – 2 drops to remove sticker adhesive, gum, oil, grease, or marker.

  • Combine with water in a spray bottle to clean surfaces and to polish silverware/jewelry.

Metabolic Blend aka Smart & Sassy

  • My fave routine with this oil is to apply 2 drops to a little lotion or carrier oil and massage into stomach area. It’s energizing + bloat busting.

  • Add 1-2 drops to each glass of water to boost cleansing, regulate appetite and reduce cravings + bloating.

  • One really effective way to apply to your skin is after dry skin brushing. Massage into skin by adding a few drops to lotion or carrier oil – focusing on areas where there is stored fat/cellulite.

  • Add to water or tea and drink before a workout for an energizing effect (or to get through that 3pm afternoon wall)

  • Add a drop or two to your favourite smoothie

  • Massage into stomach area for a cooling + calming effect when you have period cramps or bloating

This is just the tip of the iceberg! You can use these oils in every part of your life to elevate your health naturally and find simple and safe solutions in plant medicine.

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