Liver Detox Yoga!

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I told you a few months ago that I had to detox my liver, that the liver was the culprit to my anemia and poor blood lab results. I have been drinking hot lemon water every morning and taking a liver detox supplement recommended by my doctor.

I also started doing this handy little exercise with Yoga with Adriene!  Whether you have a liver issue, or need a little detox (and we all do) this is a great, level entry workout! If you want to try to start inching in to a detox, and make a real impact on health, here are 2 easy steps;

  1. Do not eat after 7 PM. Drink warm lemon water or herbal tea only.
  2. Be in bed sleeping by 11 PM.

These 2 changes in your routine will start the process of healing in your body and helping it to calm down enough to rebuild it self.

You may want to mix a  few drops of each of these oils in with some Epsom Salt for a bath before bed as well.  marjoram, lavender, neroli, orange, chamomile, sandalwood and rose- 2 drops of each in 1 C. of Epsom salt will be calming and restorative to your body and mind. If you only have some of the oils, use as many or as little as you have.

 

Petitgrain

Petitgrain is a top choice for calming, sleep aid, antispasmodic (muscle relaxing), and anti-depressive blends due to its high Ester content (generally about 50%)
I have listed some of the information below from the Pompeii site.
Cultivation:

Certified Organic, Paraguay

Properties:

Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, CNS Sedative, Cooling, Deodorizing, Immunostimulant.

Chemistry:

Linalyl Acetate (48.43%), Linalol (22.69%), a-terpineol (6.06%)

Distillation Date:

July 2014

Shelf Life:

5 Years (approx.)

Petitgrain is a top choice for calming, sleep aid, antispasmodic (muscle relaxing), and anti-depressive blends due to its high Ester content (generally about 50%).

GC/MS REPORT: PETI-1001

ORIGINS
Latin Name: Citrus aurantium var. amara
Plant Origin: Paraguay
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Plant Part: Leaves
Processed: Steam distilled, Organic
Chemical family: Esters, Monoterpenols
Aroma: Citrusy, but not sweet
Note: middle

PROPERTIES
Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, CNS Sedative, Cooling, Deodorizing, Immunostimulant.

RECIPE
Calming and Mood Uplifting Inhaler

  • 5 drops Petitgrain
  • 5 drops Sweet Orange
  • 5 drops Lavender (angustifolia)

Here are instructions on how to make an aromatherapy inhaler

Muscle Relaxing Lotion

This is my favorite blend for tight leg muscles at night. Massage into legs before bedtime.

In 2 ounces of unscented lotion or body butter, mix in the following essential oils:

  • 10 drops Petitgrain
  • 10 drops Black Pepper
  • 10 drops Bergamot

 

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are not doctors or medical professionals. We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: http://www.pompeiiorganics.com/blend-safe/

It is new in my repertoire, but I love it already and wanted to share the discovery with you! Let us know what you think about Petitgrain! Check out Pompeii Organics and The Herbal Guy! We want to hear from you today!