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Cleansing & Liver Support with Essential Oils

By February 14, 2020Uncategorized

By Tracy Griffiths, BCPP and Julie Sinclair, BCPP

In Health Building, Dr. Stone outlines a protocol for cleansing the liver, especially necessary when “…the diet is excessively rich in cooked, starchy foods and sweets, and contains no green sprouts, no salads and little fruit…”—which happens to sound a lot like what many of us eat during the holiday-filled winter months. In addition to the food we eat, exposure to prescription and recreational drugs, environmental pollutants, and alcohol can take its toll on the liver. 

As the largest internal organ, the liver is also one of the most important for keeping us “filtered” and functioning healthfully. Like a waste disposal plant, the liver filters blood coming from the digestive tract before it moves through the rest of the body, eliminating harmful chemicals, metabolizing drugs, secreting bile and more (performing about 500 crucial bodily functions, including synthesizing protein, producing enzymes and hormones, breaking down and recycling tired blood cells and regulating glycogen storage). Energetically, the liver can also hold onto emotions like negativity, hate, grief and anger. 

Fortunately, given a moment of rest, the liver has a remarkable ability to heal and rejuvenate itself. And now that spring is on the horizon, the time might be right for you to think about a liver cleanse. Unlike other parts of the body, the liver doesn’t have pain receptors to signify it’s in distress. Instead, symptoms might be a dull ache under the ribs on the right side of the body, right shoulder or back pain, itchy skin, fatigue, yellowing of the skin, dark urine or light-colored stools.

Ready to give your liver some love? In addition to re-reading and following Dr. Stone’s recommendations in “A Daily Diet to Regain Health” in Health Building, including utilizing  his recipe for a liver flush each morning, consider using Young Living essential oils for liver support. Easy to carry with you throughout the day for ongoing application and inhalation, they are potent and effective, helping to detoxify and tonify the liver—thereby increasing the liver’s available energy so it can function at a higher and in a more balanced manner.

Some of the best single essential oils for liver support include: 

  • Cypress: a diuretic that helps the body flush out toxins from the liver
  • Geranium: assists the liver by expanding bile ducts 
  • German chamomile: stimulates bile secretions and supports liver detox
  • Ginger: helps reverse a fatty liver and stimulates liver secretions
  • Helichrysum: supports the cleansing of blood and energetically helps cut through held anger
  • Juniper berry: supports the purification of blood and relieves some of the liver’s burden
  • Ledum: cleansing, harmonizing, balancing
  • Peppermint: stimulates healthy bile flow 
  • Rosemary: enhances bile flow and helps reduce excess plasma liver enzymes

For blends, the following two Young Living options combine multiple single oils into a powerful mix.

  • JuvaCleanse®: Helichrysum, Ledum, and Celery Seed – helps cleanse and detoxify the liver

 

  • JuvaFlex®: Fennel, Geranium, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Blue Tansy, and Helichrysum – helps cleanse the liver to build a stronger system and may help detoxify the lymphatic system and provide digestive support as well as breaking free from addictions

Here’s to a strong, healthy liver! (And also happy birthday to Dr. Stone, who was born on February 26, 1890.)

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12 Comments

  • Drbra Gibson says:

    I would like to know how to make my liver healthy!

    • Shawn Brosset says:

      I have non Hodgkin lymphoma. My liver was in very bad shape..Dr. says numbers are down and doing good. But my liver is still enlarged. Will these oils help to decrease my liver to normal size..or will they be redundant? I have 2 chemo sessions left. I dont want to do radiation.

      • APTAitAdmin says:

        Please note that we cannot “prescribe” treatment for medical issues or give medical advice. Essential oils can be used to help support healthy functioning of the body, but we do not recommend using them in lieu of the advice or treatment of a medical doctor. Instead, we suggest using any of the following as complementary support after first checking with your doctor.

        Young Living Essential Oils Blends: GLF, JuvaFlex, Release, JuvaCleanse

        Overall Liver Support Young Living Essential Oil Blend of Single Oils:
        10 drops Orange, 5 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Celery Seed, 2 drops German Chamomile

        Application and Usage
        INHALATION
        • Diffuse your choice of oils for ½ hour every 4-6 hours or as desired.
        • Put 2-3 drops of your chosen oil in your hands and rub them together, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale throughout the day as needed.
        • Put 8-10 drops of oil on a cotton ball or tissue and put it in an air vent in your house, vehicle, hotel room, etc.
        • If diffusing while sleeping, set your timer for the desired length of time for automatic shut off.

        TOPICAL
        You may apply single oils or blends neat (straight from the bottle) or diluted, depending on the oil or oils being used. Please see the instructions at the beginning of this chapter for more information on applying oils to the skin.
        • Apply 1-3 drops on the liver Vita Flex point of the right foot.
        • Massage 2-4 drops of oil neat on the soles of the feet just before bedtime.
        • Place a warm compress with 1-2 drops of chosen oil over the liver 1-2 times daily.

        For more information on any of these oils, you can visit youngliving.com/FlowIntoWellness.

    • APTAitAdmin says:

      Please note that we cannot “prescribe” treatment for medical issues or give medical advice. Essential oils can be used to help support healthy functioning of the body, but we do not recommend using them in lieu of the advice or treatment of a medical doctor. Instead, we suggest using any of the following as complementary support after first checking with your doctor.

      Young Living Essential Oils Blends: GLF, JuvaFlex, Release, JuvaCleanse

      Overall Liver Support Young Living Essential Oil Blend of Single Oils:
      10 drops Orange, 5 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Celery Seed, 2 drops German Chamomile

      Application and Usage
      INHALATION
      • Diffuse your choice of oils for ½ hour every 4-6 hours or as desired.
      • Put 2-3 drops of your chosen oil in your hands and rub them together, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale throughout the day as needed.
      • Put 8-10 drops of oil on a cotton ball or tissue and put it in an air vent in your house, vehicle, hotel room, etc.
      • If diffusing while sleeping, set your timer for the desired length of time for automatic shut off.

      TOPICAL
      You may apply single oils or blends neat (straight from the bottle) or diluted, depending on the oil or oils being used. Please see the instructions at the beginning of this chapter for more information on applying oils to the skin.
      • Apply 1-3 drops on the liver Vita Flex point of the right foot.
      • Massage 2-4 drops of oil neat on the soles of the feet just before bedtime.
      • Place a warm compress with 1-2 drops of chosen oil over the liver 1-2 times daily.

      For more information on any of these oils, you can visit youngliving.com/FlowIntoWellness.

  • Jeny says:

    Fatty Liver which Oil to used for diffuser?

    • APTAitAdmin says:

      Please note that we cannot “prescribe” treatment for medical issues or give medical advice. Essential oils can be used to help support healthy functioning of the body, but we do not recommend using them in lieu of the advice or treatment of a medical doctor. Instead, we suggest using any of the following as complementary support after first checking with your doctor.

      Young Living Essential Oils Blends: GLF, JuvaFlex, Release, JuvaCleanse

      Overall Liver Support Young Living Essential Oil Blend of Single Oils:
      10 drops Orange, 5 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Celery Seed, 2 drops German Chamomile

      Application and Usage
      INHALATION
      • Diffuse your choice of oils for ½ hour every 4-6 hours or as desired.
      • Put 2-3 drops of your chosen oil in your hands and rub them together, cup your hands over your nose, and inhale throughout the day as needed.
      • Put 8-10 drops of oil on a cotton ball or tissue and put it in an air vent in your house, vehicle, hotel room, etc.
      • If diffusing while sleeping, set your timer for the desired length of time for automatic shut off.

      TOPICAL
      You may apply single oils or blends neat (straight from the bottle) or diluted, depending on the oil or oils being used. Please see the instructions at the beginning of this chapter for more information on applying oils to the skin.
      • Apply 1-3 drops on the liver Vita Flex point of the right foot.
      • Massage 2-4 drops of oil neat on the soles of the feet just before bedtime.
      • Place a warm compress with 1-2 drops of chosen oil over the liver 1-2 times daily.

      For more information on any of these oils, you can visit youngliving.com/FlowIntoWellness.

  • Mary Paige Boyce says:

    Can you tell me conversely, which oils might be bad for your liver? For example, I have been avoiding Stress Away and Ravintsara because of the Camphor and I don’t use a lot of Thieves because of the cinnamon. Are these oils really bad for my liver or are they OK in diffuser? On skin?

  • Cherylann Perry says:

    Please tell me how to administer cypress, helichrysum, geranium and all other oils for my liver..I have stage 4 metastatic cancer been on chemo three years, letrozole and ibrance it’s possible these may be causing elevation to my liver. I am a member but it’s been great since I’ve ordered oils I’d appreciate feedback

    • Annie says:

      Hi Cheryl,

      Have you figured out how to use the oils for your liver? I’ve been searching for oil blends for my dad. He has a liver mass 7cm. Appreciate your response.

      • Renee Beckman says:

        You can put them directly over the liver and use warm compress, rub on vitaflex points on feet or diffuse them. Amy I would avoid taking internally unless they are from young living vitality line

  • Tahirih says:

    Look up pechoti method.

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