Aromatherapy and Detox
Detox is a word we hear a lot about in general these days and while there may be mixed messages about detoxing (especially in marketing blurb promoting the magical detox effects of a certain product) it does suggest that people are thinking about their health which is good. Let’s try to get a bit of clarity about this matter.
Detoxification is “the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances” (Dictionary.com). Our organs all play a part in this process:, sweat from skin, urine from kidneys, C02 from our lungs etc. Effectively this means we are detoxifying all the time, yeahhhh! A healthy diet, daily exercise and balanced lifestyle all have a vital role to play in reducing toxins and therefore making the natural ongoing process of detoxifying less of a burden on the body and the organs performing this metabolic process.