The Best Essential Oils for Detoxing

Although there are many different ways to detox our bodies from all the heavy metals and other toxins that we are exposed to daily, detoxing just isn’t as complete or effective without incorporating some Essential Oils into your detoxing regimen. Essential Oil use will help repair cells and remove toxic waste from the body in many different ways, all while boosting your immune system and other bodily functions.

Truthfully, there are so many Essential Oils that work great for aiding in the detoxification process that this article would turn into a book if we went over them all. For that reason, we have carefully selected the Essential Oils that have the most scientific evidence supporting them, and the ones that are recommended by many doctors and even cancer institutes.

Before we go over the best Essential Oils for detoxing, we want to explain the different ways in which we can utilize the Essential Oils and how the different methods affect our bodies. There are three ways in which we can utilize Essential Oils:


When we inhale Essential Oils, whether it be straight from the bottle or by diffusing them, it greatly assists our bodies ability to fight off free radicals on a cellular level. When inhaled, many Essential Oils will relieve stress, depression, nervousness, anxiety, sleeplessness, and many other issues which all hinder our bodies ability to detox itself.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffusers


When you apply detoxifying Essential Oils topically, you promote cellular detoxification and protect your skins microbiome. Most Essential Oils should be properly diluted in a carrier oil, but many can be applied directly to the skin.

Many people add Essential Oils to their homemade beauty products in order to boost the products amazing properties. Bonus: By adding Essential Oils, your products will have an amazing fragrance too. When you make your own products and utilize Essential Oils, you are avoiding some of the worst toxins we tend to expose ourselves to and you are replacing them with beneficial ingredients. Who could complain about that?

You can also soak in a detox bath that utilizes Essential Oils. When you soak in hot water, it forces your pores to open which in return allows for greater absorption of the Essential Oils. These detox baths work amazing and will leave you feeling refreshed. For our complete article on The Most Effective Detox Bath Recipes, please click HERE.

Note: There is some controversy on applying Essential Oils undiluted topically, therefore we recommend doing diligent research and consulting with a natural doctor first. Many people have no issues whatsoever when applying certain pure Essential Oils. It is also important to mix Essential Oils with salts before adding them to your bath in order to avoid accidentally absorbing too much of the Essential Oils too quickly. 


For thousands of years people have been ingesting certain Essential Oils due to their ability to greatly aid in the chelation of heavy metals and other toxins, and is said to aid in many other internal health issues including digestive issues. Although it is a fact that Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years via ingestion, many people say it’s not a good idea to ingest them, so please do thoroughly research before attempting to do so. For those that do ingest Essential Oils, many of them drop the Essential Oils directly in their mouths and others mix them in a glass of water.

Note: Due to the controversy we highly recommend consulting with a natural doctor and doing diligent research before ingesting Essential Oils. Not all Essential Oils can be ingested!!!

Now that we have gone over the different ways in which we can utilize and benefit from Essential Oils to aid in detoxing, here are some of the top rated Essential Oils to use.

Note: Many of these Essential Oils help support the different systems in our bodies that are necessary for proper detoxification, so although some of these oils are not detoxing the body themselves, they are supporting the important functions within the body that are needed to properly detox.

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry Essential Oil is one of the most praised Essential Oils of all when it comes to detoxing. The reason for this is that it helps the body eliminate toxic waste and it greatly supports the liver. As you probably already know, our liver is considered our “detox organ” that is responsible for ridding our bodies of toxic waste. We also know it is important for our bodies to be properly eliminating waste to avoid toxic buildup in the first place.

Juniper Berry Essential Oil


Ginger Essential Oil is amazing for the digestive system, which of course plays a key role in eliminating toxins within the body. Ginger Essential Oil aids digestion, relieves motion sickness, upset stomach and nausea, relieves menstrual disorders, is anti-inflammatory, treats respiratory conditions, and is packed full of antioxidants known to fight off free radicals.

Ginger Essential Oil


Lemon Essential Oil smells exactly like a fresh-cut lemon and comes with many health benefits. Lemon Essential Oil is detoxifying, stimulates white blood cells to fight off infections, has regenerating properties, aids the liver, aids in sleep, and treats anxiety and depression.

Lemon Essential Oil


Rosemary, in herb and Essential Oil forms, is considered one of the most powerful herbs and Essential Oils on Earth. Rosemary Essential Oil has the ability to detox the liver, enhance gallbladder functions, is anti-inflammatory, protects DNA, repairs neurological tissue and supports brain function, has the same free radical fighting abilities as Goji Berries, is anti-cancer, antiseptic, is an Iron chelator, and is packed full of antioxidants, just to name some of the relevant benefits it has to offer.

Rosemary Essential Oil


Clove Essential Oil is one of the most potent antioxidants on Earth. It is also anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antiseptic, aids digestion, fights blood impurities and is an iron chelator. Many people use it to effectively fight a tooth infection, but it clearly has many other benefits as well.

Clove Essential Oil


Grapefruit Essential Oil doesn’t just smell amazing, it is amazing. Grapefruit Essential Oil is anti-viral, antiseptic, aids digestion, is a diuretic, decreases unwanted mucus during detoxing, and is amazing for your skin. Just smelling it helps relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and exhaustion.

Grapefruit Essential Oil


Peppermint Essential Oil is great at cleaning the lymphatic system, aids sluggish digestive systems, is anti-inflammatory, and when applied topically it greatly supports the gallbladder. Smelling it eases headaches and congestion as well. Applied topically it will ease headaches, stomach aches and has the ability to break fevers when combined with Lavender Essential Oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil


Oregano Essential Oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, aids digestion, and is extremely high in antioxidants. It is also emmenagogue, meaning it will help increase blood flow to the pelvic area and can help regulate menstrual cycles.

Oregano Essential Oil

Wild Orange

Wild Orange Essential Oil is deemed even more powerful than other Orange Essential Oils, therefore we do recommend Wild Orange over the other orange essential oils. Following in its steps, Sweet Orange Essential Oil is the next best one. We highly recommend the others too, but wanted to focus on the most potent ones of them all.

Wild Orange Essential Oil is high in monoterpenes and antioxidants, is purifying, detoxing, supports immune functions, is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, carminative (anti-gas), relieves constipation, energizes, and is extremely revitalizing. Many people say Wild Orange Essential Oil is a must have for immune system support.

Wild Orange Essential Oil and Sweet Orange Essential Oil


Bergamot Essential Oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti- depressant, anti-congestant, and antiseptic properties. It also relieves stress, stimulates hormonal and digestive juices, soothes indigestion and gas, kills intestinal worms, protects from tetanus, fights tooth infections, and is a disinfectant.

Bergamot Essential Oil


Myrrh Essential Oil has powerful antioxidants, protects the liver from oxidative damage, is anti-parasitic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and has the ability to treat hay fever. Myrrh is even talked about in the Bible and has been used for thousands of years. Myrrh is simply amazing and is currently being studied further for it’s anti-cancer properties.

Myrrh Essential Oil


Frankincense Essential Oil is another must have Essential Oil as it detoxifies and produces bowel movements, boosts immunity, reduces pain and inflammation, relieves stress and anxiety, and is known to fight cancer. No wonder it was mentioned in the Holy Bible too. Along with Myrrh, Frankincense Essential Oil is simply amazing and is currently being studied further for it’s anti-cancer properties.

Frankincense Essential Oil


Lemongrass Essential Oil not only smells great, but it is also anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and is packed full of antioxidants.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Among these amazing Essential Oils used to aid in detoxing, there are a few more we’d like to mention as well. These include: Fennel, Lemon myrtle, Lemon Teatree, Gingermint, Spearmint, Nees and Mart, May Chang, and Valerian Root.

Fennel Essential Oil

Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil & Spearmint Essential Oil

May Chang Essential Oil & Valerian Root Essential Oil

We hope you enjoyed this article and please let us know your experiences or if we missed any Essential Oils you think should be on here. Thank you all so much again and happy detoxing!

The Best Essential Oils for Detoxing
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The Best Essential Oils for Detoxing
Discover how essential oils can detox your body by removing heavy metals and toxins that we are exposed to daily. Essential oils are not only great at detoxing they exhibit a tremendous amount of other health benefits that promote a natural healthier lifestyle.
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