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The good oil on… Lemon

Essential oils can play a part in helping the lymphatic system in a number of ways to support it in its detoxing and microbe-fighting mission. Depending on the oils used, they can detoxify, boost blood circulation and improve lymphatic flow.

Good lymphatic stimulant oils include a number from the citrus family, particularly:

  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Sweet Orange
  • Tangerine

Let’s look at lemon…

Lemons are well known to cleanse toxins from any part of the body and it is one of the most widely used and powerful essential oils. Indeed, Ayurvedic medicine uses both lemons and lemon essential oil to treat a significant number of health conditions.

A blend containing lemon essential oil gently massaged over the skin after your morning shower will do wonders to stimulate tissue fluid circulation. It will also boost the immune system as it is known to improve ‘phagocytosis’ – the elimination of microbes and toxins by the body’s white blood cells.

Please note that the correct use of essential oils requires significant knowledge and skill, so please always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before mixing or using your own blends.