Holiday Meals and Holiday Cleanse

Lasagne, ravioli, tortellini, polenta, nuts of every kind … not to mention sweets, from panettone to pandoro, through torrone and cantuccini.The typical dishes of Christmas are delicious but not exactly light and diet friendly. And trying to restrain and keep fit may not be so simple, because there are so many opportunities for the strain. Holiday cleanse with essential oils may be just what you need. 

To avoid the limit for a day or two is not a drama. The important thing is to try to follow a balanced diet the following days and do not overdo it all the time. Improper nutrition can cause digestive problems, heaviness, nausea, headache, and drowsiness.

Essential oils can be of great help during this time to purify the stomach and promote the elimination of excess toxins. They are completely natural and condense all the properties of the starting plants, always used by man to cleanse the body and live better.

The Stomach is the center of our body

In all oriental cultures, the stomach is a very important point, in which our life force resides. It is no coincidence that we somatize our emotions on the abdominal level, for example with the classic stomach punch. Also from an anatomical point of view, the solar plexus is located in the stomach, the great nerve center that receives and distributes impulses to all the abdominal organs. The solar plexus controls the automatic mechanisms of the body at the abdominal level, such as digestion and the activities of internal organs.

The problems that we can encounter in this part of the body are many, both for the anatomical location of most of our organs, but also for its function as an emotional center. Essential oils can be a valuable aid to purify the stomach, especially with massage. The navel area can be a point of direct application to act on the problems of the abdomen, a point of exchange between the outside and the inside.

Essential Oils Massage For A Holiday Cleanse

The excesses of the Christmas holidays may be responsible for the difficulty in digesting and heaviness in the abdomen. A massage with essential oils can provide a great help to cleanse the stomach from toxins and regain the joy of sitting down at the table.

An excellent essential oil to promote the expulsion of toxins and excess air from the abdomen is fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), also together with the essential oil of anise (Pimpinella anisum). You can add a few drops to the calendula oil, to be used as the carrier oil for its relaxing and soothing properties. Use the navel as a small container to be filled with a mixture of calendula oil and 100% pure essential oils. From there, slowly, begins to distribute the oil on the stomach, drawing with the hand of the circles clockwise that start from the navel and then open out. Circular movement and essential oils will facilitate the expulsion of excess air and toxins.

If the stomach is cold, with a tendency to have slow digestion, try essential oil of ginger (Zengiber officinale). It is warming and stimulating of all the functions of the digestive system, but without being aggressive. For a real treat, you can also anticipate the application of the oil with a compress of Dead Sea Mud, enriched with a few drops of essential oil of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), ideal for awakening the blocked intestine.

Rely on Chamomile and Lavender for Peace Of Mind

Lavender essential oils and chamomile are naturally soothing and can help you get rid of weight from your stomach. To purify the abdomen perform a massage by mixing 10 drops of Roman chamomile(Anthemis nobilis)and 10 drops of hybrid lavender(Lavandula hybrida)in 50 ml of calendula oil. Perform the massage by performing a horizontal 8, where the center of the eight is on the stomach under the breastbone and the two rings are on the liver and on the spleen. Advice that comes from an ancient popular use of chamomile for disorders related to these three organs, but very effective.

Taking care of your stomach serves to connect with our innermost part

This is why it is important in moments of relaxation even just to place your hands on your stomach for a deep contact with ourselves.


 
 
 

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