The liver is your largest internal organ and is one of our most important filter organs. The liver is also known as the body's waste disposal plant. The liver filters blood coming from the digestive tract before it passes through to the rest of the body. It helps to detoxify chemicals, metabolize drugs, and secrete bile. The bile ends up back in the intestines, and makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other support functions. With all the amazing tasks this organ does to support your health, why not give it a little love and care from the Earth with essential oils?
The tiny molecular structure of essential oils allows the medicinal properties found in the essential oil to cross through the skin into the bloodstream. One drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules, even when applied externally. This is what makes essential oils uniquely able to address disease and internal organ systems, such as the liver. There are many essential oils that are great for liver support.
Rosemary is one of the most beneficial oils for the liver. It aids the liver in cleansing the blood and flushing harmful toxins from the liver. Rosemary stimulates the production and flow of bile, and encourages the liver to work more efficiently. This oil has often been used to treat liver problems such as cirrhosis and jaundice.
German Chamomile is a great tonic for the liver and the digestive system. This oil stimulates the liver and aids in cleansing the blood and toxins through the liver.
Peppermint oil stimulates healthy bile flow from which the liver in turn supports the digestive system.
Juniper oil is also a great tonic for the liver. It has a detoxifying effect on the liver, which means that it aids the liver in the elimination of waste products from the body.
Cypress oil is a diuretic and helps the body flush out toxins from the liver, resulting in the cleansing of toxins from the body.
These essential oils detoxify and tonify the liver. By doing so, they increase the available energy of the liver so that it can function at a higher and more balanced manner. Use these great essential oils and your liver will be loving you!
For the most effective application of these wonderful oils you will need to use a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil. You will add 5-10 drops of essential oil to the carrier oil of your choosing. Apply the mixture topically (either with a light massage or a roll on) to the area where your liver resides. The majority of the liver is located on the upper right quadrant on the front side of the body. Below I have provided a blend that is great for the liver.
Liver Support Blend