Detoxing is a trend that has gained popularity, whether though a juice cleanse or a fasting diet. But you don’t have to go to extremes to detox your body. If you’ve been feeling sluggish, have trouble losing weight or can’t control sugar and carb cravings – detoxing could help. There are many benefits if you choose a smart and safe program, such as:

  • Eliminating toxins that enter your body through food, beverage and beauty products
  • Increased energy
  • Decreased stress
  • Jumpstarting a healthy lifestyle change
  • Controlled cravings and food addiction
  • Fixing nutrient deficiencies
Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water. Water helps maintain the fluid levels in your body, and helps your kidneys flush out the body’s main toxins. Often times we are dehydrated without realizing it—if you only drink water when you’re thirsty, you may not be fully hydrating. A nice addition to add to the detox is adding lemon juice to your water. The lemon juice helps re-hydrate and promotes digestion.


Exercise to get the full benefits. Along with staying hydrated, it’s beneficial to exercise even just 20 minutes two to three times a week in order to fully detox. When you sweat, your body flushes out impurities through the skin, and an increased heart rate boosts blood circulation that helps your liver pump out toxins. You can walk at a pace in which you can still carry on a conversation, just enough to get your heart pumping.


Exfoliate to release toxins. Your skin is the largest organ of the body; therefore, it can play a large role in detoxing. It’s recommended to use an exfoliating brush a few times a week to open your pores and allow for increased release of toxins. The beauty benefits are obvious with softer skin, but exfoliating is an important step in the detox process that’s often overlooked.

essential oils

Use essential oils to help your body improve function. Many people use essential oils to treating illness, manage stress, boost mood or relieve pain. To do this at home, you can create blends to diffuse into the air, place on your skin or drop into your bath. Some popular blends are:

  • Eucalyptus oil for cough
  • Peppermint oil for fatigue or nausea
  • Ginger oil for flexibility or arthritis pain

It is never recommended to ingest essential oils and you should try to keep them away from your eyes.

Detoxing can be a simple task to do that doesn’t interfere with your daily life. Any small step to better health is important and impactful to healthy aging.

By Olivia Brady