Thursday, December 30, 2010

Aromatherapy for Hangovers

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve so I thought this would be a good time to talk about detoxifying on New Year's Day.  Some essential oils that are great for detoxification are citrus oils, especially grapefruit and lemon, Geranium, and Helichrysum italicum.  Other oils that may help are rosemary and carrot seed since they act so strongly on the liver.  You could also make a massage oil or mix a few drops in an unscented cream or lotion.  For a bath try 5-8 drops, depending on how big your bath tub is.  Run a tubful of water, hot but not steaming.  Add your oils after the water is shut off right before you step into the tub.  If you add them while the water is running they will just evaporate-the same if you add them to the water and wait before you get in.  The oils will be gone.  The water will still smell good but you won't get any of the benefits the oils had.

If you want to make a massage oil or add the oils to a cream or lotion add 15 drops per ounce.

Everyone please celebrate responsibly tomorrow night!  My parents always coe spend the night at my house so my Dad can drink without the worry of having to drive.

For those taking medications, especially cholesteral medicines, don't forget that your liver is already overloaded so you may not be able to drink like you used to!

1 comment:

Mobile Drug Tester said...

Drink responsibly, and avoid driving if you are drunk, Nice tips to ease hangover.