Cleanse and Detoxify Your Body with Essential Oils

13 March 28, 2014 - Archive

Young Living Massage OilsSpring cleaning is an annual ritual to clear out all of the dust, cobwebs, and clutter that have accumulated in your home over the winter. Our bodies also deserve a “spring cleaning” to flush out toxins that have accumulated over time. Adding a detoxifying cleanse to your annual routine can help increase your energy flow and help with your overall well-being.

Breathing, Sweating, and Eliminating

The simplest ways for your body to naturally eliminate toxins are through breathing, sweating, and eliminating through your gastrointestinal system. There are a wide variety of methods for cleansing your body, along with many different levels of intensity. However, the simplest and single most important step you can take to help your body flush out toxins is to drink more water. Adding more movement to your daily routine can also help increase your circulation and release endorphins, which act as positive mood boosters.

Several techniques to help your body eliminate toxins include:

  • Alternating between hot and cold water in the shower to help promote blood circulation to the skin
  • Sitting in a sauna or hot tub to promote toxin elimination through sweating
  • Getting a massage incorporating Young Living’s Ortho Sport®, Ortho Ease®, Relaxation, or Sensation massage oils to help break up lactic acid buildup in the muscles

Juva Cleanse

Young Living’s Juva products also provide a natural way to assist the body’s natural cleansing functions:

  • JuvaCleanse® and JuvaFlex® essential oil blends help support the body’s digestive system.
  • JuvaPower® and JuvaSpice® can be sprinkled on foods to add extra fiber and nutrients to your digestive system.
  • JuvaTone® tablets provide vital nutrients to support a healthy digestive system.


Here are some examples of different types of internal cleanses. Be sure to consult with your health professional before starting a cleansing regimen.

The Master Cleanse

This is a simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7­–10 days:

  • ½ fresh squeezed lemon
  • 8 oz. of distilled water
  • 1–2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6–12 glasses daily.

Vital Life Juice Recipe

Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young created this recipe over 25 years ago to provide concentrated nutrients.

  • 3 ounces freshly sliced beet
  • 1 oz. freshly sliced carrot
  • 1 oz. freshly sliced celery
  • 1/3 freshly sliced white radish
  • 1 pinch of gingerGrapefruit Juice Essential Oil Detox
  • 1/3 potato (optional)

Puree all ingredients in a blender and drink ¼–½ cup every 2–3 hours.

Grapefruit Juice Recipe

This refreshing drink is simple to make and easy to drink throughout the day.

Mix ingredients together in a pitcher and store in the refrigerator.

Please share your experience incorporating Young Living essential oils when you’ve been doing a detoxing cleanse.

—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager


  • Jurhee Ivy

    Can JuvaCleanse Vitality and JuvaFlex Vitality be combined in one capsule? Would they synergize or conflict? Could Longevity be mixed with either one or both. I am just trying to cut down on the number of capsules. Thanks

    • Young Living

      Hi Jurhee, JuvaCleanse Vitality and JuvaFlex Vitality can be taken together as the Juva products compliment each other. We do not anticipate there being any adverse effects from taking Longevity Vitality in the same capsule. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

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  • ann eldridge

    I have neurodermatitis which some say could be caused by candida. i use Young Living oils and absolutely love them. Do you have any suggestions for oils to use for this skin condition.l

    • Young Living

      Hi Ann, Young Living’s products are intended only for the use listed on individual labels—either for topical/aromatic use or as a dietary supplement. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. Therefore, Young Living cannot provide advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We advise that you consult with a medical professional on your specific issue.

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  • Sherisse

    Do you do the master cleans and the vital life drink together or are they 2 different things and is the vital life drink s cleanse or just a daily healthy thing to do thank you.

    • Young Living

      Hi Sherisse, The Master Cleanse and the Vital Life Drink are both considered cleanses. Cleansing should be a periodic process and you should be sure to give your body a break in between cleanses. We recommend consulting with your health care provider before beginning any cleanse to determine what is best for you. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

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  • Kerri


    I am doing a Candida diet and I have die off symptoms in the form of a rash. I do have young livings stress away, peace and calming, thieves and orthosport, would any of these topically help to heal the rash caused from die off symptoms? Also, I have taken thieves internally before and I was wondering if Thieves taken internally would help to support my liver to remove these toxins being released? I have a rebounder so time to back to using that as well. Thanks!

    • Young Living

      Hi Kerri, Thank you for your question. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs we are unable to recommend, diagnose or prescribe any of our products for a particular purpose. Please always refer to the label for usage directions. We advise consulting with a medical professional on specific recommendations for you. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Danielle

    Can Juvaflex be taken internally? If so, what would be the recommended dilution. Thank you!

    • Hi Danielle, Thanks for your question. Please use JuvaFlex according to the label directions which state, “Topical: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
      Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes 3 times daily.” We hope this information is helpful.

  • Lori Lewis

    I want to do a whole body systems cleanse. Is there a particular order to follow? Is there an article somewhere on what order to follow for the difference programs that you have? Thanks!

    • Hi Lori, Thanks for stopping by with your questions. Cleansing should be a periodic process and you should be sure to give your body a break in between cleanses. We recommend consulting with your health care provider before beginning any cleanse to determine what is best for you.

  • LM

    Is it possible to replace the lemon juice in the master cleanse recipe with YL lemon essential oil? If yes how’s the portion?

    • Young Living

      Hi LM, Thanks for your questions! We recommend following the recipes and using the ingredients listed as is for the best results. We hope this information is helpful! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kendall

    Hi! I have been having gallbladder pains and the doctor said just take ibuprofen.. Is there an oil that could help?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kendall! Sorry to hear! Because Young Living’s products aren’t labeled to be used as drugs, they’renot intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. So, we’re unable to give advice or recommendation for products to address any type of disease, ailment, or injury. We’d recommend you chat with a medical professional with experience in essential oils. We hope you’re 100% soon!

  • Jana Dunning

    what happens when your body detoxifies..Or maybe an allergic reaction.. I put 2 drops of peppermint oils in a 22 oz water. drank it ,then started feeling real weird. tingling and itching all over body in side out and on skin from head to toe. heat flashes and then alittle chest pain like bad heartburn.. for about and hour. What was going on.?

    • Young Living

      Hi Jana, the reaction you describe is not a typical reaction to Peppermint essential oil. We would suggest discussing this situation with your health care provider. Please also report the reaction to our Product Support Team at

  • Nielle

    I currently am battling a fungal infection in my intestinal tract, and am having a hard time getting rid of it. Do you have any suggestions, or thing that will help me get rid of it?

    • Young Living

      Hi Nielle, sorry to hear! With any medical condition, we recommend that you seek the advice and recommendation of a competent, trained health care provider with knowledge and experience with essential oils. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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  • DaughtersofSarai

    The last time I had the stomach flu… I drank a lot of Young Living Lemon, and Thieves oil. The flu passed in a few hours. I never had it go away so easily! I like to put Lemon, Grapefruit, or Lime in my water regularly.

  • ThinkItThru

    PS Feeling great! I’m now on Liver Cleanse (after others), I love Juva Tone, Juva Cleanse, Juva Powder & new Nutri-Bulit. Candida knocked down, yeah! Bulit helps including fiber of Carrots & other vegies (no fruit). (verses juicing is too much natural sugar.) Been long 4 months of cleanses, but so worth it, figure 61Yrs old time to clear out the junk, blessed no medications in system nor need any. Hope this helps anyone else who hit wall with Maple Syrup.

  • ThinkItThru

    The Master Cleanse kicked back in Candida, too much Maple Syrup. Had done full 3 mo. version of Colon Cleanse, Candida one, Parasite & bummer. So after day 3 I switched to Stevia, don’t recommend, got weak, so used watered down Protein Powder & finished 7 days that way.

  • Bonnie Van Atta

    I am currently doing The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Moritz that releases gallstones from the liver and gallbladder ducts that are blocking the ever so important flow of bile. You do a flush every few weeks or so until you have 2 consecutive flushes that produce no stones. For my first three flushes I had already been drinking Lemon EO in every glass of water I drank and loved that it was also helping with flushing. By the time I did my 4th flush, I had added Peppermint to my Lemon water and had been drinking that combo for a few months (I let too much time pass between my third and 4th flushes b/c of the holidays.) The flush itself is only one night into the next morning with a 6 day prep period leading up to the flush. It was during this prep period that I painlessly released a lot of gallstones before the flush even happened! I know that the Lemon/Peppermint combo in my water helped to break down and release those gallstones!

    • FREYA Nanfra

      Sore for the typo. What did you do for the 6 day prep for the gallbladder liver flush

  • April Reynolds

    I am doing the 5 day nutritive cleanse for my spring cleanse and it is awesome! It is so easy and the Balance Complete shake and Xingxia Red tastes great. I’m on day three and feeling good!

    • FREYA Nanfra

      What id yo do for the 6 day prep?

    • Frontier Sharon

      I’m on day 5!!! It’s delicious and tasty not that tough…great kickstart for spring!

  • Stacey Hall

    I do the Master Cleanse regularly and will now be using the other recipes here to Cleanse regularly.

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