Ahhh, yes, the dreaded "Lemonade Diet". That's what I thought for years. Why would you NOT eat for up to 10 days (many go longer than 10 days). HOW do you physically NOT eat for that long and why in your ever loving mind would one do such a thing?
My thoughts exactly....until August 18, 2019.
I'm doing this cleanse because:
~I had a wicked awesome summer and drank and ate way too much (word)
~I need to eliminate toxins, my body just feels blah
~I need to cleanse my digestive tract and reboot my digestive system
~I want to purify my glands and cells
~I want to feel good
~I want to shed a bit of weight
I had read "Inner Transformations Using Essential Oils" by Dr. Leanne Dearduff and Dr. David Deardeuff for a Toxin Free Living class I had with a few of my Young Living friends last year. I spoke on liver cleansing and different supplements to support this process. It was fascinating. In this book where I learned of liver cleansing, was a chapter on cleansing the digestive tract. They talked about "The Master Cleanse". It's a total body cleanse and helps pull toxins from not only the liver but other organs, joints, skin, lymph, muscles and flushes out mucus. Stanley Burroughs created this cleanse and believed one should not take any supplements on the cleanse. Now, this was before essential oils were made readily available to people and many people have since found that certain Young Living products can support you during this cleanse.
On August 18th I sat at a table with new Young Living friends who were on the same retreat as I was for obtaining the rank of Gold with Young Living (shout out to all you Gold leaders rocking your businesses!!!!). The Master Cleanse came up as my new friend Kelly had completed it just a few months before. She had everyone's attention at the table, including mine. She told us how this cleanse lead to a complete mind shift for her. She let go of emotional road blocks, an unhealthy relationship with food, and realized her addition to coffee was unhealthy for her body. She told me she was so angry at the control that caffeine had over her body during the Master Cleanse, she vowed never to drink it again after the withdraw she went through on her cleanse. Kelly said it was freeing. The cleanse changed her life. She also said "and we have essential oils to support us!".
She said that the cleanse is more taxing on your mind than your body. Constantly thinking about eating or getting in your own head about whether you can complete this or not. We have oils to support our emotions and help release feellings of worry or anger. We have oils to help calm and ground us when we feel overwhelmed. And you need alot of rest on this cleanse so we have oils to help support a good night's sleep as well!
My oils have been my security blanket during these past 3 days. I'm actuallly very surprised at the lack of hunger pains I have. Smelling food doesn't even bother me. I actually really enjoy drinking the "Lemondae" for the cleanse. The Salt Water Flush in the morning is freak'n crazy but super satisfying to me! I don't think I'd do the Master Cleanse without my oils to be honest. They are the reason I've gotten to day 3 feeling perfectly fine. So if you've ever considered a cleanse, do your research, join an accountability group for that cleanse, get a support system and get some oils ya'll.
Valor (all the Valor)
Believe (because yes I can do this)
White Angelica (to help calm my thoughts)
Clove (for aches and pains)
Panaway (to rub on my muscles)
Celebration (It's a celebration bitches! Every day, I put a drop of Celebration on my crown chakra...my head)
Ocotea (I love diffusing this if I get any food cravings or just want to smell something sweet becasue I can't eat)
Rutavala (When you need to sleep, you need Rutavala)
Release (I apply Release over my liver to release emotions)
Lemon+ (I add 2 drops of Lemon in my Salt Water Flush in the mornings)
Peppermint+ ( I have a cup of Peppermint tea before bed-warm water and 2 drops Peppermint )
ICP (I take 2 tsp of ICP along with 2 capsules of Comforcleanse before bed as a natural laxative)
ComforCleanse (these capsules help pull toxins away from the walls of my digestive tract. They contain bentonite which I love)