Essential Oils And Digestive Discomfort

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We’re entering into the Christmas holiday season and we know that with that comes more food than we can imagine, and sometimes, more people than we can handle. Sometimes putting those two together results in digestive disasters. Amiright?!?!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s never to go into a holiday season without my oils. I travel with them and take them everywhere. They’re a non-negotiable item. I will give up clothes space for my oils, and trust me, that’s a big deal.

So what can you do when you end up with digestive discomfort, or upset stomach, or sour stomach? Use your natural health products: essential oils!

There are so many to choose, but these are my top choices:

One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to give you a renewed feeling of vigor.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic

Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of oranges grown in the United States, orange’s sweet, citrus fragrance induces relaxation and encourages positive emotions.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation

Be sure to follow label instructions

Ginger has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing. Supporting relief in many areas, ginger is commonly used to soothe, comfort, and balance digestive discomfort.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis.
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic.
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) has a sweet, earthy, anise-like aroma that is energizing, vitalizing, and balancing. It also has a long history of encouraging grounding feelings.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically or inhaled:

  • to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises & burns.
  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis.
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic.
  • to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough

Lemongrass has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it is an inspiring oil.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • to help relieve headache
DiGize™ is a blend of pure tarragon, ginger, pepppermint, and other essential oils that may bring about calming feelings.
How to Use:
Diffuse, directly inhale, or dilute and apply topically.
Ingredients: tarragon, juniper, anise, ginger, fennel, patchouli, peppermint, lemongrass

I usually layer these oils topically on my abdomen, ending with peppermint. FYI, carminative means to dispel gas, so these essential oils are very useful remedies for digestive discomfort and upset or sour stomach. You don’t need them all, but I like to combine a couple just to move past the discomfort quickly.

Additionally, as you can see, DiGize is a blend of ginger, fennel, peppermint, & lemongrass, all of which are described as carminatives and antispasmodics, and can provide relief for digestive discomfort.

So when you head to Auntie Jane’s house and the food is amazing and you eat too much and you wish you didn’t, or the food is terrible and you wish you didn’t have to eat it, bring these oils with you.

You can thank me later.

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