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Natural Solution to Digestive Challenges

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Five minutes and it would be my turn on stage.  I could feel the rumbling in my tummy.  During my forty-five minute presentation, I would be unable to leave.  I needed relief, quick!  Reaching for my “Natural First Aid Kit”, a bag filled with essential oils.  I fill a veggie cap with my favorite mixture:  4 drops of Gest-Calm (digestive blend),  one drop of ginger and one drop Peppermint and rub chamomile behind my ears.  Within twenty minutes my stomach was calm and the presentation went off without a hitch.          

Are you looking for a natural solution for digestive support?  Essential Oils could be your answer to bloating, gas, and nausea and an array of other digestive challenges.  

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and used as a natural support to our body functions.  They can ward off or kill bacteria and fungi, the have been found to improve glandular or organ function and lift our mood.  Essential oils are used to strengthen and heal many functions of the body.  

The most common ways to use essential oils are: 

Internally – in a drink, food or veggie cap

Massage – rubbing into the skin including but not limited to bottom of feet, stomach or palm of hands.  

Aromatically – breathing in or using a diffuser. 

Many oils can be used directly or combined with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil 

Peppermint Essential Oil: 

Peppermint is a powerful, distinct essential oil that immediately ignites the senses. It has definitely earned its reputation as one of the most fresh and familiar oils available today. Once inhaled or consumed, it goes right to work stimulating the mind and body.  Known for its pain relieving and soothing properties, peppermint can relieve stomach upset, indigestion, inflammation in the GI tract, cramps and stomach aches.  

Ideas for Use:

Nausea – Under tongue, diffuse or inhale

Stomach Ache or Cramps – massage on the stomach (Dilute if sensitive)

Sick Stomach – add to warm water and drink

Diarrhea or Bowel Inflammation – Taken in a veggie cap 

Gest-Calm Essential Oil: 

A unique blend of: Ginger, Peppermint, Orange, Spruce, Thyme, Fennell, Marjoram, lemon and vetiver essential oils to support and aid in the digestion and ease the stress that can come from intestinal worries.  Helps to promote normal digestion and soothe stomach upset.  Can be used for Nausea, Sick stomach, cramps, motion sickness, 

Ideas for Use:   

Under tongue, diffuse or inhale

Add to warm water and drink. 

Massage on the stomach (Dilute if sensitive)

A few drops in a veggie cap

Ginger Essential Oil: 

Ginger one of the earliest botanicals transported in the spice trade. Originally consumed as a culinary spice and flavoring agent. It also has an extensive history of medicinal use in China.  Ginger has been found effective for stomach upset, aids in digestion, fights inflammation, gas, bloating, nausea and motion sickness.   

How to use:

Directly inhale or diffuse into the air

Dilute and apply or rub few drops over the stomach

Under tongue or drink in a glass of water.

A few drops in a veggie cap

Run in the palms or bottom of the feet


Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

With a sweet, crisp, apple-like aroma, Roman Chamomile is often referred to as the “plant’s physician” because it benefits and helps nourish neighboring botanicals. Roman Chamomile essential oil has the ability to provide mental, physical, and even spiritual support to those who learn to use it properly.  Known for its soothing properties, Roman Chamomile can calm spasms, reduce bowel inflammation, and is effective in eliminating gas.  

How to use:

Directly inhale or defuse into the air

Palms of hands, bottom of the feet, 

Behind the hear or on the chest  (dilute if sensitive with carrier oil)

A few drops in a veggie cap

A few drops in a warm water

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Try the suggested oils.  Leave a comment on your experience and include your favorite essential oil and use for others to enjoy.      

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  1. Charlet says:

    Hi, the Natural Solution to Digestive Challenges is very good, congratulations to author

  2. Carrie says:

    very valuable information for health, congratulate the author for such a good article! Take care! Carrie

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