Essential Oils for Stomach Upset

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Essential Oils for Stomach Upset

Plant Therapy Stress and Tummy Upset Blend
Going back to school after a summer break can be a mixed bag of emotions for many people.

Kids often dread the end of their fun, sunny days, but look forward to seeing their playground friends and meeting new ones. Adults may feel thrilled with the prospect of working towards their personal and professional goals with a degree, but also be wracked with terror at the demands their courses will put on their life.

With all these potential highs and lows, it’s no wonder when stomach discomfort begins to take its toll. Whether it’s to calm a nervous butterfly stomach, ease gas or bloating, or get your digestive system back on track, essential oils can provide some much needed relief.


Stomach upset can crop up at the most unexpected times and for a wide variety of reasons. Maybe the bacteria in our gut isn’t balanced, the food we ate isn’t sitting right, or our body responds to stress and nervousness by cramping, bloating, or getting that unpleasant “knot” deep in our stomach.

Since our brain and our gastrointestinal tract are directly linked, our psychological responses to everyday situations can quickly influence how our digestive system is functioning.

To help soothe a stomach in distress, try an essential oil known to calm spasms and reduce tension in the stomach. This can ease cramping and bloating by relieving gas in the intestines. To use, inhale, dilute in a carrier oil and apply to the abdomen, or add to a bath blend to help get your tummy troubles under control:

Or, try our expertly blended synergies made specifically to help upset stomachs in need of relief:

Stress and Tummy Upset Master Blend

Plant Therapy Stress and Tummy Upset Blend

What you’ll need:

To use, add 10 drops to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed or dilute to 2% for topical application.


58 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Stomach Upset”

  • Thanks for sharing this information regarding stomach pain. I really found this helpful. And your blog about stomach pain is very helpful.

  • This is definitely one I need to make and keep on hand. We have has tummy issues the last few times we have traveled.

  • DiGiZen is my go to when I have an upset stomach. Whenever my tummy begins to growl or rumble, I just use my DiGiZen roll on directly on my tummy, then rub it in. It always makes me feel so much better.

  • I am so happy to have this recipe for a tummy aid! I have chronic “nervous stomach” due to anxiety. The only one I’ll need to buy is Manuka, but I think I’ll go ahead and buy one of your tummy aid blends while I’m at it. Thank you so much PT for making my life better.

  • I woke up with a tummyache n feeling nauseous. Added 3drops of digizen and 1 drop each of Clary sage and bergamot for a nice scent to aloe gel and rubbed on my belly and I inhaled the scent of leftover gel.. Felt much better.. Thanks PT.

  • Does anyone else find it weird that the essentials oils listed in the blog post itselfs (Ginger C02, Peppermint, Lavender, Chamomile German, etc) aren’t even in the DIY recipe? I find this happens frequently and it confuses me! Why the swap?

    1. Great question, Jocelyn! When dealing with an upset tummy, there are a lot of different essential oil choices. We highlight a few single oils that may help people in the post, then offer DIYs with additional essential oils that deal with stomach upset. You can take the recommended single oils to make your own blend, or use them alone. You can do the same with the essential oils in the DIY; these oils are blended together because they work harmoniously and have a nice, appealing aroma. This is not intended to be a “swap” of essential oils, but rather a suggestion of other essential oils to use for this issue. I hope this helps, and if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact our team of aromatherapists at [email protected]. Have a great day!

  • Thank you for sharing this! I love making master blends in empty EO bottles which I can use in an inhaler (love those!), my diffuser, or make it into a salve/lotion. And thank you for the dilution safety info. Not all EO companies provide such easily understood & thoroughly helpful info. Keep up the good work!!

    1. You’re very welcome, Peggy! We are so happy to hear of all the great ways you incorporate Essential Oils into your life 🙂

  • This is exactly what I need! I have and LOVE all the oils in this but I am so worried about using up my precious bergamot mint. It is one of my favorites but every time I try to purchase another bottle, it is out of stock! Please, please, please bring this oil back! Thanks!

  • Tummy-All-Better is my go to for all things digestion. I love the comforting smell and the way it works wonders on my sore or bloated stomach. I was so impressed with it the first time I used it and it has never let me down!

    1. I had problems with acid reflux. Turns out, I have sleep apnea and when you stop breathing, all of your muscles relax and that’s when the reflux occurs. With my CPAP, I rarely have a problem. If I do, it’s because I’ve eaten way to much and then went to bed.

  • Tummy all better has become a favorite in our house. From the vague “my tummy hurts” to all out vomiting, it’s helped. I was especially impressed (and relieved) when my normal nausea remedies failed and tummy all better rolled on the stomach halted the vomiting after 1 application.

  • I take medication for acid reflux but it doesn’t always work. I made this inhaler and tried it during one of the miserable times when the meds weren’t doing what they should. I was impressed at the relief it provided. Definitely going to be something I keep made up and on hand.

  • I would have never thought to put these oils together for stomach issues. I’m going to try this to alternate with my Tummy All Better

  • This could not have come at a better time! My kids have had “nervous” stomach issues and I have been having stress related stomach issues. I do have Tummy All Better already but I am thankful to have this as an alternate. As much as I love the smell of Tummy All Better, my kids aren’t as fond of the smell. I can see us keeping that one as the topical, and this one as an inhaler option.

  • I just purchased the Synergies Kit for my granddaughter–second grade. She called from school today with stomach pain–again. So happy to bring a roll on to her today!

  • Looking forward to trying this master blend. I have also found Dill Weed to be very helpful with upset stomachs, when diluted in a rollerball and applied to the stomach in a clockwise direction, or in a personal inhaler.

  • perfect day to get this recipe. The kids are out of school and we are waiting for storm headed our way. The kids might be 11 and 15 but have stomach butterflies. I think since Katrina we all get nervous any time storms coming, I live in Slidell about hour from New Orleans so Im making this in a personal inhaler and roller bottle for kids, my mom and myself Thanks PT.

  • Super interesting, I’m a dietitian and have recently been asked to include the topic of essential oils in a presentation. I appreciate that you don’t recommend ingesting anything when we’re not sure of the end effects. This info would be perfect since GI troubles are directly related to our nutrition!! Would appreciate any info that you have that I could share with my clients!

  • Thank you for this blend. I’m someone who frequently has “stomach upset” and I’m not a fan of some o the spice EO’s that are traditionally used in a lot of blends for stomach upset. I look forward to trying this!

  • This came right at the right time! We have a storm headed or way by tonight, kids school canceled and even though they are 11 and 15 they nervous. After Louisiana going through Katrina I think every on gets nervous. So I made this up in a few inhalers and roller bottles for the kids my mom and myself. Thanks again Plant Therapy. I always say and will continue to say this company has been a God send to me with my fibromyalgia and now my whole family.

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