Digestive problems may be the worst side-effect of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner! Maybe you’ve overindulged at the table a little (or a lot!) and your stomach isn’t feeling quite right. To help ease that discomfort, certain essential oils and blends can help provide some relief. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites to share with all of you who may be experiencing some tummy troubles!
Please keep in mind that each of these essential oils and blends should be inhaled or diluted and applied topically. We do not recommend ingestion of essential oils.
If you’ve been traveling this holiday, you know how it can wreak havoc on your stomach. Cardamom is calming to the digestive system and helps provide relief to those who suffer on boats or long car rides. In an inhaler blend, try 7 drops of Cardamom, 5 drops of Ginger Root CO2, and 3 drops of Peppermint. Then, inhale as needed to support an uncomfortable tummy.
Peppermint is a go-to for a stomach that’s struggling to stay down! It is great to help ease muscles from cramping up, helping everything move along the digestive system smoothly. Try 3 drops of Peppermint and 3 drops of Ginger Root CO2 with two teaspoons of your favorite carrier oil and massage in a clockwise motion on the abdomen.
The green, herbaceous, warm aroma of Dill Weed can be inhaled or used topically to support digestion. When stomach discomfort hits and is making you miserable, add 6 drops of Dill Weed to 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil and rub on your stomach. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Spearmint is a great choice to support digestion, especially for children, who may love the sweet, minty aroma. Diffuse or add 10-15 drops onto your personal aromatherapy inhaler. To relieve a queasy stomach or bloating, add 2 drops of Spearmint and 1 drop of Coriander Seed to 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil and apply to the stomach.
Another great go-to for stomach upset is Ginger Root CO2. For topical use, add 1 drop of Ginger Root CO2 to 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil and massage onto your stomach. Adding 10-15 drops on a personal aromatherapy inhaler is another great way to support digestion, especially if you are out-and-about.
This blend has an aroma of the refreshing scent of dill with subtle floral hints. It can help soothe occasional tummy trouble, whether it’s queasiness. Or on a long car ride or a child struggling with regularity. Inhale to help calm an uncomfortable stomach, or add 6 drops to 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil and apply to you or your child’s abdomen.
This unique blend of essential oils was formulated to help support upset stomach issues, whether it be from feeling too full or feeling a bit queasy. It has a minty-spice scent that you can add to a personal aromatherapy inhaler, or dilute to 5% in your favorite carrier oil for topical use. If you were to use 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil, that would need 15 drops of DiGiZen.
Tummy Aid includes a blend of essential oils that help assist the body’s natural digestion process and to tonify the digestive system, which aids in the normal process of elimination. Inhale from a personal aromatherapy inhaler several times per day or use topically by adding 6 drops to 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil. Rub this onto the abdomen in a clockwise and down direction.
Check out THIS blog to learn more about essential oils for a stomach in distress!