How essential oils can help digestion
When your stomach is upset, essential oils can aid digestion by:
- Calm muscle cramps (cramps)
- Relieving nausea
- Reducing flatulence and gas
- Support the digestive process
This belly oil recipe contains three essential oils for digestion, each one rich in ingredients that aid in all of the above.
The carrier of this blend is pure jojoba oil. (Technically, jojoba is a liquid wax, but it is often called an oil.) The chemical composition of jojoba is very similar to the natural oils produced by human skin, so it tends to be gentle even for sensitive skin.
Jojoba also has a very long life. Pure and organic, unmixed jojoba oil can last 20 years or more!
Let’s get to the recipe, and then I’ll tell you more about why these essential oils are so effective for digestion.
Anise, mint and citrus oil
- 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba oil)Simmondsia chinensis)
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil (Peppermint spicata)
- 5 drops of sweet orange oil (Citrus sinensis)
- 3 drops of anise essential oil (Pimpinella anisum)
Make this digestive oil in a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle.
Pour jojoba into the bottle, then add your essential oils for digestion, drop by drop.
Close the bottle and shake gently to distribute the essential oils well through the jojoba.
Use this recipe after a heavy meal (or before a big meal, to prepare your stomach), to soothe nausea and anxiety that settles in your stomach, relieve bloating, reduce gas, or if your stomach feels upset and you are not sure why.
Simply massage digestion oil into your stomach in a clockwise direction.
And don’t forget to inhale the scent of the mixture from the palm of your hands!
How do these essential oils help digestion
Peppermint essential oil
Sweet peppermint essential oil and refreshing peppermint contain ketones Carphone.
It is a rare ingredient and has powerful soothing effects. Carvone has also shown pain relief measures.
Like other mint oils, peppermint has a refreshing, refreshing finish. It mobilizes energy by bringing more circulation to the application area. In this case, this means stimulating and relaxing the muscles in and around your abdomen to support the digestive process.
Sweet orange oil
Contains sweet orange oil D-limonene, A well-studied ingredient to calm inflammation and is also a Penetration Enhancer. This means having d-limonene helps your skin fully absorb the mixture, and it will feel relaxed faster!
Sweet orange is a traditional essential oil for digestion, used to relieve cramps and support the entire process.
It also adds a bright fruity scent to this blend that helps balance the strong mint and licorice-like anise.
Anise essential oil
Anise essential oil has a strong licorice scent. Just a few drops of this digestive oil go a long way!
It is rich in an ingredient called Transanthole, Studies show that it is an antispasmodic. It can help your stomach muscles to relax.
Transanthole also comes with some important safety precautions.
at Essential Oils Safety, Second EditionTisserand and Young recommends avoiding anise essential oil if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have endometriosis, estrogen-related cancer, or a bleeding disorder. Also, do not use anise if you are taking anticoagulant medications. It is very strong for sensitive skin and for children under 5 years old.
The authors recommend a maximum topical dilution of 2.4%. We only use 3 drops in digestion oil, which is much less than 1%, so we’re safe!
Another way to use essential oils for digestion …
… is making an inhaler!
This happy inhaler for a digestive recipe Made with cardamom, ginger, and a couple of other oils that can soothe your stomach by just inhaling them.
And if you don’t have anise, mint, or sweet orange, the oils in your inhaler recipe can work as good alternatives.
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