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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Using Essential Oils to Quell Digestive Problems

From a sour stomach to intestinal cramping, essential oils can ease your digestive discomfort. They are safe, natural, and easy to use. Best of all, they do not require a prescription and they are fairly inexpensive. Here are the three most common oils to keep in your medicine cabinet for digestive issues.

Essential oil of peppermint is great for the stomach. Indigestion, sour stomach, and nausea can all be quieted by rubbing some peppermint oil over the abdomen and inside the belly button. If symptoms are especially bothersome, place a drop of peppermint oil in a 12-ounce glass of water and sip slowly. 

Essential oil of ginger is another stomach-friendly oil. Remember when your mother gave you ginger ale for an upset stomach? The ginger was the remedy. The ale just made it easier to drink. Unfortunately, ginger does not exist in most commercial brands of ginger ale these days. Thankfully, ginger oil does an equally good job, and it does not need to be digested. Simply rub a few drops over the abdomen and place a dot behind each ear for quick relief.

Is your intestinal tract inflamed or cramping? Essential oil of clove is the oil to reach for. But be sure to dilute in a carrier oil before rubbing it on the skin. Clove oil by itself can burn the skin. Mix 10 drops of clove oil to one ounce of olive oil or coconut oil. Then rub this mixture across the intestinal area. You'll smell like an Easter ham, but your cramps should soon subside. 

You may be wondering how you can treat a digestive problem without actually digesting the treatment. The answer is found in the way our skin absorbs oils and allows them to pass directly into the bloodstream. The effect is much quicker than going through the digestive process. The result is usually better too, since the "medicine" is applied directly to the affected area. You can learn more about this skin-to-bloodstream path in my e-book, 


Remember to use only therapeutic-grade essential oils for medicinal purposes. Aromatherapy oils are not strong enough or pure enough to use in this manner. I trust exclusively for all of my therapeutic-grade oils, but there are several other good sources online. You can also find quality oils in some brick-and-mortar health food stores. Small neighborhood stores are usually the best local sources to check.

Next time your belly has an ache, try leaving the pink stuff in the cabinet. Instead, reach for nature's answer to your digestion question. The result may reveal to you the reason these amazing oils are called "essential"!