How Can You Support Your Digestion with Essential Oils?
Essential oils have been used for centuries with good reason. They have assisted people with issues ranging from digestion, detoxification, insomnia, anxiety, concentration, and much more. In this article we will discuss a few of the most beneficial essential oils for help with digestion.
First it is crucial to purchase quality, 100% pure grade, therapeutic essential oils, or results may not reach their optimum potential. They should never say “fragrance” or “perfume”. The quality products are extracted via low steam distillation from plants, roots, flowers, shrubs, herbs, grasses, and seeds.
What Essential Oils Aid in Digestion?
These oils work to calm digestion by soothing the digestive tract, assisting muscles in spasm or tighten depending on the issue being constipation or diarrhea. Stimulating digestive enzymes and they calm the stomach muscles from stomach cramping. This is especially helpful during issues with bacteria or parasites.
A carrier oil is an oil that is added to the essential oils to calm them, so that they do not burn the skin. Carrier oils are usually fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Not all essential oils need carrier oils but the common “hot” oils are cassia, peppermint, birch, cinnamon, clove, ginger, eucalyptus, oregano, lemongrass, thyme, and wintergreen. They are considered “hot” oils and can burn the skin on contact, or be too intense for the digestive system without a carrier oil or encapsulation. In this case it is easiest to apply them externally with a carrier oil. Generally, one drop of essential oil to three drops of a carrier oil for adults, and children would be three times this dilution. Keep away from the eyes.
How are Digestive Supporting Oils Used?
Essential oils absorb into the bloodstream within 30 seconds and are in the circulation of the entire body within 30 minutes. They can be applied directly over the abdomen, at the base of the neck, on the bottom of the feet, over the forehead, or any needed area from one to three times per day. They can also be diffused aromatically in any room with the use of an essential oil diffuser.
There is a company that makes a quality essential oil blend of ginger, peppermint, lemongrass, juniper, fennel, vetiver and black pepper already in a grapeseed carrier oil. Blends can be more effective than a single oil alone. This blend is appropriately called “stomach relief” and it can be purchased at www.greenlotusoils.com. If you use the coupon code “SOLUTION” at checkout you will receive 10% off of your entire order. There are many other quality blends to choose from there, as well.
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