Spending time with family and friends during the holiday season is often accompanied by large meals and foods outside of our normal everyday menus. Good food and good company can make us all guilty of ignoring signs from our body while caught up in the celebration. Indulging in rich, heavy foods is a part of celebrating that can sometimes lead to digestion issues. You may be the victim of digestive distress if you’re feeling over-full, experiencing stomach or abdominal discomfort, belching or feeling nauseous.
Here are our favorite essential oils to help support a healthy gut and ease discomfort:
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce uncomfortable bloating. It is also known to help alleviate vomiting, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea and even provide relief for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil provides relief from constipation, nausea, and queasy feelings brought on by heavy meals. Its anti-inflammatory properties help relax the stomach, assisting to stave off acid reflux, bloating and indigestion.
Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove Bud essential oil is one of the oldest remedies for fighting stomach related troubles. It helps calm the muscular lining of your digestive tract, providing relief from excess gas and acid indigestion. It can also be helpful for treating hiccups and motion sickness.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is highly concentrated with an uplifting fresh scent that can help overcome feelings of nausea. It contains strong antioxidants that can improve digestion and simultaneously reduce inflammation, allowing the digestion process to run more smoothly and eliminate constipation.
Bonus! Digest Comfort Blend
Our Digest Comfort Blend was specially formulated to help balance and ease stomach discomfort. It combines Black Spruce, Orange, Peppermint, Lemon, Marjoram, Thyme, Vetiver, Fennel, and Curcuma Longa Root Extract to provide natural relief to embarrassing and painful digestive ailments by relaxing and supporting muscle contractions. This helps encourage the digestive system to perform properly and overcome any blockage.
Here are a few recipes using essential oils for digestive health:
Holiday Feast Support Diffuser Blend
Add this blend to your favorite home diffuser and diffuse during and after your big family meal to help everyone comfortably digest the delicious food and avoid potential discomfort.
Stomach Relief Massage Oil
- 2oz Amber Glass Bottle with dropper top
- 2oz of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 15 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Clove Bud Essential Oil
Add ingredients to the bottle and shake to combine. Add a few drops to the abdominal area and gently massage in circular motions to decrease bloating and kick start digestion after a big meal.
Aroma Companion Tummy Savior
Add 2-3 drops of each essential oil on this list to the felt pads and place one in each compartment of your Aroma Companion Diffuser. Carry this with you when traveling for holiday celebrations to help ease unexpected quesiness or indigestion issues