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Essential Oils That Tame Bloating

by Edens Garden July 02, 2019

Essential Oils That Tame Bloating

When it comes to celebrity remedies, I’m a huge skeptic. Especially when the remedy involves essential oils. Such was the case when I found a recipe for ade-bloating essential oil elixir from celebrity and model Padma Lakshmi. Expecting to tell Padma to please pack her essential oils and go, I was taken aback when I realized the recipe was not only safe but included oils commonly known to relieve fluid retention. Intrigued, I decided to gather up a few volunteers to try the blend for ourselves.

EOs that Deflate the Bloat

First, which oils are known to reduce bloating? Here are a few oils that an aromatherapist might choose:

Juniper Berry: Forest-fresh and earthy, Juniper Berry oil and the cone/berries from which it’s derived, have both been used to remedy lymph congestion, bloating and fluid retention throughout history.

Grapefruit: A favorite amongst citrus and fruit lovers, Grapefruit deters obesity,suppresses appetite and reduces bloating.

Black Pepper: You may think of Black Pepper as a hot, indigestion-inducing spice. But as an essential oil, it’s actually quite nourishing and can reduce fluid retention while soothing your digestive system.

Geranium: Certain oils are particularly great for bloating due to menstruation, and Geranium is at the top of that list.

Peppermint: Refreshing and minty, Peppermint is renowned for itsdigestive benefits and bloat-fighting abilities.

Cypress: Aromatically, and for suppressing bloating, Cypress and Grapefruit are a winning combination.

Fennel: Especially helpful around a lady’s time of the month, Fennel reduces bloating and fluid retention. Note that this oil is not recommended to be used in cases of heavy bleeding during menstruation.

Testing Padma’s De-Bloating Blend

Padma’s de-bloating blend was comprised of the following ingredients: 40 drops of Juniper Berry oil, 30 drops of Grapefruit oil, 20 drops of Black Pepper oil and 20 drops of Geranium in a 4.5% dilution inJojoba. As you can see, this blend included a few of the oils listed above.

To test this blend’s efficacy, I copied the recipe exactly and rationed it out to three volunteers, including myself. Each volunteer was instructed to use the blend a few nights that week and report back on their findings. Two volunteers shared positive feedback, while the third volunteer reported feeling more bloated after using the blend. As for me, I applied the blend after dinner and felt more comfortable applying the blend than I had without the blend. But there was no hiding the fact that I'd just eaten a meal. Overall, I’d say the blend worked okay. That said, our test group was very small, and this isn’t to say that this blend couldn’t work for you. Not convinced? I created another synergy for other skeptics of celebrity essential oil recipes.

De-Bloating Blend 2.0

20 drops Peppermint

20 drops Geranium

15 drops Fennel

15 drops Juniper Berry 

12 drops Grapefruit

10 drops Cypress

8 drops Black Pepper

Empty 5 ml bottle

Empty 10 ml roll-on


To create your blend, add the essential oils to a 5 ml stock bottle and shake gently to combine. Then, add 9 drops of your blend to an empty 10 ml roll-on. Top off with Jojoba, close your roll-on and gently shake to combine. Take your roll-on and apply to your abdomen in a clockwise manner.

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Edens Garden

December 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

Hi Wynter! We haven’t tested other blends for bloating, so we can’t be sure how effective they are compared to the one above. If you decide to try an alternative blend, please let us know the results!


December 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

Hi! I don’t have Fennel, Grapefruit, or Black Pepper. Do you think it would still produce results without those? I have the other 4 ingredients. Maybe if I add Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Peppermint? I heard those are helpful in easing bloating as well.

Edens Garden

July 31, 2019 at 8:11 am

Hi Doreen! Cellulite helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite and curbs cravings, but it does not reduce bloating in our experience.


July 31, 2019 at 8:08 am

Could i use your cellulite blend for this?

Edens Garden

July 9, 2019 at 9:51 am

Hi Katie! We’re so happy to hear that! In our research, we did not find evidence that supported Copaiba as being helpful to reducing bloating, but you could always try it and see how it works for you!


July 9, 2019 at 9:46 am

Love this blend – didn’t have fennel, but just cut it out and have had lovely results. Would copaiba work in this recipe though?

Edens Garden

July 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm

Hi Dawn! This blend should be applied topically to your abdomen in a clockwise motion.

Chantelle Mary Borne

July 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm

I would like order some essential oils sets as soon as possible. My friend mentioned me and smell so amazing so 😉

Dawn M Syckle

July 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm

What do you do with the blend? Use it like a lotion? Or eat it?