Digestive health can have a huge impact on our overall well-being. Genetics, diet, body type, age, and stress levels can all have an impact on gut health. In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by digestive diseases (such as IBS and GERD)according to The National Institutes of Health.
An increasingnumber of scientific studies are also identifying a direct link between the brain and digestive health. Although further research is needed, there arestudies that show gut health can have an effect on mental health issues like anxiety or depression. The use of essential oils to help improve digestion hasproven promising. Peppermint and Ginger essential oils have showncompelling evidence as natural remedies to nausea and vomiting.
As always, when using essential oils, caution and safety come first. Essential oils are not to be used as replacements for medicine but rather as support to overall health. We never recommend ingesting essential oils because of their potency and possibly dangerous effects they may have on the gastrointestinal tract. Consult a doctor before using essential oils to rule out any damage or more complicated medical issues.
To help you find the essential oils you may need, we created a list of some of our favorite essential oils for digestive health.
Add 15 drops of your chosen essential oil to an EG’s Personal Pocket Inhalerand softly breathe in as needed.
Clove Bud - Help calm the muscular lining of your digestive tract with Clove Bud. It is especially useful for the lower digestive tract and can support relief from excess gas and acid indigestion.
Digest Ease - When tummy troubles attempt to ruin your plans, Digest Ease can help calm and cleanse your body. Digest Ease is a soothing mixture of Cardamom, Lemon, Ginger, Lavender, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Spearmint and Vanilla CO2.
Ginger- Queasy feelings brought on by travel and heavy meals are put in-check by this amazing botanical. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help relax the stomach. Our Lemon Ginger body oil can also be incredibly effective at staving off a sour stomach.
Tangerine - Rich with sedative and relaxant properties, Tangerine consoles the body and mind. Herbalists have long used Tangerine tree leaves in tea to help the body find peaceful rest while soothing the digestive tract.
Tummy Aid: Safe for kids 2+, Tummy Aid can also be incredibly beneficial for adults facing digestive issues. The blend was intentionally formulated with Ginger, Lemon, Lavender, Petitgrain, Sweet Orange, Spearmint, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile and Vanilla CO2. Try the roll-on for pre-diluted ease!
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