We’ve all suffered at some point from indigestion, constipation, upset stomach or some other digestive problem at some point. It’s no fun and can make you feel awful.
While there are plenty of chemical, man-made cures and treatments available, sometimes nature is the best way to treat your digestive distress.
Gut dysfunction can be linked to almost every other disease so by finding natural solutions to your stomach issues you may be solving some other health issues along the way.
Alleviate Digestive Problems With Essential Oils
11 Essential Oils That Can Provide Quick Relief
Let’s look at 11 essential oils that can deliver quick relief from multiple digestive and stomach problems.
These aren’t the only oils that can provide relief but it’s a good place to start.
Heal Your Gut With Essential Oils
If you wish to do additional research specifically on the benefits of essential oils for your gut may I suggest Heal Your Gut with Essential Oils by Dr. Zielinski?
That books and his The Healing Power of Essential Oils have become my go-to book for all things essential oils.
They are easy to read and aren’t as overwhelming as other books I’ve read.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint oil is an invigorating antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic.
Essential oil from peppermint fights bacterial infections, which cause digestive problems. It can be used for combating constipation, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and gastritis.
We always carry a bottle of peppermint essential oil with us in the car because it helps soothe car sickness, fast. My girls take a whiff of it straight from the bottle to feel better.
Be cautious when using peppermint oil; you should keep it away from your eyes!
Bergamot Essential Oil
This citrus oil helps relax and calm the stomach.
Bergamot Oil is a favorite to add to massage blends to help reduce muscle tension and give relief from tightness caused by overexertion or achy muscles.
Stash Tea Organic Black and Green Tea Bags – Earl Grey
I just recently learned all the benefits of Bergamot Oil for your gut but also for anti-aging and weight control, especially when consumed in Earl Grey Tea.
I drink at least 2 cups a day.
I selected Stash Brand because I can easily get it on Amazon for a good price.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger root essential oil delivers many health benefits and is extremely effective for motion sickness, indigestion, and vomiting.
Try this oil blend for Car Sickness. Put it in a roller bottle and keep it in your purse for when you need it.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove oil relaxes the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract to prevent intestinal spasms, bloating, and gas.
Organic Clove Bud Essential Oil
Clove oil also has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that help rid the body of digesting upsetting pathogens.
It’s so powerful that if you use clove oil for to ease the toothache pain, don’t be alarmed if you begin to feel that tingly sensation of your lips going numb as this oil quickly takes action.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thymes constituents make it an antispasmodic help with stomach spasms as well as relieve flatulence and prevent the formation of gases in the intestines.
It’s a great go-to essential oil for gas and bloating. Try this DIY Oil Blend below using Thyme.
Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano oil has powerful antifungal, anti-parasitic, anti-spasmodic, and antibacterial properties.
Oregano is very potent so be sure to always dilute it before using it on your skin.
It can be used orally for nausea, morning sickness, stomach viruses, flu.
Oregano Oil Softgels
According to Webmd.com 200mg of oregano 3xdaily for 6 weeks may help with intestinal parasites.
I’ve been making my own capsules but it can be a little messy and I hate the way my hands smell after.
I would recommend purchasing an organic soft gel if you plan to take it daily as for intestinal parasites.
Tarragon Essential Oil
Tarragon essential oil, nicknamed “Little Dragon,” speeds up the digestion of food, preventing gastrointestinal problems before they develop.
Mix tarragon and lavender oil with a carrier oil to rub on your stomach.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil has been used in Europe for centuries to treat a long list of gastrointestinal problems, especially those associated with bloating and constipation.
Plant Therapy Rosemary Essential Oil
Use rosemary oil to soothe cramping muscles, migraines, and headaches. It’s great for improving your memory so take a whiff before a test or important project.
Rosemary oil is noted for being one of the strongest essential oils, which is why pregnant women, as well as individuals with high blood pressure or epilepsy, should avoid using it.
Aniseed Essential Oil
This oil was commonly used as a medicinal tea for anything from digestive issues to colic in infants.
It’s especially helpful for hot flashes, gas, and nausea.
Try this diffuser blend for relief and a quick pick me up.
Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and has anti-spasmodic properties.
This oil eases pain from bloating, cramps, and gas, and can relieve nausea.
Women suffering from menstrual cramps may find it very helpful.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon oil kills intestinal parasites, which can lead to multiple gastrointestinal problems.
It may not surprise you that lemon oil is one of the most popular essential oils on the market, considering the clean smell this fruit is known for.
Aside from aiding in digestion it also helps improves concentration and eases the symptoms of arthritis and acne. On top of that, it is also a natural immunity booster.
How To Use Essential Oils To Alleviate Stomach Pain
The best method to alleviate stomach pain is in massage oil form, BUT be sure to blend the essential oils with a carrier oil before using them.
Some essential oils can burn your skin when undiluted so it’s always better to be safe and use a carrier oil especially if it is an oil you haven’t used before.
Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil, or Jojoba oil are common carrier oils that will work.
The easiest way to use your oil blend is in a roller bottle.
Add 5-10 drops of essential oil and carrier oil to a roller bottle and apply as needed.
4oz Fractionated Coconut Oil, Glass Spray Bottles & Metal Roller Bottles, Bottle Opener Tool, Droppers, Mini Funnel
Get this kit like this one on Amazon so you have all the bottles and a carrier oil for your oil blends. There is nothing worse than needing a home remedy and you don’t have the proper bottles so you can whip it up.
The bottle opener in this kit is really helpful!
A Note About Ingesting Essential Oils
While some people choose to ingest essential oils, this is not a recommended practice especially for someone new to using oils.
Some essential oils passing through the digestive system and ingesting essential oils can be toxic to the liver or kidneys.
Always check with a healthcare provider before ingesting essential oils.
Diffuse Essential Oils For Digestion Help
Diffusing essential oils can also help with digestion issues. They may not work as fast but can help speed up the healing process.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Some oils recommended for diffusing are anise, caraway, fennel, ginger, lemon, and tarragon.
Grab this diffuser if you see it under $20. It’s one of our favorites.
Only Use Quality Essential Oils
Like you, I want to save my money where I can but when it comes to Essential Oils its best to select high quality and pure oils.
Anything you use on your body or breathe in should be non-toxic to avoid causing more harm than good.
There are many essential oil companies out there that don’t follow regulated practices and you should be on the watch for oils that appear to be super cheap or have fillers.
You don’t have to purchase oils from a direct sales company to get a pure product but you do need to be selective.
I’ve used many different brands over the years. My current favorites are Plant Therapy and Simply Earth.
Plant Therapy and Simply Earth have pure, safe oil at affordable prices. Neither use fillers, chemicals and they are tested for purity.
Stock up on oils when you see a sale or subscribe to the Simply Earth Recipe Box to get 4 oils delivered each month for only $39.
Read my last subscription box review here.
Essential Oil Blends You Can Purchase
You can also try a combination of oils when you are working to resolve a health issue.
However, if you plan ahead you can purchase oil blends that have the perfect combo of oils already put together for you.
Two of my favorite oil blends are Digest Help by Simply Earth and Plant Therapy DiGiZen.
Each blend has a different combination of oils that make them unique from the other.
As with all oils you have to find what works best for you. Sometimes it takes a little experimenting.
What Essential Oils Will You Use Next?