I have a very sensitive belly, so I was always looking for digestive remedies. DigestZen essential oil blend has been the ONLY one to work 100% of the time. It is a mixture of seven potent oils specifically for digestive system issues and ailments.
My husband has long had digestive problems, with a hiatal hernia in his stomach that caused severe reflux, low stomach acid and an inability to digest food (even having fully undigested food in his stomach 12 hours after eating, as found by a doctor).
Very little has helped my husband's stomach pains, which are increased by mental or emotional stress. But the DigestZen essential oil blend from doTERRA, coupled with additional peppermint oil, has helped immensely! In just a couple months he hasn't experienced any pain, has noticed his digestion has increased and he's even lost weight.
Many medical professionals understand the importance of a healthy digestive system. Our stomachs can affect so many things, being the core of our system: hormones, mood and mental stability, complexion, underweight or overweight, excessively oily or dry skin (including things like eczema), growth rates, bone density and more. If we are what we eat, it's just as important that we are able to digest those foods fully, and support our system if we become ill in any manner.
DigestZen essential oil contains the following seven oils:
Obviously this blend is best used for any sort of digestive problem. You can use it preventatively too. Use the following ideas to inspire the ways you can use it for your own digestive health.
Traditionally, you can use oil of peppermint can be used in three ways. Use these suggestions unless otherwise noted below:
Aromatically - Can be diffused in the air or inhaled directly.
Topically - Can be applied directly to the skin or within a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, for young or sensitive skin. Start with one drop to 1-3 tsp of carrier oil and increase as needed.
Internally - Generally recognized as safe by the FDA (21CFR182.20) to be used in cooking, adding a drop to purified water or taken as a dietary supplement, diluting 1 drop in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz of non-acidic, non-dairy beverage (not for children under 6 years old and in greater dilution for older children).
NEAT - NEAT means you can generally apply the oil without any dilution, directly to the skin. However, it's always a good idea to patch test your own skin first, just in case.
Precautions: Use caution while pregnant (a single drop rubbed on the outer ear for morning sickness will suffice) and for children. Not for use for people with epilepsy.
Massage into the reflex points of the feet (arches and heal primarily) or into the belly. Use as a hot compress over the stomach and abdomen, or over the chest and throat. Add to bathwater or create a body spray with purified water. You an also dab on a dog's paws to combat parasites (not for cat's though).
Aromatic uses work just as effectively as inhaling a gas. Diffuse throughout the home as needed. Place several drops in hot water and inhale the steam. Place 1 drop on a small square of fabric and place in the car vents for motion sickness or dab on the shirt collar. Or drop a small amount in your palms and inhale directly.
The taste of DigestZen is rather strong, so although you can add it to water or food, you may find (like my husband) that it's not your favorite way to use it. Another option is within capsules or a small bit of honey to mask the strong taste of fennel. Can also be used in a retention enema for treating parasites or candida in the colon.
Remember, quality is everything in essential oils. This is why we only choose and suggest doTERRA essential oils. We love these oils so much we actively promote them as an affiliate/distributor here on Sustainable Baby Steps.
There are several ways to get your hands on DigestZen essential oil: retail, discounted, or wholesale.
But retail sucks.
So we recommend purchasing a discounted or wholesale account (similar to something like Costco) to get the best prices on this or other oils. Which is the best fit for you will depend on your needs.
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