We've talked a lot about essential oils for gut health in my book Heal your Gut with Essential Oils and in my Heal Your Gut Summit. Still, I regularly get questions from people who want to stop taking Tums and Pepto-Bismol on a daily basis. Thankfully, my research led me to a proven gut health roll-on recipe that you can use to help combat the issues going on in your gut that cause upset stomach and nausea!
Proven Gut Health Synergy Blend
While there are many great oils for gut health and soothing upset stomach, there are a few that actually work better when used together! Cardamom and peppermint are a well-known one-two punch for nausea and digestive upset, and ginger is one of my all-time favorites for bloating and nausea because it's such a gentle oil.
In fact, a recent study evaluated a special blend of gut health oils and tested them synergistically compared a placebo. (source) Postoperative nausea is a common complication of anesthesia and surgery. Unfortunately prescription drugs don't always do the trick so researchers are starting to evaluate natural therapies like essential oils to see if they can help.
This particularly study took 303 patients and gave them a gauze pad saturated with a randomly chosen aromatherapy agent and were told to inhale deeply 3 times, and measured their results in 5 minutes. They found that a a blend of essential oils of ginger, spearmint, peppermint, and cardamom performed wonderfully and people were less likely to take anti-nausea medications if they simply inhaled this aromatherapy blend!
Healthy Gut Roll-On
To enjoy this proven anti-nausea, soothing blend of essential oils, simply 1 drop of each into your diffuser and use throughout the day or when you have a tendency to be nauseous.
Alternatively, you can make this Healthy Gut Roll-On recipe so you'll have on-the-go relief whenever you need it!
- 10 ml roller bottle
- 2 drops cardamom
- 2 drops peppermint
- 2 drops spearmint
- 2 drops ginger
- Fractionated coconut oil or the carrier oil of your choice.
- Add essential oils to the glass roller bottle.
- Fill the remaining space in the roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil.
- Massage over abdomen when feeling nauseous.
What are your favorite essential oils for gut health?
Safety & Contraindications
Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?
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When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in long-term human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
CLICK HERE to download my free EO Roller Bottle Dilution Chart!
As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.