- This week we had a stomach bug visit our house which meant a weekend of messy diapers for my little guy. I began feeling the yuck yesterday after lunch. It wasn't a full blown flu thing, but icky enough to not want to eat with lots of rumbling in the tummy and frequent diarrhea. No pink stuff in our medicine cabinet, just a wonderful blend of soothing essential oils that never ceases to amaze me at how well it works! The added bonus of this combination of essential oils is that it feels warm and cooling at the same time and helps me drift off to sleep which is such a welcome relief when experiencing night time heartburn or cramping.
Here are some details about these awesome tummy treasures:
- Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is antiseptic and combats internal parasites and urinary tract infection. Soothes inflammation and spasms, prevents fermentation.
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is antiseptic and has been traditionally used to combat nausea, gastro-intestinal fermentation, and indigestion.
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the most highly regarded herbs for improving digestion and combating parasites. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestinal tract and promotes peristalsis . It kills bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and mold.
- Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J.scopulorum) works as a powerful detoxifier and cleanser and amplifies kidney function.
- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is antiseptic and stimulating to the gastrointestinal system. It is antispasmodic, antiseptic, and used for flatulence and nausea.
- Lemongrass( Cymbopogon flexuosus) has been documented to have poweful antifungal properties. It is vasodilating, soothes inflammation, and improves digestion.
- Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is antispasmodic, antiseptic, and increases bile flow. Combats spastic colitis, indigestion, and intestinal pain.
- Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a powerful digestive aid that combats nausea. Antimicrobial, fights inflammation, and reduces fluid retention.
Di-Gize is a blend of all the oils above. It is also an EO Supplement which means it can be taken internally. Here are some easy ways to use Di-Gize:
- Massage 2-4 drops EO blend with 1 or 2 drops carrier oil into abdomen in a clockwise motion (the way digestion moves). A warm compress can be applied if desired especially for cramping.
- A drop or two of Di-Gize can be mixed in a warm cup of water and sipped like a tea.
- Two or three drops of Di-Gize can be put in a empty capsule, the rest of the capsule filled with olive oil, then taken before each meal.