Essential Oils for Digestive Health

Essential oils can be used for a variety of ailments including coughs and colds, headaches, digestive discomfort and many other ailments.

The possibilities are endless with essential oils; you can create many recipes including homemade body butter, essential oil perfumes, makeup setting spray and many more.   For this blog I will share with you a number of Young Living essential oils used for digestive issues, including diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Anyone with digestive health problems should have one or more of these oils on hand. Some oils have a positive effect in supporting the intestinal flora and eliminating parasites.  The active chemicals in essential oils are absorbed in the body just like the ingredients in common pharmaceuticals like nicotine patches.

Blends are a number of pure essential oils carefully formulated oils to maximize the synergistic effect between the oils chemistry.

Single oils do not contain any other oils,  blends, or additives. They are pure unadulterated essential oils.

DigizeDigize is a blend that relieves digestive problems including indigestion, heartburn, gas and bloating.  The ingredients are: Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, Patchoulli


FennelFennel is a single oil that has a sweet ainse-like aroma that is used when experiencing digestive discomfort   It also is anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis.  Also to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises and burns.


GingerGinger is a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing.  Traditionally used to combat nausea.  It is used for arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections or congestion, muscular aches and pains.



PatchouliPatchouli has a musky, earthy aroma.  It is a digestive aid that combats nausea.  When inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation.  This essential oil may be used topically to improve the appearance of dry skin and is an ideal complement when added to your favorite skin care products.


PeppermintPeppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs. Peppermint oil is also well-known for its anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic qualities and has been widely used throughout history to treat bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections, both internally and externally. It has been used to  reduce pain caused by  muscle tension and inflammation such as headaches, joint pain,        muscle soreness, and swollen lymph glands.

ThievesThieves® is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils.  It is an antiviral, antiseptic, anti-bacterial essential oil.  Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals.  All About Thieves.

6 Oils That Do Almost Anything.   When using essential oils, please read the label for instructions.

How to Use:

Essential oils can be applied topically or inhaled directly or aromatically through a diffuser.

  • Diffuse any oil of your choice for 1/2 hour every 4 – 6 hours or as desired
  • Put 2 – 3 drops of chosen oil in your hands and rub them together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale throughout the day, as needed.
  • Put  2 – 3 drops of oil on a cotton ball or tissue and put it in your air vent in your home or vehicle.  You can also purchase a portable diffuser for your vehicle
  • Dilute the oil 50/50 with a carrier oil (eg. almond, fractionated coconut oil) and apply on lower abdomen twice daily.  Rub in a clockwise motion.

Oil conversion:

1 drop = approximately 60 mg

1 ml = approximately 16 drops

5 ml = 1 teaspoon

Where to Purchase:

To take full advantage of 24% discount on all Young Living essential oils, home, personal care and wellness products, become a wholesale member today.

If you wish to get the full benefits of using essential oils for health and wellness these pocket reference books are invaluable:

Essential Oils Pocket Reference

Essential Oils: The Essential Oil Guide for Beginners: Learn to Use Essential Oils for Beauty, Health, and Healing (Aromatherapy, Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils Pocket Reference) by [Smith, Robert]

Essential Oils for Beginners



Essential Oils pocket reference


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