Mama, if you are looking for easy and natural remedies to help with your gut health, essential oils are a simple plug-and-play. There are a bunch to choose from that can improve your digestion, reduce inflammation, and help to heal your gut.
Not all essential oils can be ingested, so make sure your essential oil bottle is labeled for internal use. Also, a little goes a long way, so start with a single drop and go from there.
Let me show you my top 3 essential oils that can help you add a boost to your gut health in just a few minutes.
The first essential oil to consider for your gut and digestive health is lemon oil. Lemon essential oil provides a lot of amazing health benefits for you, not just for your gut.
It can help to detox your digestive system, sooth your gut, and has natural anti-bacterial properties. Plus, there is the added benefit of the scent and flavor of lemon oil, making it really easy to use in a variety of ways.
For a quick gut health boost, add 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil to a glass of water in the morning, which will kick your digestion into gear.
Don’t have lemon essential oil? No problem – you can get the same benefits by infusing water with lemon. Add a sliced lemon and filtered water to a pitcher or large jar. Put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours, allowing the lemon oils and juice to infuse the water. Enjoy your easy-to-drink refreshing lemon gut booster.
Cardamom is one of those spices that you may have heard about, but is not as popular as other essential oils.
However, cardamom can be your “go-to” if you are looking for an essential oil that is good for your digestive health and inflammation in the body.
This is because cardamom is natural anti-inflammatory essential oil which is part of the ginger family.
It works similarly to ginger by naturally easing your stomach as you work hard to heal your gut and digestive system.
Ground Cardamom seeds are often used in the culinary world. You can use Cardamom oil in place of cardamom seeds to enhance the flavor of many recipes and improve gut health.
Try adding Cardamom oil to breads, smoothies, salads, or meats to elevate food flavor, aid digestion, and boost your gut health.
Peppermint is a very pleasant essential oil to use, which has long since been known for soothing and cooling many ailments.
If your gut health is in need of calming, then this is a wonderful oil to add to your routine. Peppermint relaxes the smooth muscles of your intestines and is known for being used to help relieve gas pressure. It can also help to calm down acid reflux.
Peppermint essential oil has antispasmodic properties, which can help relieve constipation. This is because the peppermint oil relaxes the muscles in the digestive tract, making the bowels looser.
Let’s face it, Mama, we can all use a little help in the poop department once in a while (yes I said it…poop).
A super easy way to add peppermint oil to your day is adding a drop or two to your tea, smoothie, or infused water.
Peppermint oil different than extract, which is used primarily in cooking. Peppermint oil is much more concentrated. Whereas extract consists mostly of other ingredients, such as water or alcohol, plus enough oil for flavor.
Be sure that you use food grade peppermint essential oil. There are so many companies out there, and quality is not always their top priority.
If you don’t have peppermint oil on hand, grab some peppermint tea. This can be a relaxing go-to for a soothing gut-calming beverage, and can be a wonderful part of an evening routine.
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