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Peppermint Essential Oil Indigestion Recipe March 21, 2008

Posted by Enchanted Gift Shop in Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils.
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Seeing as though some of us will be celebrating Easter this weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to offer a Digestion (indigestion) Essential Oil recipe — as some of us will probably eat too many easter eggs along with the extra food we will all probably be munching our way through — and no doubt get indigestion!

Before we go on though, I must point you to our disclaimer at the bottom of this article, and please remember if you have any reoccuring problems with your digestion, seek the advice of a professional, you could have a stomach ulcer, or worse!

Right, this is a nice and simply recipe, as they always are!

The recipe:

6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

50ml of Sweet Almond Oil base oil (or what ever base oil you prefer)

A small dark (amber/blue) glass bottle for storage.

Mixing:

Simply put the 50ml base oil into the bottle you have.

Add the 6 drops of Peppermint Oil to it.

Put the top on the bottle and shake well

Don’t forget to put the date if you can of when you put the mixture together — it should last 6 months or so if stored correctly.

How to apply:

Simply rub some of the mixture into your stomach and solar plexus (area just above stomach)

Thats it .. well, actually it’s not …. try not to eat anything else for a few hours atleast! ;o)

This recipe is good not just for indigestion, but can be useful for diarrhoea (rub into abdomen too) vomiting and stomach pain because it has antispasmodic actions, which eases muscles in the stomach and gut.

So next time you stuff yourself silly, over Easter or any other time, give this recipe a go — and I can testify it does work as every year my partner and I have a big roast dinner on Easter Sunday, and then he usually stuffs a whole easter egg down his neck, and then about an hour or so later starts complaining of indigestion … and yes he is old enough to know better!

I would say it can take anything from an hour upto 2 hours to work.

Have a great Easter!

xx

Christina

Disclaimer:

Test the essential oil on a small patch of skin before use to check if you have a reaction, just dab a tiny amount (1 drop) onto the back of your hand say, then wait for 10 minutes, if you do have a reaction discontinue use, and unfortunately the oil isn’t for you, but don’t fret there should be a number of other applications you can use it for around the house etc, just not on the skin.

As always, I only offer this information as a guide, if you are unsure of anything in this article, or you suffer from a serious ailment please seek the advice of a professional before acting on anything written, I will accept no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using any of the products mentioned.

Comments»

1. Kayla Saltz - March 22, 2008

Peppermint is *great* at relaxing the stomach muscles. This improves digestion and can relieve gas.

Keep in mind that it also relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, which can worsen acid reflux.


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