When we think of digestion, we tend to think of food entering and leaving our body. However, research has recently identified a strong link between our brain and our gut. This means our mental health and our gut health are intimately linked.
With that in mind when blending for a client reporting digestion issues, I always look at possible stressors that could be contributing to their symptoms. My initial oil suggestion would be something that supports the emotional before then looking at oils that would work with their digestive system.
It probably won’t come as a surprise that peppermint and ginger essential oil are both regularly reached for by aromatherapists. Also, citrus oils; lemon, orange and grapefruit and the spicy, balsamic cardomon. There are many ways to use these oils, but please seek advice from a professional aromatherapist who will guide you. Never ingest or use neat essential oil. For more details about safe use of aromatherapy and essential oils head here.
Digestion issues can quite often occur during pregnancy, used correctly essential oils are perfectly safe to be used through a pregnancy.
I regularly use essential oils in my massage treatments from my space in Rumwell Hall. I will always complete a thorough consultation to ensure I make up a blend to give you the maximum benefits.