So my daughter has been suffering from GI issues since birth. The issue has continued to worsen given that she has been exclusively tube fed for the past four years. During the past years I have tried tons of meds and over the counter supplements to support her digestion, yet non worked.
A few weeks ago I made her a blend for digestion that had fennel essential oil in it. A couple days later she had a sleep study showing abnormal brain activity that sounded like epileptic type of thing. I stopped that essential oil blend as fennel should never be used for people who have epilepsy.
Ever since, I have been working on making her a new digestion-support blend and so came up with one. I started applying it on her abdomen and I can finally see a comfortable child here!
in a 10ml bottle, add:
1 drop Ginger essential oil
1 drop Roman Chamomile essential oil
1 drop Cardamom essential oil
1 drop Peppermint essential oil
Fill the bottle up with a carrier oil of your choice (ex: fractionated coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, etc)
Shake the bottle vigorously and your blend is ready to use
Now, you can use this as needed. Just keep an eye on your child for any reaction. Otherwise, it’s safe. It’s always best to keep 4 hrs between applications in case the pain persists, yet in this case of course consider having your child seen by his doctor.
Best way to apply is to apply a bit on your hand palm, apply on the abdomen, particularly around the belly button, and apply a gentle clockwise massage in circular motion.
Leave me a comment with your experience/question and I will get back to you!
***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***
This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.
When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.
The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.
However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.