We all get bloated from time to time. We feel sluggish, are not motivated to do anything, and even have trouble buttoning up our pants because our stomach has grown in size. While uncomfortable, bloating can be the result of any number of things, from the food we eat to hormonal fluctuations of your bodies. Sometimes bloating can cause us to experience pain due to gas build-up, but other times, it may be due to causes that we can’t quite put our finger on.
Here are top essential oils to relieve gas. You can use these oils topically or steam through your home for relief. Make sure to use a carrier oil to dilute essential oil before applying them directly to skin :
- Peppermint – Peppermint calms stomach muscles, reducing pain from cramping. It also helps eliminate gas from the intestines.
- Ginger – Apply ginger on the tummy for bloating relief. May be helpful combined with eating ginger root.
- Chamomile – Chamomile reduces bowel inflammation and eases cramping pain. It can also eliminate gas in the intestines.
- Cumin – Cumin oil is great for pain, cramps, and detoxing. It can help with IBS symptoms like diarrhoea and constipation.