Hubby and I recently came down with the dreaded gastro. It was horrible. Obviouly. The worst part though was that bub was fine so he was happily body slamming our stomachs and using us as a monkey play gym all whilst we were moaning and groaning on the couch. Lucky for us grandma was able to come over and look after bub and hubby and I slept most of the afternoon away. Thank goodness for grandparents.
The natural solution
As soon as I started getting the symptoms of gastro I was onto my oils. At the time I just thought I was feeling a bit off but as the night progressed I knew it was more than that. Below are the oils we used, that you may be able to use on your family too to provide some relief and assist your body in making a speedy recovery when you are hit with something like gastro.
Digestzen – This is an amazing blend of ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Corriander and Anise. These oils can all be useful for improving digestive function and may assist with nausea, diarrhea, Gastritis, Cramps, Food Poisoning. We applied this to our tummy hourly, though at one stage I was applying it after each ‘toilet episode’.
10ml Roller bottle blend:
5 drops Oregano – it’s natures antibiotic as its antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic (to name a few) and an immune stimulant.
5 drops On Guard – a blend of orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus & Rosemary oils. These oils have been studied for their strong abilities to kill harmful bacteria, mold and viruses.
5 Tea Tree – another powerhouse oil as its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiseptic (to name a few) and an immune stimulant.
5 drops Frankincense – antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, immune stimulant
Put oils into roller bottle and fill with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to bottoms of feet hourly or as required.
We also diffused this blend through out the house to help kill any airborn germs.
In a 700ml bottle I made up the below blend. We used this to spray down the bathrooms and other surfaces in the house to ensure we did not spread any germs.
20 drops On Guard
1 Cup White Vinegar
Top rest up with Water
DoTERRA essential oils were used for the above mentioned recipes. These oils are therapeautic grade essential oils. Not all essential oils are made equally. You may not experience the same effects as this with other branded oils as they may contain synthetic ingredients, pesticides and fillers.
Let me know below natural solutions you use when your family is unwell? I’d love to hear some tips.