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Belly Spasm Oil for a Tight, Upset Stomach

Belly Spasm Oil

Make a Belly Spasm Oil to use when your stomach hurts!

Our bellies are great communicators.

They tell us when we need to eat, or when we’ve eaten too much—or eaten something that our digestive systems can’t handle. They can help us make decisions (when you get a hunch or a “gut feeling”), and we get butterflies in our stomach when we’re excited. 

They can also tell us when we’re a little stressed out! Is your belly particularly good at that one? Whenever you start to feel that familiar tension in your belly, I bet you know it’s time for some self care.

This recipe is one of the ways to do that.

It’s a Belly Spasm Oil that helps ease and comfort the muscles around your lower abdomen, whether they’re sore from stress, digestion, or another reason altogether.

You can watch me make this recipe on YouTube and follow along with me. I’m making it in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass jar. This blend has a shelf life of about two years (if all your oils are fresh), and I like to use glass bottles for blends I’m going to have around for a long time.

Belly Spasm Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita)
  • 3 drops Cardamom essential oil (Ellettaria cardamomum)
  • 7 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 3 drops Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara)

When your belly aches, massage some of your blend into your belly and low back. It’s especially nice after a warm bath.

Belly Spasm Oil

This recipe includes one of my favorite abdominal comfort oils—Roman Chamomile.

Roman Chamomile is such a gentle, effective oil. I’ve used it in blends for cramps, muscle spasms, gas pains, digestion, nausea, stress, anxiety, and more. If I’m putting a blend on my belly, I usually want Roman Chamomile in it!

You’ll also notice the Peppermint and Cardamom, which are both famous oils for digestion. If you don’t have any Neroli, leaving it out won’t detract from the recipe—but I like to include it for its comforting, muscle soothing effects (and its amazing aroma!).

I hope you find this blend as comforting as I do!

Below is a picture of German Chamomile. I love both chamomiles so much! German Chamomile is just as soothing as Roman, but we tend to use it when we also want to calm inflammation.

Belly spasm oil

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Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: Recipes and Blends, Muscle tension

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