Digestive Belly Cream Rub Recipe

3 min to read
Karen Williams

The holiday season is truly a special time of the year, filled with joy, laughter, and let's not forget - an abundance of mouth-watering food.

Be it family feasts or friendly gatherings, the culinary delights offered at these events can be hard to resist. Sometimes, we even find ourselves attending multiple celebrations on the same day!

Despite our best intentions, it's not uncommon to overindulge during the festivities. I'm not just talking about those extra helpings of holiday cookies; I mean those times when you've indulged in one too many hearty meals! Before you know it, a seemingly innocent "I shouldn't have had that second helping" quickly morphs into "I need to loosen my belt, or I might burst!"

Luckily, for such festive 'emergencies,' I have just the solution: a Digestive Belly Cream Rub, specially formulated to aid digestion. This cream, designed for those special occasions of overindulgence, is easy to prepare and apply.

You'll need 1 oz (30 ml) of unscented cream as a base.

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To formulate this digestion-supporting cream, blend the following essential oils into your unscented cream base:


Digestive Belly Cream Rub

  • 4 drops Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomum)

  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

  • 5 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

  • 1 drop Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

This blend can be easily incorporated into an unscented body cream or lotion using a glass stir rod or a stainless steel spoon for thorough mixing.

Once blended, apply this cream to your belly and lower back area. Allow yourself a moment to take deep, calming breaths, enhancing the effects of the essential oils as you relax and let the blend work its magic.

Sweet Orange, Cardamom, and Peppermint are among the most effective essential oils for digestion.

They possess properties that aid in alleviating common digestive discomforts such as constipation, gas, nausea, and muscle spasms. Additionally, Cardamom lends a delightful, sweet, warm aroma to this blend, making its application an even more enjoyable experience.

Preparation in advance is key to seamless enjoyment of the festive season. Whip up this blend before the whirlwind of holiday celebrations begins, ensuring you have this digestive aid on hand whenever you might need it.

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Karen Williams - Aromahead Institute

Karen Williams

R.N. Certified Aromatherapist, Educator

I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community.

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