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Tummy Soothe
Tummy Soothe

Tummy Soothe - Gentle Blend
Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Mandarin Red (Citrus deliciosa), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Combava Petitgrain (Citrus hystrix), Dill Weed (Anethum graveolens), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Thyme ct linalool (Thymus vulgaris)

Children? Suitable
Pregnancy/Lactation? Suitable

Indications
A gentle blend of essential oils noted to help soothe tummy and digestion issues. The oils in this blend are suitable for children, the elderly and those with sensitive skin. Consider using for tummy upset, colon issues, abdominal discomfort.

The following is from Mayo Clinic:
Norovirus: With norovirus — the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in adults and children — you're contagious from the moment you begin to feel ill. Symptoms usually appear within one to two days of exposure. Although you typically feel better after a day or two, you're contagious for up to three days after you've recovered. Some people may be contagious for up to two weeks after recovery.
Rotavirus: Symptoms of rotavirus — the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis in infants and young children — usually appear one to three days after exposure. But you're contagious even before you develop symptoms, and up to two weeks after you've recovered.
 
The viruses that cause gastroenteritis are spread through close contact with infected people, such as by sharing food or eating utensils, and by touching contaminated surfaces and objects. Washing your hands often with soap and water and using hand sanitizer is the most effective way to stop the spread of these viruses to others.

Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil or unscented lotion or cream and apply to area of concern (abdomen) or as desired. This blend works well with a roll-on applicator.

Inhalation: Diffuse or directly inhale. For car sickness, consider an aroma inhaler.

Internal: The quality of the oils used in Tummy Soothe is suitable for internal use within safe parameters, if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
Click here for more information about internal usage.

Is My Baby Constipated? article by La Leche League
"Some healthy babies will have only one bowel movement a week. When bowel movements are less frequent, they should be more profuse in volume. As long as the baby is gaining well, wetting sufficiently, and is happy and content there is no cause to be alarmed by infrequent bowel movements, and it is not necessary to give the baby a laxative, fruit juice, or any other "helpers." In fact, attempting to force bowel movements can have harmful consequences to your baby."

Testimony
1. Over the holidays, we had the opportunity to see if Tummy Soothe worked as well as Digestion Support has for the stomach bug, and we are very pleased to say that it was impressive! After one application to the abdomen, the "yucky" feeling subsided. If it returned, we reapplied, but the diarrhea and stomach upset stopped after the first application. When our teenage son then started to feel badly, he put a smidgen on a clean finger and held it to the roof of his mouth for a moment, which cleared discomfort up for him immediately. - Linda

2. I just wanted to share how wonderful the Tummy Soothe blend has been! I bought some for my kids and decided to try it on myself when I had heartburn due to pregnancy! It worked AMAZING! I wish I had had this for my other 6 pregnancies! I love all your blends and tell people about your company all the time! Please keep up the good work! - Laura

3. I enjoyed the Tummy Soothe blend. We haven't found it quite the big guns that Digestion Support is, but it is lovely to have an oil smell not associated with stomach flu. It's a pleasant stomachache oil. - Jana

4. My husband was in France for 16 days on business and used Tummy Soothe every night at bedtime. He drank the water and ate every meal out. He never even had indigestion! - Lana

5. I bought this for my kids but end up trying this on myself one day when I have a bad heartburn. It works and helps me to relax my stomach when I fall asleep. - Emily

6. Tummy Soothe is a "life saver" on our family trips to Colorado winding through the mountain passes. Just a little applied to the naval area, and the children actually enjoyed the ride, avoiding that awful motion sickness. - Karen

7. We had a child who would get motion sickness on the school bus. I ordered in a roller ball applicator and mixed Tummy Soothe and Ginger together with fractionated coconut oil and applied it to his tummy and wrists (so he could smell the oils for comfort, soothing, nausea relief) before school and it helped! We also moved him to the window seat ;) Every day before he goes to school he gets his roller ball and puts it on ;) - Bobbie

8. 6. So thankful for Tummy Soothe! We've used Digestion Support previously and successfully for the stomach bug. Recently while out of town, the "bug" hit, and all we had with us was Tummy Soothe! I'm very happy to report that it worked!! Great blend! - Leisa


Safety
Tummy Soothe blend is considered non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.

Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.

Reference
Price, Shirley; Parr, Penny Price, Aromatherapy for Babies and Children, Thorsons: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014.Worwood, Valerie, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, 2000.

 

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