Constipation

Treat constipation with essential oils

Constipation can have underlying causes — check dietary habits and fluid intake. In some cases, massage can help. Always massage in a clockwise direction over the lower abdomen. Make up the following oil and use a small amount three times a day:

Basic constipation blend

Rosemary 15 drops
Lemon 10 drops
Peppermint 5 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 3–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel.

Alternative constipation blend

Black pepper 3 drops
Sweet orange 10 drops
Coriander seed 3 drops
Cardamom 2 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 3–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) o carrier oil or aloe vera gel.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: *patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), *cedarwood atlas (Cedrus atlantica), *orange, sweet (Citrus sinensis), *black pepper (Piper nigrum), *coriander seed (Coriandrum sativum), *grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), *bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

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