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Treating The Stomach Bug With Essential Oils

Okay, so you’re still on the edge about these essential oil things. I get it. I was too for a long time, honestly. But, as I have learned more about these miraculous compounds of goodness and have chosen to dive in and truly use them as a first-line of defense, I have come to see they have so much to offer. Which is why I want you to have them in your home too!

But first. While you’re still thinking through them, let me share a quick story about how we got rid of the stomach bug using essential oils!

Christmas Eve around 7 P.M. we were all home preparing our annual cheese fondue dinner. We had gone to the Christmas-Eve service, come home, put on some Christmas music and were enjoying our evening. As we were setting the table, my oldest announces that her belly hurts. I didn’t think too much about it, as that isn’t anything out of the ordinary. We do, after all deal with stomach aches on occasions around here. But then about 10 minutes later, she announces that she is cold. This is where my heart sank!

Could it be the dreaded stomach bug?

Immediately I stopped and applied a plethora of essential oils to her feet. Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, and Melaleuca. I added in Peppermint in case of fever and On-guard to be on the safe side. You can tell I’ve used these for awhile now, as I’m fairly liberal with my applications. I was much more frugal when I began the journey. In addition to the oils everyone in the family was given an On-Guard tablet. I wasn’t taking any chances here.


She seemed to feel better through dinner, but waned a bit afterwards. So the girls chose a movie, opened their Christmas pjs and lounged for the remainder of the evening. Before bed, I applied more oils knowing she still wasn’t feeling like herself and desiring her to be better before Christmas morning. I also treated the rest of the family at this point and started a diffuser in her room. Like I said, I wanted to knock this thing OUT!

stomach bug essential oils and diffuser

11:50 pm, my husband and I are in full-on “Santa” mode when she comes out of her room and announces she is going to be sick. And, indeed she was. My fears were confirmed. She had the stomach bug. 🙁 But I did not lose hope, even as she hugged the white porcelain bowl. Ugh!

I applied a bit more, cleaned her up and put her to bed with an oil that would help her sleep. Vetiver oil.  I cleaned the bathroom and went back to helping my husband all while praying that a good night’s sleep with the essential oils would help her feel better. And, that the oils would protect the rest of us! And guess what?!

She was her usual happy-going self Christmas morning. Where is the clapping emoji on the keyboard?! 🙂

I was SO thankful that she was back to her normal self in less than 12 hours. We continued the On-Guard tablets for the rest of us for the next couple of days, just to be on the safe side. And with any hint of nausea from anyone I was there ready to apply the essential oils. Needless to say, I am grateful to have – at my disposal – these gifts of goodness. To know that I can help my family is such a blessing. Whether I have kids suffering from the stomach bug, am dealing with anxiety and depression myself, have allergies, or sleep disturbances it is such a wonderful feeling to know that I have something on hand that is natural and safe and works with our immune system.

If you are interested in knowing more, I would love to share these with you. I guarantee if you are on the line, you’ll soon be off the line once you see what they can do for you and/or your family. Send me an email or post a comment here and lets touch base. There’s no better feeling than knowing you have power over this stuff when it hits…especially at the most inopportune times!

Let’s make 2017 a year full of healthy goodness! Look forward to talking with you!

Till next time,






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