Yes, it is true. A 15 mL bottle of essential oil saved my beach vacation.
Let me give you some background information. I left for vacation, with two kids and sans hubby, on a Monday. The previous day, Sunday, I flew home from the BlogHer ’13 Conference in Chicago. I hadn’t eaten an actual meal since the Stonyfield breakfast on Friday. I drank a decent amount of wine, and then went back to the Folger’s exhibit more times than I can count to get refills on my (new!) Mocha Folgers Coffee and Pillsbury Cake Pops.
Add all those factors, plus the fact that when I got to our vacation destination I chased my iced coffee with a “Blue Whale” (vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade), I was in some serious abdominal distress Monday night.
I’ll spare you the details, but as someone who suffers from ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, and other fun semi-pronouncable digestive ailments, this flare-up was a doozy. I spent most of Monday night in the 2″x2″ bathroom in our lakeside cabin crying because I was sure that my vacation would be ruined. When I have a bad flare-up, it generally takes days or even weeks to recover.
When I woke up Tuesday, groggy and nauseus, I had pretty much written off the vacation, even though we had a beach trip with friends planned for the day.
That’s when, in my desperation, I remembered the little bottle of doTerra’s DigestZen essential oil blend. I figured it was work a shot, so I looked at the directions. Most essential oils, including this one, are primarily used topically, but when I saw that DigestZen could be taken with a few ounces of water, I poured 3 oz of water into a plastic cup, added 1 drop of DigestZen, and took it like a shot.
Miracle! Within 15 minutes, I felt digestive relief. I repeated the treatment about every 3 hours for the next two days, and within 48 hours, all my symptoms were gone! This is a huge improvement over the 1-week minimum it usually takes me to recover from a bad colitis flare. Somehow the calming blend of peppermint, ginger, fennel, anise, and other oils really soothed my entire digestive system. I even enjoyed an ice cream cone towards the end of the week, which would have been totally off limits before. The rest of the vacation? Nothing but blue skies!
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