Best Essential Oils for Digestion – How to Improve Digestion

Our health depends not just on what we eat, but our ability to digest, absorb and assimilate our nutrients. Topically applied essential oils can play a key supporting role in optimizing our digestion. These are the absolute best essential oils for digestion. 

When digestion is challenged, topically applied remedies can offer valuable digestive support.

Best Essential Oils for Digestion

I absolutely love essential oils. I’ve been using them for all kinds of applications, including digestion. Here are a few of the best essential oils for digestion that can help facilitate absorption of your food and supplements.

Remember, it doesn’t matter what you eat or the amazing supplements that you’re taking if you’re not absorbing them!

The best essential oils for digestion are:

  • Parasympathetic Blend
  • Pancreas
  • Gall Bladder

Parasympathetic Blend

Best Essential Oils for DigestionDue to the amount of stress most people are under today, they are not digesting their food properly. The majority are in perpetual sympathetic nervous system mode – fight or flight. Food is not digesting well in this state.

Digestion is a “rest and digest” parasympathetic event. Our nervous system needs to be in this relaxed state for the optimal digestive cascade to occur.

Applying a small drop of Parasympathetic blend to the vagal nerve (behind the ear lobe on the mastoid bone) helps begin the digestive process by trigger the optimal digestive cascade.

This aids saliva release from the mouth, hydrochloric acid (HCl) from the stomach, bile from the gall bladder and digestive enzymes from the pancreas.

It also aids proper absorption and assimilation in the small intestine and elimination through the large intestine.

The Pancreas

Best Essential Oils for DigestionSecretes digestive enzymes that help break down the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats so the nutrients can be properly absorbed in the small intestine.

The pancreas also controls blood sugar levels and can get overworked and fatigued, impacting its optimal function.

To put the pancreas in balance, consider rubbing some Vibrant Blue Oils Pancreas on the fifth rib (2 down from where the bottom of your bra) on the left side of the body to help put the pancreas back in balance for optimal function.

The Gall Bladder

Stores and concentrates bile, which helps to emulsify fats for optimal absorption. Bile is supposed to flow relatively easily through the bile duct to the small intestine. Unfortunately, it can often become viscous and stagnant, impeding fat digestion and resulting in symptoms like mild headaches, pain between the shoulder blades and floating stools.

Fat assimilation is critical for numerous functions in the body, including the absorption of critical fat soluble minerals, like vitamins A, E, D and K.

Applying some Vibrant Blue Oils Gall Bladder to the gall bladder, on the right side of the body under the bra underwire or along and slightly under the right rib cage, can help ease bile flow for optimal fat assimilation and digestion.

In addition to minimizing stress in your life, the topical application of essential oils can help support stress. Vibrant Blue Oils created specific blends to support your stress organs in the Vibrant Blue Stress Support Kit (including Adrenal, Hypothalamus and Circadian).

I hope this article helped give you another tool in your kit that could help you to pick the best essential oils for digestion. So many people struggle with digestive issues.

There are a lot of ways to approach improved digestion, including digestive enzyme supplements. A better approach is to add essential oils to facilitate the body’s own natural digestive processes and get your body making digestive enzymes and juices on its own.

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Jodi Sternoff Cohen, founder of Vibrant Blue Oils , combined her background in Nutritional Therapy and Aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils that balance different organ systems in the body. These blends, in combination with dietary and lifestyle changes, help the body return to homeostasis so it can heal. Jodi founded the company Vibrant Blue Oils to distribute these blends along with appropriate education to help clients identify and properly support the underlying issues that contribute to ill health, including proper digestion, detoxification, blood sugar balance, sleep, stress management and gut repair/inflammation support. When used to support the underlying organ systems, essential oils can expedite healing of many issues. In addition to her essential oil business, Jodi is a certified yoga instructor and mother of a beautiful daughter, son and new puppy. Jodi enjoys all physical activities including hiking, skiing, yoga, running, biking and paddleboarding along with reading, cooking and time with family and friends. Discover more at