How A Little Tummy Trouble Got Me Hooked On Oils

I often get asked ‘how did you get introduced to oils?‘, and it’s one of my favorite things to talk about because it totally rocked my world!

First, a little back story. I have been on and off dialysis for more than 23 years (but I’ll tell you more about that in another post).  With dialysis, you often experience many unpleasant issues. One of those issues can be a little tummy trouble when you over-indulge in some of your favorite foods.

In that case, usually one of two things happen and neither of them are pleasant. One, I end up getting terribly sick. or two, I have to leave wherever I may be and go lie down or suffer somewhere out of sight, as to not be visible for any pity-partyers. These had been my only two options for as long as I could remember.

Now fast forward to three years ago to a night that changed my life. I was at a dear friends home and we were celebrating a holiday. (I don’t remember which one, exactly, because we celebrated a lot at her house, and they all tend to run together when I think about them.) Well, this dear friend always makes sure that we are very well fed and the spread she prepares is always amazing.

This night was no different. I ate and visited, ate and played a game, ate and played with the kids, and ate some more. Needless to say, my tummy- although very satisfied with all the amazing food- became very disagreeable. I was suddenly feeling extremely nauseous and knew that I was on a quick downhill run for having to end my party time.

That’s when my wonderful hostess (who knew me and my tummy troubles very well) said that she had something that she wanted me to try – something that might really help me.

She then gave me this little brown bottle of liquid and said ‘Rub a few drops in your hand, inhale it deeply and then rub it on your stomach.’ You can imagine the look on my face when I said, ‘What?! Rub it ON my stomach?’

Trust me,‘ she said. So trust I did… I rubbed a few drops in my hands, inhaled deeply, and… ‘eeeewww, it smells like black licorice‘ I winced.  She laughed and repeated her instructions. So, I hesitantly did what she said and then went and sat down to finish a movie we were watching, still expecting to have to leave because my tummy was ready to go.

To my surprise, within not even 10 minutes the pain and nauseousness was COMPLETELY gone.  I mean completely. And, I was even able to start enjoying that amazing spread of hers again.

DiGize & DiGize Vitality

So, what was that little brown bottle of amazing liquid? DiGize Essential Oil from Young Living. And since about two weeks after that night, I have not gone without it.  I keep a couple of bottles at home so I never run out, and I keep a smaller bottle with me at all times for those moments when my tummy decides it wants to try and pick a fight, or in case someone I am with may need a little help.

DiGize Essential Oil is an amazing blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli oils that create a unique spicy aroma that is very close to black licorice.

As a topical/aromatic oil, Digize can be applied directly to the chest, wrist, or abdomen to help calm an upset stomach, or it can be diffused in the office, at home, or in the car to promote a relaxing and calm atmosphere.

And, if you’re like me and sometimes need that little extra support, there is also Di-Gize Vitality oil: the same amazing oil blend offered as a supplement. You can add a few drops to a capsule, water, or juice to help support a healthy digestive system, and it’s safe to use with your children and pets.

I’m so thankful for DiGize essential oil blend keeping my tummy happy and for my dear friend, Minita, for caring enough to share the oils with me that changed my life!

If you’re ready to begin using essential oils in your family’s everyday wellness support, I would love to not only help you get started but walk alongside you in your journey towards wellness, purpose, and abundance.

I would love for you to message me or visit LivingTheOilLife.Com for more information.

Thanks for stopping by, and until next time, keep the Living The Oil Life.


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