Affinity for: Digestive system, stomach meridian
Resonance: physical, emotional
Application: Apply one drop behind the ears for nausea, motion sickness, or morning sickness. Inside-Out can also be applied over the abdomen either by diluting with a carrier oil or as a compress.
Emotional/Spiritual Aspects: Inside-Out is primarily considered an oil which works on the physical body. Whenever you use an essential oil, you will be working on underlying emotional roots as well as physical complaints. Inside-Out can be helpful in discovering and sorting through the emotions underlying the digestive problems. Inside-Out can help calm the obsessive worry that sometimes contributes to digestive difficulties.
Physical Aspects: Inside-Out improves the function of the digestive system. It helps with upset stomach, belching, bloating, stomach cramps, heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea. Inside-Out‘s ability to be effective for both constipation and diarrhea may seem odd; it is not. Natural remedies work with the body to return systems to balanced and healthy states. They are not the administration of an ‘opposing’ remedy or force. This is true in every aspect of the body and mind when working with natural healers.
Inside-Out should be used for any bout of intestinal flu or food poisoning.
It is useful for most types of nausea, either by inhaling the aroma or putting a drop behind each ear. This blend should be applied over the abdomen for colon problems and for candida overgrowth. Inside-Out has been useful in the treatment of parasites in animals and humans. For humans, place Inside-Out on the feet and massage across abdomen. For animals, dilute a few drops in water and massage into soft tissues.
Cautions: Inside-Out contains a small amount of fennel which is, when used by itself, contra-indicated for use during pregnancy. This is an example of blended oils being safer to use than single essential oils. This essential oil blend is safe to use for morning sickness in the manner described, but proper care, prudence, and judgement should be exercised.