Top Four Essential Oils for Kids | Part 3 | Digestive Blend

by | May 11, 2021 | Essential Oils

Top Four Essential Oils for Kids | Part 3 | Digestive Blend

Essential oils are a safe, effective, and natural way to support your child’s overall health. This is the third post in my four-part series on the top four essential oils for kids, and today we are chatting about ZenGest/Digest Zen which is dōTERRA’s proprietary digestive blend.

As with many of our top most popular oils, you can get ZenGest in both a roller bottle or a 15 ml bottle. The roller bottles are great to have on hand for kids and make them super easy to apply when needed. However, the 15 ml bottle will last you much longer, and you can also just make your own rollers at home too using your oil(s) of choice and topping up a 10 ml roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil. When you follow proper safety guidelines for essential oils, including dilution guidelines for different ages, essential oils can safely be used daily in your home.

Zengest is a blend of Ginger Rhizome/Root, Peppermint Plant, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Anise Seed, Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed. It has a unique and pleasant aroma and a distinct licorice flavour.  For kids, I recommend topical use only. You will always want to dilute essential oils when applying topically on children. Typically start at a 2% dilution up to a 5% dilution for ages 1-12 years old. I always include a dilution ratio chart in my welcome gift when you get started with essential oils with me.

Top essential oils for kids | Celebrate the Art of Life

This conceptual portrait series features On Guard, Lavender, Easy Air, and Zengest. My vision for this series was to create a portrait series that also captured the essence of the oils and how the oils support our children’s health and wellness.  The amazing floral design is by my good friends Laurie and Nemo of Art in Bloem. 

Having natural tools at your fingertips is a very comforting feeling as a parent. Zengest is an oil blend that comes in handy to soothe occasional upset tummies. This powerful blend can be used aromatically, topically, or internally* (not recommended for children younger than 16 years). Honestly, we only use this oil topically in our home.

Top essential oils for kids | Celebrate the Art of Life

Zengest is a great oil blend to bring with you on long trips, whether driving, flying, or traveling by train. If driving or flying makes your kids a bit nervous, you can apply a drop of ZenGest to their wrists or tummy whenever you travel. The minty sweet scent will provide a calming aroma and help make your and their trip a bit more enjoyable.

Zengest is a great oil blend to have on hand for birthdays, holidays, and family get-togethers when everyone may indulge in heavier meals. Again, simply rub it on the tummy in a clockwise direction to help soothe and provide comfort.

Top essential oils for kids | Celebrate the Art of Life

Whenever your kids are feeling a bit of occasional tummy upset, bloated, or just feeling a bit off, you can rub Zengest in a clockwise motion on the tummy to help comfort and soothe. Always dilute with a bit of fractionated coconut oil.

Zengest comes in my absolute favourite dōTERRA Starter Kit, The Healthy Essentials Kit. This kit is incredible and contains 10 perfectly curated oils to provide you with naturally sourced answers to your most common daily needs.

Any questions or comments? I love to hear from you. Just ask or comment below, or feel free to connect with my through my contact page.






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