Monday, September 20, 2010

Peppermint Essential Oil

Sunday night my poor baby's tummy was hurting. Sundays are difficult days for my little man because he much prefers to stay home and have his normal routine. His tummy was all hard and he couldn't relax well enough to nurse.

Several weeks ago a friend mentioned that she used diluted peppermint essential oil on her baby's tummy in a similar situation. I tried it by diluting the peppermint essential oil in olive oil and gently rubbed it into his tummy and the bottom of his feet.

Complete miracle!

He immediately relaxed, closed his eyes, and nursed with no squirming. I put him to bed within 15 minutes.

The best part is that I also got to go to bed and didn't have to stay up really late trying to soothe a fussy baby.

By the way, I took this picture at another time when he was just pouting. I don't want you to think that I took it when he was actually in distress. ☺☺☺

If you need info on safety using essential oils, check out this link.


  1. What a sweet pouty face - and so good that you found something soothing for him...

  2. I'm so glad you found something to help him! Poor little guy.

  3. Interesting! Bet he smelled good enough to eat too. lol


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