I wouldn’t consider myself new to the world of essential oils, but there are so many blends that I still need to try!. I recently purchased a set of oils from Young Living (I finally caved) and I was so excited for them to arrive! But once they showed up, I was overwhelmed. They had not included information on what each oil was used for. After a quick Google search, and smelling each oil, I decided to start with Digize Vitality.
Digize was touted to be great for digestion and an upset stomach. It was 7pm and the kids needed to get ready for bed in an hour. So I just went for it! Initially the scent was a bit overwhelming. Once it started to dissipate, it reminded me of the Aveda spa and I love that smell. My husband said it reminded him of a spice cabinet – specifically Anise and Fennel.
It has a strong herbal scent and I would not recommend you use this one when guests are over. Let’s keep it for a night in…
The kids didn’t comment on the scent (which is a big deal around here) and even the dog ran up to take a bigger sniff!
What is Digize?
Digize is a combination of 8 oils: Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise and Patchouli. Each one has it’s own beneficial properties but together they aid in calming an upset stomach.
Tarragon has many benefits. In this case, it is primarily used to aid in digestion . It is believed to help with other ailments such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, and muscle pains.
We are all familiar with ginger, but did you know that it has warming properties that sooth and relax. It is used to relieve nausea and improve your mood. Ginger is used to help with seasonal affective disorder, depression and anxiety.
Peppermint has so many uses that one could argue that it has a place in any oil blend. From soothing sore muscles to relieving indigestion, it does it all!
When you hear about Juniper, you typically hear about the benefits to your skin. However, it is also effective in relieving bloating and calming a nervous tummy.
Fennel is one of the best oils for tummy trouble. It cleans out your system (if you know what i mean) and aids in digestion. It provides relied for Irritable Bowel sufferers and aids in balancing the gut. An overall great oil for your system!
Lemongrass is not proven to aid in digestion, however it does have a calming effect which is always helpful in treating stomach issues. Plus, it just smells delicious!
Anise is one of the primary scents in the Digize blend. It smells similar to licorice and also aids in digestion. Anise can be toxic if too much is ingested
I’m not sure why Patchouli was included in this blend, since it doesn’t have any digestive properties. I’m going to asusme it balanced the overall scent. It is used to improve moods so it isn’t a bad thing!
How to use Digize
This is the preferred method for Digize. Warm a few drops in your hands and rub on your upset stomach. This will also help with digestion. The scent is strong so it can be mixed with a second oil to mask the smell. I would suggest peppermint.
Add 2-4 drops of Digize to a diffuser. The scent is great when you are home alone but be cautious if you are having friends over. I’d imagine it may be off putting to those who aren’t used to essential oils.
Digize can be ingested, but I do not recommend it. Specifically this blend that contains Anise, which can be toxic.