How To Soothe Constipation With Easy Home Remedies Pt. 2

constipationYou may have seen my previous post about soothing constipation with home remedies.

There are so many options out there that I couldn’t quite fit them into one article.

I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, so here is a part 2 of my article.

I hope you can find a few solutions that work, so you can get to feeling like your old self again.

Let’s kick that constipation to the curb and dive into these remedies:

1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great multi-tasker and is a favorite among useful household remedies.

It may not only help with constipation, but also with general stomachaches.

Baking soda is made up of bicarbonate, which helps air escape up or down.

Ultimately, relieving pressure and pain!

It also may help re-alkalize your digestive system and neutralize the acid.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup warm water


Mix the baking soda and warm water together until fully combined.

The quicker you drink it, the better.

2. Dandelions

The properties in dandelions make it have a gentle laxative effect.

It also may help detox along the way too.

Dandelion leaves are a great alternative to harsh laxatives.

Speaking of laxatives, they’re not the safest route and only use them when prescribed by your healthcare provider.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of dried dandelion leaves
  • 1 cup of hot water


Put the dandelion leaves into a cup and mix with hot water.

Cover up the cup and let the leaves and water steep for about 6 – 10 minutes.

You can drink this dandelion tea up to 3 times a day.

3. Blackstrap Molasses

Plain old molasses is basically pure cane sugar juice that has been boiled until the sugar crystallizes.

Blackstrap molasses is created on the third boiling and it contains a hefty amount of minerals and vitamins.

One in particular is magnesium, which helps with constipation.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon of blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup of tea or warm water (optional but it may help with taste)


Either combine the blackstrap molasses and the cup of liquid or eat it on its own.

You can go up to 1 – 2 tablespoons a day, but try the smaller dose first and see how it goes.

4. Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil helps constipation in a fairly simple way.

The flaxseed oil is able to coat the intestinal walls, along with stool, which helps get things moving.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
  • 1 cup of orange juice, water, or your favorite juice


Stir together the tablespoon of flaxseed oil into the cup of liquid you decide on.

Drink this mixture as needed but be sure to give it time.

Wait up to 5 hours before drinking another cup, to make sure you don’t overdo it. 

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is known for healing cuts and soothing burns, but it may be able to help constipation too.

You can buy aloe vera juice at health food stores or even at local grocery stores.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of aloe vera juice


Drink 1 cup of aloe vera juice in the morning or as needed.

A Final Note…

Constipation stinks, but you don’t have to suffer.

Try out a few of these home remedies and hopefully get back on track in no time.

Don’t forget to take your probiotic supplement too.

Probiotics help you from the inside out and will keep constipation and bad bugs at bay.

If you need a probiotic, check out our 10 best probiotic supplements, and find the best one for you!


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About the Author: Kate Watson is the Lead Researcher and Founder of Kate started this site after successfully using probiotics to treat some digestive issues she'd had since childhood. In her free time Kate loves nothing more than a good book (and a good glass of wine).