Nothing’s worse than the feeling that you’re going to get sick. Unfortunately motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting is a normal part of life, but luckily you do not have to suffer. The following essential oils are effective cures when the feeling of queasiness strikes.
Ginger: An age-old cure for nausea, ginger essential oil has been proven to stimulate digestion and alleviate stomach discomfort. The oil is an especially effective cure for nausea associated with morning sickness and abdominal surgery.
Peppermint: An antispasmodic, peppermint essential oil relaxes the stomach muscles and can also help kick the headaches and lightheadedness that come with vomiting.
Lavender: A mainstay essential oil for anxiety relief, lavender can help relax an upset stomach caused by stress.
5 Ways to Use Essential Oils to Reduce Nausea:
1 – Diffuse Nausea-Reducing Essential Oils : The sense of smell is closely linked to nausea, so inhaling essential oil vapors can effectively ease an upset stomach. The most popular way to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils is with a water diffuser, which breaks down the oils and disperses them throughout the air. For those prone to motion sickness, you may want to purchase an in-car diffuser for road trips and meandering mountain roads.
2 – Diffuser Bracelets: Going on a cruise sometime soon? Lucky you. If you’re prone to sea sickness, trade in your unsightly motion sickness bracelets with a stylish diffuser bracelet, which allows you to carry your nausea-fighting essential oils with you on your wrist’s sensitive P6 acupuncture point. The aroma lasts on a bracelet for at least a day – just take a quick whiff when nausea hits.
3 – Essential Oil Roll-On’s: Another way to use essential oils to aid nausea is by applying them on your stomach or pressure points. The easiest way to do this is with essential oil roll-on’s, which come pre-diluted with almond or coconut oil. You can also make your own by adding a few drops of ginger, peppermint, or lavender to a carrier oil and applying directly to your skin.
4 – Take a Bath: Calm your nerves while reducing nausea by making a relaxing and luxurious bath treatment. Just add a few drops of oil to a warm bath, sink in, and inhale the healing aroma. You’ll be feeling better in no time.
5 – Inhale Shower Steam: If you wake up in the morning feeling nauseas and don’t have time for a bath, just add a few drops of oil to a wash cloth, hop in a hot shower, and hold the cloth to your chest. The steam from your shower will release the oil’s aroma into your nose, calming your upset stomach.