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Essential Oils for Nausea

Essential Oils for Nausea

Essential Oils for NauseaThere are many things that can cause nausea. Anesthesia, migraines, hangover, motion and morning sickness, stress and fear are just a few. Here are some ways to use essential oils for nausea.*

Find two or three of these essential oils for nausea that you feel will help your situation, and use them in one of the ways below. 

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Ginger Essential Oil*

Ginger essential oil is said to be one of the best essential oils for nausea and dizziness.. Ginger oil has a warm, spicy aroma with a hint of lemon and pepper that can help to support stomach and digestive problems as well as nausea and vomiting. In addition, it may also help to ease feelings of anxiety or stress that can contribute to nausea. A good example is ginger ale, which many of us have looked to this as a home remedy for nausea. Ginger can help settle your nausea in a variety of circumstances like travel and car sickness, as well as indigestion and overeating. 

Ginger essential oil is very aromatic, if using topically too much can irritate the skin so use sparlingly.

Lemon Essential Oil*

Lemon essential oil is a pure essential oil extracted from the rind of a lemon. Lemon essential oil has a light, fresh citrus scent. Dubbed the “the sunshine oil” lemon essential oil is refreshing and rejuvenating. Its aroma inspires, brings fresh energy, and clears the mind and relaxes you.

Peppermint Essential Oil*

Peppermint essential oil is a great way to fight nausea.  Its calming and numbing effect relaxes your stomach muscles. You can also use it to relieve motion sickness, which can make nausea worse. Peppermint essential oil is best known for relieving headaches, easing nausea and vomiting, digestion issues, pain aide, promoting alertness and beating fatigue.  

Lavender Essential Oil*

Lavender essential oil is another go-to remedy when using essential oils for nausea, although it’s not as commonly recommended by doctors and other experts.

  • If you’re feeling nauseous, you can use a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillowcase (but not on your skin) or even just breathe it in from an open bottle.
  • Using lavender essential oil topically (diluted in carrier oil) or in a diffuser can help your mind decompress as you get ready for bed. This remedy works best when you put a few drops of lavender in an essential oil diffuser and breathe in slowly as the scent fills the air.
  • You can also add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to a bowl of steaming water and cover your head with a towel while inhaling the steam from the bowl.

It’s important to note that both peppermint and lavender essential oils are safe during pregnancy when used in small amounts—as long as they’re diluted with another substance like coconut or sweet almond oil —and they don’t come into contact with the skin directly.

Lavender essential oil should be used sparingly because large doses may cause headaches.

Spearmint Essential Oil*

Spearmint essential oil is one of the most effective natural remedies for nausea and vomiting. It can be used to treat both morning sickness, which occurs in early pregnancy and often subsides by week 14 or 15 of gestation, as well as motion sickness.

  • Like peppermint and ginger essential oils, spearmint essential oil can be applied to pressure points, rubbed gently over the stomach and intestinal area, or diffused through the air to bring relief for nausea.
  • Spearmint essential oil contains menthol—an aromatic compound that produces a cooling sensation when applied to your skin. The scent of menthol has been shown to reduce nausea. The refreshing scent of spearmint essential oil can make you feel more alert and able to breathe despite your nausea.

Chamomile Essential Oil*

Many of us have tried chamomile tea before. Chamomile is a popular herb to help with all kinds of health-related issues. Chamomile essential oil helps get rid of nausea by dispelling gas, soothing the stomach and relaxing intestinal muscles. 

While essential oils for nausea have been shown to work well for many people, it’s always important to check with your doctor before trying a new treatment.  Essential oils may be the natural remedy you’ve been looking for to help with your nausea. 

Essential Oils for NauseaBiosource Naturals Digestion Support Essential Oil Blend*

Digestion issues like indigestion, constipation, chronic stomachaches, or other digestive problems, have many folks turning to essential oils for relief. Essential oils for nausea and digestion are safe and natural, and many professionals stand by their healing capabilities. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle, with a well-balanced diet, exercise, and adding Digestion Support Essential Oil Blend to your daily routine can provide much needed relief from digestive issues.

Safety Tips for Digestion Support Essential Oil Blend

  • Dilute before use prior to use. Keep away from the eyes.
  • Do not use if you will be exposed to direct sunlight or sunlamps within 12 hours.
  • Do not use on children under 2 years of age. Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.
  • May have potential drug interaction with diabetes medications.
  • For external use only. See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

Your Best Essential Oils for Nausea*

Each of the essential oils for nausea have a unique ability to bring relief.  Just choose your favorite essential oils for nausea, prepare your blends, and have them all ready for the next time you start to feel nauseous. If you’re looking for an all-natural way to deal with nausea, then using essential oils for nausea is a great option. Whether you choose one of the essential oils listed above or try out some others, it can help you feel better and reduce symptoms of nausea. Of course, you should always check with a doctor or pharmacist before trying anything new.

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.