Essential Oils for Nausea
Essential oils can really help you get rid of the nausea you are feeling or felt and its symptoms, like headache, loss of appetite, and just the horrible feeling of not knowing if you are really going to be sick or not.
Nausea refers to the feeling of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach that is typically accompanied with an urge to vomit; it precedes, but does not necessarily lead to, vomiting. Nausea and vomiting is extremely common, and is normally a sign and symptom of a gut infection, caused by a virus or bacteria. It can also be caused by pregnancy (morning sickness), chemotherapy, motion sickness and is a symptom of anxiety for some people. Ancient remedies for an unsettled stomach include peppermint and ginger. Ginger root can be consumed in a tea or raw, and is excellent for settling the stomach, as it promotes the secretion of certain digestive enzymes that function to neutralize stomach acid.
You can use ginger oil to massage it into your stomach to get rid of the sensations or even inhale lemon oil to stop the nausea you feel. These two oils even help with morning sickness for pregnant woman, but please consult your doctor before using essential oils during pregnancy so that it is safe for the baby and you.
How Lavender Can Help to Reduce Feeling of Nausea
Stress and anxiety can lead to feelings of nausea and an upset stomach. Lavender oil is one of the best ways to quiet your mind and relieve your nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. In addition to reducing nausea, lavender oil is effective for restlessness, insomnia, headache and migraine, depression, and overall pain. Lavender oil works by relaxing your muscles, and research has shown that lavender oil may even help reduce labor pains when inhaled. Lavender oil can be diffused, inhaled, added to your favorite oil or lotion for massages, or consumed as tea.
View the Different Types of Application Methods below:
- 2-3 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil (15 ml)
Method of Use
Directions: Apply recipe onto cloth and inhale. Direct inhalation: Apply recipe directly into hands and inhale.
What essential oils are good for nausea during pregnancy?
Ginger, lavender, and peppermint oils, when combined with coconut oil, make a soothing massage oil to relieve nausea and stomach upset.
Lavender oil acts to relieve stress and anxiety that can lead to nausea, vomiting, and headache. Ginger has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the best ways to quell nausea and dizziness. Used by ancient healers, recent research confirms its powerful effects. Versatile peppermint oil also has scientific backing for its ability to settle an upset stomach, alleviate nausea, and reduce dizziness. It can also relieve muscle tension and spasms, flatulence, and skin inflammation.
This nausea massage Recipe is especially suited for nausea that’s accompanied by indigestion.
Method of Use
Combine carrier oil with essential oils in a small non-reactive bowl
Using the mixture gently massage the solar plexus and/or the abdomen
in a clockwise direction
Bergamot, cardamon, grapefruit, spearmint, and geranium oils come together to make an invigorating blend that can boost your energy while alleviating nausea.
Citrus-scented bergamot oil reduces anxiety, depression, and fatigue by signaling the brain to release dopamine and serotonin. Cardamon oil aids digestion, lowers your blood pressure, and improves your breathing. Grapefruit and geranium oils help to balance your limbic system, the center of emotion and motivation. Grapefruit oil can also stimulate circulation and improve digestion, while geranium oil helps with insomnia and pain. Spearmint oil helps to relieve nausea, vomiting, and indigestion by alleviating muscle contractions in the stomach.
Simple Inhaler Recipe:
Method of Use
Combine essential oils in a non-reactive bowl.
Place the wick of your inhaler into the bowl and
allow it to absorb the entire amount.
Place the wick back in your inhaler and
screw the cap back on tightly.
Inhale when necessary.
The Benefits of Ginger Oil for Nausea During Pregnancy
When wondering what essential oils are good for nausea during pregnancy, ginger oil tops the list. Extensive medical studies have found that ginger oil is more effective than a placebo for nausea, including nausea caused by pregnancy.
Ginger can be massaged on pressure points at your temples or on your wrist, or even applied directly to the stomach. It can also be inhaled through steaming or diffusing. When used topically, it should always be diluted with carrier oils.
- 1-2 Drops of Ginger Essential Oil – (5 ml)
- 1 Medium-Large Sized Bowl of Hot, Steaming Water
- 1 Full Sized Towel
Method of Use
Fill your bowl with hot, boiling water.
Add your ginger essential oil to the water.
Cover your head with a towel and place your head over
the steaming bowl of water. Be sure to keep your eyes closed
and that the towel covers both you and the bowl completely.
Inhale for 5 minutes or so, repeat if desired.
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Never use an essential oil undiluted unless advised by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Keep essential oils away from infants, children, and all pets.
While some of Apollen’s essential oils are medical food grade, we do not advise the use of essential oils for internal use unless they are prescribed by your health care provider and certified aromatherapist. Only your health care provider and certified aromatherapist can prescribe the proper dosage and usage. Please check with your health care professional and certified aromatherapist before ingesting any essential oils.