- Eating too many rich/sugary foods (including soft drinks or juice) .
- Eating too much of anything before riding roller coasters.
- Consuming too much alcohol.
- Becoming overheated on hot and humid days.
- Being dehydrated.
Simple ways to keep queasiness at bay:
- Practice deep breathing using your favorite, premium grade essential oils.
- Place a drop of Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil on your tongue to promote healthy bowel function and support gastrointestinal system comfort.
- Beat the heat by using LavaDerm™ Cooling Mist on face or back of neck when your skin needs a refreshing pick-me-up. It gently hydrates, soothes, and rejuvenates skin with skin-loving ingredients and premium essential oils.
- Stay well hydrated by adding Vitality Drops in your water bottle. Choose Lavender-Lemon; Grapefruit-Bergamot Vitality Drops, or choose Vitality Drops + Energy in either Spearmint-Tangerine or Jade Lemon-Berry flavors.
- DiGize - essential oil blend combines Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli for a soothing experience when massaged over the abdomen. It contains antioxidants and may support the digestive system when taken internally.*
- Fennel - is frequently used as a digestive aid that helps relax the digestive tract, and enhance healthy gut function which may prevent or aid nausea.*
- Ginger - Ginger essential oil has been studied extensively as a remedy for nausea and motion sickness. People swear by it, and the research agrees that it works. Ginger oil can be diffused into the air with an oil diffuser, diluted with carrier oil and rubbed onto pressure points at your forehead and wrists, or on your stomach to enhance healthy gut function .*
- Lavender - Lavender essential oil is perhaps best known for its relaxing properties which can make lavender effective in fighting nausea.*
- Peppermint - One scientific review concluded that inhaling peppermint oil when you feel nauseous will improve your symptoms and have you feeling better quickly.*
- Spearmint - can be applied to pressure points, rubbed gently over the stomach and intestinal area, or inhaled directly from bottle to bring relief for nausea.*
Essential oils are not a miracle cure, but a home remedy that may help relieve mild nausea and keep it from getting worse. So grab your favorite essential oil and take a deep breath to calm your body.
SAFETY FIRST: If your nausea persists over 48 hours, or if you begin to show signs of dehydration, severe headaches, or bleeding that can come with severe nausea, stop using essential oils and contact your health provider.
To learn more about using essential oils to combat the effect of motion sickness, check out the "Essential Oils for Nausea" article on Healthline which was medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT and contains links to peer reviewed journals, and studies from highly respected databases like PubMed Central, and the National Institutes of Health.
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