10 Essential Oils That Help with Nausea

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Having motion sickness will affect your travel. Perhaps you get nauseous on planes or feel sick on winding roads. In fact, nausea can also be caused by other factors, such as a migraine or drug side effects.   

Thankfully, certain essential oils and blends have shown to be effective in soothing a turbulent stomach. When your stomach is causing you trouble, inhaling certain essential oils will help you concentrate on your breath.

Here are some of the best essential oils in Malaysia that have been shown to help with nausea.


  1. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman chamomile oil has been used to treat stomach problems for hundreds of years. This oil is particularly useful for calming upset stomachs caused by gas or diarrhoea.

Roman chamomile oil can also help if you're experiencing nausea as a result of anxiety. It helps to relax the mind and cure insomnia. Chamomile oil is an effective treatment for several stomach ailments.


  1. Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger root has long been used to soothe upset stomachs. In a study, patients with post-operative nausea were given a gauze pad soaked in ginger essential oil and advised to inhale deeply through the nose.

When compared to a control group of patients who received saline-soaked pads, the first group reported a reduced nauseous feeling.


  1. Bergamot Mint Essential Oil

When stomachs turn, the oil, which is cold expressed and then distilled from bergamot, will help. Bergamot oil has a citrusy, fruity fragrance with a flowery spice undertone.

It's a carminative, which means it relieves stomach aches, bloating, and flatulence. It's a stomachic, which means it's a gastric and digestive tonic. Bergamot Mint Essential Oil is soothing, refreshing, and uplifting all at the same time.


  1. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil is one of the most effective essential oils for nausea, vomiting, and sore stomach. Herbalists have long used peppermint to treat stomach upset. Colic, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, stomach illness, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and more.


  1. Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper is a spice that we are all familiar with. It is regarded as a helpful oil by aromatherapists and some home enthusiasts. The oil is obtained by steam distillation of the pepper berry.

The oil is well-known for its ability to help with digestive disorders and stomach cramps. For thousands of years, it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, including as a digestive aid.


  1. Cardamom Essential Oil

Cardamom originated in Asia and was used as a spice for two thousand years, both medicinally and culinarily, before being distilled in the sixteenth century.

It is also used as a common medicine in China, India, and the Middle East. It can be used for various conditions, including nausea and vomiting, as an antispasmodic, carminative, and stomachic.


  1. Coriander Seed Essential Oil

Steam distilling ripe coriander seeds make coriander essential oil after they have been crushed. Antispasmodic, carminative, and stomachic are some of their medicinal properties.

Abdominal pain, abdominal spasms, bloating, intestinal disorders, dyspepsia, flatulence, and irritable bowel syndrome may all be treated with the oil.


  1. Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil is extracted from the fruit's rind by cold pressing. Due to its digestive and diuretic properties, the fresh and fruity citrus oil is believed to aid in detoxification, fluid retention, and irritable bowel syndrome.


  1. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil, like grapefruit and other citrus oils, is extracted from the rind. It also has the fruit's soft, fruity citrus smell. Lemon oil effectively controls nausea and vomiting, particularly in first-stage labour, in addition to its mood-lifting properties.


  1. Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint can be a great alternative to peppermint for those who should avoid it, such as young children or pregnant or breastfeeding.


How to use essential oils safely for nausea

Mix a few drops of essential oil with your favourite carrier oil. Massage the elbows, back of the neck, and backs of the hands with the combination, which is an easy place to sniff when driving.

If your travelling on Malaysian roads, a smart way to do this to avoid car sickness is through organic aromatherapy. Put one or two drops on a napkin and place it under your car seat.


  • For bathing

    A few drops on a washrag is great. Alternatively, it would be best if you dropped them right where the water meets the ground to prevent the oil from being washed away. Instead, the steam will make them smell better.


    • Facial steaming or Facial Sauna

      In a bowl of steaming water, add up to 5 drops of your chosen oil. Breathe in the steam when covering a towel over your head and about 12 inches away from the water's surface.


      In a Nutshell

      It's difficult to concentrate on something else when nausea hits. If you're prone to motion sickness while travelling or if nausea bothers you from time to time for other reasons, essential oils may be able to help you keep your stomach in check without the use of medications.

      You can get all these authentic essential oils and blends for nausea on Oilypod. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us.

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