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3 Essential Oils for Nausea (+ how they work!)

by Andrea Butje, LMT, Aromatherapy Educator on September 24, 2018

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When your belly doesn’t feel settled, it’s often a sign that something isn’t quite right. And it’s really hard to focus on anything else!

Sometimes nausea occurs because we’ve eaten something that doesn’t agree with us. Other times it’s because we’re traveling and feel a little unsteady. Nausea can also accompany anxiety (bad timing if we’re nervous before a performance or presentation!)

I want to talk about some of my favorite essential oils for nausea and indigestion. These are oils that can help settle your belly, ease spasms, relax muscles, and support circulation. We want to support our bodies to feel stable and secure, while still supporting our digestive system to “do its thing.”

A few favorite essential oils for nausea are . . .

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – Ginger is famous for its ability to support circulation, move energy through the body, and relieve pain. It’s a “spicy” oil (it has a spicy aroma and a warm, comforting effect). Ginger is a classic for soothing nausea and indigestion. I also love this oil in blends for sore joints and tight muscles.

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) – I couldn’t write a blog post about essential oils for nausea without mentioning our friend Peppermint! Even a whiff of Peppermint’s refreshing, minty, sweet aroma can help your belly feel calmer and your mind feel more focused. As opposed to Ginger, Peppermint is very cooling. (They balance each other beautifully!)

Basil ct. linalool (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool) – Basil essential oil doesn’t have as wide of a reputation as Ginger and Peppermint, but it’s amazing for indigestion and nausea. (It’s like a “hidden gem” that people can overlook!) Basil is an herbaceous essential oil that has a fresh, slightly spicy aroma. It supports a calm, focused kind of energy—the kind you might want during contemplation or studying.

A great way to use these essential oils for nausea is in an Aromatherapy inhaler.

Belly Buddy Inhaler

  • 2 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • 7 drops Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)
  • 5 drops Basil ct. linalool (Ocimum basilicum linalool)

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An Aromatherapy inhaler is amazingly convenient—it’s about the size and shape of a lip balm tube, and it fits right in a pocket or bag. Inhalers are perfect for traveling with!

“Feeling steady” is about more than a calm, happy belly, so this inhaler also helps support immunity, confidence, and mental clarity.

I hope this inhaler is a “buddy” to you when your belly feels unsettled!

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Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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