October 17, 2017

Essential Oils for Nausea

Over the years, I’ve tried all kinds of tricks for relieving morning sickness and nausea naturally.  There are so many great natural remedies out there including good, old-fashioned ginger tea.  But sometimes, when you’re just that sick, you can’t even stomach ginger tea.

What to do?

Essential oils!

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5 Essential Oils for Nausea

These five little bottles have been my nausea busters this pregnancy, and can I just tell you that while there is no perfect cure for nausea, I’m sure these helped me get through some tough days.  As a busy mom who really can’t afford to be down for long, they were my go-to remedies for months, and I’m so grateful for them!


This is a new addition to the Young Living family, and was designed with nausea relief in mind.  Simply open the bottle and sniff a few times to help alleviate nausea.

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You can also inhale this little wonder from the bottle, or you can diffuse near you for a couple hours.  I’ve often rubbed Peppermint on my wrists to keep handy for a quick sniff.  If you can handle it, one drop in a glass of water can relieve gastric upset that might be responsible for some of the nausea.


I can’t say enough about how soothing Lemon is when you’re nauseated.  Inhale it, diffuse it, drink it in your water – it helps!  One drop in a big glass of water improves digestion, provides a refreshing drink (even if sipped slowly), and can curb some of the nausea.


While it doesn’t smell fantastic (see the powerful ingredient list), it does work.  Dilute with organic olive oil or carrier oil of your choice and apply over neck and chest to reduce reflux, and over tummy for upset stomach and nausea.  Many people report success with dropping it under the tongue or rubbing on insides of their cheeks.  If you are able to handle that, then go for it.  But using it topically for now will provide some much needed relief.



This oil is soothing, too.  Like lemon, it’s easy to enjoy the smell.  Strong, but not overwhelming, it can help cut through the nausea.  You can always just open the bottle and inhale, or even diffuse.  I like to wear it in my diffuser necklace, on my wrists, and even behind my ears when the nausea is bad.


Have you tried any of these essential oils for nausea relief?  What helps you?


*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


  1. Katie Roberts says:

    Did you write this for me? Haha! Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  2. I’m sad that you deleted my comment about exercising caution when ingesting any oils, especially while pregnant. I would think you would be more conscientious of the advice you give to your readership. I hope that you will do more research on the safety of ingesting any oils, no matter the brand. I will be unsubscribing.

    • Brandy Ferguson says:

      I’m sad that you’re so offended by me moderating the comments on my blog that you’d unsubscribe. The reason I removed your comment was because it is confusing to my readers. I would never recommend something that is unsafe. Young Living is the only company I trust for me, my family, and therefore anyone else. A drop of Lemon or Peppermint to help alleviate nausea and other ailments is not only safe, I consider it a wonderful alternative to synthetic chemical drugs for the same purposes.

  3. Thanks for sharing this! I remember having great results from peppermint, lemon & ginger when I was expecting. It helped SO MUCH!

    Ingesting oils is proven to be safe when using Young Living. But I always tell people to do what they are comfortable with. The suggestion in this post to add one drop to your water is not only safe but uplifting! I can see being cautious about ingesting large amounts when youre pregnant, but one drop is completely fine.


  4. Since oil and water do not mix, adding a drop to your water is the same as ingesting it undiluted, and it can damage your mucous membranes. Peppermint oil is considered to be a mucous membrane irritant. See http://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety/. Also according to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, “It would also be prudent to avoid the internal or undiluted application of essential oils throughout pregnancy.”

    Just wanted to share so that others can make an informed decision about their personal use of essential oils while pregnant.

  5. Essential oils are not actually oil, but water soluable and blend very well with water.

    There are many different opinions on this so I have chosen, after very careful research and many years of using oils, to trust the leaders at Young Living. They have proven themselves to be careful, honest and caring in addition to brilliant at what they do.

    But if anyone feels uncomfortable with ingesting oils then don’t! There are plenty of other ways to use them.

    My prayer is that anyone reading this gets the encouragement they need during such a trying time (nausea is the worst, isn’t it?!) and not be confused by all of this.

    I’m with you Brandy! Great post and very helpful! Lisa~

  6. Thanks for this. I’m new to the YL family and was searching for this today.

    I’m diffusing peppermint and lavender as peppermint alone is to much for me.

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