With summer on it’s way, I am starting to plan for all my summer vacations. I have two young boys and we are planning on going to Disney Land this summer!! I will also be quite pregnant and know that car/motion sickness will be an issue with my family while traveling. Because of this, I have gone ahead and listed my top 5 essential oils to use for motion sickness. Stay healthy and enjoy your summer!
Dill Weed- Dill Weed essential oil is not only a great oil to help ease stomach pains, but it is also a great immune stimulant. Kill two birds with one stone on vacation with this essential oil!
Ginger- Oh Ginger! Ginger essential oil is great for so many things. It is believed to help with anxiety, colds, flu AND motion sickness. Anxiety and motion sickness are definitely my top two concerns for our family vacation.
Grapefruit (Pink) – Grapefruit essential oil is my favorite for motion sickness and most other stomach issues. The scent is one of my favorites which definitely helps in the stomach issue category :) It has also been reputed to be a spiritual up-lifter and relieve depression. (One more thing to note: Grapefruit is also great for reducing cellulite. Hello swim suit season!)
Patchouli- Although not widely known for helping with motion sickness, Patchouli is a great alternative for young children compared to the more known essential oils like Peppermint. Definitely recommend you add this to your motion sickness stash if you have young children. The smell can be intense so it’s great to combine with another oil like Grapefruit!
Peppermint- Peppermint essential oil is probably one of the most well known essential oils to help with motion sickness. Of course it is also great for fevers, headaches, muscle pains and energy. I’d say it’s a must take on family vacations! (Note: not recommended for children under 6. Especially when you have all these other GREAT options!)
Now that you have my top 5 essential oils to use for motion sickness, you might be wondering how you can use these oils. Here you go!
-My Top 3 Recommendations-
- Car diffuser- So convenient. Not only will this help your car smell wonderful while traveling many miles, it will also help anyone who is prone to car sickness!
- Inhalers- If some scents are just too strong for the whole family, I recommend you use the aromatherapy inhalers. You can add 5-10 drops of your favorite motion sickness essential oil or add a combination. The person can inhale when necessary without causing everyone else to have to smell the oil too.
- Tissue paper :)- This might seem too simple but it really is a great and inexpensive way to use essential oils. Carry the essential oil around with you and put a drop or two on a piece of tissue and inhale when needed. The only inconvenient thing is you will most likely need to carry the essential oil every where you go. Although let’s be honest, most of you probably do that anyways :)
Let me know what your favorite oils are for motion sickness and how you use them!