We’ve talked a lot about essential oil for nausea in my book Heal your Gut with Essential Oils and in my Heal Your Gut Summit. Still, I regularly get questions from people who want to stop taking Tums and Pepto-Bismol on a daily basis. Thankfully, my research led me to a researched gut health roll-on recipe that you can use to help combat the issues going on in your gut that cause upset stomach and nausea!
Essential Oil for Nausea and Stomachaches
While there are many great oils for gut health and soothing upset stomach, there are a few that actually work better when used together! Cardamom and peppermint are a well-known one-two punch for nausea and digestive upset, and ginger is one of my all-time favorites for bloating and nausea because it’s such a gentle oil.
In fact, a recent study evaluated a special blend of gut health oils and tested them synergistically compared a placebo. (1) Postoperative nausea is a common complication of anesthesia and surgery. Unfortunately, prescription drugs don’t always do the trick so researchers are starting to evaluate natural therapies like essential oils to see if they can help.
This particular study took 303 patients and gave them a gauze pad saturated with a randomly chosen aromatherapy agent and were told to inhale deeply 3 times, and measured their results in 5 minutes. They found that a blend of essential oils of ginger, spearmint, peppermint, and cardamom performed wonderfully and people were less likely to take anti-nausea medications if they simply inhaled this aromatherapy blend!
Stomach Bug Remedy Roll-On
To enjoy this researched soothing blend of essential oil for nausea, simply put 1 drop of each into your diffuser and use throughout the day or when you have a tendency to be nauseous.
Alternatively, you can make this Stomach Bug Remedy Roll-On so you’ll have on-the-go relief whenever you need it!
- 10 ml roller bottle
- 2 drops cardamom
- 2 drops peppermint
- 2 drops spearmint
- 2 drops ginger
- Fractionated coconut oil or the carrier oil of your choice.
- Add essential oils to the glass roller bottle.
- Fill the remaining space in the roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil.
- Massage over the abdomen when feeling nauseous.