Motion Sickness and Natural Remedies

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Did you know there are natural remedies for motion sickness? Whether you’re hitting the road, taking to the skies, or setting sail on the open water, motion sickness can really put a damper on all the fun.

Speaking from experience, I, myself am not a fan of winding roads in the car or flying in the air and a couple of our kiddos aren’t so fond of the winding roads either, so having a natural solution on hand is amazing for settling the stomach.

That is where our essential oils come in. I always have my favorites for this stashed in my purse or car, or both!

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What essential oils are great for motion sickness?

Peppermint, Orange, Aroma Ease, and TummyGize are all favorites of ours. 

Everyone is different for what they like and what they find helpful, something that smells good and settles our stomach may be different for you. These are pretty universal though but don’t be afraid to switch it up if you like something more.


This one has a blend of Ginger, Peppermint, Spearmint, Cardamom and Fennel. It helps to calm and settle the stomach.


This one is always a favorite for so many things. Peppermint has a minty freshness to it that calms the stomach and can also help deliver a little extra energy when you need it. This is one that always gets diluted when used.

Orange, Tummygize, AromaEase and Peppermint Essential Oils Collage

TummyGize or DiGize

Both of these are great but my kids and I prefer the smell to TummyGize for easing upset tummies. It is a wonderful blend of spearmint, peppermint, tangerine, anise, fennel, cardamom and ginger and is specific for settling the stomach. I also like to apply this one to the base of our nose for a constant minty smell.


This one is honestly just a personal favorite of mine. It was one of my favorites during pregnancy and helped me deal with nausea so much especially when paired with Peppermint. So, I thought I would add this to the list too, the fresh, citrusy smell was very gentle for a queasy stomach and it’s one I like to diffuse as well.

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Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness with moving car, plane in clouds and a ship on water

How do I use essential oils for motion sickness?

It’s so simple, all you need to do is apply a drop or two to your wrists or on the back of the neck.

I also love to have a car diffuser for when we are in a vehicle. I can turn it on for a fresh smell that helps to settle the stomach if we will be hitting winding roads. Bonus is that it is also great for emotions and moods for longer car rides.

Diffuser bracelets are also another great way to keep essential oils close by your skin and easy to smell as needed. You can easily apply your favorite essential oils to wooden or lava diffuser beads on a diffuser bracelet. This also allows them to remain close to the wrists.

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So as you are making your plans for your summer travels, don’t forget to pack your Peppermint, Orange, TummyGize and AromaEase.

These are our favorite essential oils for the tummy!

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Now I am by no means a doctor, I am just a Mama who loves finding natural options for her family. My education on oils is how our family has used these over the years and the benefits we have seen. You are the gatekeeper of your home and know your family so please keep that in mind while following us on this journey. Also, when speaking about essential oils, we use Young Living in our family and have for over six years. These are the oils that I have researched and feel comfortable with for our family and not all oils are created equal.

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Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you next time!



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