In aromatherapy, many use ginger essential oil for nausea and other stomach issues. Ginger has traditionally been used as a medicinal spice to help soothe digestive problems. A good example is ginger ale, it is often looked to as a home remedy for nausea.
Find out how this wonderful spice essential oil can help you support your health and wellness naturally. Plus, get some great ideas to use essential oil blends for digestion health and a favorite DIY Upset Stomach Roller Blend!
Ginger Essential Oil Benefits
Ginger oil (Zingiber officinale) is produced by steam distillation from the ginger root of the ginger plant. It has a warm, spicy, and woody aroma. Here are some of the beneficial effects of using ginger:
- Supports overall digestive health
- Helps ease indigestion and nausea
- Soothes achy joints and muscles
- Warms and encourages energy
- Assists with motion sickness and morning sickness
Ginger Oil for Nausea
Ginger can settle your digestive upset in a variety of circumstances like travel and car sickness, as well as indigestion and overeating. It can also calm cramping and muscle spasms.
A study was done on the effectiveness of inhaling ginger after surgery, here is the conclusion:
"Findings indicate that ginger essential oil inhalation has implications for alleviating postoperative nausea and vomiting in abdominal surgery patients."
When applied to the abdomen, the warming qualities also helps with any belly aches and pain.
You don't need a lot of ginger as it is very aromatic and potent. Plus, if using topically, too much can irritate the skin. Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil first before applying to the skin.
Best Essential Oils for Nausea/Vomiting
For those feeling stomach upset, essential oils made with carminative properties are beneficial for those experiencing tension and stress that is often the cause of abdominal pain and nausea. When inhaled or applied topically as a dilute blend on the abdomen, these essential oils can provide relief from nausea.
Beside ginger oil, there are more oils to use when feeling sick to your stomach or when vomiting. Here are some ideas:
- Peppermint Oil
- Caraway seed
- Sweet Orange
How to Use Ginger Essential Oil for Nausea with DIY Recipes
Ginger is a well-known remedy for nausea and vomiting. While fresh ginger is often used in cooking, ginger essential oil can be an effective way to treat nausea when you're not feeling well.
Ginger oil has a warm, spicy aroma that can help to stimulate the digestive system. In addition, it may also help to ease feelings of anxiety or stress that can contribute to nausea.
Here are a few ways you can use ginger essential oil for nausea relief.
1. Inhale Ginger Oil
Apply one drop of ginger eo to palm, rub palms together, then bring to nose and inhale the aroma. You can also create an easy aromatherapy inhaler.
Aroma Inhaler Nausea Blend Recipe
Directions: Add essential oil drops to cotton wick and place into inhaler and assemble inhaler.
2. Diffuser Jewelry
Apply a drop of oil to an essential oil necklace or aromatherapy bracelet to get the benefits of inhaling ginger. You can also try one of the other oils listed above instead.
Find out More: How to Use Diffuser Jewelry
3. Soothing Bath
A soak in a soothing bath can be just what you need to settle your abdominal discomfort.
I like to use it with lavender essential oil because lavender is very calming and soothing too. Plus lavender has a gentle nature and is skin nourishing so it mixes nicely with ginger, which I mentioned can be skin irritating.
Lavender Ginger Bath Blend Recipe
Directions: Blend recipe together and add to warm bath just prior to entering bath.
4. Aromatherapy Diffuser
Use a diffuse to get ginger molecules into the air so you can breath them in. Try this Nausea Blend in your ultrasonic diffuser.
Anti-Nausea Diffuser Blend
Directions: Add drops of essential oils to your diffuser with the recommended water for your machine.
5. Apply Topically to Belly
Applying essential oils directly where you need them is a fast way to reap the benefits they have to offer. So when you feel nauseated it is usually felt in your belly, that is why you would want to apply it there.
Try this easy recipe to apply directly to belly. You can also apply this on your chest so you will get the full benefits of inhaling the ginger oil too.
Simple Diy Ginger Blend for Nausea
Directions: Add jojoba oil to the palm of hand, add drops of ginger essential oil to jojoba oil, then rub hands together and massage nausea blend onto belly and chest
DIY Upset Stomach Roller Blend Recipe
Create this powerful blend of aromatherapy oils, it has ginger, spearmint, cardamom and peppermint.
- 2 drops of Ginger
- 2 drops of Cardamom
- 1 drop of Spearmint
- 1 drop Peppermint
- Jojoba Oil
- Roller Bottle
Directions: Add essential oils to roller bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with jojoba oil, place on rollerball and cap. Roll bottle between the palms of hands to mix the oils together.
Where to Apply Ginger Oil for Nausea?
Ginger oil has been found to relieve nausea when applied topically to the abdomen and absorbed through the skin. The effects can also be experienced when it's inhaled, or diffused in the air.
Ginger oil is known for its stomach-settling aromatics, which make it a popular choice for alleviating nausea and its uncomfortable symptoms, such as abdominal tension and dizziness. Apply ginger oil to entire abdomen after diluting with a carrier oil or a blend of carrier oils.
Used aromatically and topically, ginger oil can quickly soothe those symptoms and provide relief. Whether at home or in the office, applying Ginger Oil could be an easy way to safely reduce feelings of nausea.