How to Use Essential Oils for Hangover

How to Use Essential Oils for Hangover

If you find yourself in this unfortunate state from overindulging, try using essential oils for hangover. Aromatherapy is a natural, yet effective way, to ease your pesky symptoms. Many find that using essential oils both topically AND through inhalation, work best to cure a hangover.

What Causes a Hangover?

A hangover… what IS a hangover? It’s the WORST FEELING EVER. Enough said.

Well, we don’t have to get all technical here because if you’ve ever had one too many adult beverages, then you certainly know that drinking “too much” alcohol is what causes a hangover.

According to Mayoclinic:

“A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol.

As a general rule, the more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to have a hangover the next day. But there's no magic formula to tell you how much you can safely drink and still avoid a hangover.

However unpleasant, most hangovers go away on their own, though they can last up to 24 hours.”

How to Use Essential Oils for Hangovers with DIY Recipes and Blends

What are the Symptoms of a Hangover?

Luckily, most hangovers go away on their own… taking with them their unpleasant symptoms. When your blood alcohol content significantly drops, that is when hangover symptoms typically creep their way into your life, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Excessive thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Shakiness
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
  • Poor sleep

As we said… a hangover is the WORST feeling ever! However, we do realize that “life happens” and sometimes you may perhaps indulge in alcohol a bit more than you should. In case that ever happens to you, make sure to have these pure essential oils on hand.

How to Use Essential Oils for Hangover

Hangovers are like snowflakes.

Just like each snowflake is uniquely different and one-of-a-kind... so are hangovers. Therefore a one size fits all remedy just won’t cut it. But fear not because we have an essential oil for each of the unpleasant effects of having “one too many”:


How To Use:

Lavender Essential Oil

  • Eases shakiness
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Naturally relaxes your body
  • Add 5 drops to your diffuser and then kick back and relax
  • Roll onto your wrists and temples, learn how to make a lavender roll on here

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Tames bloated, cramped, and gassy feelings
  • Helps relax your gastrointestinal tract
  • Clears your head
  • Mix a few drops with your shower product before using
  • Mix with fractionated coconut oil and massage into your stomach

Ginger Essential Oil

  • Supports a healthy digestive system
  • Will settle your stomach
  • Put 5 drops of ginger into your diffuser for some sweet (and spicy) relief

Cardamom Essential Oil

  • Relieves abdominal cramping and gas
  • Rub a few drops between your wrists and inhale slowly
  • Dilute a few drops in a carrier oil (like jojoba) and rub onto belly

Coffee Essential Oil

  • Revives your dimmed senses
  • Eases light and noise sensitivity
  • Great for inhalation, use in your diffuser or aromatherapy inhaler



How To Use:

Lemon Essential Oil
  • Brightens your mood
  • Boosts your alertness
  • Promotes mental clarity
  • Enhances focus

  • Add 6 drops of lemon oil to 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil
  • Massage onto skin and inhale
Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • Works as a great pick-me-up!
  • Lightens mental fatigue
  • Soothes moodiness
  • Calms digestive upset

  • Add a few drops to your diffuser
  • Mix with a carrier oil and rub onto stomach



How To Use:

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • Calms stress
  • Lessens exhaustion
  • Relaxes tension
  • Sedative properties
  • Rub onto your temples and inhale
Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Refreshing
  • Stimulating
  • Improves alertness
  • Massage into your forehead and temples for relief
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Pain-reducing effects
  • Breaks up mucus
  • Relieves congestion issues and sinus pressure
  • Opens airways
  • Use in a diffuser
  • Mix with a carrier oil and apply to your chest and neck

Next, let’s learn more about how you can create your own “morning after” essential oil blends.

Essential Oil Blends for Hangover

Not only will these essential oil recipes chase away your hangover, but will also give you a bit of energy so that you can actually participate in life and feel like a functioning human.

Party Remedy Diffuser Blend

What You Need

  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Lavender
  • Essential Oil Diffuser

Directions: Add all of the aromatherapy oils to your diffuser with recommended water. Turn on and enjoy this uplifting and revitalizing recipe.

Hangover Diffuser Blend Party Remedy by Loving Essential Oils

DIY Anti-Hangover Rollerball Remedy

Roll on just a little of these lovely oils to soothe your woes.

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Eucalytpus (any type)
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • Jojoba Oil
  • 10 ml Roller Bottles

Direction: Add drops of oil to roll on bottle, fill rest with jojoba carrier oil. Roll onto chest, arms and neck.

Anti-Hangover Rollerball Remedy by Loving Essential Oils

The Morning After Diffuser Blend

What You Need

  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Juniper
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • Essential Oil Diffuser

Direction: Add all of the oil drops to your diffuser with recommended water. Turn on and enjoy the aromatic bliss.

Natural Anti-Nausea Inhaler Blend

What You Need

  • 7 drops Cardamom
  • 5 drops Ginger
  • 3 drops Peppermint
  • Aromatherapy inhaler

Directions: Add oils to your personal aromatherapy inhaler. Use as needed when you experience digestional upset.

Natural Anti-Nausea Inhaler Blend for Hangovers

Ultimate Relaxing Diffuser Blend

What You Need

  • 4 drops Lavender oil
  • 4 drops Peppermint oil
  • Essential Oil Diffuser

Directions: Add all of the oil drops to your diffuser and set it next to your bed. Lay back, relax, sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed. Sleeping next to these oils can help reduce the severity of your hangover!

Essential Oils for Hangovers - Ultimate Relaxing Diffuser Blend with lavender and peppermint

Using essential oils for hangovers is a natural, yet effective way, to ease your pesky symptoms. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water to replenish and hydrate your body along with eating a healthy meal.

Do you have an all natural hangover remedy that you swear by? Send them to us.

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The Best Hangover Essential Oil Blends to Try

Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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