In pervious posts I have highlighted mostly the fun and exciting parts of sea travel but in this post is going to be a little different. It does not matter how great the cruise is you are on if you are suffering from seasickness. It’s that queasy and nauseous feeling that can make you feel like you need to find the restroom or stick your head over the rail of the boat. To put in plainly, being seasick is just awful and it will surely ruin your day or your entire trip. In this post I want to give you a few essential oil recommendations to help reduce the symptoms of seasickness.

Cardamom oil

If you have never tried Cardamon before it is similar to ginger which has also been used for motion sickness relief. It has a bold spicy scent but it is soothing, not like spicy chillies that can cause irritation.

Peppermint oil

We all know that the worst part of getting seasick is throwing up over and over again to the point where there is nothing left leaving you with painful dry heaving. Peppermint oil can be used to help settle the internal stomach organs to help reduce pain stomach contractions.

Lavender oil

Possibly the most diverse and most used essential oil, lavender has been long know for promoting full body relaxation. It can be used for the relief of nausea and anxiety to help calm down your nerves which can flare up in times of motion sickness.

How to use these oils and how to get them

I recommend 3 ways to consume these essential oils. First would be to put a couple drops into your palms and rub them together, then cup your hands and breathe in the scent but do not touch your face. The second would be to rub the oils topically on your chest and arms to help the oils soak in through the skin, but not on the face or near your eyes. Third would be through a diffuser that distributes the oil into a vapor into the air.

There are a lot of different essential oil brands out there on the market, some great and some not so great. I personally prefer doterra essential oils and get them through my local wellness center in Dana Point, Ca First Element Wellness. If you don’t have a local wellness center in your area you can contact Deavah the owner or you can try to order online from a retailer.

Also, I came across the video below that covers several oils along with reflexology that can help with motion sickness. I hope these recommendations help you be prepared to fight seasickness before you feel it coming on.