Best Essential Oils for Motion Sickness


Do you struggle with feelings of nausea or motion sickness? 

Nausea always seems to strike at the most inconvenient times. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, some people are more prone to experience nausea caused by motion sickness. Fortunately, there are specific essential oils for nausea that you can use in these unexpected moments. Keep reading to learn about the best essential oils for motion sickness and how to use them. 

How to use essential oils for motion sickness

Using Ginger oil for motion sickness

This classic spice is one of the most highlighted essential oils for nausea related to motion sickness. Thanks to the chemical components zingiberene and sesquiphellandrene, Ginger oil is capable of reducing occasional nausea when it strikes.* Don’t forget to slip this handy oil into your travel bag where it can be easily accessed. Simply add one to two drops of Ginger oil to your water or soda water and drink to help ease your discomfort.*

Using Mint oils for motion sickness

When you have an upset stomach on a road trip, Veggie Capsules and Peppermint oil can help alleviate the issue.* If you don’t have the oil readily available, you can also swallow one to two Peppermint Beadlets to help with the occasional stomach upset.*


If you find Peppermint oil to be too strong, Spearmint oil is a more mild and gentle mint oil for nausea with similar benefits. Fortunately, Spearmint oil also promotes digestion and helps reduce the occasional upset stomach.* It is a great option to use with your kids that may also suffer from motion sickness.

Using doTERRA DigestZen® for motion sickness

If you experience queasiness on a road trip or a boat ride, fight the queasy feeling with DigestZen® Digestive Blend.* Take this blend internally before you leave on a trip in order to combat the queasy feelings and enjoy the ride ahead of you.

DigestZen® Digestive Blend Softgels can be kept in your purse or backpack for vacations and unexpected moments of discomfort. You can also try DigestTab®, a chewable tablet that maintains stomach acid balance with calcium carbonate. It includes Ginger oil, Fennel oil, and Coriander oil to ease stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and occasional indigestion.*

Other ways to use essential oils for motion sickness

While there are many internal benefits of essential oils for nausea caused by motion sickness, you can also use the aroma of essential oils to calm the senses and soothe your emotions. Anytime you suddenly feel nauseous, or when preparing for trips or events where you might become nauseated, try applying any of the following oils topically to your skin: 

  • Ginger oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Fennel oil
  • Coriander oil
  • doTERRA DigestZen

As you breathe in the soothing scents of these oils, it will promote a sense of calm and help you to be ready for the journey ahead. 


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