The Nausea Tip I Wish I’d Known When I Was Pregnant

The Nausea Tip I Wish I'd Known When I Was Pregnant - a tip for easing queasiness of any kind from someone who's tried it all!!!I am, unfortunately, an expert in the feelings of queasiness, nausea, and all things mal de mer (that’s French for seasickness, told you I was an expert!).  I have tried – and been disappointed with – just about every cure for nausea under the sun.  But this year, I stumbled upon the holy grail of stomach settling.  And I was a little surprised at how simple but effective it is! 

My pregnancy days are years behind me, but I have a chronic illness that plagues me with the queasies on a regular basis.  It’s sometimes mild and continuous, sometimes an unrelenting wave, but always unpredictable.  If you’re here – you have my sympathy.  Feeling sick to your stomach for any reason is just the worst. 

But there’s good news!  I found something that really does work and won’t cost you an arm and a leg or harm your unborn baby or require you to trek to the top of a mountain to harvest a rare blossom.

The Nausea Tip I Wish I'd Known When I Was Pregnant - a tip for easing queasiness of any kind from someone who's tried it all!!!

Peppermint oil + lavender oil + small glass roller bottle = INCREDIBLE relief from nausea. 

I carry one of these in my purse at all times.  When the nausea rolls in, I roll a little onto my palms, rub my hands together, then cup my palms over my nose and inhale deeply a few times.

My mom even tried it recently after an out patient surgery when her pain meds where making her queasy – she was amazed at how well it worked! 

I really hope I’m not overselling this.  I hope that you try it and find it to be just as effective as I do.  These little roller bottles can be ordered online or picked up at most stores that carry a good selection of essential oils.  It should only cost a dollar or two. And if you’re skeptical, just buy the peppermint essential oil, you can grab the lavender later.  The peppermint is really what does the bulk of the work here, but adding the lavender helps and makes it a super-multi-purpose oil roller.  The peppermint lavender combo is also great for relieving headaches and soothing scrapes or bug bites.  Plus it smells amazing!!!

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10 thoughts on “The Nausea Tip I Wish I’d Known When I Was Pregnant

  1. Sarah says:

    I love peppermint for nausea and upset stomachs! (I’ve never added lavender to it, as it seems to work amazingly well on its own.) It’s definitely my “go-to” for tummy troubles!

    • sarainshanghai says:

      For upset tummies, we also love using lemon oil! I have a second roller bottle filled with it for my kiddos. 🙂

    • sarainshanghai says:

      Ugh – that 2nd pregnancy can be sooooo rough! It’s the first time that you have to experience pregnancy AND motherhood at the same time. Seriously, grab yourself a bottle of peppermint oil at the very least – let me know if it helps!

    • sarainshanghai says:

      I really couldn’t believe how well they worked! I’d tried medications (both over the counter AND prescription), special teas, and all kinds of things. The oils blew everything else away!

  2. Jelli says:

    I use both these oils pretty frequently around the house. Love ’em! Will def have to get my hands on a roller ball bottle to try this or give it to a pregnant friend. Praise God, I never really get nauseous during pregnancy, but I know that I’m in the minority.

    • sarainshanghai says:

      The roller ball bottles are great! Plus you can have fun mixing and matching your favorite oils to come up with new blends. 🙂 And they’re so cheap that it makes it easy to pass on a “sample” to a friend.

    • sarainshanghai says:

      Great question! You can use up to half lavender but other than that it’s personal preference. I probably use about 1/3 lavender and 2/3 peppermint. 🙂

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