Best Essential Oils For Sea Sickness

Much like car and motion sickness feeling queasy on the water is no fun. 

In fact, it can make your whole trip miserable if you don’t get a handle on it.

I know many people take Dramamine for seasickness which is really helpful but I always like to use my essential oils when I can.

I don’t plan to go on a cruise any time soon but we do have lakes nearby and there is nothing like renting a boat for the day and enjoying the lake.

If you’re lucky enough to live near the beach you can imagine how the big waves could give you seasickness.

(keep reading to learn which oils are good for seasickness and some natural products you can buy)

Essential Oils To Use For seasickness

Best Essential Oils For Sea Sickness

If you have a child, family member, or friend who suffers from seasickness try some of these essential oils first to help calm the queasy feeling.

Many oils have been studied for their antispasmodic effects and found to bring relief.

Standouts include ginger, peppermint, cardamom, and lemon.

Remember: You will need to experiment to find what works best for you.


Am I the only one who remembers ginger ale when you were sick as a child?

That soothing smell and taste always made me feel better when nauseous.

Ginger essential oil works the same way.

Ginger has been studied for its effectiveness in helping soothe motion sickness and has even been found effective in chewing gum

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This is the first oil we grab for nausea and it typically works every time. 

Science reviews show how inhaling peppermint oil will make you feel better quickly. 

I usually always have a bottle of peppermint oil in my purse to freshen my breath but to hand over to my daughter who often gets sick in the car. 

She also carries a roller bottle containing a combination of oils in her purse.


Admittedly I have a small unopened bottle of this essential oil and would have never thought about it being good for motion sickness until I saw the recipe video below.

Cardamom soothes stomach pain and helps keep digestion problems in check by helping to reduce nausea and vomiting.

How To Use Your Essential Oils For Sea Sickness

You can use those oils alone at first and then if they don’t work you can try combining them together or with other essential oils to make your own specialized blend.

If you are someone that typically deals with seasickness then you want to be armed and ready.

Here are 2 premade blends you could try:

Easy Quick Relief

If you have your essential oils on you and you’re feeling sick just open the bottle and breathe it in.

Take some deep breaths, break, and then inhale again.

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Try Essential Oil Nose Rings To Keep Your Hands Free

Nose rings are becoming more popular with essential oils because they give you a personal boost of aromatherapy.

Now with everyone wearing facemasks, you can easily wear a nose ring without anyone knowing.

I wear one under my face mask to ease anxiety and boost my immune system and I can see how these could be really helpful for seasickness and motion sickness.

Tip: You can buy essential oil nose rings here for a great price

Roller Bottles Make It Easy To Apply Your Oils

Take along a roller bottle filled with carrier oil and essential oils then liberally rub your blend on your temples, back of the neck, and wrists whenever you start to feel queasy.

You can apply your blend before you get sick to hopefully avoid it.

Get blank roller bottles on Amazon or Simply Earth.

Read more about using roller bottles and get DIY recipes here

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Essential Oil Inhalers Can Be Used Quickly

Just like the word implies these help you inhale the essential oils without having to carry around a bottle of oils.

A simple inhaler with essential oils can be used anytime to avoid getting sick or to help your symptoms to subside.

Get blank inhalers on Amazon or Simply Earth.

You can find a premade blend called “The Quease Ease Inhaler” on Amazon.

Read more about using inhalers and get DIY recipes here

Ginger essential oil for Sea sickness

Natural Products To Try For Sea Sickness

If you are looking for other ways to avoid seasickness here are a few options for you.

1.Sea-Band Anti Nausea Acupressure Wrist Bandread the 6780 reviews on Amazon

2. Transdermal Motion Sickness Patchesread the 345 reviews on Amazon

3. Motion Sickness Tablets by Hylandsread the 569 reviews on Amazon
These homeopathic pills bring relief of symptoms of nausea and dizziness aggravated by motion and are safe for adults and children. 

4. NoMoNausea Kids Motion Sickness Waterproof Relief Bands – read reviews on Amazon
Latex-free gentle pressure band with natural peppermint essential oils.

DIY Essential Oil Recipes For Motion And Sea Sickness

These recipes have been recommended for seasickness but you can try blends that work for carsickness, too. Check out those recipes here.

Cardamon Turk Stomach Ease – Massage Oil

This recipe from Simply Earth combines cardamon, orange, and ginger essential oils.

What you’ll need:

  • 1-ounce empty bottle
  • 9 drops Cardamom
  •  7 drops Sweet Orange
  •  2 drops Ginger Root Co2

What you’ll do:

  1. Add essential oils to the 1-ounce bottle and fill the rest with your carrier oil of choice.
  2. Massage onto the stomach in a clockwise manner to aid with digestion and ease an upset stomach.

essential oils for motion sickness

Motion Sickness Roller Bottle Recipe 

This blend will help with motion sickness, nausea, and dizziness.

Add essential oils to a blank roller bottle and then add about 1/2 ounce of fractionated coconut oil.

  • 8 Drops Peppermint
  • 7 Drops Ginger
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

What you’ll do:

  1. Add essential oils to the 1-ounce roller bottle and fill the rest with your carrier oil of choice.
  2. Roll on your temples, wrists, and stomach, or just breath in.

Roller bottle blend for sea sickness

Bottom Line

If you want to use your essential oils for seasickness or any type of motion sickness start with basic oils such as ginger, peppermint, and cardamom.

If they don’t work for you then move on to some of the blends.

Let me know which oils have helped you.

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