Can You Treat Morning Sickness with Aromatherapy?

Morning sickness is just one of those things. Like so many other things in life, a blessing like expectant motherhood is tempered by a little bit of trial and tribulation, like morning sickness. The frustrating thing about morning sickness is that it can be difficult trying to figure out the best way to treat morning sickness. The fact of the matter is that many of the medications that are available to reduce nausea just aren’t safe to use during pregnancy. For this reason, many women have turned to alternative remedies, such as aromatherapy, to treat morning sickness.

In general, aromatherapy uses essential oils to help treat a variety of ailments. In terms of morning sickness during pregnancy, there are several essential oils you can use via aromatherapy. The most effective and most commonly used essential oil used in aromatherapy to treat morning sickness is ginger. Ginger has been used for centuries to alleviate nausea and vomiting. Whether the nausea is due to morning sickness or whether it is from some other condition, such as motion sickness, ginger has been proven effective over and over gain. Using ginger-based essential oils can help with your morning sickness. Other specific essential oils for morning sickness can include things like fennel and peppermint, as well. For some women, lime may help too.

There are a variety of ways to use aromatherapy to treat morning sickness. You can, for example, simply sniff the essential oil. You can put it on a handkerchief to be inhaled. You can add essential oils to your favorite massage oil. You can even acquire a spray or spritzer that will have those essential oils in it. You can spray this mixture on your body, in the air, and even on your bedding, to help with nausea at bedtime.

Many women have found success using aromatherapy to treat morning sickness. While it doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, it may be worth a try, and is certainly preferable to taking harmful medications.

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