Feelings of nausea can arise from a variety of different causes including motion or travel sickness, a viral infection, digestive problems, pregnancy or emotional anxiety or tension. Lavender is indicated specifically for sickness due to ‘nerves’ or an emotional upset, especially if the upset is accompanied by digestive symptoms.

Inhale lavender directly from a tissue, or vaporize in the room.

For nausea with indigestion, gently massage the solar plexus/ abdomen in a clockwise direction using 3 drops of lavender in 1 tsp carrier oil.

Other oils: chamomile may be used in a similar way to lavender; peppermint is indicated for travel sickness.

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