Nausea & Motion Sickness
Keep doTERRA’s Digestzen with you for all your car trips if motion sickness is a problem for you or a family member. doTERRA has created the perfect blend to help in a natural and safe manner with digestive issues including nausea and vomiting that is experienced by adults and children when travelling. Ellen explains how this digestive blend has helped her son from the age of two and saved her a lot of extra cleaning…
My eldest son, now three, went through a stage of terrible carsickness when he was around two. It took us by surprise one day when he threw up in our car after a trip to drop my older step children at school, it was only a short school trip of around 30 minutes there and back. We assumed it was something he ate and didn’t think too much about it.
Sadly for us and our son carsickness became a regular occurrence, happening every time he was in the car for more than about 15-20 minutes (which is most trips in Sydney traffic). I am sure you will agree that cleaning up this mess was and is not fun. So we tried to avoid driving him around as much as possible, but that just is not practical with a big, busy family. So we packed our cars with plastic bags, spare outfits, and plenty of towels.
When I first discovered doTERRA, and was reading up about the many uses of the various oils in the Family Physician’s Kit, the words “motion sickness” jumped out at me. DigestZen is doTERRA’s all purpose digestive miracle oil, and it has changed our lives!
DigestZen contains Ginger, Peppermint, Caraway, Coriander, Anise, Tarragon, and Fennel Seed. It is gentle enough to use topically on small children when diluted with fractionated coconut oil (“FCO”) and either topically or internally for older children and adults. Please refer to the Modern Essentials Guide for more information on dilution and applying oils.
I was so excited to try DigestZen, so on the next car trip I placed 2 drops in my hand, with a little squirt of FCO and rubbed it into his belly in a clockwise motion. I also rubbed the residue into the soles of his feet. Guess what? It worked.
I think that we have had only one carsickness incident in the last 10 months since we have been using doTERRA essential oils. I was religiously applying DigestZen before every trip, and my son would come to request it if I forgot (“I don’t want any sick mummy“) but now we seem to have made some sort of emotional and/or psychological break through, and he just isn’t sick anymore. I still use it before long road trips though and I always keep a small vial of DigestZen with me at all times, because it is great for any digestive complaint, such as indigestion, over-eating, over or under active bowels, a sore tummy and even heartburn. I just wish I had known about it when I was suffering morning sickness! Ellen x
How to use:
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 drops Digestzen digestive blend
1. For children: rub over stomach area and under feet.
2. For adults: use the same above dilution and up a batch for the stomach and a second batch for under the feet.
3. Reapply if needed in 20 to 30 minutes and as needed after that.
CAUTION: Be sure to keep children’s stomach and feet covered after applying oils to avoid eye contact.