I've been meaning to post this one for a while since it is something we deal with on car trips and sick days. Our daughter Sadie is a "Super Puker" on windy-roaded car trips and I know others are too. This caused us to look into ways to alleviate the nausea and reduce our messy moments in the car (don't worry, we have a "puke bucket" for the car now on all trips).
The trouble with Sadie is she doesn't know how to recognize and discuss a problem in her tummy until it is too late. She'll start acting lethargic and quiet until the final moments. This means we still rely on Dramamine for her to cover the trips.
But for those able to speak there is hope! Stephanie finds great relief from simply smelling Peppermint oil while in the car. She has a 5/8 dram vial in her oil pouch she just whips out and sniffs on the way. It has been a big help for her.
Another great option is Ginger oil. This one is a bit strong smelling, but it is a miracle worker for nausea. A couple of drops on the bottom of the feet and your body calms back down. We tried it on the last trip with the adults and have had great success.
One other method is the dōTERRA blend DigestZen. This oil blend includes both Ginger and Peppermint and helps settle sad stomachs. Our sister, Jen, was throwing up a lot today and wasn't getting any better. She needed to eat in order to get her body back in order, but that is hard on an upset stomach (especially a reverse action one). She tried a couple drops in a little bit of water at first, but didn't keep it down. Then she just put the oil in her mouth without water (2 drops at the back of the throat) and it stopped the puking. She finally ate and didn't throw up for several hours. She has fibromyalgia and it makes life hard so once a throw up session begins it often doesn't end for a while and is horrible.
FOLLOW UP (NEXT DAY):
Throughout the night Jen continued to feel ill, but swears it has been way more calm than previous "fibro" fits. She used Peppermint or DigestZen in the mouth during the night and it made her puking fit a lot less than it usually is. I didn't realize it had made a difference, because I just judged it by whether it happened or not, but the frequency, duration and strength have all been diminished according to her.