January 23, 2015

Calm Waters Combo :: Dealing with Motion Sickness

I don't know about you, but this cold weather has me longing for the sunny days of summer. I'm ready for road trips to fun destinations, days on the lake with friends and a trip to Salt Lake City (yep, that one is via plane). The only problem with these fun activities is that I get really motion sick. Its bad. Really bad. For those of you who don't know what motion sickness feels like, here is a visual.

Photo Credit: Melissa O'Donohue

Now that we're all on the same page, everyone understands why people like me sometimes dread or avoid travel, even if its somewhere we really want to go. I think the less talked about side of motion sickness is how it affects your traveling partners. Sure, everyone feels bad that you're sick, but for me, I would always feel worse for my traveling companions, namely, my husband. Poor guy, he's so kind and always puts up with my requests to pull over for a few minutes to get out and walk, or my need to roll down the windows (yes, plural) when we're traveling at 70 mph, and always lets me have the window seat on plane trips.
Sometimes I start this combo a few days before my trip to kind of get myself ready for travel. At the very least, I apply before leaving home on the day of travel and carry these oils with me on my trip. I've included Valor and Peace & Calming in my recipe. These oils really help me deal with the anxiety of travel, which for me, contributes to the intensity of motion sickness. I hope this is helpful to you and your family. Do you have a favorite combo for motion sickness? If so, comment below and share! 

**This post is not intended to be medical advice. Its simply the experience of the author. Please consult a medical professional of your choice before starting or stopping any health related regimen. 

1 comment:

  1. I am so thankful for this post, I suffer badly from motion sickness and I have to do all the things you mentioned above. I am going to start trying this. Thank you thank you thank you. I hate taking medication for it. I have always had to wear those patches when I travel. I will let you know how it works for me.