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Top 5 Essential Oils to Help Vertigo

Posted on February 10, 2020 by Chad Pegura | 43 comments

Top 5 Essential Oils to Help Vertigo

It’s estimated that right around 69 million people in the United States will be affected by vertigo at some point in their lives. Vertigo isn’t like your typical dizziness, and it’s a much different sensation than the one you may get if you stand up too quickly. With episodes of vertigo, individuals feel as though they’re on a carnival ride, or that the very room they’re in has begun to spin or move. In some cases, an episode of vertigo may cause a person to feel as though they’re unbalanced and falling to one side. Vertigo may be quite uncomfortable, but in many cases it’s fairly harmless. Episodes of vertigo may lead to feelings of anxiousness or nausea, making it very important that relief can be found and found quickly.

In most cases, vertigo is a sensation that lasts for just a few seconds to a few minutes, but this isn’t universal across the board. Central vertigo, a rare type of vertigo, can cause prolonged vertigo experiences and is likely caused by trauma to the brain. Vertigo is a sensation that some may feel during the course of a migraine, and in some instances is considered the central vertigo type due to it’s relation to brain activity.

Far more common than central vertigo is peripheral, which originates from the inner ear. Many don’t know that our ears are our bodies’ central balance centers, and when they get thrown off balance, so do we. Vestibular imbalances caused by the movement of tiny ear stones can lead to feelings of vertigo, an ear infection may cause vertigo, ear injury, air travel when an ear won’t pop, and some external motions can lead to feelings of vertigo as well. In most cases, these episodes of vertigo will last only a few seconds to moments, but they may be recurring until the problem is fixed or goes away on its own.

Short episodes of vertigo are difficult to treat, and some are more prone to episodes of vertigo than others. Often times, doctors will simply prescribe physical therapy and certain exercises to cut down on episodes of vertigo with no exact known cause. This may cut down on symptoms but it won’t eliminate vertigo from your life.

Top 5 Essential Oils to Help Vertigo

Finding Relief From Vertigo

Anyone who has experienced vertigo can attest to the need for relief and fast. Essential oils can provide help with relieving vertigo if you know just what oils to choose. The top 5 essential oils to help during bouts of vertigo are:

  1. Peppermint essential oil – Peppermint essential oil is a particularly popular oil for vertigo sufferers. Topically applied or through aromatherapy, a 2013 study showed that peppermint essential oil relieved symptoms of headache, nausea, and general dizziness – which are all feelings associated with a vertigo episode.
  2. Lemon essential oil – Lemon essential oil has been used for centuries or longer in treating dizziness and vertigo. In a 2014 study broke down just how effective this type of oil is. Lemon oil can be applied topically with a carrier oil, or used in a diffuser for aromatherapy effects.
  3. Ginger essential oil – Ginger essential oil is a powerful vertigo helper. Mixed with carrier oils and applied to the temples or the abdomen, many found that ginger essential oil helped a great deal with dizziness related to menstruation, and that these effects translate well to cases of vertigo as well.
  4. Lavender oil – An episode of vertigo can be unsettling, causing to spike feelings of anxiety for many. In turn, these feelings of anxiety can cause you to hyper focus on the vertigo, creating a vicious cycle where your vertigo symptoms feel worse than they actually are. Having lavender essential oils on hand for quick aromatherapy can help you to relax until the episode passes.
  5. Eucalyptus – In some cases, it can be nasal congestion contributing to your vertigo issue. When our sinuses are inflamed, clogged, or stuffed, fluid may begin to build up in the inner ear, causing these feelings of pressure to spread across the face and into the ears. When this pressure builds up, vertigo can result. Aromatherapy with eucalyptus can help to soothe sinuses and therefore help with some feelings of ear-related vertigo.

Simple Relief For Vertigo

No person, whether very familiar or less than familiar with feelings of vertigo, enjoys the experience. What essential oils bring to the equation is another way to help these sensations, and get you safely back on your feet once again. As with any essential oil, these should only be applied topically with a safe carrier oil, and they may be diffused to experience the effects as well. While you’re in bed during a bout of vertigo, a few drops of any vertigo-friendly oil in a nebulizing diffuser can be a great helping hand until the episode passes.

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25 Responses

Amy D
Amy D

February 25, 2020

I have 3 members of my family that have Vertigo. This article is very informative and taught me a lot about the condition. I will pass on the info about the essential oils to help them.

Jennylyn Gross
Jennylyn Gross

February 17, 2020

good to know

Richard Hicks
Richard Hicks

February 16, 2020

I had no idea that they could help with vertigo!

Lily Kwan
Lily Kwan

February 16, 2020

These essential oils sound very useful. Thanks for sharing!

sarah conaway
sarah conaway

February 16, 2020

Putting fresh eucalyptus in your shower is amazing! Peppermint oil is super for so many things!

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

February 16, 2020

I am lucky never had vertigo before and hope I don’t know. But I will remember about this

Ricole Shafer
Ricole Shafer

February 16, 2020

I like the idea of pure oil use only! Planning to order for my spa

Ricole Shafer
Ricole Shafer

February 16, 2020

I like the idea of pure oil use only! Planning to order for my spa

Ricole Shafer
Ricole Shafer

February 16, 2020

I like the idea of pure oil use only! Planning to order for my spa

Justin Reynolds
Justin Reynolds

February 16, 2020

Would this help with chronic migraines? One is sensitive to scents.

Heather Ramos
Heather Ramos

February 16, 2020

I need to learn more about essential oils! There are so many great benefits that I did not know about, like this one! Thanks for sharing!

Leela
Leela

February 15, 2020

I would love to try something for my nausea.

kathy pease
kathy pease

February 15, 2020

I will have to learn more about essential oils they sound so great!

Ed
Ed

February 15, 2020

I like the selection of scents!

Coline T.
Coline T.

February 15, 2020

This looks like very good info. Sent it to my niece! Thank you. She had vertigo since over a month…

Linda
Linda

February 15, 2020

Wow, did not know about this! This is really helpful information. Thank you!

Tricia Maldonado
Tricia Maldonado

February 15, 2020

This is amazing!! I’ve struggled with vertigo for so long. I would love to find something that could help!!! This is so wonderful.

Erin Harrison
Erin Harrison

February 14, 2020

I definitely want to try this I love hiking but I get vertigo on steep climbs.

Ali
Ali

February 14, 2020

Aromatherapy is more powerful that one thinks.

Thomas Gibson
Thomas Gibson

February 13, 2020

I really appreciate this article. I suffered from vertigo due to a side effect of a medication I was taking. I was so miserable. I can’t imagine having this condition all the time. Horrible feeling.

Terri David
Terri David

February 13, 2020

Will pass this info along to a friend who suffers from vertigo.

Lori Padgett
Lori Padgett

February 12, 2020

I didn’t know that essential oils can help relieve the symptoms of vertigo. This is great information! Thanks!

Elaine Douglas
Elaine Douglas

February 12, 2020

sending this link to my mom! thanks for posting!

Teresa Dalman
Teresa Dalman

February 12, 2020

Its amazing what Oils can do to the body. We are so used to modern medicine!

Amber Albertson
Amber Albertson

February 12, 2020

It is so cool the things oils can do for our bodies. I never would have thought that vertigo could be treated with essential oils

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