Dr. Hawkins’ Ginger Chews Formula

Ginger is great for all forms of nausea, regardless of cause. Studies have found that it helps to alleviate postoperative nausea and morning sickness, and that it can reduce vomiting episodes in nausea due to side effects of certain prescription drugs. It’s also used traditionally for food poisoning, motion sickness, and all other forms of digestive complaints.

Our research team has found that the whole herb may be more effective than the essential oil alone, so this recipe combines the two for the best of both worlds. For increased potency, try using ginger C02 extract instead of ginger essential oil.

Dr. Hawkins developed this formula in the early 2010s and since that time, hundreds of her students around the globe have been enjoying it for motion sickness, transient stomach bugs, morning sickness, and surgical procedures.

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar
  • 12 drops organic ginger essential oil
  • 18 drops organic lemon essential oil


Begin by infusing the coconut oil with the fresh ginger by combining the two in a saucepan and warming over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain out the ginger. Combine the infused oil with the honey and sugar over medium to medium high heat. Bring to a boil and continue to cook (stirring occasionally) until it reaches 245 on a candy thermometer.

While it is cooking, prepare a 9×5 loaf pan by lightly oiling with coconut oil and adding a layer of parchment paper to the bottom. Oil the lined pan again lightly with coconut oil. When the ginger mixture reaches 245, remove from heat. Stir until the bubbling stops, then mix in the essential oils. Pour into the prepared pan and let cool for 30 minutes.

Remove the chews from the pan and cut into 32 squares. (Cut the block of chews in half to form two 5×4.5 inch semi-squares, then cut each into 16 pieces.) Wrap in natural waxed paper and store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.

Dosing: Based on the doses used in successful clinical trials, an equivalent dose would be to use 2 chews as a single serving, every 2-4 hours or up to 8 per day for an otherwise healthy adult. For children's dosing, see our resources on integrative pediatric health.