Super Quick Cure For Hiccups

cure for hiccups
It had been a long day. Actually, it had been a really long few days.

Finally, I was able to crawl into bed at midnight. For months I’ve been diligent about going to bed and getting up at a decent time. So midnight is now quite late for this long-ago-night-owl. As I settled in, snug in my covers, it began…


“Hiccups? Hmm, that’s strange.” I thought. Hiccups are exceedingly rare for me. I get them a couple times a year, tops.




Hic, hic…


I laid there, tossing and turning. Exhausted but unable to sleep. Hiccuping every 10 seconds until my stomach hurt. I held my breath, I drank water, I took deep breaths. Nothing worked.  Then I remembered “duh, I have a bunch of essential oils, one of those has to help!” So, a little research and 2 minutes later, my hiccups were gone!  Completely!  I went and laid back down, waiting for the next hic to strike. It never came.

So what was my super quick cure for hiccups? Using my Young Living Essential Oils in Lemon and Chamomile. Now, according to my research, either one of these oils could have worked singularly. But, I wanted to be sure to eradicate the hiccups so I used them in tandem.

Super Quick Cure For Hiccups


Young Living Lemon Oil
Young Living Roman Chamomile
Paper Bag (optional)


Open both bottles of essential oils.
Hold the open bottles about 1-2 inches from you nose.
Take a series of 4-6 very deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.

That’s it, your hiccups should be gone! If you have an exceptionally stubborn case of hiccups, add one drop each of Lemon and Roman Chamomile to a small paper sack. Breathe slowly through the paper sack, inflating and deflating the bag as you breathe, for a minute or so.

Another method I read about but have not tried is a drop of peppermint oil, diluted in a carrier oil such as olive or grapeseed, and placed on the roof of your mouth. I have not tried this method, but I’m almost hoping for another bout of hiccups just so I can!!

*If you’d like to learn more about Young Living essential oils, contact me, I’d love to share the knowledge. I’m not here to sell you anything or sign you up. But of course, if you’d like to sign up for Young Living (my member #1402219) I’d be happy to help. I don’t hold parties, I don’t have a team, and do not actively sell, just being a Young Living member has saved me so much on my oils, it’s worth it in and of itself!

**I am not a doctor and do not play one online. This is not meant to be misconstrued for medical advice. I’m simply sharing what has worked for me.

What are some of the zaniest hiccup treatments you’ve tried?? Did they work?


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