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Essential Oils for Travel

Posted May 21 2013 6:00pm

MP900387604Memorial Day weekend is around the corner and before you know it, summer will be here.  The travel season is fast approaching   Before you pack your bags and head out the door make sure you have essential oils on hand for your travels.  Weather you are traveling by car, plane, train or boat   essential oils  will come in handy for you and your family.

The Essential Oil Travel Kit

Pick and choose what you need from this list.  You may want to take them all or just a few, decide what works best for your needs.

  • Peppermint : cooling, headaches, motion sickness, keeps you a
    lert
  • Ginger : motion sickness
  • Lavender : sunburn, burns, calming, bug repellent, a good all-purpose essential oil
  • Lemon : disinfecting, purifying, uplifting
  • Lemongrass : bug repellent
  • Eucalyptus : cooling, respiratory issues
  • Tea Tree : disinfecting
  • Chamomile, Roman : calming, soothing
  • Grapefruit : uplifting, energizing, cheerful
  • Thyme : comforting, helps the immune system

Travel:

Motion sickness

Flying

Blend one ounce of grapeseed oil with 7 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil .

Jet lag

  • Avoid wasting precious vacation time trying to get your sleep/wake schedule back on track.
  • Use essential oils of peppermint , eucalyptus and grapefruit in the in morning.  Use these either by placing a drop of each oil on a tissue, in a morning bath or massage onto neck, chest and shoulders.  These oils will help to keep you awake and energized.
  • In the evening get sleep with lavender and Roman chamomile .  Use  this combination in the bath if you can.  You may also want to create a spritzer blend to spray in the room and on your linens too.
  • For best results keep using these essential oil combinations for the first 2-3 days while your body adjusts.

For energy, blend 2 drops of peppermint , 5 drops of grapefruit and 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oils into one ounce of grapeseed oil .

In the Hotel Room

  • Room sprays are a must, make it feel like a home away from home!
  • Use tea tree and  lavender essential oil to disinfect surfaces.  It’s a good idea to spray this combination on the bed linens too.

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Other Uses and Tips

  • Place a few drops of tea tree essential oil on a couple of cosmetic pads and place in your suitcase for freshness.
  • Be sure to pack tissues and or cosmetic pads, these make the best portable aromatherapy diffusers!
  • Small spray bottles with water come in handy for making room sprays, disinfectant sprays and aromatic spritzers for the face and skin.

Enjoy your travels wherever they may be. Your essential oils are essential,  don’t leave home without them!  Safe travels everyone.


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