The following is in partnership with and was written by a special contributor from Got Oil Supplies. Just as an opening note, I have been using Young Living Essential Oils since 2016. I turned to the oils for their numerous wellness benefits and continue to use them in my every-day life, even when I’m traveling, as does my family. I hope the following information proves to be useful and be sure to check out the giveaway information at the end of the post!
There are various essential oils to help you relax physically and mentally during travel. The following list outlines travel situations in which common essential oils would be helpful.
Do you need help sleeping? Lavender oil’s soothing scent and calming properties are used to help a person fall asleep. The oil’s floral aroma works as a happy pill for uneasy fliers. It is perfect during airplane takeoffs, landings, and turbulence as you try to take a nap.
You can either inhale this oil from a bottle or pat a few drops on a cotton cloth and inhale from it to help you relax. You can also splash little drops on your hotel pillow to help you drift off to sleep.
Are you feeling tired all of a sudden and need an extra kick? Citrus smell wakes up your senses and makes you feel energized. Skip the airport coffee and immerse yourself in the aroma of lemons and sweet oranges to give your body a natural energy boost without the jitters.
The smell of sweet oranges lifts the spirit and helps relax the nervous system while lemon actively raises the levels of serotonin (a mood-boosting chemical in your body). You can rub some on your hand and inhale or breathe in from the bottle.
Feeling tense and queasy? Being a traveler, you might think you are able to get used to the repetitive rides. But, unfortunately, you keep suffering from queasiness caused by motion. Peppermint essential oil is used to relieve cerebral discomfort and queasiness so it is well worth taking it with you everywhere you go.
Just apply a couple of drops to your temples and massage until you feel better. You can also add a few drops to your car infuser and breathe in happily. Say goodbye to the tension and enjoy the ride.
Do you need to calm your upset stomach? Few will admit it but many people experience it when traveling. Anything that causes discomfort in your stomach stresses your mind and affects your entire mood. If peppermint is not enough for your tummy ache, the fresh aroma of ginger is a lovely comfort to have with you on long trips.
Ginger helps fight a nervous tummy without side effects that other meds have. You can breathe in its warm scent on a cotton ball or washcloth and you are good to go.
Wanting an all-around essential oil? Tea tree essential oil is a popular one on the market today. Noteworthy for its versatility, tea tree oil can be used for seasonal discomfort and can be a remedy for cuts and cold sores. Travel, especially long-haul flights, can take a toll on your appearance. Tea tree essential oil is good in this situation in that can help maintain healthy-looking hair and scalp, and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Dilute it with a carrier oil (coconut, grapeseed, avocado, etc.) and dab it on with any clean fabric for effective results.
Essential oils are indeed helpful when traveling. It is important to plan ahead and bring the ones you think you might need. Here are some tips to help you safely travel with essential oils.
1. A good little carrying case is a worthy buy not just for your essential oils but also for your toiletries and meds. They don’t need to be expensive, just have one which is durable and make sure it is sealed tight because an unintentional leak can cause a huge aroma commotion in your bag.
2. Pack your essential oils in tightly sealed vials and always consider a travel size or a roll-on version. Find one that can fit in your carrying case and always check the TSA’s rules about liquid carrying.
3. For travel purposes, it is probably desirable to either inhale them from their bottles or apply the oil onto your skin. Diffusers are a good idea for long trips but if your luggage space isn’t large enough for a diffuser, there is nothing wrong with just enjoying your natural remedies in the palm of your hands.
4. Invest in small carrier oils since some essential oils have strong smells. Remember to mix according to ratios. Better safe than sorry!
Always seek a physician’s advice as some natural oils might not be appropriate for you. Traveling can be so much easier and less stressful with the use of essential oils. Load some up and you are good to go!
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