I have been travelling a lot lately. Or at least it feels like it. This isn’t a problem for me as I love to travel. I seem to peak a lot of curiosity when I use Essential Oils during travel. I have yet to hear someone complain, but I field a lot of questions about what I am doing and using. Thats why I thought a post on oils may be useful to anyone who likes to travel as much as I do.
I have a handy keychain that is sold through DōTerra. It looks like this. It’s under $10
It comes with 8 small vials that can be re-filled as needed. I have about 16 ready to go at any time so I can choose what I think I will need. The vials are small so they aren’t over the 3oz limit for domestic or international travel. You can take them in your carry on which I strongly suggest. They must be in a plastic ziplock bag. Here are some that I don’t leave home without:
1. Lemon. Lemon is very cleansing and I like to add a drop to my water in the morning for a nice fresh kick start. Especially if I need to be up and going early in the day. I put one or two drops in my bottle of water. It also acts as a really good glue/gum/sticky stuff remover which I have used it for multiple times.
2. On Guard. This is the DōTerra protective blend. It is warm and spicy and reminds me of Fall. I put it on my aromatherapy jewelry as I am leaving for the airport. It is the only “metal” I wear so its easy at the security gate to slip off. I also have a tiny spray bottle of On Guard and water that I use once I take my seat on the plane. I spray it on my armrests, my vent, my tray and pretty much everything else. It does make my area smell like cinnamon but I have only ever gotten good comments about it. Once I arrive at my destination, I use it to clean the bathroom. Just a few drops in some water. I was on a 14 hour flight a few months ago and the couple beside me, I’m pretty sure, had the plague or something. It was horrible. They were coughing, blowing noses, and lots of other non mentionables. I was waiting every day after my arrival home to develop the same symptoms but never did. I attribute all of that to the powerful protective nature of On Guard.
3. DigestZen. I am pretty sure that when I travel, I am not as cautious about what I eat. I like to experience the cuisine of the land I’m travelling in. Such was the case with Thailand. Although my body thrived on the food there, a few things upset my stomach. I used DigestZen by just rubbing it on my stomach and within minutes had relief. You can also add a drop to your water and take internally, but I haven’t tried that before. I did actually apply one drop straight to my tongue in an emergency, “I’ve had too much at the buffet and I’m going to explode” incident.
4. Peppermint. One of my fav oils. This was great when I climbed a mountain for elevation sickness. Myself and several other people with me enjoyed this. We just would open the bottle every hour or so and each would inhale the beautiful benefits of this oil. Immediate relief and you could feel your senses and mood sharpen.
5. Lavender. If you suffer from issue with falling to sleep in strange places (aka a one man tent on an incline at the top of Thailand’s biggest mountain, when you were up chanting until 11 and you need to be up again for hiking at 4:30am.) Just one drop on your pillow (which in my case was a rolled up coat but it still worked). Can also be diffused if you have a diffuser with you. It provides immediate relief and comfort. Also great for insect bites and stings. Yes, bee stings. Try it next time.
6. Frankincense just because. Because its the best all round oil. It has great grounding properties and helps to deepen my much needed meditation experience when travelling. When in doubt of what oil to use, Frankincense is what I choose.
There it is. My first aid Essential Oil Kit. I hope this is helpful.
If you want any info on how to get your hands on some of these precious pure oils from our earth you can email me at email@example.com and I will gladly get you hooked up before your next trip. Even easier, just click here and fill out the form. Namaste beautiful people.