We just got back from our summer vacation to the beach. We went to Carrebelle, FL and spent most of our time at St. George Island. Of course, when I left the house for a week I didn’t leave without my essential oils. Let’s talk about traveling with essential oils.
Traveling with essential oils can make your vacation less stressful and come in handy if someone gets sick. I’ll share the best oils to take along on vacation.
TRAVELING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS VIDEO
BEST OILS TO PACK AND WHY
Traveling with essential
- FRANKINCENSE– Frankincense, the king of oils, is known for its extensive health benefits and one I would never leave home without. It can support the body and emotions in so many ways. This essential oil is a go to when traveling long distances with kids because it is calming and works for most aliments.
- OREGANO– This is the oil I hope I don’t need while on vacation but bring along just in case. Oregano is a powerful natural antibiotic and is my go to whenever anyone in my family comes down with a viral or bacterial infection.
- LAVENDER– Lavender is widely known for its calming and soothing effects it has on the body, but it is also great for skin imperfections. I take lavender along mostly for the kids. I use it topically whenever one of the kids fall and scraps their knee and I love diffusing it at night to promote a better night sleep. It is a must have when the kids are out of their normal routine and adjusting to a new time zone.
- ROSE– Rose is a powerful immune booster and amazing for the skin. Rose is a very delicate oil and great for ones with sensitive skin. Rose is my go to oil for my 6 month old because of its delicacy. Rose can be helpful for digestive support, respiratory issues, and overall wellness.
ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR TRAVEL
I have a blend of essential oils that are great for respiratory support that I like to pack for travel. I make it in a roller bottle so it is easy to apply. This blend is great for seasonal and environmental threats, coughs, and congestion.
RESPIRTORY ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
6 drops eucalyptus
5 drops peppermint
4 drops melaleuca
3 drops lemon
2 drops cinnamon
Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to chest, bridge of nose, and bottom of feet.
If you have DoTERRA’s breathe blend: add 20 drops to a 10mL roller and fill the rest with fractioned coconut oil.
Ya’ll we traveled 13.5 hours from our home with 4 young kids …we needed all the uplifting oils we could get! I packed my DoTERRA cheer roller bottle to apply to the kids, and myself, when needed on the drive. It’s a blend of wild orange, clove, star anise, lemon, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon. This blend of oils are great for promoting positive feelings, provides burst of happiness, and uplifts the mood.
UPLIFTING BLEND ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
5 drops wild orange
5 drops lemon
3 drops clove
3 drops ginger
2 drops cinnamon
Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to pulse points and bottom of feet as needed.
It seems like when you go on vacation all the health foods go out the window. You may even hit up a fast food joint when driving. If you aren’t use to eating all that greasy processed food you may experience some digestive issues. I always travel with my digestive roller bottle for these scenarios. Ginger, fennel, peppermint, anise, and caraway are all great for digestive support. These oils can help with bloating, cramping, gas, and indigestion. These oils also help with motion sickness and can ease the feeling of nausea.
DIGESTIVE ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
8 drops ginger
8 drops peppermint
5 drops fennel
Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply topically to stomach.
If you have DoTERRA’s digestzen: add 20 drops to a 10mL roller and fill the rest with fractioned coconut oil.
Anyone else experience headaches when driving on a bright sunny day? I love using DoTERRA’s past tense blend for headaches. If you don’t have past tense you can make a similar blend with peppermint, frankincense, and lavender. These oils are great at relieving tension and reducing inflammation.
TENSION ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
8 drops peppermint
8 drops frankincense
8 drops lavender
Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to temples, forehead, and back of neck.
My husband is prone to back pain and joint related injuries. His all time favorite oil blend is DoTERRA’s deep blue. It is known as the soothing blend and great for muscle and joint aches and pains. I never leave for vacation without it, just in case of an injury. It has a natural cooling and heating effect on the body making it very soothing and great for relieving tension. It is one you will want to apply topically after a long drive if you are feeling stiff or one you can use if you get a sore neck from sleeping on it wrong. It is a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, ylang yang, helichrysum, blue tansy, and blue chamomile.
SOOTHING BLEND ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
5 drops wintergreen
5 drops peppermint
4 drops blue tansy
3 drops ylang yang
3 drops helichrysum
Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to area of concern.
If you have DoTERRA’s deep blue: Add 20 drops to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractioned coconut oil.
Nobody wants to get sick while on vacation so immune boosting oils are a must! I love using DoTERRA’s on guard daily to boost the immune system naturally. This blend is great to use before going into crowded places, when you have been exposed to a sickness, and when you aren’t feeling well. I used this oil blend everyday on vacation to help everyone stay well.
PROTECTIVE BLEND ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
5 drops wild orange
5 drops clove
5 drops rosemary
4 drops eucalyptus
3 drops cinnamon
Add oils to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to bottoms of feet, down the spine, and on the wrist.
If you have DoTERRA’s on guard: Add 20 drops to a 10mL roller bottle and top off with fractioned coconut oil.
STORAGE CASE FOR TRAVEL
My husband ordered me an essential oil case on amazon for my birthday and I love it. Here is one similar to mine. It holds 10 essential oils or 10 roller bottles. I like that it has separate pockets for each keeping the oils upright and from hitting other bottles. It keeps my oils organized and easy to see which oils are which. Anytime I take my essential oils out of the house I store them in a case before throwing them in my bag to keep them form breaking or leaking.
As you can see when I am traveling I bring several immune boosting essential oils to keep everyones immune systems up and to avoid sicknesses. I also bring oils for all the common aliments: coughs, tummy troubles, and skin rashes, just in case someone was to catch something. I would hate for someone to get sick and not having my oils to help them feel better. AND last but defiantly not least, I like to pack all the calming, relaxing, and happy essential oils! Kids thrive off schedules and when we get them off schedule they can act out. I will always make room for those oils that help them stay happy and calm.
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Which essential oils do you never leave without? Tell me what oils are your must haves for travel.
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