Essential oils for travelling
If you are already using essential oils at home and as part of your daily routine, you will love the idea of taking them with you on your next holiday. There are so many ways in which essential oils can support and enhance your travel experience. From easing symptoms of jetlag, indigestion or headaches to healing cuts, scratches and bug bites, as well as boosting energy and immunity, essential oils are an easy, natural solution to use while travelling.
Benefits of essential oils when travelling
- Promotes energy and mental alertness, ensuring you are making the most of everyday
- Eases symptoms of jetlag, muscle tension and headaches
- Prevents and helps heal insect bites
- Helps heal cuts, scratches and skin infections
- Eases nausea and indigestion
- Clear respiratory system and alleviate allergies
- Supports sleep and relieves anxiety
Travelling with essential oils is easy – whether you are flying or driving, you can easily fit them into your carry-on luggage, backpack or suitcase. Airlines allow up to 15ml of liquids in carry-on luggage, which means you can take the 10ml bottles with you – or you can take you favourite DIY blends.
Best essential oils to use while travelling
Tea Tree essential oil: Extremely versatile and great to use for insect bites in tropical regions, cleaning wounds and scratches due do its antibacterial properties. Make your own hand sanitizer by mixing 20 drops of tea tree oil with 5 drops of lavender, 5 drops of lemon with 1 tablespooon of witch hazel and ¼ cup of aloe vera gel. If you have a skin breakouts, you can also use it to clear dry pimples.
Eucalyptus: a travel essential due to its wide spectrum antimicrobial properties. Use Eucalyptus to clear respiratory system, relieve cough and allergies, ease headaches, prevent and heal insect bites as well as fight bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
Lemon: Clear your sinuses and respiratory system and promotes steady breathing – which is great for the airplane. It can also be used to comfort a sore throat as well as ease allergies and hayfever. To relieve allergies, mix 3 drops of lemon, peppermint, and lavender oil with your favourite carrier oil and massage behind your ears, neck, and bottoms of feet.
Peppermint: Amazing pick me up essential oil, promoting mental alertness and clarity. You can also mix a few drops in your favourite carrier oil and apply to the back of your neck and temples to alleviate headache and pressure. You can also apply a drop on your wrists to soothe nausea or motion sickness. If you suffer from indigestion on your travel, you can massage a few drops directly on your abdomen.
Frankincense: Great to boost immunity system, balance hormones and promote relaxation. Place a few drops on your wrists, back of your neck and under your feet to fight off potential viruses and alleviate anxiety.
Lavender: The best essential oils for skincare, burns, bug bites and scratches. Apply a few drops to the affected area to promote fast healing.
Sleep rollerball: The best companion in your flights and bus rides to help relax and promote deeper sleep.
Sinus Clear rollerball: A must for travelling. Rub on your chest, wrists and forearms to increase energy or ease congestion.
You can also treat yourself one of our ECO. Travel Essentials Aroma trio – a combination of Sinus Clear blend, Rosemary essential oil and lavender essential oil.
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