It’s not that I don’t like to travel.
It’s just that I hate everything about planes and cars and movement and everything makes me motion sick and if the zombie apocalypse comes and our only salvation is by helicopter or on some cruise ship or on a great-glass elevator that my husband has secretly been building in the attic, then I’m just gonna have to take my chances with the zombies!
After all, I DO have mah’ stash of essential oils, and I heard that if you slather yourself with Lavender they won’t want to devour your face. Or something like that.
But alas, there are times when travel is a necessity. You know, for memories n’ such. My family loves to travel and so I must oblige. And one thing that I was happily surprised about was that my essential oils were a wonderful comfort to have on hand. If you ever find yourself driving on the road and you see a chick sitting in the passenger seat of a Toyota RAV4 wearing earplugs, sunglasses and a visor while surrounded by pillows and hugging bottles of essential oils, just wave politely and try not to laugh. ‘Cause that chick is me.
My favorite essential oils for traveling!
I’ve heard this question asked again and again: “Can you take bottles of essential oils on a plane?” The answer is YES! Here are the TSA regulations for carrying liquids on board…you are allowed to carry as many 5 or 15ml bottles that will fit in a 1 quart plastic bag.
- 90 ml = 3 ounces
- Six 15 ml bottles = 90 ml = 3 ounces
- Eighteen 5 ml bottles = 90 ml = 3 ounces
If you have more than you’d like to carry on, you can pack as many EOs as you want to in luggage that you’ll be checking in with the airline, but be sure to pack them in sealed bags with a few paper towels in case of leakage.
Just so you’re aware, there *can* be flights stopped on the runway due to a “strange” aroma in the cabin. My mom used the protective blend and a lot of people were saying, “What’s that smell?!” but that was it. My mom didn’t care because she said that in that recirculated cabin air, EVERYBODY needed the Protective blend, haha! But do be aware that you probably need to use diluted essential oils in the cabin.
Do airport x-ray scanners impact essential oils?
Not really, no. While x-rays can impact energy frequencies, according to Dr. Robert Pappas (an essential oil chemist and founder of the Essential Oil University) essential oils do not have vibrational energy frequencies so you should be good to go.
There is no decrease in potency or efficacy of essential oils after traveling through airports. If you’re still concerned,you can ask to have them manually checked if you would like to avoid the x-ray machine.
Essential Oils for Use While Traveling
I pretty much don’t leave the house without my peppermint essential oil. Seriously! It is my go-to essential oil to quickly alleviateoccasional stomach upset, ease muscle and joint tension, and give me energy when I’m feeling tired. Another great tip is to use it when you get to the hotel room and take a shower. You can put a couple drops on a wash rag and let the steam and aroma do its work. It can help open nasal passages and ease symptoms of travel wear.
This oil smells amazing, and used for its calming and relaxing qualities. It’s great for after spending time in the sun and soothing occasional skin irritations. If you’re traveling somewhere sunny or plan to spend a lot of time outdoors, this is a must have.
The DigestZen blend
The digestive blend is a blend of the essential oils ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander, and anise. Together, these oils tackle any digestive upset, so it’s definitely a must have for traveling! When I feel stuffed from eating too much or need to get my system regulated again, this oil blend is my go-to.
The Breathe blend
This blend is a must with traveling! The respiratory blend is a blend of the essential oils from laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, melaleuca, lemon, and ravensara. It’s great for improving respiratory health, opening sinuses, and cleaning the air. I love to diffuse in the evening to open up airways for a restful night’s sleep or for those who snore.
The On Guard blend
This blend is wonderful for boosting immunity and protecting yourself while traveling. The protective blend is a blend of the essential oils wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. When packing for a trip, I’ll bring this essential oil blend and an empty glass spray bottle. I like to mix 3-5 drops of it with water in the spray bottle to use on surfaces, my hands and even my throat.
The Deep Blue blend
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The soothing blend is great for any muscle or joint aches and works fast! A soothing blend is a blend of the essential oils wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, german chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus. You can either take the entire tube/bottle with you, or break it down into smaller containers, depending on how much space you have.
The Terrashield blend
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This blend was designed to help prevent bug bites, and it has a lovely tropical/vanilla smell. It has the essential oils of of skimmia laureola, catnip plant, amyris bark, african sandalwood, cabrueva balsam, wild orange peel, white fir needle, cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus leaf/stem, hawaiian sandalwood, genet absolute, and rose flower. This would be a great one to throw in a spray bottle as well!
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This one is a “go-to” oil for tension in the neck and head, bug bites and improving immune response. I like to put a drop under my tongue to help me maintain focus, and I’ll also rub some behind each ear to help with pressure changes. If you’re traveling to a region with poisonous snakes and scorpions (*cough*Arizona*cough*), then this one’s a must-have!
The Aromatouch blend
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This massage blend has the essential oils of basil, grapefruit, cypress, marjoram, peppermint, and lavender. I couldn’t go anywhere without this blend, it’s so relaxing and really helps my back at night. This would be a great one to rub on your back, neck, or really anywhere that’s feeling tension from the day!
Essential Oil accessories to bring with you while traveling
We don’t leave home without our diffuser, once we get into our hotel or accommodations we diffuse the Protective blend to cleanse the air and boost our immune systems. At bedtime we will diffuse the Respiratory blend to promote clear airways. If you haven’t purchased a diffuser yet, you can check out this review of diffusers here. Also, almost all of the essential oil starter kits come with diffusers!
Mini spray bottles
Great for the protective blend or repellent blend! You can also use it for a Lavender spray! I like to dilute my oils with witch hazel (it mixes well), but you can use water as well! You can get spray bottles on Amazon here.
I use travel size containers of the Deep Blue Rubto store empty capsules (for taking EO’s internally) or for other supplements! You can get them on Amazon here.
Travel kits and Sample bottles
A travel kit is SO nice to have. I’ve always kept one in my purse, and I send them with my kids and husband as well. The best part is they come with 8 sample bottles!
Breathe blend drops
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These are throat drops for respiratory health, but I’ve found they also helped with long & winding car rides. Try them! Essential oils have saved me from my traveling woes. And if you hate traveling like me, you may find that you can be a little more adventurous. But not “great glass elevator” adventurous. That’s just a disaster waiting to happen.