Once you get into the habit of using essential oils, they tend to become, well, essential. The thought of leaving home without them starts to feel counterintuitive, but you probably don’t want to bring your whole collection along with you on a trip. Knowing which oils might end up being the most useful while traveling will help you to decide what to bring, and when to use them.
Peppermint Oil– Traveling can make you experience all kinds of unpleasant feelings. Eating out, trying new foods, and riding on planes, boats and cars can all be unsettling for your stomach. Muscle and joint stiffness and fatigue will often take their toll too. Diffusing peppermint can help to ease some of these feelings, and leave you re-energized and ready to have some fun.
Lavender Oil- Nothing wreaks havoc on a schedule like traveling, and getting good rest on a trip can be difficult. If you’re missing your own bed, and feeling some stress, try diffusing lavender at bedtime.
Breathe In- Sharing a hotel room with your family’s loudest snorer, combined with dried out sinuses from airplanes and air conditioning can make clear airways seem unattainable. Diffusing our Breathe In blend can promote feelings of easy breathing for everyone in the room.
Guard Against- Close quarters, recirculated air, hand rails, and public bathrooms can make even the most open person feel a little invaded by unseen threats. Diffuse our Guard Against blend to purify the air and uplift the body.
Traveling with liquids on an airplane can seem intimidating, but as long as you follow TSA’s rules, you don’t have anything to worry about. When packing up your essential oils, keep the following TSA guidelines in mind:
- All liquids in your carry-on must fit in a quart-sized bag.
- There is a 3.4 oz (100 ml) per container size limit for individual items.
- Items that contain more than 3.4 oz of liquid, or that won’t fit in your quart-sized bag, can be taken in your checked baggage.
Combining essential oils with carrier oils in a roller ball container also makes them easy to travel with, and allows you to apply them topically cleanly and quickly. When you follow these easy tips, you can enjoy the full range of aromatherapy benefits, even when you’re on the run.