Last updated on April 11th, 2023 at 01:39 pm
Many of us look forward to traveling and vacations once this pandemic ends. I know my family is. With this in mind, here are my top 5 essential oils for traveling to feel your best on the go.
Now that I understand and realize how effective and amazing essential oils are, I never leave my house without my little essential oil pouch.
I thought it would be fun to share my top essential oils for travel and some multi-purpose ways you can use the same oil for multiple purposes to save on packing space.
Here are my top 5 essential oils for traveling:
Lavender is such a great and versatile oil. It is excellent for helping to reduce stress, anxiety and helps with relaxing. It also earns a place in the first aid department because it works wonders on the skin after too much sun and offers relief from minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. However, my favorite way to use it is to induce peaceful sleep. You can use a drop or two on the area of concern, on the back of the neck, by placing a drop of oil in your hands, cupping your nose, and deeply inhaling or diffusing it.
Compared to lavender oil, peppermint essential oils is just as versatile. It is excellent for alleviating occasional stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea. Moreover, it relieves headaches and pain and promotes healthy respiratory function. Peppermint oil has a cooling effect on the skin and therefore is another great oil to have around when you have gotten too much sun. Additionally, I love this oil’s ability to help wake you up and give you a little energy boost, especially when you are jetlagged. You can rub a drop or two of peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet, the back of the neck, or the area of concern. In either case, place a drop of oil in your hands and cup your nose, and deeply inhale, or you can diffuse it.
This oil is a simple, natural, and very effective alternative for immune support. We always use this essential oil for traveling since you never know what you will come in contact with – sore throat, achy tooth, earache, etc. Furthermore, it is a great disinfectant. You can rub a drop or two of oil on the bottoms of the feet, the back of the neck, or the area of concern. In general, place a drop of oil in your hands, cup your nose, and deeply inhale or diffuse it. Additionally, use it to wipe down airplane tray tables, high chairs, etc.
This is the absolute best oil for digestive support. In fact, it is excellent for occasional nausea, stomach aches, diarrhea, and constipation. DigestZen also works wonders for occasional heartburn. You can rub a drop or two of oil on the area of concern.
This is the absolute best oil for throbbing, intense headaches and soothing muscle aches from activities such as hiking. Rub a drop or two directly on the area of concern to soothe sore muscles. Similarly, apply a drop of oil to the temples, back of the neck, and forehead for headaches.
Essential oil safety
- Always dilute essential oils in fractionated coconut oil before applying them to the skin or area of concern.
- Not all essential oils are safe for pregnancy.
- Use extreme caution with young children or around those suffering from respiratory disorders.
I love the essential oil bag that my friend Juanita from Juanita’s Handmade made, and I find it super beneficial to invest in a smaller and more compact diffuser for traveling.
Disclaimer: This post is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and is for educational purposes only.
If you’d like to learn more about using essential oils in your everyday life, click here to download my free guide, “40 Practical Ways To Use Essential Oils.”