I’ve been using essential oils consistently for the better part of a year now, so when it came to preparing for a trip to San Antonio, I couldn’t imagine traveling without at least a few of them. As part of my ever continuing quest to use more natural products/remedies, essential oils are becoming more and more a part of my daily routine, especially when I’m feeling not so great.
I would have loved to just throw a good portion of my collection in my suitcase and go from there, but whenever I fly, I try to pack light and carry-on all my luggage. I tell ya, a quart baggie holds nothing! I already had to leave some of my toiletries behind to save space, so I had to go with a smaller transport solution for my oils.
I already had these sample bottles on hand that I’ve used to take some of my oils to work and have some in my purse.
I chose the 5 of the oils I use the most: thieves, peppermint, tummy rub, stress away and melrose. I had such a hard time narrowing it down!
A sidenote: make sure you label the bottles really well. My writing got a little smudged and I accidentally put peppermint oil on my face. It was like putting my face in snow… that someone had lit on fire. Wow!
Thieves was an absolute essential. Between flying and the general stress of travel, I usually come home from trips with a bug, so I wanted to avoid that this time. I dilute my thieves before putting it on my skin, so I added the carrier oil (jojoba in this case) to the bottle. I ended up feeling under the weather during our trip, so I was very glad I had this to put on the bottom of my feet each night to prevent full-blown sickness.
Peppermint is one of the oils I have in my purse at all times because it is so versatile! One of my favorite uses is to inhale it when I’m feeling super tired. Its also good for nausea and headaches, two things that I’m prone to when switching up my routine.
Tummy Rub, a Native American Nutritionals oil, is my favorite for any kind of stomach ailment or discomfort. Its already diluted in fractionated coconut oil, so I can apply a few drops directly to my stomach.
Stress Away was a must for both flying and sleeping. I applied it to the inside of my wrists before my flights and before bed at night. I used a small roller bottle for this one for easier application.
Melrose is my current go-to for skin care, I mix a drop with my facial moisturizer to help fight acne. Its also good for abrasions, cuts, etc and for purifying/sanitizing
Lavender- great for calming, relaxation, burns (sunburns), cuts and scrapes, air purification
Purification- good to put on cotton balls and put in air vents if you end up with a funky smelling hotel room
Panaway, Relieve It or Deep Relief- if you’re prone to aches and pains, soreness or stiffness from travel, any of these would be good to have on hand
Citronella- for summer or camping to keep the bugs from biting
Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of essential oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I have found success with both Young Living and Native American Nutritionals oils. I would encourage everyone to do their own research and choose a reputable company with quality oils you are comfortable using.