I’ve been traveling, a lot. My whole life I have always been the first one to get sick. It’s like as soon as I step foot in to the airport my immune system shuts down! I owe the following three essential oils big time! They have kept me healthy, well rested, and feeling great over my past few months of travel.
1. On Guard : This is the heavy hitter! If I could only take one oil with me when I leave for a trip, this is it. Make your own hand sanitizer, spice up your water, or my favorite ways to use it are topically and aromatically. Right before I go in to the airport I rub a drop of on guard right on my chest, and then put on a scarf. Depending how long my flight is, I may reapply the oil a few times. This not only blocks out all the ‘interesting’ smells we encounter while traveling, but also keeps me breathing the benefits of this amazing oil.
2. Lavender : This is a great oil to have with you on travel as it serves so many purposes. Having trouble sleeping on the flight? Feeling a bit jet lagged? Headache? Tropical mosquito bites? Sunburn? Lavender has got your back! Rub a few drops on the bottoms of your feet to get some rest, rub a few drops on the back of your neck and temples to ease a headache, apply directly to your mosquito bites, or dilute it with coconut oil to ease burned skin. It is sure to soothe you, and I guarantee no one will be bothered by this soulful fragrance.
3. Melaleuca (Tea Tree) : Most of us vacation somewhere tropical and end up spending a lot of time in the ocean. Whether it’s surfing, diving, or swimming it’s common to experience some sinus congestion, or ear pain, if you’re not used to being in the water. Easy fix! After spending extended periods of time in the ocean drop one drop of Melaleuca oil in each ear. It will keep you healthy and in the ocean for your whole vacation!
Due to the increasing popularity of essential oils I’ve been through many airports with oils in my carry on bag and never experienced any problems. Make sure that the caps are put back on extra tight and consider using a separate ziplock just incase there are any spills.