The Best Essential Oils for Travelling
by Janice FERGUSON on Jan 01, 2020
Planning a trip? Wherever your next holiday destination might be, essential oils are actually ideal companions for your travels!
From immunity support to sleep, anxiety and digestion, essential oils can help you maintain your health and wellbeing on holidays. Keep reading for our guide on the best essential oils for travelling, and our top tips on how to use each one.
Lavender oil for travelling
Lavender oil is one of our top picks for travelling simply because of its versatility. A bottle of lavender oil is ideal for keeping calm and reducing stress and anxiety on the go. Lavender oil is also known for promoting better sleep. This can be especially helpful when travelling long distances or battling jet lag with unfamiliar environments. Lavender oil on long-haul flights will become your new best friend! Lavender oil can also be used to relieve headaches throughout your travels, and even as a natural perfume for special occasions.
Tea tree oil for travelling
Tea tree oil is another great oil to keep on hand when travelling due to its antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties! Use tea tree oil to help heal cuts and scrapes, as a natural hand sanitiser, or as a spot acne treatment for any unwanted blemishes. Tea tree oil is also perfect for outdoor or camping trips by acting as a natural insect repellent.
Frankincense oil for travelling
Frankincense is the perfect all-rounder oil for travel purposes! Mix a little bit of frankincense oil with a carrier oil like jojoba oil, and massage gently to soothe dry skin, windburn or sunburn. You can also use frankincense oil for immunity support - simply place a drop underneath your tongue for best results!
Peppermint oil for travelling
Peppermint oil is perfect for soothing upset tummies and improving digestion when travelling. You can also create your own refreshing body spritz for warmer climates by mixing peppermint oil with distilled water in a spray bottle. Or, for cooler temperatures, ease congestion and blocked noses by adding a few drops of peppermint oil to a bowl of boiling water and inhale deeply.
How to travel with essential oilsStoring your essential oils properly will be key when travelling. Keep the following tips in mind:
- Create your own roller bottle blends for easy application. These smaller bottles also fit perfectly into handbags and toiletry bags
- If you’re bringing several oils, opt for a sturdy storage box or storage case
- Don’t forget to bring a small carrier oil like jojoba oil or coconut oil for topical application, too.
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