I love traveling. What makes traveling even more amazing is the fact that I can carry my oils with me wherever I go! I thought this topic was appropriate since I am currently packing for my trip this week! Everyone always asks me how I travel with my oils and which ones make the cut. You can travel with your oils 100%, however I recommend planning ahead and diluting your oils to avoid having to also bring your big bottle of carrier oils as well. I also try to bring oils that have multiple functions (i.e. lavender can be used for cuts and scrapes, and inducing sleep). Below I will provide a few tips on traveling with essential oils and which oils I recommend you carry along.
I always carry my oils in a separate little bag. Side note: this is actually a pencil case from chapters that my sister got for me and I love putting my oils in it for travel because it says "essentials" on it and its the perfect size. This makes it easier to access your oils in a crunch, and if your bag needs to be searched through security, your oils will be all together.
I tend to carry my oils in my carry on bag, as opposed to packing them in my checked baggage. Now, this is completely your own choice, however I love having access during the flight to my oils, hence why I like to have them on hand.
Use cleaned and emptied essential oil bottles to carry your carrier oils. I love doing this because I love to dilute some oils but not all of them, and hate lugging around a huge bottle of coconut oil. This way you bring just enough for your trip!
Like I said earlier, I love to bring oils that have multiple uses instead of one particular benefit. I do this so I don't have to bring 50 oils, instead I can bring maybe 10 that have multiple uses.
My top essential oils, carrier oils and products to bring with me when I travel are:
-Lavender: Lavender is a must bring because it is great to dilute and rub on the soles of your feet during the flight to calm nerves and induce relaxation. Lavender is also incredible for rashes and itching. Lavender is great for sun burns; dilute it with coconut oil and rub on a sun burn and it will not only hurt much less but will actually be faded by the next day!
-On Guard roller bottle: I love to roll on guard on the soles of my feet on a flight to boost immunity and fight bacteria. Rub some on guard on your hands to kill germs, and it basically acts as an all natural hand sanitizer.
-Lemon: Two drops of lemon in sparkling water tastes absolutely delicious and actually boosts immunity at the same time. Citrus oils tend to boost moods so I love to dilute lemon and rub some between my hands and inhale deeply to improve mood.
-Melaleuca: I always like to have melaleuca on hand because its incredible for breakouts, cold sores, canker sores and minor skin irritations.
-Digest Zen or ZenGest roller bottle: This oil is incredible to bring when traveling and trying new foods. I always rub digestzen on my stomach before a flight to calm an unsettled stomach. This blend is also great for nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, and reducing gas and bloating.
-Frankincense: The jack of all trades! This oil can honestly be used for just about everything and anything, and hence why it always makes the cut.
-Correct-X: This is basically an all natural polysporin, however I actually use it as a lip balm, and cuticle cream!
-TerraShield: This is your all natural bug repellant. Just dilute a few drops with coconut oil and rub on exposed skin (i.e. wrists, ankles, neck, ears, hands etc. )
-Peppermint: Peppermint is great to inhale after a long flight to help wake you up and reduce the stuffiness from being on a plane. Peppermint is also great to soothe an upset stomach, and decrease bloating.
-Deep Blue roller bottle: I am a total klutz, and always find a way to trip and embarrass myself, which is why this oil is a must bring. Rub deep blue on the injured area to reduce swelling and promote healing.
I should probably get back to packing, however I truly hope these tips help you when packing your oils for your next trip!
If you have any questions regarding essential oils or DIY, send me a message below and I'd love to help!