Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the sheer effort of the trip can be draining on your body and spirit. Road construction, airport delays, crowds of people, or just the idea of sitting in the same spot for several hours can all be very fatiguing. Aromatherapy essential oils have a variety of uses to help ease the pain and suffering of travel. Keep in mind that many oils need to be diluted before use, so either bring along a bottle of your favorite carrier oils or pre-dilute them prior to your trip.
Business trips are a guaranteed source of stress. You may be meeting with clients, giving presentations, holding business meetings, etc. Lavender, peppermint, marjoram, and Neroli oils may all be helpful with you.
- Marjoram and lavender oil massaged into your skin after a warm bath can help relieve jet lag.
- Inhaling Neroli oils can help with nerves before a big presentation.
- A drop of peppermint and a drop of lavender oil massaged into your forehead, temples, and neck can help reduce headaches.
- A few drops of lavender oil on your pillow can help you sleep.
- Peppermint tea can help relieve the indigestion associated with traveling and eating on the run.
Traveling with children can be an adventure all in itself. Calendula oil, lavender oil, chamomile, tea tree oil, and peppermint may all be useful to you.
- A drop of lavender or peppermint oil in a tissue can help ease motion sickness.
- Inhaling lavender oil can help your child relax enough to get some sleep in the car. If you apply some to yourself, your baby will get the effects as you carry him or her around with you. Lavender oil can also work as an insect repellent.
- Calendula, lavender, and chamomile are all good for cuts and bruises.
- Aloe Vera or lavender can help ease the pain of sunburn.
If you are trying to get away for your honeymoon or a romantic weekend you may want to bring along some essential oils to help enhance the mood. Both rose and jasmine oil are considered useful for romance. A drop of each can make a nice personal perfume. Or consider a single drop of Ylang Ylang for something more seductive. You can add a few drops of either into your bath gel or water or use as a massage oil to help enhance the mood as well.
If mixing oils together sounds like an awful lot of work to add to the stresses of traveling, consider products that have taken the work out of it for you. Shopping online or at your favorite health store, you can find plenty of products that are as ready to go as you are.
Aromatherapy lotions, soaps, and other personal care products are an easy addition to your suitcase in place of your traditional ones. A plug in diffuser or a room spray can spruce up a hotel room in no time.
Eye masks, motion sickness bands, and other treatments are prepared and ready for purchase. Or you can get travel sizes of your favorite oil blends to help cut down on the mess and amount of bottles that you carry.
When traveling with essential oils, make sure that they are packaged securely for your trip. Nothing will be worse than a few leaky bottles to make your luggage smell to high heaven!
Make sure that all oils are packaged in shatter resistant bottles that are tightly capped. Individually sealing them into plastic storage bags can help ensure that if a bottle should break or leak, it will not get onto everything in your suitcase.
If you normally use candles or things that plug in, then check with your hotel about outlet requirements and use of candles in the room.