There are few things worse than planning a trip and then ending up not feeling well enough to enjoy it. Here is how I use essential oils to ensure that I have healthy travel.
I think we all respond to change differently.
Personally, I thrive on it – I believe to a much higher degree than the average person.
(Given our location independent lifestyle, you may have already guessed that.)
When I spend more than three months in one location, I start to get antsy. The restaurants start to bore me, as does the scenery.
I may be the only person on the planet who gets tired of being at the beach, but I do.
Because of our nomadic lifestyle, we don’t take “normal” vacations. (At least not ones that don’t involve packing a trailer.)
I guess this isn’t the case for most of you. Today I thought that as a nearly full-time traveler, I’d share some of my favorite tips for giving your travel bag a healthy makeover, just in time for those of you who are planning summer trips.
You know I love my essential oils. Did you know that they can help improve your overall travel experience by soothing your stomach, lessening tension and even helping you overcome jet lag?
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Here are a few things I like to make sure are in my travel bag to make sure I have healthy travel:
- Peppermint on the back of the ears can relieve the pressure while flying. If you experience motion sickness, try drinking tea with a drop or two of peppermint oil. You can also put a few drops of peppermint on your stomach in the morning and evening to support healthy digestion when you are eating out. (Don’t forget to dilute it in a little carrier oil.)
- Lavender is great to soothe nerves on a long car ride with the kids (or a bumpy flight)? Try putting a little Lavender onto the back of your neck and temples to calm your nerves. I also ADORE At Peace Blend.
- To combat the fatigue that often comes with jet lag, try Lemon, Rosemary or Sandalwood. At bedtime, try putting a few drops love lavender on your feet.
- In the event you are dealing with a cold or the flu when you have to fly, put 2-3 drops of Eucalyptus on your chest prior to boarding. It is a natural respiratory tonic. (Note: Eucalyptus is not recommended on children under 10.)
- I always make sure I have this hand sanitizer ready for little hands.
- Since we always travel in the car, motion sickness is a concern. I make an inhaler by using 2 drops Peppermint, 7 drops Orange and 7 drops Roman Chamomile. Place the oils in a small dish and soak the cotton part of the inhaler before adding to the case.(Get Inhaler’s Here.)
- Good sleep is an important part of making travel fun. I love this linen spray for making hotel sheets feel like home. Here is another great one.
Are you taking a trip this summer?
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