Don’t Leave Your Oils Behind this Summer
Is your summer vacation pack list together? If essential oils are a part of your daily health and wellness routine, don’t leave them behind. Consider what you need to pack to maintain your physical, emotional and mental well-being on the road.
We always take essential oils with us when we travel. We’ve even been known to stow a diffuser in a suitcase, although this is not always practical. Here are some ideas on what we take and how to take them with you safely.
What to pack.
1. Include a bottle of something to purify and cleanse the air. doTERRA’s Breathe is a good choice. Or, take along an introductory kit, which includes conveniently sized smaller bottles of lemon, lavender, and peppermint. Diffuse the oils by simply putting a few drops on sheets in your room. Here are a few other ideas.
2. Don’t forget your calming oils. We love doTERRA Balance to keep us calm and grounded. The 15 ml bottle is small enough to carry on a place. We typically stash it in a carry on or purse.
3. Beat the bugs. doTERRA TerraShield Spray also comes in a bottle that you can pack in a carry-on bag. Or make a super TerraShield mix by adding lemongrass and eucalyptus to TerraShield in a spray bottle. We have tried this spray on mix already this summer and it works great.
4. You’ve probably read the stories about the horror of germs on airplane surfaces. To cleanse and purify surfaces in public transportation areas, make a simple DIY spray. Combine 2 fluid ounces water and 24 drops tea tree essential oil in an approved travel mist bottle, which can be found at most drug stores. Lavender oil can also work well for this. To use, shake bottle, spray surfaces and wipe down with a paper towel or napkin.
5. Last but not least, don’t forget your Deep Blue Rub, for any aches or pains while you travel. We have small sample sizes in the office and would be happy to give you one for your upcoming trip.
How to Pack Essential Oils for Travel
1. Wrap anything breakable in a cushioned sleeve, but not so securely that you can’t easily access it. A small piece of bubble wrap or tissues can work for a small bottle.
2. When packing in luggage, we double pack liquid items in sturdy resealable plastic bags and place it in a protected area of the luggage or car.
3. You can purchase small drams on Amazon, and make mini size bottles for your trip. If you have repackaged something, make sure you label it.
Use these ideas to make a list of what you would like to take with you. Prepare anything that you need in advance of your trip, and you’ll be good to go!
Wishing you safe and happy travels this summer!