If you’re planning a trip anytime soon, don’t forget to take your essential oils with you on the road, air, or sea!
You use them at home so you might as well take them with you when you travel.
Here you’ll find recipes for travel anxiety, motion sickness, hand sanitizer, and even sunburn relief.
Best Essential Oils For Travel
Just about any essential oil you use at home will be good for travel.
The key will be to remembering to take them with you! I left mine at home the last time we went to the beach and I really missed my lavender!
Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint are some of the most popular essential oils but a blend like Simply Earth’s Defender Blend may come in really handy to prevent sickness.
Yes, You Can Carry Your Essential Oils On A Plane
According to TSA regulations, you can carry as many 5 or 15ml bottles that will fit in a 1-quart plastic bag.
If you don’t have room to carry them on you can pack your oils in your checked luggage but be sure to pack them in sealed bags with a few paper towels in case they leak.
Also, as a courtesy apply your oils before boarding or use diluted sprays ahead of time if possible.
Essential Oil Precautions
- Not all essential oils are suitable for children, the elderly or pregnant women. So, be sure to check before you use them.
- Always keep your essential oil bottles stored away from direct sunlight, in a cool, dry area and ensure the bottles are closed tightly.
- You should always test a new essential oil before use, just place it on a small patch of your skin to see how your body reacts.
- In general, essential oils should not be ingested. However, there are certain essential oils that are available in food-grade quality.
- Don’t use undiluted oils directly on your skin, most essential oils should be used with a carrier oil.
- Pregnant? Speak to your doctor about essential oil use before using it.
- Keep your essential oils out of reach of pets and children.
- Essential oils should not replace treatments that your doctor has prescribed or recommended.
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Essential Oil Travel Tips
Check out some of these ideas to easily use and take your essential oils with you when you travel.
Essential Oil Travel Cases
There are special travel cases made just for taking your oils on trips. You can find some that hold just a few bottles of oils (like this one) to others that hold 124 bottles (like this one).
Fill up blank roller bottles with oil combinations safe for skin to roll on your neck, wrists, and pulse points.
Get more roller bottle recipes here
If traveling by car take along a car diffuser, add a few drops of oils and plug into your vehicle’s cigarette light or power receptacle.
Add a few drops of your favorite oils to a blank inhaler that will fit easily into your pocket.
Get more inhaler recipes here
Add a few drops to a diffuser necklace or bracelet specially made of leather or lava rocks and inhale when needed.
Get more jewelry recipes here
The small mini size bottles are perfect for traveling especially for shorter trips. Just fill the bottles with your favorite oils and they’ll fit right into your purse without weighing it down.
This special key chain carrying case fits 10 mini bottles and his perfect for on the go.
DIY Travel Recipes
There are multiple uses of essential oils for when you travel. Obviously, these are just some of the recipes you can find using your oils
Follow me on Pinterest for more recipes and check out this blog post of over 100 Essential Oils Recipes.
Roller Bottle Blends
These are easy to make and take with you. Click here for more roller bottle blends.
Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer
Combine 4 drops each of Rosemary, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Ravensara with Aloe Vera gel in a small container.
2/3 Cups Rubbing Alcohol
1/3 Cups Aloe Vera Gel
5-6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
150 ml Ethanol Alcohol (minimum 70-96%)
7.5 ml Hydrogen Peroxide
2.6 ml Glycerin (or Aloe Vera Gel)
6-8 Drops Of Essential Oils
Travel Anxiety Blends
Just like any other type of anxious feeling essential oils can help you relax.
For simple and quick relief take a whiff of your favorite essential oil directly from the bottle or make a premade blend you can dab on your wrists.
You could also put these oils in a diffuser and diffuse prior to leaving your home or in your car.
Overwhelm Reset Blend (MindBodyGreen.com)
- 2 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 Drop Patchouli Essential Oil
- 1 Drop Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
More Recipes For Anxiety
Are you traveling across multiple time zones? Breathing in chamomile or lavender can aid in sleep while eucalyptus or rosemary will help you stay awake.
Relieve fatigue with a combination of ginger, grapefruit, and juniper berry in a roller bottle.
Our go-to sunburn remedy is a few drops of lavender mixed with either Aloe Vera or coconut oil and then slathered on sunburned skin.
If you need extra cooling relief you can add peppermint to your sunburn arsenal and make a spray as in the video below.
You will need:
10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1/8th Cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
Glass Spray Bottle
If planes, boats, or cars give you motion sickness try peppermint or ginger. Add a couple of drops to an inhaler or diffuser necklace for relief.
More Recipes For Motion Sickness
Use Essential Oils To Freshen Your Hotel Room
You know that smell that hits you when you walk in a hotel room?
Again, here is where essential oils come in handy. Use oils to make your room smell good but also kill germs, too!
If you’re traveling with a diffuser (like one of these small ones on Amazon) just whip it out and start diffusing the diffuser blend below.
If you don’t have a diffuser then prepare in advance the spray bottle blend and spritz the room (including the phone and tv remotes).
Germ Spray Recipe
This blend is easy to whip up and carry with you anywhere.
10 Drops Defender Essential Oil Blend (get it here) or Defense Shield (get it here)
5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
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