Traveling With Essential Oils

 There are diffusers that you can purchase to plug into the cigarette lighter socket in the car , or you can put the oils on a cotton pad or tissue (put the cotton balls on the back rear window shelf in cars). These essential oils can be used in the car, on a train, or on a plane.

On long journeys, 1-2 drops peppermint and 1-2 drops rosemary will help you stay alert.

1-2 drops of Lavender will help you relax and not feel anxious.

1-2 drops of Peppermint and/or Rosemary will wake you up.

1-2 drops of Lemon or Tea Tree will help ease sinus congestion.

1-2 drops of Ginger or Peppermint will help travel sickness.

1-2 drops of Lavender, Eucalyptus, or Peppermint will help keep everyone cool and calm on hot drives to the beach.

1-2 drops of Eucalyptus counteracts the smell of fumes in a car.

Jet Lag

If you have changed time zones in your travel. Stay awake as long as you can, to ease the transition use Peppermint or Rosemary. Use drops of lavender to help you relax at the new time zones bedtime.

When showering the next morning add Lemon, Rosemary, Basil, and/or Peppermint to your wash cloth to perk you up.

Kids and Carsickness

For little ones who get carsick add 1 drop Peppermint to a sugar cube, keep handy, and dish it out as needed.


1-2 drops ginger on a tissue is effective in helping seasickness. You can also put a few drops in about a teaspoon of a base oil and rub over the upper abdomen.

Swollen Feet on Flights

Add 5 drops lavender or eucalyptus to 1 teaspoon of base oil. Massage your feet and ankles in an upward direction to the bottom of the calf, both back and front, for a few minutes. This will alleviate the swollen feet and ankles, which can be particularly troublesome on long flights.

Children on Flights

For fidgety or irritable children on long flights, prepare a small bottle of 15 drops of chamomile in 2 tablespoons of a light nut or vegetable oil. When things start getting out of control, lay the child’s legs over you so you can massage his legs and feet with the oil. You will only need a tiny portion of this oil but it’s well worth the preparation beforehand.

Cleaning the Hotel

Wipe the hotel toilet down with a tissue that has 1 drop thyme to disinfect. If you are disappointed with the quality of your hotel room, to say the least, use a few tissues with a few drops of thyme, lavender, and eucalyptus to be on the safe side.

Make Sure the Bedbugs Don’t Bite

If your traveling to hostels and your sure to be sleeping on a mattress there, sprinkle a few drops of lavender on it to avoid the bites from bed mites.


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