I find Thieves to be a good friend (the ‘ol pat on the back) to the immune system- helpful in boosting it up and for sanitation. I simply put some drops in my hand, rub together, cup around my nose + mouth and breathe in. I also use it for a quick hand sanitizer (in that emergency situation that you have to use an airplane toilet or rest stop…)
I definitely do not go too far from home without this oil. No one likes to feel yucky… tummy aches, constipation, indigestion – you know the not so fun parts of travel sometimes.
DiGize is a unique blend that combines tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli essential oils. I use this at meal times and as a dietary supplement in water when traveling abroad – add 2 drops DiGize and 1 drop peppermint to large water bottle for a vitalizing beverage.
I use this for… pretty much everything. Un-welcomed things like headaches, tummy troubles, flare ups or just feeling a bit groggy. Some studies show that inhaling peppermint can bring 25% more oxygen to the brain! Welcomed news when you are traveling 35,000 ft. in the clouds and feeling dehydrated.
I bring peppermint for the same reason I pack DiGize, to soothe digestion if needed. Peppermint is great for inhaling, dabbing on the temples or dropping on the tongue. I even rub it over my stomach if I have indigestion because no matter how well you try to eat while traveling or on vacation, sometimes you just need a lil TLC. I also like to take a few sniffs of peppermint on the airplane to get the stale-airplane smell from taking over and a way to calm my stomach and get rid of those take off jitters.
One of my best tips for travel is to stay hydrated! I like to drink a water bottle of some lukewarm water (don’t judge me, cold water is just… cold), a drop of lemon, drop of grapefruit and add a few fresh mint leaves. Staying well hydrated can help immensely with warding off jet lag.
Lavender is known as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of essential oils. Therefore, I bring it everywhere because I just can’t take them all. I find Lavender to be a great skin soother. I blend with some coconut oil and lather my face, to alleviate that Grimm Reaper-raisin face-feeling you get after being on an airplane.
CAR: These oils are also great to have for your accommodation (or car ride). Take a wet washcloth, drop a few drops of oil and lay the scented wash cloth over the room (or car) vent to scent and clean the air. Such a treat.
PLANES: Here are the TSA regulations for carrying liquids on board…you are allowed to carry as many 5 or 15ml bottles that will fit in a 1 quart plastic bag.
- 90 ml = 3 ounces
- Six 15 ml bottles = 90 ml = 3 ounces
- Eighteen 5 ml bottles = 90 ml = 3 ounces
If you have more than you would like to carry on, you can pack as many oils as you want to in luggage that you’ll be checking in with the airline. *Be sure to pack them in sealed bags with a few paper towels in case of leakage.
I hope you find this helpful for your next trip and can give you an idea of what may come in handy for you. If you have any questions about Young Living oils or are interested in placing an order you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here. I would love to hear which oils and travel tips you have as well.
Traveling mercies, friends.