If you have travel plans for the near future, here are some travel hacks that might just come in handy! Note* This post contains affiliate links.
Top essential oil blends for travel
- Medik– tea tree, Scotch pine, niaouli, peppermint, eucalyptus
- Genevieve– lemongrass, rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, cinnamon, tea tree, clove, geranium
- Gladiator– lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, dill, sweet fennel, basil
- Vivo (also available in roller)- lavender, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, sweet basil
- Mellow– sweet marjoram, lavender, bergamot, rosewood, ylang ylang, Roman chamomile, cardamom
- Shield– eucalyptus radiata, white thyme, red thyme, tea tree, oregano, bay laurel
Between these blends, you can cover almost any situation from jet lag to upset tummy; 1st aid to preventing nasty viral infections. Blends should always be diluted before applying them to your skin.
Recommendations for your travel toolkit
- Small amounts of carrier oil- so you can make a body application. Using a carrier oil accomplished 2 important functions: it makes your essential oil go further giving you greater value for your money; and it significantly reduces your risk of irritation to the skin. Travel tip: 30ml plastic bottle.
- An empty spray mist bottle- Handy for all kinds of applications including a bed spray in situations where you may wary of crawling into that hotel bed…you can make your own insect repellent on the run, too. Recommended size: 2 oz/60ml.
- A bottle of pure or distilled water- for use in spray bottles.
- Any of the following: lavender flower water, rose flower water or witch hazel- these can double up for face toners and relief for sunburns, insect bites etc. You can appreciate the flower waters as a refreshing body spray in heat too. Travel hack: make you own mixture and include some aloe vera gel, or get Nature Notes Aloe 1st Aid spray.
- Smooth Adventures Tea- This tea blend is specially formulated for use during travel. Ingredients include: peppermint, calendula flowers, lemon balm, cinnamon, cloves, ginger root and licorice root. (38g $9)
Some really nice things to bring if you have space
- Frankincense Face Mist– doubles as both a toner and body spray (60ml $18)
- Ease Me Multi Balm– compact and convenient, this ointment can be used for sore muscles and joints, hand and foot moisturizer, 1st Aid application for scrapes and abrasions, etc. Even may be used as perfume! (2oz $15)
- After Sun Face Oils– After a day of sun, this oil blend is formulated to help replace lost moisture from the skin, as well as help repair damage caused by sun’s rays. Long term use may also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. (30ml $39)
- Tea Tree Hand Cream– a nice moisturizer with tea tree, argan oil, sandalwood. (50ml $15)
Pull it all together:
1) Carrying case for your essential oils, 2) Empty bottles for mixing (includes a spray mist top and lotion pump), 3) Jojoba carrier oil, 4) Bodum Travel Tea or coffee mug
It’s nice to have a soft body case for safely transporting your essential oil bottles. You don’t want them to break.
You might want to fill one of these with the carrier oil of your choice, and add your essential oil blend to it so it’s ready for use when needed. Don’t forget to label it! Tip: fill the spray bottle with witch hazel or a flower water (lavender or rose is nice). Leave one bottle empty so you can mix up a custom blend on the fly.
One of the most useful, multi purpose liquids around. Good for all skin types. Keep using it long after you return home from your trip.
Whether you prefer loose leaf tea or coffee, an insulated French press style travel mug is the way to go. It’s easy and convenient and not heavy to carry around. Don’t forget to make your tea (or coffee) with pure water!
If you only have room to bring 1 essential oil- bring lavender!