Aromatherapy for Travelers

Posted: May 19, 2010 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

On our Facebook Page we asked our friends if there was any new tip they would like to learn, here’s a very appropriate question for this time of the year: “I’d like to hear more about traveling with Aromatherapy. Home is taken care of, but when I travel out of town, all I know to do is bring my diffuser. Any other tips/tricks/gadgets that work well for us travelers?”

Helpful Essential Oils:

  • Eucalyptus Radiata: antiseptic, antibacterial, great to open the sinuses and to help you breathe better
  • Lavender: calming, antiseptic, refreshing, great for burns and cuts
  • Lemon: refreshing, uplifting, nourishes your heart
  • Tea Tree: will help us keep bugs at bay
  • Peppermint: great for jet lag, motion sickness, bad breath, headaches
Here are some simple tips for you:

1) Keep germs and contagious diseases at bay:

Before you travel, either by car, train or plain, put 2 drops of Eucalyptus, Lavender and Tea Tree on a tissue and insert it in a plastic bag.  Keep it handy and breathe from it as often as you like. Place under nose and inhale. I love this method because it’s not aggressive and it won’t bother the person sitting next to you.

2) Create a clean and cozy atmosphere at the hotel room.

I’m sorry but the idea that a stranger slept at the hotel room before me makes me nervous.  As soon as I arrive I use this very unconventional method of scent diffusion. I like to use any of my  favorite oils (sometimes just a citrus oil, sometimes one of my blends, sometimes just lavender). If you want to pick one of them I’d recommend lemon essential oil, it’s clean, refreshing and happy and it will send you the message that you are home!

3) Headaches, jet lag:

Compresses are a great way to use essential oils and this method is great for headaches and jet lag. Put 3 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil in a bowl of cold water, soak a piece of cloth, wring it out and cover the the forehead. Repeat this process for 5 to 15 minutes, as needed. What are  your favorite essential oils for traveling?   Related Articles My Trip to Ecuador, the Middle of the World Summer Solutions with Aromatherapy Traveling Made Easy with Essential Oils
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