5 important oils to tackle vacation


Traveling is exciting, but can sometimes be accompanied by tiredness, stress, sleep disorders, illness, insect bites and stomach aches – that’s why we are always prepared!

Our preferred natural remedies for packaging are pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. They are gentle, safe when used correctly, and effective on a wide variety of minor ailments.

These five oils are a must have in your travel gear, especially if you have kids. Start with them and add to your travel (and daily!) Collection as you become more comfortable with their benefits.

  1. lavender

A great all-rounder that helps with:

  • Sleep and relaxation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
    • Relief from sunburn, itching, and stings
  • helps heal rashes, cuts and wounds
  • Relieve earache (apply behind the ear, never in the ear!)

  1. peppermint

Another multi-purpose oil that is great for:

  • Relief from headaches
  • Relief of muscle tension
  • Eliminate fatigue
  • sharpen the mental focus
  • Reduce traffic jams
  • soothing digestive problems
  1. Tea tree

A firm favorite known for its cleansing (antiseptic and antimicrobial) properties. Use Tea Tree On Vacation To:

  • soothe insect bites and sunburn
  • help heal cuts, wounds and blemishes
  • Disinfect hands and surfaces
  • Repel insects
  1. lemon

This and other citrus oils like grapefruit and orange are fantastic for:

  • increasing energy
  • uplifting mood
  • Improving mental focus
  • Cleaning and cleaning of surfaces
  • Elimination of odors
  • Relief from traffic jams
  • Reduce allergies and hay fever

  1. incense

Known as the “King of Oils,” frankincense has many functions. Use it when traveling to:

  • relieve inflammation and dryness, especially of the skin after wind or sunburn
  • calm the mind and evoke feelings of peace and relaxation
  • Reduce fatigue
  • improve memory and concentration
  • Support immunity

Tips on using essential oils

  • Use the highest quality essential oils you can afford – cheaper varieties are usually full of counterfeit ingredients and less effective than more expensive brands like doTERRA or Young Living. Look for “100% Pure” and “Therapeutic Quality” on the labels.
  • Do not ingest essential oils – rather use them topically or aromatically (by misting, inhaling or syringing in the room).
  • Some oils can cause skin reactions when applied directly. To avoid this, mix a few drops of essential oil into a carrier oil like grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, or fractionated coconut oil before applying it to the skin (a good ratio is 1: 4).
  • Essential oils should never be used near the eyes, inner nose, or ears.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any serious health condition, or are taking prescription medications, always consult your doctor before using essential oils.