Awesome aromatherapy hacks for travel
World travel is becoming very popular these days with more and more families being mobile as parents can work remotely or online. Living out of a suitcase is now a literal thing. If you are on the road a lot, you already know space is at a premium. You need to select your items with care- and they need to work hard, doing double or even triple duty.
For trips longer than a weekend I like to have a few more options.
If you only have space to bring 1 essential oil I recommend lavender. It does the most for you and is one of the safest essential oils to use. Or, bring an essential oil blend that contains lavender.
When you bring a kit like the pictured here all of a sudden you have a LOT of options.
What you can do with a kit like this
Bring 1 spray bottle filled with your favourite hydrosol or witch hazel with aloe and rose petal. Uses include:
- face toner
- or even a cleanser
- use it also for sunburn
- insect bites and stings
- and anything itchy
Make your own hand soap using the pump dispensing bottle.
Start with Dr. Bonner’s castille soap and add a few drops of essential oil. This can also double as a body wash.
Disc Cap Bottles
Use the bottles with the disc caps to store carrier oils. Example:
Bottle #1: 1 oz jojoba or other carrier oil only. Be sure to label your bottle. You can use it unscented, or keep it for a later time to make something else.
Bottle #2: Pre-made massage oil of your choice. It depends what you will need. I prefer a relaxing type of blend such as:
This recipe is suitable for children and pregnancy friendly after the first trimester.
Ways to use this:
- as a body oil
- massage oil
- bath oil
- If you mix it with a dash of your previously mentioned hand soap, you can have a delightful bubble bath to boot! See how this works?
Lotion Squeeze Tube
This is kind of a wildcard option. You can transfer lotion, shampoo, conditioner as desired.
I don’t really have a use for those little jars, but you can use them to keep a dry clay mix for use as a face mask treatment later. (Just add enough water to the dry mix to make it the mask.) You can also transfer your best moisturizer cream into one of these.
Actually, I leave the jars at home and bring instead a roller bottle like this:
These are good for storing insect bite remedies etc. Just be sure to label them carefully with all the ingredients.
Other handy accessories
Essential oil bottle travel case
I have a couple of different sizes of little cases like this. I like the soft cover because I can ease it into more crevices in my luggage.
Sorry, they don’t ship to Canada.
Items I don’t travel without
This can be used as a face toner, refreshing face mist (especially on a plane) and doubles as a body spray.
The 60ml size is well within travel size and is not an aerosol.
This product is available and ships within Canada only.
By now you know that I love products with frankincense!
This is a semisolid cleanser that can also double as a moisturizer. This is my all-time favourite cleanser! However, I seal it in a baggie in case extreme heat causes it to melt a bit. If this happens, I just pop it into a fridge to reset it.
This comes in a 2oz jar. Ships within Canada only.
Yes, this also has frankincense in it, but also other star ingredients like sandalwood and helichrysum.
I like to use this soothing facial oil especially after a day out in the elements when my skin is screaming at me. It doubles as a moisturizer.
This comes in a 30ml dropper bottle. Ships within Canada only.
Other useful travel accessories
What helps you the most when traveling?
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