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.

DIY aromatherapy travel kit

Longer trips

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

Globegear kit purchase CAD

Globegear kit purchase here USA 

Spray Bottle

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

Pump Bottle

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.

Plastic Jars

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.

USA purchase roller balls here

CAD purchase roller balls here



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.

USA purchase travel case here

CAD purchase travel case here



Travel diffuser. How cute is this!

USA purchase travel diffuser here

Sorry, they don’t ship to Canada.



Items I don’t travel without

Frankincense Face Mist

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.

Frankincense Cream Cleanser

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.

After Sun Facial Oils

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

Travel adapter







Luggage organizer





What helps you the most when traveling?

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