With the amount that I travel (for business and pleasure), it’s not surprising that I get asked this question a lot. I love travelling more than anything but with all the bugs that are circulating, the bacteria thats piled high in planes and the sinus issues I deal with... Travelling can sometimes be less than enjoyable.
When I first started using oils, I was the most excited to take them travelling with me and I can't even explain to you how much of a difference they made. From dealing with sinus pressure on the plane, to disinfecting surfaces, to cleansing the air in your hotel room. They literally do it all.
First I wanna talk about what you can + cannot bring on the plane. The TSA or airport security can sometimes be sticklers for things like oils, but can absolutely depend on the person who’s checking you. I always carry oils with me on the plane, so please do not let this deter you considering oils are a NEED in my books when it comes to flying.
I will typically travel with a maximum of ten oils on the plane and any others I will toss into my suitcase. I carry on the oils that I know I will need between leaving my house and arriving to my destination. This usually includes:
Balance: Because you’re flying and lord only knows the chaos that may ensue
On Guard: Because bugs and gross stuff. I take a drop under my tongue and will put a drop into my palms and rub together as a hand sanitizer
Lavender or Serenity: Because sometimes I need to sleep and have you ever tried dozing off on a plane? It sometimes doesn’t work.
Breathe: Ok friends, this here is my absolute must have and if I’m without it I get horrible anxiety. I suffer from awful sinus pressure when I fly so I dab a drop under my nose every 30 minutes to open my airways. I just got back from a trip to Vegas and I had no issues there or back (and its a 5 hour flight!)
Deep Blue or Peppermint: Because with sinus pressure usually comes a headache or migraine so these two are staples. I apply them to my temples + back of neck. Bonus: They double as pain relief for those super sore muscles from carrying all the bags!
Beautiful blend (or your fave floral as perfume): I absolutely love this blend as my perfume and you know that off putting smell of a plane? Yeah, we usually smell like that after too so I always load up on my natural pure-fume throughout the flight and the second that I land.
Ok, now for what I put into my suitcase.
Believe it or not, I carry most everything on the plane with me and will pack a couple of extras.
My diffuser: I love to travel with either the Petal Diffuser (the cord fits in the water reservoir so its the best to travel with) or the Brevi diffuser (this was limited edition but launched April 1st for Mothers Day)
Vetiver: This isn’t one that I typically need on the plane BUT if you’re travelling somewhere with a slight time change, you have to have it on hand. I love using it at bedtime on the soles of my feet to ensure it’s lights out and to help my body adjust to the change in time
Yarrow|Pom: I don’t need this one on the plane and given that the bottle is a little bit larger (and expensive.. HELLO!) I pack it. I use this nightly on my skin in my Verage serum to help combat dry skin from travelling
Frankincense: Again, this one is a part of my nightly skincare regime but is also a key ingredient in making sure that my body works at its very best. I take a drop every morning and night under my tongue to ensure inflammation stays at bay and my immune system is humming!
Clary Sage: This may seem like a weird one cause who needs hormone support on a trip, but let me tell ya just how epic it is. I use this the moment that we arrive in our hotel room to cleanse the air (with On Guard) and to cleanse out any energy that’s lingering. Sage is an amazing oil to use to get rid of anything unwanted!
What oils can you not travel without?!