Packing a bag for travel can seem like a massive task. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or is your first business trip or vacation, it is always helpful to have a travel packing checklist to help you run through the essential travel items you want to pack.

The exhilaration of travel can quickly be ruined by unfamiliar locales, crowds and constricted movement, and health problems. In addition to taking normal precautions, packing a small and effective selection of essential oils can help to naturally ease the bodily symptoms and emotional challenges that travel brings with it.

Travel Benefits with Essential Oils

Essential oils can naturally help to ease emotional challenges and body symptoms caused by travelling: – 

– Essential oils have calming qualities which are ideal for nervous or jet-lagged travellers

– Essential oils promote energy and mental alertness, ensuring you are making the most of every day

– Essential oils relieve anxiety, balance the mood, and infuse a sense of security

– Essential oils can help to refresh a musty room, boosting energy, inducing rest and sleep

– Essential oils prevent nausea and also act as a calmative.

– Essential oils protect against the countless harmful germs, helps to heal cuts, scratches and skin infections

Top Essential Oils for Travel

Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint is refreshing with therapeutic qualities that are known to energize the body and mind with its cooling scent. This promotes mental clarity and alertness to ease motion sickness, which may experience during travelling. The cooling and pain-relieving action of peppermint is immensely soothing to ease discomfort in the muscles and joints and to reduce the body temperature comfortably. Peppermint essential oil helps to expel gas from the stomach, ease nausea or vomiting caused by food or travel sickness. 

Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender is the most used essential oil as it is safe, versatile, and gentle. This essential oil is reputed to have a soothing effect on the body and the mind, helping to encourage rest and quality sleep, especially in hard-to-sleep places, such as airplane seats. Lavender is antiviral, antibiotic, kill bacteria, and ease the pain. It can be used to treat skin afflicted with eczema, acne, sunburns, soreness, inflammation, and other types of irritation.

Ginger Essential Oil: Ginger indeed tones the digestive system and stimulates the production of gastric juices. It will help to ease diarrhea, flatulence, calm morning sickness, and is an excellent remedy for travel sickness. It can reduce fever by increasing sweating.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus is one of the most powerful natural antiseptic oil, which can be used in blends to ease bites, acts as an insect repellent. At the same time, if used in an air spray, its antibacterial and antiviral properties will help to prevent the spread of epidermis and diseases. 

Lemon Essential Oil: The uplifting effect of this bright scent help to improve the mood during times of delays, loneliness, or overpacked itineraries, among various other causes for frustration, tiredness, and emotional pressure. Lemon essential oil can help to clear the respiratory system and promotes steady breathing – which is great for the airplane. This essential oil is reputed to be beneficial for soothing the symptoms of seasonal allergies and is said to not only relieve the itchiness of insect bites but to help prevent insects from wanting to approach in the first place. 

Bergamot Essential Oil: Because of its powerfully uplifting and relaxing properties, bergamot essential oil is one of the most important oils to use in air sprays and diffusers to treat tension, anxiety, and depression, an important outlook to have when travelling to a new destination. It has sedative action, which makes it useful in aromatic inhalers to treat agitation and insomnia. It can be used in chest rubs, and its antiseptic action helps to treat respiratory infections, easing coughs and colds symptoms. 

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea tree has many outstanding properties, best known for its capacity to stimulate the immune system, inhibit the growth of viruses, prevent or destroy fungal infections, and kill bacteria. Tea tree helps to loosen and remove mucus, because of this ability to stimulate heavy sweating, it also reduces fever. Add it to air sprays and diffusers to prevent infectious diseases from spreading. 

You will be able to use the guide of the most common essential oils and their important information that needed to go for daily use

Suggested Uses for Essential Oils While Travelling

Airplane Travel Essentials

Airplane travel blends can be valuable in various scenarios that are often encountered during travels. They are especially beneficial to overcome unfamiliar stimulus in the immediate surroundings, boost energy, brighten the mood, balance the emotions, soothe and hydrate skin, and ease motion sickness.

Mists and Sprays for Room, Car & Linen

Create essential oil mists and sprays that can be used to help kill germs and eliminate stale or unpleasant chemical odours from hotel rooms, bed linens, counters, tub/shower/toilet surfaces, and rental cars. Essential oils mists and sprays can also help to boost energy, induce rest and sleep, reduce fatigue and exhaustion, balance the mood, and infuse a sense of security and familiarity with otherwise new environments.

Disinfectant Spray/Sanitizer

Create a gentle, natural, travel-size surface disinfectant or hand sanitizer to protect against the countless harmful germs that you continuously come upon in all the public spaces, such as airports, transportation, restaurants, washrooms, and bedrooms.

Bug Spray / Insect Repellent

Create natural bug spray or insect repellent to protect yourself from mosquitos. It is always better to be safe than sorry, so the best way to protect yourself from these pesky bugs. So it is always useful to arm yourself with an effective and natural repellent.

Travel Inhalers

Create a couple of inhalers that contain anti-microbial blends, calming as well as uplifting blends is a quick way to energize or unwind while flying. Inhalers are small, so they can be transported in your purse, backpack and are even small enough to fit in a pocket. They can be used discreetly, and they are great when in very tight quarters such as cramped air cabins and cars.

A comprehensive international travel packing checklist covers everything from travel must-haves to good-to-have extras to help you travel smarter.

This printable bundle kit includes:- 

The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist
– Everyday Basic
– Toiletry
– Travel Health & Documents
– Carry On Bag
– Home Checklist

Essential Oils for Travel
– Recipes for airplane travel
– Recipes for Mists and Sprays for Room, Car & Linen
– Recipes for Disinfectant Spray/Sanitizer
– Recipes for Bug Spray / Insect Repellent
– Recipes for Travel Inhalers

Essential Oil Blend Recipe Sheet
The recipe sheet puts together the recipes that can help to boost your energy levels, supporting immune function so that your trip is not undermined by sickness.

Travel Packing Checklist
The ultimate packing checklist is exactly what to pack, whether you are packing for an international trip, a weekend vacation, or a month round the world.

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