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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My All Natural Travel Kit

Spring Break is coming up and a lot of people will be traveling. I thought I would share my travel kit with you. As you know I am a huge  Essential Oils fan. I do have to briefly mention the

When ever I travel I take this case with all of my oils with me wherever I go. It holds 10 essential oils and two roll ons. I love this kit, you can also travel on the plane with your oils. The 15ml bottles are under 3oz. I have never had a problem caring my bottles on a plane. The ten oils I have in there are all the oils in my kit, which are Lemon, Lavender, PeppermintFrankincense, Melaleuca, Oregano, and four other Blend Oils. 


First lets take a minute and discuss Essential Oil Safety. Always keep oils out of your eyes, ears and nose. Read the labels and dilute when necessary and remember less is more, you only need 1-3 drops of Essential Oils. There are three ways to use essential oils.

Aromatically
which is the quickest as it goes right through the Olfactory system and takes effect immediately, you can change moods and they kill airborne pathogens, you can use a diffuser or just open a bottle and inhale. 
The next way is Topically, apply on the hands or feet or area of concern and dilute if recommend or for children and people with sensitive skin, you can apply every 15 minutes for acute problems or every 3-4 hours or as needed. 
You may also take them internally in water with honey or in a clear gel capsule. 

Most of our trips are road trips but we do fly occasionally so this goes for both. We start the morning by putting a blend on the back of our necks, to help ground us and keep us calm. Once we get into the car, I place a few drops of Lavender on a cotton ball and put it in the vent. This helps keep everyone calm. The driver keeps Peppermint handy to stay awake and alert. Wherever we are off to, we are usually leaving early in the morning when it is still dark.

You never know if someone is going to get allergies where you are traveling so you always want to have your  Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint with you. Sometimes when you are on the road or in the airports the water is horrible so you can add some, Lemon, Peppermint or Wild Orange to your water. It is healthy, cleansing and kills the taste of the water. You want to make sure you drink lots of water while you are traveling. Water will help the body adjust to time changes and keep you hydrated.



Peppermint and Lavender are great for relieving head and neck tension . We use Lavender for so many things. You can make a spray bottle with Lavender and Peppermint for hand sanitizer in the car and to spray on sheets for bed bugs and to disinfect the sheets and smell of bleach. I recommend a 4oz aluminum bottle, fill with 10-20 drops of oils of choice and fill with water or Fractionated Coconut Oil.
A drop of  Frankincense  on our tongues daily for preventive health, it is also great for the skin and soothing away tension. Melaleuca is great for supporting the immune system, apply 1 drop to the tounge every 10 min for a half hour, apply to toenails after showering and being in public pools.

At least a week or two before traveling, if not everyday apply Oregano or a blend of Clove, Cinnamon, Wild Orange and Rosemary or both to the bottom of your feet at least once a day and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil. I make a roll on bottle with Oreganoblend of Clove, Cinnamon, Wild Orange and Rosemary and Melaleuca and have one by all of our bedsides. Foot Massages for everyone before bed. I love the time with my children and they love it too. This combination is great for immune support and you want everyone to have a strong immune system while traveling.

For stomach aches or motion sickness you want to make sure you have the Blend for digestive aid. You can apply directly on the tongue, a drop in water or rub on stomach or bottom of feet for the little ones. Relieves occasional heartburn too. We are not fond of the taste or smell of this blend but we all use it for stomach issues because it works. My three young children use it and have some in there back packs, just in case they get a stomachache at school. This is a must have while traveling.

Soothing Salve soothes • Soothes sore muscles and achy joints • Supports healthy circulation. Breath Better Blend Maintains clear airways and breathing • Supports overall respiratory health • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats Diffuse in the evening to open up airways for a restful nights sleep or for those who snore. Those are the 10 must have oils for traveling and they are also a great emergency kit for anywhere you are.

We don't leave home without our diffuser, once we get into our hotel or accommodations we diffuse the Protective Blend and Lemon. At bedtime we will diffuse  Lavender.

Okay so there are a few other oils and blends I like to take with me, which are Wild OrangeEucalyptus, and six other blends, email me if you would like to know what they are. These are some of the family favorites along with the basic kit. We love Lavender at bedtime to help us sleep. Diffuse or put a drop on your pillow.


Another must have is vitamin supplements. Of course we do not travel with all of those bottles, we have a great little holder we use. See below. 


Do you ever save space and tell yourself you will just use the shampoo, conditioner and lotion that the hotel provides for you and then regret it later. I have had experiences where I have regretted it later.  I have had cardboard hair or frizzy hair. The lotion is I am not sure if it is more water or what. It depends on where you stay, but I have gotten picky the older I get and I like my stuff. So I bring my shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and also the Soothing Blend Rub. I also take my face products and body lotion. Everything is all natural and I feel so good knowing I am using all natural products on myself and my family. 


So here is all is, I can fit it into two Zip Lock bags and I wrap the diffuser in clothes. It really does not take up that much room and so worth having all the products you love with you while traveling. Some people say that I am spoiled. Well you have a choice and everyone deserves to be spoiled. So spoil yourself and take your favorite products with you while you travel. 


BACK to the BASICS


If you want to travel light you can and just use the products at your hotel and still be safe with your ten pack of essential oils. 



Fits in your hand bag, easy to carry and always there when you need them. I get so many comments when opening my bag to get my wallet out.  If we are traveling by airplane I usually carry a backpack and they fit just fine in there. Just remember to pull them out for security. 


Either way you are safe when you have essential oils with you. You never know when you or someone around you will need something and you will be happy to share or have them for yourself. 

For Even Lighter Travel
This key chain is great and holds eight 5/8 dram bottles of your choice.
If you can downsize your oils to eight, the key chain works great. If you want to take more there is always the CD case, as you can see I need to refill my CD case. These are great to have if you are tight on room and want all of your oils. The key chain fits in any hand bag, or clip to your back pack. This is a way to have your oils with you at all times as well. All of my children have there own key chain and my CD case is always in my car. 







Now you can travel with all natural essential oils and products. Travel light with just the oils or go for it and indulge in great products.

My family loves Essential Oils, not only when we travel but every day. We are so blessed. 

For food tips on the road visit this blog {Eating Well on Road Trips, by Noodles and Nuggets blog}



These statements have not been evaluated by the food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
References Family Physician Kit, Modern Essential Book.

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3 comments:

  1. Great idea to get the Family Physician kit as a dedicated travel kit!
    I love how everyone has their different bags and tins to take their oils with them.
    Thanks for the great tips on what oils to carry and why!

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  2. Thanks Lea. I love your blog too and all of the wonderful things you have shared. I updated with the key chain and CD case for even lighter travel.

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  3. HI Kollette!
    Great information in this post! I love lavender. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Marvelous Mondays party. Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board. Have a great weekend!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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