Essential Oils for Travelling
I love travelling, and do a lot of it! but sometimes have the problem of being unable to take as many essential oils with me as I would like! With hold luggage there is no problem to the amount I can take, but I frequently travel with hand luggage only, and once almost had some of my oils taken away as I was over the allowed limit for liquids. To resolve my problem, I’ve started making up some inhalers. I bought the ones in the picture from Purple Flame Aromatherapy (one of the first Aromatherapy Courses I did back in the 1980s!), and they were about £10 for 10 including tax and postage via Amazon.co.uk.
The inhalers are small enough to pass through security with no problem – as the eco-friendly absorbent cotton wick absorbs the oils so they are no longer classified as a liquid. They take about 10 minutes to make, and can last up to 3 months with daily use!
The first inhaler recipe I made, I called ‘Stress Buster’. The blend is for respiratory support – I use 5 drops of Frankincense (Boswellia caterii), 6 drops of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), and 4 drops of Orange (Citrus sinensis). I mix all the oils together in a small dish, then soak the cotton wick in it and insert into the inhaler – easy! and one I never travel without.
The second inhaler I made I called my ‘Immune Support’ – again I used 15 drops of essential oil and I either alternate with my Stress Buster or use it if I’m sitting next to someone coughing and sneezing!!! In my Immune Support inhaler I put 6 drops of Lemon (Citrus limon) 2 drops of the YL Thieves blend, and 7 drops of Oregano. This is quite a potent blend but one I love and use whilst sitting on a crowded plane or generally anywhere that is busy with people – airports, train stations and shopping malls!!Another product I make for travelling is a room spray. Using just 1oz of water it makes my hotel room smell more like home! but cleanses the room at the same time! Into 1 oz of water (30 mls) I add 3 drops of Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) and 3 drops of Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Added to these 2 inhalers and the room spray I always travel with the YL Thieves hand cleanser and spray – the spray I use to spray on loo door handles and flush handles! Better to be safe than sorry! Safe and Healthy Travels!
Re-posted from my website Suzanne Le Quesne as I am often asked about oils for travelling.