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essential oils for travel
essential oils for travel

Essential Oils for Travel

Holiday time is almost here and along with the packing of clothes, toiletries, make-up, hair straighteners etc, what we put in our first aid kit can be a source of confusion. What to take? How many different medicines will I need? Are there essential oils for travel? Can I take these to my destination?

Essential oils are nature’s medicine extracted from different plants, roots and the skins of fruits. They can be used in different ways and most of them have more than one medicinal use so this makes them great for holidays where size and weight can be limited.

Essential oils are usually in a 10ml bottle, are light to carry, don’t take up much room and can be carried in hand luggage.

Essential for cleanliness

When you arrive at your holiday resort, whether it be a hotel, B&B, tent or rented house, it is always nice to know that the kitchen surfaces  and toilet seats etc are clean and hygienic. With this in mind I have a routine I follow every time as soon as I arrive. Using  a damp cloth and a few drops of tea tree I wipe down the surfaces to ensure cleanliness and to help stop spread infection. I pull the sheets back and sprinkle the tea tree in the beds to kill off anything that may be sleeping uninvited and to stop anything else from getting in the sheets – I do this every night too. I also use tea tree as an insect repellent round my ankles if I’m out walking in grass – golfers find this very useful. This is just one useful oil to take away here are the others:

Essential Oils for Travel – My Top Tips

Lavender

1. Bites

2. Bruises

3. Burns

4. Cuts/grazes

5. Heat stroke

6. Headache

 

Peppermint

1.     Constipation

2.     Ants

3.     Jet lag

4.     Headaches

5.     Travel sickness

6.     Vomiting

 

Eucalyptus

1.     Colds

2.     Jet lag

3.     Heat stroke

4.     Infection

5.     Itching

6.     Swelling

 

Tea Tree

1.     Disinfectant

2.     Insect repellant

3.     Shock

4.     Infection

5.     Verucca

6.     Cold sores

 

Chamomile

1.     Animal bites

2.     Bumps

3.     Prickly heat

4.     Heatstroke

5.     Insect bites

6.     Sunburn

So, now you know which are the essential oils for travel, what next?

Care must be taken to use essential oils correctly and in the right doses. They should be kept in a cool or cold place and out of the reach of children.

If you would like more information on how to use essential oils on holiday and at home, please get in touch.

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