Air travel can be stressful nowadays with long lines, flight delays and cramped seating. Add luggage, children, strollers and even pets to the mix and you have a veritable powder keg of stress. How can you make travel the relaxing experience it should be? Bring along your favorite essential oils to relieve tension, settle your stomach and promote relaxation.
I never thought about incorporating essential oils into my travel routine until I attended a travel event sponsored by Organic Spa Magazine. When the folks at Lotus Wei sprayed me with Quiet Mind, a mist of clove, citrus and geranium scents, I immediately felt a sense of calm come over me.
Some stressful travel experiences come to mind, like the time I took a crowded six hour flight to San Francisco and was seated next the privy. By the time I arrived I felt nauseous and in no mood for the romantic weekend I had planned. Some ylang ylang or lavender mist would have come in handy on that trip. If only I knew then, what I know now.
5 Ways to Use Essential Oils During Travel
1. Combat Dry Cabin Air: Spray a few drops of Aura Cacia’s organic daytime Argan or soothing Tamanu facial oil serum on a tissue or unscented wipe to use on your face, neck, and arms to counteract the effects of stale pressurized cabin air that dries out your ski
TIP: Make several types of wipes or tissues and place them in small, zip-top bags and label them. Place all of the smaller bags in a larger zip-top bag and put in a convenient seat pocket where they can be easily accessed and are ready for any situation.
Of course essential oils are not just for air travel and can be used to relieve stress and enhance your relaxation in any travel situation.