Lemon grass, eucalyptus, or peppermint are my favorite oils to keep me aware while I’m on the road. Their properties include giving a feeling of being uplifting, stimulating, and immune-boosting.
Aromatherapy trip kit which includes a variety of oils is unfailingly prepared for my longer trips. It contains oils for jet lag, fatigue, indigestion, colds and flu, and minor skin injuries.
Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) oils take over the priority overall others due to its being all-around.
Tea tree oil has very powerful antiseptic and immune-stimulating properties. It disinfects and is excellent to use as a hand wash while traveling. I always use one drop on my hands after I wash them in a public washroom to protect me from bacteria, fungus, and viruses. Tea tree functions as the enemy against coughs, sinusitis, infected wounds, blisters, burns, cold sores, insect bites, and rashes.
Lavender’s name has its root in the Latin “lavare,” which means to wash. As I fly, I like to smell lavender essential oil straight from the bottle; not only does it help relax me but it helps keep any cold and flu germs which circulated in the recycled air that passes throughout the plane at bay.
Hotel Room Blend
It is a scent-ball diffuser that plugs into any electrical outlet, to which I add essential oils that cover the stale hotel air to deal with the poor air quality in the airplane when I travel.
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citrates) is in my top list to supplement to my diffuser as it benefits freshening the air. It has an uplifting, and grassy-citrus scent. It is an appetite stimulant and also strengthens digestion. Not only does lemon grass have a strong tonic and stimulating effect, but it is also a powerful antiseptic.What is more, it has a sedative effect on the central nervous system and is beneficial to treating headaches. Use as an inhalant or with a diffuser, on skin with a carrier, in massage oil or a bath. Do not take internally. As using topically, always use it with a carrier oil.
It is comfortable to put a drop of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil in the palm of my hands and rub it all through my hair; it smells amazing and helps me conquer the afternoon doldrums. Rosemary’s versatility makes it useful in respiratory and circulatory disorders and muscular and rheumatic pain from sitting too long in a plane, train, or automobile. Furthermore, the essential oil can be used through inhalation, massage, steam, or diffuser for colds, flu, infections, arthritis, muscular pain, rheumatism, acne, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, varicose veins, and oily skin, as an insect repellent, and to encourage hair growth.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globules) is both a powerful bactericidal with a variety of antiviral properties. Eucalyptus is served as an excellent immune stimulant, especially, for travellers who are tired, run down, and prone to frequent colds. Eucalyptus also helps release muscle aches and pains, sprains, burns, blisters, cuts, wounds, and insect bites; it can also be used as an insect repellent.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) functions as a stimulating, protecting oil that has a strengthening effect on the nerves. It is ideal for the treatment of exhaustion, both physical and mental. Thyme warms with its pungent herbal aroma and is another immune-system stimulant. Use through inhalation, massage, bath, steam, or diffuser.
Travellers’ Aromatic Shower for Jet Lag
It is ideal to put the plug in the bottom of the tub while you are showering, and supplement a drop or two of spruce, eucalyptus, or peppermint essential oils for a quick pick-me-up, or add lavender to restore a feeling of balance.
1 tub full of steamy hot water
6 drops of lavender essential oil
Enjoy yourself by filling the tub with hot water and add lavender essential oil. Lay back, relax, and let lavender’s restorative healing properties wash over you. Lavender fortifies circulation, so it helps with sore muscles, aches and pains, abscesses, acne, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, burns, cell regeneration, cuts, dandruff, dermatitis, inflammation, insect bites, psoriasis, and wound-healing.