This cruise was a gift from Young Living Essential Oils for being awesome and rocking the oily lifestyle. I have been fortunate enough to have one of the fastest growing teams in the entire Young Living family and as a reward of taking such good care of them, I was sent to Europe. For FREE.
I love my job.
But we aren't going to talk about ME. We are going to talk about how YOU can travel like an oily rockstar!
How to Travel with Essential Oils
I know that you probably have a lot of questions about how to pack and TSA regulations. I know this because I can't tell you how many people ask me "Can you bring essential oils on an airplane"regularly. It's a really popular question!
But the answer is YES!! You can take your oils with you!! I think there would be a revolt if you couldn't! There are way too many oil addicts in the world.
Here is the rule for the UNITED STATES
Each passenger is allowed ONE quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-topped bag to hold liquids they want to carry on the plane with them. Each container within the bag must be 3.4 ounces/oz (100 milliliters/mL) or less.
If you are flying internationally then you may want to check the regulations in the country you are going to. I went to Europe and it was the same so I stuffed an entire quart size bag with as many essential oils as I could find. I told you I was addicted...
And yes, I put them in my carry on. I would have ninja fought anyone who tried to take them from me too! KIYA! P.S. You can tell them your supplements are "natural remedies for health" and they should let you through with no issues!
You can read this post from The Rising Spoon to learn about packing and all those rules cuz they are BORING. I am going to talk about what you NEED to bring because that's a lot more fun!
Remember, all the essential oils I am chatting about are from the world leader in essential oils because quality does matter, especially when we are talking about using them internally or on your skin. It is important to find essential oils that are all grown organically! I love this brand because they are protected by the seed to seal promise. Read more about that here: Essential Oils
Must Have Travel Essential Oils, DIYs and Oil Infused Products
I do not particularly enjoy airplanes or long travel days. I generally worry about plummeting 30,000 miles to the ground... or ocean. It isn't exactly pleasant.
I use essential oils to help give me more strength/courage, to ease the stress of travel and to help me better maintain that my meal stay in my stomach if you know what I mean!!!
I will use any or all of these essential oils by placing them behind my ear, neck and wrists or diffusing them in my travel diffuser (ask your flight attendant first if it's okay).
- Valor (or Valor II)
- Aroma Ease
- Peace and Calming (or Peace and Calming II)
This is no shocker, right? When you travel you tend to not eat quite as well when you were home, especially in the airport, right?! Ugh. Who actually likes airport food?! BLAH!
When I travel I make sure to essential oil supplements to help keep my digestive system healthy.
Digestive Support Capsule
2-3 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil
2-3 drops of DiGize Essential Oil
5-6 drops of Avocado Oil
Optional: 1 drop of Copaiba
For ease, I premix this solution in a large batch in a dropper bottle so I can easily fill an capsule with about 10-12 drops of the essential oil mix to take before breakfast and dinner.
If you do not like the idea of mixing your own capsules as you go, then you can also purchase Digest and Cleanse which is a pre-made gel cap. It formulation of essential oils that help support your digestive system.
Let me tell you that traveling is like working out. No, it IS working out.
I wore a Garmin Vívofit every day to track my calories (can I eat that extra gelato?) and how far we've walked. Even on the days we were like "We didn't do that much", we had walked more than 8 miles! You don't even want to know how many miles we walked on "busy" days!
FUN FACT: Did you know that in Santorini Greece that you either had to take a scary cable car or walk down 900 flights of steps to get back to the port?! And 900 steps are not what you are thinking... they are WIDE! So you have to take about 3 steps with your feet (dodging donkey poo) to actually complete 1 physical step. It is an EXCELLENT workout.
We both had a lot of sore muscles from all the activity (aka walking/climbing) and we were both so glad that I had packed Deep Relief. It comes in a roller so it is really easy to just roll it right over any areas of soreness. LOVE IT!
When I travel, I believe that it is very important to keep my immune system strong even before I leave for vaca. Two weeks before I travel, I start taking these supplements every day so that when I do leave on my trip that my immune system is solid!
- 2-4 oz NingXia Red
- Inner Defense
- Life 5 Probiotics
And remember, NingXia Red has travel size pouches! Find out how to buy them here with a 24% discount
Immune Support Blend
- 20 drops of Thieves
- 20 drops of Oregano
- 10 drops of Lemon
- Carrier Oil to fill the rest of the 5 ml bottle (approx 50 drops)
You can find 5 ml bottles here:
*For full disclosure, I take 1 oz of NingXia Red daily and a Life 5 Probiotic daily, but I increase my dose of NingXia for travel. Inner Defense and the Immune Support Foot Rub should not be taken for longer than a few weeks.
Relaxation for Sleep and Travel Stress
When traveling, it can be difficult to relax especially if you have a lot of things to do and see! And sometimes your travel companions can be a little stressful too! Eck! When I need to unwind I always grab one of these essential oils and apply them liberally all over my neck, chest and/or feet!
If you don't want to carry your essential oils with you, consider the supplement Sleep Essence. Find out how to buy them here with a 24% discount
I don't know about you, but when I travel I feel like I have zero energy in the morning! I love to use Nitro in the morning for an extra ump. It's great tasting energy drink with a small amount of natural caffeine (hello chocolate!) that sustains energy but I never notice any crazy energy surges or drops.
NingXia Red is also great to support normal daily energy levels without caffeine, but I really feel like it is something that should be started weeks before a trip as it can take some time to notice the results.
We also use Peppermint a lot. Clint loves to add it to his water to help energize him and get him ready for the day. But remember-- peppermint is strong! You only need 1 drop per 30 oz of water to start!
- NingXia Nitro
- NingXia Red
Do you happen to drink a lot of alcohol when you travel that leaves you feeling BLAH the next day? Then maybe you want to support your liver... just saying!
Let's be real! When you travel you want to be BEAUTIFUL! After all you are going to be taking hundreds of pictures of that gorgeous face! But it can sometimes be difficult to find DIY beauty recipes that are easy for travel. I've come up with several ideas that are extremely portable and effective!
DIY Face Cleanser and Makeup Remover
Thayer's Witch Hazel Toner
Wrinkle Blasting Moisturizer
Pool Side DIYs
I recommend using small dropper bottles for your moisturizer and toner to conserve space! (like these)
Travel Shampoo and Conditioner Post coming soon!
- 10 drops Rosemary
- 10 drops Lavender
- 5 drops Cedarwood
- 5 drops Tea Tree
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang
- 30 drops of carrier oil
You can always purchase the Bon Voyage Travel Pack if you want a simple chemical free option with no DIYs
When traveling, oily addicts around the world cry about leaving their diffusers at home. They are an important part of our daily lives! I know that when I am at home I use my diffuser first thing in the morning, while I'm working, and before bed. EVERY DAY. Losing that while I travel makes my heart go lub-dub-dub inside my chest!
Here are a couple great travel option size diffusers for you to use...
- Travel Diffuser: this is my favorite because it's battery operated fan diffuser. That means you can use it EVERYWHERE, including on the plane if you get permission. It also makes a great car diffuser while you are at home. No water required either!
- Orb Diffuser: This is another great option, but it does require water and it's 100% spill proof. It's kind of adorable looking too. It is a USB connection, but this shouldn't be a problem if you are bringing your smart phone chargers or your computer.
- USB Diffuser: This is typically used to be put into your computer's USB and used while you work. However, it's a great little option for travel!
- 30 drops of Purification Essential Oil
- 2 oz of water
- Spray Bottle
Non-Oily Essentials for Travel
Since not everything in the world is oily, we may want to check out a few more options to keep you covered and happy!
This one is semi-oily, but it's important to travel in style! Essential oil and diffuser storage options.
Travel Electric Toothbrush I am addicted to electric toothbrushes and I was always sad when I had to leave mine at home. I like this small option that is battery operated. It's great for me because I have a small mouth, but keep in mind it's a small brush head so if you like more-- you may be disappointed.
If you want to watch my travel class you can do so below and there is a little slide show of my trip at the end!!