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Make an Aromatherapy Travel Kit!

by Andrea Butje on June 15, 2015

Make an Aromatherapy Travel Kit!I have to admit that while I love traveling . . . I don’t like leaving behind all my essential oils and blends!

So making an Aromatherapy travel kit has been the perfect solution.

There is something so comforting to me about having some of my favorite blends in an Aromatherapy travel kit. I know that I’m taking care of myself while I’m on the road (or in the air!). It’s very grounding just to have the oils and blends with me.

I have six suggestions for blends you can use to make your own Aromatherapy travel kit.

bigstock-Number--Letter-Businessman-Ha-171771962These amounts are all under 4 oz (120 ml), so you can take them on a plane with you. For the blends that call for bottles, I suggest using PET plastic. They won't break if they're flung around in luggage! PET plastic is known as a non-reactive plastic that doesn’t leach. In cases where glass isn't ideal, PET plastic is a good choice.

Hand Cleanser — Just under 2 oz (60 ml) aloe vera gel, 4 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), 12 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole), 14 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis). You can also add 1.5 ml Solubol dispersant. I touch a lot of surfaces that other travelers come into contact with, so it’s reassuring to clean my hands often.

Inhaler for Travel Sickness — 2 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), 7 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis), 6 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). I keep this on hand in case of nausea.

Inhaler for Immunity — 4 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole), 8 drops Siberian Fir (Abies siberica), 3 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia). I use this one before and during my trip to keep from getting sick.

Aches & Pains Body Oil — 1 oz (30 ml) Trauma Oil (Trauma Oil is an infusion of three herbs in olive oil: arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula. You can purchase it pre-made.), 10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), 8 drops Black Spruce (Picea mariana). You will be grateful you brought this blend along if you strain a muscle or jar your ankle!

Linen Spray — 2 oz (60 ml) water, 1 drop Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), 3 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis), 10 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii). You can use this as a room spray in your hotel room, then spray it on the linens when you’re ready to go to sleep. It really helps me get to sleep in a new environment (especially if I’m jet lagged). I recommend making a fresh bottle of this every few weeks.

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) — Just pure Lavender! It’s so good to have on hand if an acute issue pops up, like a bee sting, a burn, or anxiety. Lavender is so ideal for soothing so many acute physical and emotional issues, that it’s really a must-have for your Aromatherapy travel kit!

I've also found it can be super-helpful to have an allergy blend or two on hand. When you travel to a new place, with new allergens, you never know how your body will react . . . and nothing ruins the trip like an allergy attack. If you'd like to learn some excellent ways to reduce your allergies, sign up for my free webinar, "Reduce Allergies Naturally." You'll learn five very effective allergy blends that could really save your trip!

Happy trails to you!

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: aromatherapy for travel, Recipes and Blends, immunity, travel

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