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Make Your Own Aromatherapy Travel Kit

by Andrea Butje on May 02, 2016

I love bringing my own homemade Aromatherapy travel kit with me on trips.aromatherapy travel kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s so comforting to have my blends with me on the plane, and to know that I can use them as often as I need so I can stay healthy. They also help me feel grounded and relaxed, which can be so helpful on long or bumpy flights. 

Here are three recipes I like to make for my Aromatherapy travel kit. They’re small enough to pass airport security guidelines, and they don’t take long to make. You can make them in 10 minutes or less, and then you’re set for your entire trip!

Aloe Hand Cleanser

This hand cleanser doesn’t use alcohol. Instead it uses aloe vera gel and essential oils, so it reduces germs and nourishes your skin at the same time. No tight dry skin!

Blend these ingredients in a 1 oz (30 ml) PET plastic bottle—it won't break if it gets tossed 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. I recommend making a fresh bottle of this every few weeks.

  • Just under 1 oz (28 gm) Aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 3 ml Solubol dispersant
  • 7 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 6 drops Mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata)

Breathe and Be Calm Inhaler

I often lean on the essential oils in this blend for respiratory support. They’re even featured in my video class “How to Protect Your Family from Colds and Flu Using Essential Oils.” In that class, we cover a variety of recipes for adults and kids that you can make with five powerhouse essential oils. These are three of the five. (The class is three hours long, and only $50. Once you enroll, you can watch the class as many times as you like—it is yours to keep.)

  • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • 6 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • 4 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Floral Cedar Room Spray

Aromatherapy room sprays can make any place you’re staying feel more like home. Even though I love new places and people, it’s important to stay centered and grounded. I recommend making a fresh bottle of this every few weeks.


  • 1 oz (30 ml) water
  • 3 drops Palmarosa
    (Cymbopogon martini var. motia)
  • 1 drop Mandarin
    (Citrus reticulata)
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
    (Juniperus virginiana)

 

Once you have your blends, tuck them all into a plastic bag for travel.

If you’re going someplace exotic, you might have fun using oils that are native to the area. Rich resins (such as Frankincense and Myrrh) come from countries in Africa and the Middle East, while if you’re going snow skiing you might enjoy blending with conifer essential oils. It’s one more way to connect with new places!

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, natural hand cleanser, travel

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