‘Tis the season where lots of us are on the move. There is no better natural tool than essential oils to offer support during this time. I recently had a whirlwind, 5 days on the ground trip to New York City which I know sounds utterly fabulous (it was) but Australia is a LONG way from the Northern Hemisphere…25 hours of travel. It was gruelling to say the least.
Anyhoo, here are a few oily suggestions for you to try when you are travelling.
Whether I am travelling for work or play the same three areas I consistently need support with are sleep, energy and digestion. I don’t know what it is but air travel really messes with my tummy. Hello bloated belly which is the last thing anyone wants when traveling.
Digestzen is one of my favourite blends. It saved me during the first trimester of my last pregnancy and is my go to for any bloating or queasiness. Digestzen is a blend of ginger, fennel, anise, peppermint and coriander which are naturally gentle on the digestive system. At the first hint of bloating, I dilute a little in a carrier oil and massage directly onto my stomach and soles of my feet. It is also lovely to sip on with water, just one drop is all I use to settle and soothe. If I am in the car, I pop a couple of drops onto a wooden peg and clamp it over the air vents. For me, instant calm.
Air travel especially when crossing times zones can really mess with your body clock. The last thing you want to feel as you reach your holiday destination is fatigue and irritability brought on by lack of sleep. I find the quickest way to recover from jetlag is to slot into the local time zone as fast as I can. Depending on the time of arrival, I either push through until bed time or need to wind down quickly for sleep. Whatever the case there are a few essential oils that I always carry when travelling to support me during this time.
When it comes to energy, Peppermint is king. It has this incredibly knack at just lifting the senses. It is energises, uplifts and invigorates. You can pop a drop in the palm of your hands, rub together and inhale deeply. I also like to pop one drop under my tongue – look out world, the best kind of pick me up. When it comes to sleep, I cannot go past Lavender Peace. This blend is unique to doTERRA and contains a selection of essential oils that transport me immediately into a blissful state. Incredibly soothing, grounding and calming on my body and mind. I dilute this and apply it topically but it is incredible in the bath with some magnesium flakes.
I’m going to be running a more in-depth session on this topic for the members of my oily community - The Essential Oils Collective. If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, join my oils family, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx
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