Aromatherapy Travel Kit

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Packing to go see Emily in London!

As I get ready to travel, I am working on my first aid kit. I used to pack a ton of OTC meds every time I went away, but now my first aid kit consists of a few amazing essential oils and carrier oils. Each oil has many different therapeutic properties, but here are a few of my favorites that cover many travel-related concerns:

BERGAMOT – an uplifting and refreshing oil that helps me stay alert. I use bergamot to ease the adjustment to changes in time zones. It can also be used as a fever reducer. Caution: this oil can cause photo-sensitivity, so it’s not used for skin exposed to sunlight.
FRANKINCENSE – Anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and grounding. The oil can soothe and calm the mind. I blend it with lemongrass and massage onto my feet and shoulders to relax and get to sleep.
LAVENDER – besides it’s calming and anti-inflammatory properties, lavender is also great for minor bites or burns. It can ease a headache or exhaustion. You can also add it to a spray bottle with water to freshen a hotel room and sheets etc.
LEMONGRASS – this wonder oil helps with sleep and can relieve the symptoms of jet lag. It can be combined with lavender to relieve headaches. It works as a tonic for the body, calms nerves and relieves exhaustion. (Note: I used this oil to help Emily and I recover from recent surgeries, and we both recovered much more quickly than expected. It truly is a wonder oil). Blend in low dilutions because this oil irritate sensitive skin.

 

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