Since I am traveling, I decided to make a “Cheat Sheet” for the most needed essential oils when traveling. I don’t want to bring a ton, as I will only be gone a week, but I also wanted a cheat sheet to take with me so I know what my go-to oil is when traveling. I have only included the few oils that I feel will come in handy when traveling. However, I am open to taking another oil or 2 if anyone recommends more! I will be in Costa Rica, near the jungle, with lots of sun. Because of those factors, I have chosen the below oils.
Lavender – The “Swiss Army Knife of oils”
Anxiety, Sun burn, calming, helps with sleep, insect bites/bee stings, bruising, stress, poison ivy, Typhoid Fever, fights infection, relaxes muscles, headaches
Sunburn, alertness, ANY type of stomach issue, headaches, sinuses, congestion, bruises, bug bites… also great to apply as a “finisher” after applying other oils, as peppermint drives deep into the skin
Solely bringing this for food poisoning & digestive issues! Oregano is also good.
Supports immune system & protects from bacterial infections, colds, overall sickness
Cuts, Scrapes, Infections, Sun burn… any type of skin issue
Any type of muscle pain or ache, restless legs, bruises, headaches, burns (mainly using for inflammation/sore knee)
Other oils to consider taking when traveling for specific symptoms:
Anxiety (flying, traveling)
Frankincense – overall healing, coughing, bug bites, stress, immune system, arthritis
Other items to consider when traveling:
Earl grey tea – for sunburns!!!
baby wipes – for all those times you can’t get a shower in or have immediate access to clean water
coconut oil – great for hair, moisturizing, mixing with your oils, etc.
This is just a basic list – I could probably expand, but I will only be gone for a week. I will update after my trip as well as when I go on my longer trips. Does anyone else have recommendations on essentials to bring while traveling? Any other travel tips?