5 Essential Oils You Need for Travel

Hellooooo healthy. Goodbye chemicals. Our five favorite oils for travel below from our resident oil distributer, Shelby. 

Summertime means travel for a lot of us - concerts, road trips, family vacations, plane rides, etc. At the same time, many of us are trying to replace chemicals in our lives, which can translate to our wellness suffering when traveling. To keep you at ease and healthy through even your most adventurous trips, I'm sharing my five essential oils to travel with this summer season...

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1. Young Living’s Stress Away – my go to even when at home, because it smells like a tropical vacation in a bottle.  When traveling anywhere, Stress Away is my best friend. It’s comical how worked up we get trying to go on vacation. If things are going wrong, simply sniff that bottle of stress away. You can diffuse it while you’re packing or roll it on your pulse points before liftoff if planes give you jitters.

The distinct mix of Vanilla and Lime gives Stress Away its unique and pleasant aroma—among other benefits, including Vanilla’s naturally occurring eugenol (antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties). This blend also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties, like boosting respiratory health; Lavender, with its refreshing and calming scent; and Cedarwood, which features the powerful plant constituent cedrol (tightened tummy, boosted digestive health, anti-fungal properties). All of these ingredients are expertly blended with the exotic scent of Ocotea, a unique, Ecuador-sourced essential oil.

2. Young Living’s DiGize was my hero on a recent trip to D.C. I had a mysterious fever for two days before we left which left me weak, dehydrated, and nursing a sensitive stomach. Enter in DiGize, one of Young Living's exclusive and proprietary dietary supplements. This unique blend contains Ginger, Anise, Fennel, Peppermint, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper essential oils. Aka perfect for balancing a digestive system and feeling like a 10/10.

Inhale directly from the bottle, or mix up with carrier oil in a roller bottle, and apply right to your tummy. Add to a gel capsule, or add two drops Digize Vitality and one drop Peppermint Vitality to water for a stimulating beverage. You could also add two to three drops honey to support a wellness regimen. So go ahead, grab a couple extra packets of honey from your continental breakfast and enjoy those Alligator Fritters or Turtle Soup. Or not. Maybe just that delicious, decadent dessert.

3. Traveling can be hard on your immune system and Young Living’s Thieves is your immune system’s best friend. Blend with a carrier oil in a roller and apply daily to your spine to support your immune system. Diffuse at night for a homey scent - seriously, that cinnamon makes you want to cozy up. Add a drop of Thieves to a spoonful of local honey (that local honey can help you adjust to seasonal blooms as well, because bees pollinate local flowers, and the honey develops a strong allergen base for your health). 

4. If your ideal vacation finds you hiking scenic mountains, chasing kiddos around an amusement park, exploring shops downtown, or even just on a long car ride – you’re probably going to end up with sore muscles and joints. Young Living’s PanAway, applied topically, provides a stimulating aromatic experience with Peppermint, Wintergreen, Clove, and Helichrysum. It kind of feels like Icy Hot or Mineral Ice but 100% natural. If you’re traveling with your best friend or partner, trade some massages with PanAway at the end of the day. Or if you’re going solo, pop a roller fitment on that oil and get into those muscles!

5. Finally, Young Living's Lavender – you honestly won’t find me anywhere without it. Rub a few drops on the bottom of your feet to help relax and unwind at the end of the day, and ease into a great night’s sleep -- even when you're in a new location.

Lavender is known for its soothing properties, so applying it after too much time in the sun feels like a treat (bonus: you might add peppermint for a nice, cooling sensation). Also perfect for when some pesky critters have tried to snack on you or you want to keep the bugs away.

Next week I’ll be hosting an online Travel and Essential Oils Facebook class! You can attend from the comfort of your couch and PJs, and I’ll be sharing even more amazing oils to travel with along with some tips and tricks for taking your oils on the go! Read more about it/RSVP here

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Disclaimer/Note: I am not a doctor – I cannot diagnose or heal your ails. I am a Young Living Independent Distributor, and I choose to use their oils and products, because I love their purity and their business practices. I have noticed a significant difference between their oils and many other brands I have tried.  If you’d like to know more about why Young Living is different, I am always happy to gush! Email me shelbyradovich@gmail.com.