In this episode of The Whole Circle Podcast we discuss how you can use top quality essential oils to support you and your family during long haul trips. Tracey and her family are about to head off on a USA adventure for four weeks and, well, it got us thinking about what we can do to make the long-haul flights and time away as comfortable as possible. So, if you’re about to head off on a trip, then we’ve got you covered in this podcast.

Choosing what oils to take is like choosing your favourite child!

We get it when you go away the temptations are high to take all your oils with you. But honestly you don’t need to, we subscribe to the KISS method (keep it simple silly – lol). There are some great all-round oils you can pack that can support you for a lot of different things. It’s going to be hard enough deciding what clothes to pack let alone what oils. When using essential oils make sure you are getting top quality, high-grade essential oils from a company you know and trust. We wholeheartedly trust doTERRA and choose to use their oils. So, let’s make it easy for you and give you some inspiration.

1. Ice Blue

Planes are cramped spaces and cause us all sorts of aches and pains, plus with all the walking we do from sightseeing our bodies really can cop it on holidays. Ice blue is going to support your body right where it needs it. Tracey is taking the 5ml neat bottle of oil away with her as well as some fractionated coconut oil for safe dilution and application, but ice blue also comes in a ‘Touch’ 10ml roller bottle which means it is already pre-diluted with fractionated coconut oil and ready to roll right onto your sore spots.

2. Lavender

Carry this on the plane with you so you can soothe and calm any anxious jittery feelings you may get, especially on the plane, we know we sure get them! It will also assist with you being able to sleep so that when you get off the plane you are feeling somewhat refreshed. We like to apply it to our temples, wrists, back of the neck and possibly bottom of feet (if they’re not too stinky while on the plane – lol). It’s also great if you get too much sun whilst away, just lather it on your overexposed bits and your skin will feel much better.

3. Frankincense

Geez, we love frankincense! He is the one we go to for all sorts of different reasons. Frankincense is known as the ‘King of Oils’. He will enhance all the properties of the other oils he is blended with. So, let’s say you have gotten a bit too much sun, grab your frankincense and lavender and he will boost the effectiveness of the lavender (pretty cool huh?!). Not to mention if you have any mishaps while away, Frankincense will be great for skin support. We also love Frankie for our general wellness. If you are away for a while and feeling a bit exhausted, grab your bottle of frankincense for support. Because let’s face it, holidays are usually jam-packed full of sightseeing and we end up needing a holiday from the holiday! Also, if you find you have run out of a certain oil while you’re away, then Frankie can step in and act as a fantastic replacement due to his all-around abilities.

4. Peppermint Beadlets

With 1/3 of a drop of oil in each beadlet, it is so easy to carry these around in your bag as a quick natural solution for so many things. It has the added bonus of not being an overpowering smell for your travel companions, so you can take it everywhere with you to support things like motion sickness, breath freshener, mood uplifter, muscle and head tension.

5. OnGuard Beadlets

These are just the same as the peppermint beadlets, but instead, they have the protective blend, OnGuard in them. OnGuard’s job is to guard and protect our bodies from whatever is going around, so it’s perfect for travel! You could take a beadlet daily to boost and support your general wellness or burst one open in your hands and you’ve got an instant hand sanitiser.

6. Lemon

Need a bit of a cleanse and detox from all the food we usually eat while away, then add a drop to your water. Let’s say you are in another country where the drinking water doesn’t taste as great as what you’re used to, then add some lemon to it for a flavour boost. It can also be a good idea to take a small diffuser away with you and then diffuse lemon and OnGuard to detoxify and purify the air of where you’re staying. If you’re feeling a bit tired from all your travel, then get your lemon and peppermint together to help uplift your mood. If airborne pollens are bothering you, then grab your lemon, lavender and peppermint and inhale to support you. We know that this blend was what converted our Dad to essential oils!

7. DigestZen

We all want to live in the moment while away and this may mean you are not eating as additive-free as you usually do and that’s totally ok because it’s your choice. This is where our #dontstressit motto comes in. Holidays are to be enjoyed and submerging yourself in the culture. So, for those times when our digestive system doesn’t feel that great, this is where DigestZen will be your best friend for all tummy issues.

8. Balance

We could seriously go on and on about balance! Tracey loves it blended with citrus bliss or just on its own as a pure-fume. Take balance with you on the plane so it can help keep you grounded (yep we get the irony of that – lol) and calm. Blend it with lavender and you’ve got great sleep support. As we said earlier, holidays are usually always on the go and can at times be quite stressful, so take balance with you to help you calm the farm for yourself and those around you.

9. ClaryCalm

This will help support Tracey and her girls hormonally for the four weeks they’re away as well as helping support their moods.

10. Copaiba

Copaiba is a last minute addition to Tracey’s oil travel bag but she just couldn’t leave home without it. It is so good for calming your body down when the travel jitters kick in or when you just need to get some shut-eye and recharge your body. It is such a gentle oil but with massive benefits. Copaiba will blend beautifully with frankincense and lavender and even balance.

11. Fractionated Coconut Oil

And last, but certainly not least, is fractionated coconut oil. When we need to apply any of the above oils to our bodies then we use fractionated coconut oil to ensure safe dilution and application. Using fractionated coconut oil will ensure our oils are as effective as we need them to be.

So there you have it, there really is an oil for everything!

We hope this has inspired you to take your oils on holiday with you. This is especially good if you are travelling to countries with language barrier issues because you know your essential oils will protect you. They really will be your first response medicine cabinet while away and how good is it that we can be empowered to take back that control to support our own bodies naturally.

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