ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR CARRY-ON

When packing a carry-on, there are many accessories that we all know to pack such as headphones, phone charger, and a good book. But, one genre of items often overlooked are essential oils. The more I fly, the more I find the calming effects of these oils to be worth bringing on flights!

Whether you are afraid of flying, get anxious in long lines, or have trouble falling asleep, essential oils can help to solve your flying woes. Just a few drops of these vials can work to combat stress, pain, and/or fatigue all of which are often side effects of a long day in flight. 

Here are a few essential oils combinations that are meant to ease your flight day:

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1. Sleeping: 

Do you have trouble sleeping on planes? Frankincense, lavender, and chamomile are a great calming mixture to ease your body into a restful sleep.


2. TURBULENCE:

Those bumpy flights have a way of making stomaches flip. For those unexpected moments, try sandalwood, lavender, or frankincense to calm jitters. 


3. MIDDLE SEAT:

Feeling stuffed into a seat can often cause aches and pains. Try applying frankincense, helichrysum, and pink-grapefruit oils on your lower back and neck before the flight. 


4. Headaches:

30,000 FT up in the air can take a toll. Massage lavender and rosemary oils on to your scalp to temper the altitude discomfort.


5. WAKING UP:

Need to hit the ground running once you land? Peppermint and Eucalyptus are great at helping to regain focus and alertness after a long flight!


6. KEEPING IT FRESH:

Flights have a way of making everything on you just smell stale. Citrus oils are a great way to freshen up after a long day. Wild orange, grapefruit, lemongrass or lemon all help to combat that plane musk.


TIPS BEFORE YOU FLY WITH OILS:

Before diving in to essential oil recommendations, I must first make a couple of helpful points: 1.) Often sold in 15 ml, these vials are far below the TSA 3oz. limit, but you are only allowed to bring as many will fit in a one quart size bag. 2.) And, due to the potential potent scent that others could find irritating, make sure to apply the oils before boarding. 3.) Lastly, as someone how suffers from allergies, I always advocate that you never try anything new 30,000 FT up in the air. Test out using the oils before to ensure that they will work for you!

Once you have made sure you are in the clear on the above stipulations, you can get to dabbing!