Traveling to a new destination is always an adventure—even if sometimes it can also be a stressful and tiring experience when we end up not feeling our best. This can happen especially if you are traveling long distances, but a trip of any length brings some level of these feelings. The good news? Using essential oils on the road can help you fight back and get back to enjoying your time away from home.
Our circadian rhythms are trained by our usual environment, including the light-dark cycle of night and day. If you are passing through multiple time zones when flying, it can mess with this internal clock, and cause you to feel drowsy, tired, irritable, and maybe even disoriented, a state many know as jet lag.
To fight jet lag, make sure to stay hydrated during your flight and get enough rest before you travel. Once you arrive at your destination, getting a full night’s sleep should help you recover quickly, but in the meantime essential oils can help you adjust a little. Putting together your own refreshing blend before your trip can help. Here’s our version:
8 drops Lavender oil
10 drops Lemon oil
8 drops Eucalyptus oil
5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Rosemary oil
- Put essential oils in a two ounce glass spray bottle.
- Add water to desired dilution line.
Tip: Alternately, you can also create a 10 mL roller bottle of this same blend, just switch out the water for Fractionated Coconut Oil after putting in the essential oils.
As you’re traveling, we know that tiredness isn’t the only thing you may face. On the list are stomach issues, a possibly weakened immune system, and environmental threats. doTERRA also has an answer for each of these problems.
To combat digestive problems, we recommend taking DigestZen® Softgels or DigestTab® with you. Either supplement can help ease digestive upset and get you back on track.*
doTERRA On Guard® is an excellent blend if you want to boost your immune system*, and there are a variety of ways you can take it, from the straight essential oil to a softgel. Check out all the ways here.
To help with sudden seasonal or environmental threats bring TriEase® Softgels.*
Finally, if you are worried about taking your oils on your flight, check out our post about traveling with oils on the Business blog.