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Essential Oils for Travelers

Aug 31, 2018 12:43PM ● By Marilyn York

Travel can create some of our happiest memories, but navigating airports, foreign languages or unknown cities can sometimes put a damper on the adventure. Essential oils can help ease those situations.

Utilizing the purest essential oils available for attaining optimum results helps reduce exposure to pesticides or herbicides on which the plants may have been grown that the oils are distilled from, as well as to avoid synthetic oils. Both situations change the chemistry composition of the oils and could create allergies.

Many essential oil companies do not sell ingestible oils, so it’s important to choose those specifically identified as such. With that in mind, consider taking peppermint and lavender when traveling.


Add some pep by inhaling peppermint’s refreshing aroma after stepping off the plane. Massage some on the bottoms of the feet after a long day of walking, or add a drop or two to warm water and drink to help ease the effects of eating too many new kinds of foods.


Sometimes the best vacations push us far outside of our comfort zones with some resulting tension. Help the body adjust to a new time zone by adding lavender to a nighttime tea to improve sleep quality. Inhale the oil’s floral aroma before venturing off to a new adventure—like ziplining in Costa Rica—for its calming scent. or add several drops of lavender to massage oil and rub it into the skin after a day of too much sun.

Marylyn York is independent distributor #489656 for Young Living Essential Oils. For more information, call 877-436-2299 or visit

October 2019