Essential Oil Travel Kit

You have saved, you have planned, and now you are headed on your dream vacation. All goes well until you get an upset stomach from that cute little restaurant, you get a sunburn from laying at the beautiful beach too long, or a mosquito decides to have you for lunch. If you have a few essential oils in your luggage, you can be prepared for some of the most common ailments that strike on vacations.

One thing to keep in mind is that essential oils are very strong, so you usually just need one or two drops to be effective. Peppermint oil has a calming effect on the stomach for those who get travel sickness. If you place a drop in a cup of hot water with honey or sugar and drink it before you start your trip, you will be much more comfortable. Or you can put a drop of peppermint on a cube of sugar, pop it in a baggy and take it when it is needed.

Ginger oil is good for seasickness. You can use two drops on a handkerchief and inhale as needed. Or you can put one drop in a little vegetable oil and rub your upper abdomen for travel sickness.

If you have a long journey in the car, put one or two drops of lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint oil on one or two cotton balls and place them on the rear window shelf of the car. They soothe the nerves and will keep the driver attentive. You can also put them in the air vents at the front of the car also. Basil oil dropped onto a wash cloth and rubbed over the body before leaving will keep the driver alert and sharpen their concentration.

Do you get nauseated when you smell the exhaust from trucks and cars? Put a drop of eucalyptus on a couple of tissues and place them around the car to counteract the smell.



Basic Travel Kit Emergency Reference

  • Animals bites: Thyme, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Chamomile
  • Blisters: Geranium
  • Bruises: Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender
  • Bumps: Lavender, Chamomile
  • Burns: Lavender
  • Chills: Ginger, Geranium
  • Colds: Eucalyptus, Ginger, Thyme
  • Constipation: Peppermint, Thyme
  • Cramp: Geranium, Ginger
  • Cuts: Lavender, Thyme, Eucalyptus
  • Exhaustion: Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint, Geranium
  • Fevers: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender
  • Fractures: Ginger, Thyme, Lavender, Geranium
  • Hay Fever: Chamomile, Eucalyptus
  • Headaches: Peppermint, Lavender
  • Heat Exhaustian: Lavender, Eucalyptus
  • Heatstroke: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Chamomile
  • Indigestion: Peppermint, Ginger
  • Infections: Thyme, Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus
  • Insect Bites: Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Thyme
  • Insect Repellent: Lemongrass, Thyme, Lavender, Peppermint
  • Insomnia: Chamomile, Lavender
  • Itching: Eucalyptus, Peppermint
  • Jet Lag: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Grapefruit
  • Muscle aches: Thyme, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Ginger
  • Sunburn: Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Chamomile
  • Toothache: Peppermint, Chamomile
  • Travel sickness: Ginger, Peppermint
  • Vomiting: Peppermint, Lavender, Ginger

Thyme oil is a great disinfectant. To avoid getting some nasty germs from the toilets you use while you travel, wipe the toilet seat with a tissue that has a drop of thyme essential oil on it. Remember too the toilet flush knob and doorknob. Thyme, lavender and eucalyptus provide very powerful bactericide.

To avoid getting bed bug bites, spray a few diluted drops of lavender oil on the mattress. You can also drop lavender or eucalyptus oil into your bath water if you stayed too long in the sun.

To avoid heat exhaustion make sure you drink enough water. If you are feeling dizzy, faint, or nauseous, rub lavender or eucalyptus oil to the temples, back of the neck and upper abdomen and breathe deeply.

To keep insects at bay, use lemongrass or citronella oil sprayed around the room. To keep insects from landing on your skin, lavendar oil is a good choice. Thyme, Lemongrass, Lavender and Pepper can all discourage insects from disturbing your sleep. Just put a couple drops on a cotton ball and place by your bed.

Next time you head out on your long-awaited vacation, go prepared with the most appropriate essential oils for your family and your destination.

A basic travel kit would include Lavender, Peppermint, Geranium, Chamomile, Ginger, Eucalyptus, Thyme, and Lemongrass or Citronella.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I use essential oils every day - they really are essential for me. Thanks collegatariat for your comments.


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collegatariat 5 years ago

Yay! Someone else who loves their essential oils! It's amazing how versatile and effective they can be. Thanks for some great information!


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks WordCustard - yes - essential oils are beneficial in many cases, including traveling. Glad you liked it.


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WordCustard 5 years ago from Scotland

This is an interesting hub. It's good to know essential oils can be helpful for travel.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Petstrel - glad you enjoyed it.


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Petstrel 6 years ago from Slovenia

Very useful ;)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Appreciate your comments nettravelexpress. Glad you find it useful.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

That is entirely true adorababy and hope that we will be more prepared in the future for whatever we run into on our travels.


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adorababy 6 years ago from Syracuse, NY

When your traveling it's not always easy to deal with circumstances that arise--motion sickness, allergies, insect bites, upset stomach from the local cuisine can all make travels less enjoyable.


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Iberkenbosch 6 years ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands

These essential oil travel kit is very essential while on vacation but must have to follow the guidelines to get good result.Thanks for it.


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Iberkenbosch 6 years ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great hub! I will try your formula for sure.. keep up the good work m8


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Thanks elayne001,

I will make use of your formula. Have a wonderful weekend.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

@Mr Nice - sorry, here is the answer:

Start by pouring 10 ounces of rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. Then add 1 ounce of any of the following essential oils: clove, citronella, geranium, lemon eucalyptus, fennel, lavender, lemon grass, peppermint, rosemary, thyme or tea tree oil. Mix well and store in a spray bottle. You can spray this on your skin, or the walls of the room with mosquito infestation. Happy sailing!


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Thanks elayne001,

What is the recipe or combination?


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Mr Nice. I am excited for you being able to travel to Thailand. Yes lavendar oil should help. Have a great trip.


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi elayne001,

A wonderful hub, great info. Did you tried lavendar oil to keep the insects away yourself? I am traveling to Thailand this summer & I was looking for natural body spray to use. I did find a recipe but don't remember if Lavendar oil was one of the ingredients.

Bye now & have a wonderful day later today.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Great comments kre8iv4u. Sounds like you really enjoy your occupations. I am still learning new things about essential oils and their value. Thanks and aloha!


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kre8iv4u 6 years ago from Florida beaches

Really informative & interesting hub. I am a natural healer, practicing massage therapy, which I feel, falls in to the same category that aromatherapy does.

I also make candles, so I am constantly using lots of scents. I just love how smelling something can truly affect our mindset.

Great hub & thanks for sharing!!!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks and mahalo nui loa for your comments lelanew55.


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lelanew55 6 years ago

Nice hub and congratulations!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you ristac and LianaK. I am looking forward to getting an essential oil first aid kit for my next vacation. Hope you benefit for these oils.


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LianaK 6 years ago

What a great hub, and timely too. I am looking forward to trying some of these out on an upcoming trip. Thank you for all the wonderful information!


ristac 6 years ago from Northampton

Wow I knew a couple of these but I did not know all of them. I wish I knew last year that Ginger oil was good for sea sickness, I shall remember this for next time.

Congratulations on the win, well deserved if you ask me!!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you Ann Nonymous. Glad to stir up some memories.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Love the title, love the hub Elayne..And those glass bottles in the opening picture remind of perfume bottles from my childhood. My mom used to order from some company in France and that's exactly how they looked! Great memory of mine!

What a good list, by the way, Elayne!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Your welcome Money Glitch. I appreciate your comments.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Congrats on winning Elayne! This hub is packed with a lot of good info, I'm going to have to bookmark this one. Thanks for sharing!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks blondepoet - more like yahoo! I've been writing every day all week hoping and then finally.....thanks tons!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Terrific hub can see why it won woo hoo.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Geez, I am so excited to see you all stopping by to check out the hub. Appreciate your comments.


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mphintz2 6 years ago from Tecumseh, MI

Great job, elayne. And congratulations on the win, too ;-).


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JannyC 6 years ago

Brilliant hub! So Simple and informative. When I was pregnant I discovered peppermint to help with my nausea and it works!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

A travel kit is a great idea. What a good hub.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thank you for all these wonderful tips. They will be very useful for me.


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reddog1027 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This hub has been bookmarked. What an easy way to carry some of my favorite herbs and some great ways to put them to good use.


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Great information. I'm bookmarking this one and making a traveling kit for myself. Congrats on your win as well.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Wow, I am so excited to see my hub won the daily competition. Thanks so much. I appreciate all the kind words and encouragement.


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Michael Jay 6 years ago

Congratulations, Elayne001! Your hub is very interesting and informative. Great job!


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Congratulations and well done elayne001. I've just seen that you won the daily competition with this hub. It is a very well written and informative hub fully deserving of the prize.

Amber.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for the comments. I appreciate your stopping by to check out the essential oils travel kit. Hope they help you out on your next vacation.


Jake 6 years ago

thats a very useful list of oils! Thanks.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for so many good tips. I appreciate it.


AARON99 6 years ago

A very informative hub on this topic. Must say, a very much helpful hub. Thanks for giving this hub.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Sandyspider. Hope it is useful to you.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Nice information.

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