If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I completely transformed my life (inside and out) with essential oils and all-natural medicine to balance out my estrogen dominance, keep my skin clear & energy high. I no longer use synthetic-estrogen filled beauty products, cleaning products, detergents, soaps…all of it – gone!
And naturally, no matter where I go I always have essential oils with me. My job as the Runtastic Fitness Coach allows me to travel all of the time. It’s a huge blessing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. While I take nearly 30 essential oils with me no matter where I go, I have my 5 favorite essential oils for travel that really help me stay on top of my game.
Here are my top 5 essential oils for travel and why:
1. On Guard
This is a blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. This oil is THE immune system boosting elixir and I never go anywhere without it. This oil goes on my feet at night time with Lavender (as I will mention below) to boost my immune system and keep me strong and healthy. I also use a couple drops in my hands and rinse them with water instead of using the synthetic soaps in public restrooms and hotel rooms. Additionally I rub it on my hands and a little bit in my nostrils before I get onto a plane or after I leave the gym to disinfect a bit. BUT, be careful because this is a hot oil and you have to take care of skin sensitivities. In most cases, mix this oil with fractionated coconut oil and you’ll be fine. I keep an amber bottle with On Guard and fractionated coconut oil already mixed with me when I travel – under 100 ml (3.4 oz). You can even put a few drops in a veggie capsule and take it orally.
Lemon is a potent detoxifier and metabolism booster and it goes in my water all of the time! Plus, all citrus oils promote a good mood and energy. In fact, as I am writing this posting on the airplane back from Moscow, I included a couple drops of lemon in my water bottle. It’s so refreshing!
Gosh I love this oil! It’s so invigorating and awakening! I put 1-2 drops in my hands every morning, cup them in front of my nose and inhale. Ahhh! Peppermint oil is also great when you’re feeling a bit dizzy or nauseous from flying or driving in the car and is really good for headaches. You can put a bit of peppermint on your temples or on the back of your neck (or both!) when you have a headache
This oil promotes relaxation is a very calming oil. When I am sleeping away from home, sometimes it can be hard to relax. I put lavender on my feet, behind my ears and on the small of my back before I get into bed and I get the best and most relaxed night sleep ever. Lavender is also really good for burns…even from the curling iron when you’re rushing to get ready and get out the door 😉 This may have happened to me before 🙂
5. Digest Zen
Digest Zen is a blend of Anise Seed, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Rhizome/Root, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Tarragon Plant, and Fennel Seed essential oils. I love this oil because traveling can really mess with your digestive system, especially traveling abroad. A mix of dining out often while traveling and perhaps some stress can prevent your digestive system from working properly and this oil helps a lot. You can put a few drops in your hand and put it on your stomach or, my favorite, mix it with fractionated coconut oil and really rub it on your belly! As with On Guard, you can also put it in a veggie capsule and take it orally as well. This oil helps get things moving, eliminates bloating and is really my BEST ally for looking and feeling my best while on the road.
What should you look for in essential oils?
Well, let me just tell you that the brands you find at the grocery store and drug store are most likely not the quality you should be looking for. You want to look for organic, therapeutic grade that can also be safely ingested. This is the only way to insure that the oils you are getting are pure, high quality and actually work! And you want to order them directly from the source so as to ensure the quality!
Thanks you guys for the great questions you give to me to make these blog postings. I did a live video on the topic on Facebook and Instagram and a bunch of you asked if I could please write about this topic…so there you go! Feel free to send me a DM on Instagram or a tweet with your questions.