Spring Break is the perfect time of the year to bond with your family, recharge your spirit, and shake off those winter blues. If you’re one of the lucky ones who take full advantage of the kids being out of school and work is a bit lenient on handing out time off, then this blog post is made just for you.
Arguably one of the worst parts of traveling is preparing for the trip, especially if you have kids. So don’t put your packing plans on the backburner. Realizing you’ve forgotten something important once you’re away from home never fails to be a frustrating, sometimes embarrassing, situation. So start brainstorming now, getting your things together, and picking out your favorite PT products to vacation with! While we can’t pack your bags for you, we can let you in on some of the best ways to travel with essential oils.
Don’t forget your squad!
Balm Squad, that is! These brand new balms are absolutely perfect for traveling. Being shy of just under an ounce each, these balms can fit easily into purses, backpacks, and suitcases without taking up much room at all. These natural, soothing balms have a wide variety of uses, from helping a runny nose to soothing that sunburn on your sensitive winter skin. Toss them in your bag now and be thankful when you reach for them later.
Learn more about our Balm Squad here.
Moving and diffusing? Totally possible!
Diffusing your favorite essential oils may seem impossible when you’re traveling—it’s not like you’re going to lug around your Ultrafuse everywhere you go. But you can take your Diffuse on the Move, which was made with traveling EO enthusiasts in mind!
Taking the benefits of aromatherapy on the road has never been easier with this compact diffuser that uses atomizing technology to disperse essential oil particles into the air using pressurized cold air. So that means no heat, water, or carrier oils are necessary to diffuse; all you need is a USB or 12V port.
This a great option when a long road trip is in your future. Make sure to bring essential oils and blends you may need to call upon while you’re away. Maybe you’ll need something to keep you alert and focused on the road (Energy, Clarity, or Pink Grapefruit), calm those rowdy kids in the backseat (Calming the Child), or ease a temperamental tummy that is not enjoying those bumpy roads (Dill Weed, Tummy All Better, or Peppermint).
Be proactive instead of reactive!
Traveling comes with a few bummers we can all relate to. Headaches, jet lag, sore muscles, bug bites, exhaustion, and a wide variety of stomach pains can all make your vacation a bit less than pleasant, especially considering all the time and money you put into it. But instead of lamenting all these discomforts (and let’s face it—you know you’ll experience at least one of those dilemmas), plan ahead with your essential oils! Prepare a few different aromatherapy inhalers for issues you know might rear their ugly heads. These handy tools are perfect for getting all the benefits of inhaling essential oils, but without needing a diffuser or affecting others around you.
So what are a few ideas to start with? Check out these blogs for awesome ideas on how to support some of the most common traveling ailments:
- Stomach pain: Essential Oils for Stomach Upset
- Headaches: 5 Essential Oils for Headaches
- Exhaustion: 5 Essential Oils for More Energy
- Muscle discomfort: Top 8 Essential Oils for Sore Muscle Relief
Keep it simple with pre-diluted roll-ons.
When you’re busy traveling, the last thing you probably want to do is pull out all your aromatherapy DIY supplies and make a mess diluting and blending. Not to mention what a pain it would be lugging around bottles of carriers and essential oils. Instead, opt for a few of our pre-diluted roll-ons. These are ready to be applied topically without any effort from you besides uncapping the bottle and rolling it on!
Plant Therapy has more than 60 different pre-diluted roll-ons, so you are sure to find just what you and your family needs for the trip ahead!
Don’t forget to head on over to our Facebook group Safe Essential Oil Recipes for more ideas and inspiration on how to travel with essential oils.