Essential Oils for Wellness and Well Being
Traveling With Essential OIls
by Cheryl Fritsch-Middleton on August 1st, 2015

​It sure seems like I have been on the road a lot lately.  Both air travel and driving can take a toll on you.  As you well know, I don’t leave home without my Essential Oils.  Why you ask?  My essential oils go everywhere with me because they are small and versatile and I depend on them.
 
To me the hardest thing about traveling with oils is selecting which oils to bring with me.   When I first started using essential oils I made the rookie mistake of bringing every oil I had with me on trips.  The thing is you don’t have to because each oil serves so many purposes.  Now I have a pretty set way of packing them which ensures I can care for the things I need to and have the other oils I want to have with me.
 
I start with the ones I use daily:
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Melaleuca
  • Peppermint
  • Clary Sage
  • Cedarwood
  • Grapefruit
  • Myrrh
  • Black Pepper
 
Since ten of my sixteen cubby holes are filled, I have to be selective with my last six spots.  The remaining items really depend on where I am going, what I am doing, and whom I am going with.  Some of the frequent travelers are:
 
  • Coriander
  • Ginger
  • Wild Orange
  • Helichrysum
  • Eucalyptus
  • Wintergreen
  • Lemongrass
  • Cassia
 
As you can see I need to make choices and when you add in a few other variables and it gets harder.  If I am visiting someone I think can benefit from a certain oil or oils I take that with me.
 
One other that is always with me is Fractionated Coconut Oil.  I can use this for washing my face and oil pulling; I also use it as a carrier oil.  A carrier oil is a vegetable oil like coconut oil, grapeseed, or avocado oil that can be used to dilute essential oils. Dilution with a carrier oil does not diminish the effects of the essential oil.  It is used to make blends and helps to reduce waste, as the oil is more effectively spread over an area.
 
The key is having the oils you need and looking at ones that do double duty as much as possible.
 
Now when you are traveling by car it is easy, you put the case with the oils in your purse or other tote bag that is easily accessible while you drive and go.  Flying is a little trickier.  I carry my case with its sixteen oils onboard, I do not carry any other liquids.  I carry them on because I might need them en route and because I do not want to be without them when I get to my destination.  That said the rule is your liquids need to fit in a one quart zip lock bag and I carry one just in case I need to prove to TSA that they do fit in the on quart bag I just use my case to protect my oils.  Most don’t seem to worry but I am not willing to throw away my oils if and when I find the ones that do get upset.
 
Make sure you don’t miss out the next time you travel, the hardest decision you will need to make will be which oils to take.

​Cheryl Fritsch-Middleton is an Essential Oil Evangelist and President of Be OilRight, LLC. Her mission is to educate people on using natural solutions to improve their home and health so they can be prepared for life’s little emergencies. Cheryl can be reached via phone at 850-296-7976, by email atCheryl@BeOilRight.com or at her website: http://www.BeOilRight.com


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