The Best Essential Oils for Travel

The Best Essential Oils for Travel

When you pack your bags for your next trip, don’t forget to grab a few key essential oils. There is nothing worse than not feeling your best while you are are traveling. Thankfully, there are essential oils that can help you in most situations from not being able to sleep to having an upset stomach. Here are just a few of the essential oils every traveler needs.


Lavender Essential Oil

One of the most versatile essential oils is Lavender. For instance, many people have a hard time relaxing and falling asleep in new places. You can dab just a drop of Lavender Essential Oil on your temples, inner wrists, or the bottom of your feet. Breath in the sweet, relaxing scent of lavender to help you relax and have a blissful night’s sleep. What many people don’t know are a couple of the other uses for Lavender Essential Oil.

During the summer when you have more mosquito bites than you thought possible, dab them with white distilled vinegar and Lavender Essential Oil. It takes the sting away in just a few minutes! It also helps to soothe sunburns or itchy skin too. Perfect to have with you when traveling as it is good for so many things!

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger has long been used to help fight nausea and upset stomachs. When traveling, an upset tummy can put a huge damper on your day of sight seeing. You can smell ginger directly from the bottle to help fight back the waves of nausea. You may also add just one drop in a large glass of cold water if your stomach just won’t calm down.

Citrus Essential Oils

Jet lag is a tough thing to combat, especially when it is more than three hours difference. Let your essential oils help you to get a little pick me up and get out there and see the world! Essential oils in the citrus family like Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, Mandarin, and Lemon are perfect for that early morning or mid-afternoon pick me up. A little tip is to add just a drop or two to a Kleenex and tuck that into your bra or breast pocket for guys. The sweet citrus scent will waft up as you are moving and keep you awake and energized!




  1. Lavender is the best sleep aid I’ve ever used — perfect when you can’t “settle in” in an unfamiliar place!

  2. Karen Glatt says

    These are good essential oils to take, especially the Ginger Essential oil to help with stomach upsets when traveling. I like the lavender a lot to help with sleep!

  3. Rosie says

    I love lemon essential oil, I think if I were going on a trip and could only take one, that is what I would want!! I haven’t too many, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of ginger essential oil before! Good to know!

  4. Elisabeth says

    The ginger oil sounds great for me, I’m pregnant and get car sick easily!

  5. CR Williams says

    I didn’t there were oils that were specifically made for travel.

  6. Sarah L says

    I use lavender and lemon all the time. Haven’t needed to use ginger.

  7. Anne says

    Lavender is indeed magically relaxing, but I have to say it wouldn’t have occurred to me to bring it along on a trip! Great ideas. Thanks.

  8. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I use ginger and know about lavender , but didn’t realize that citrus oils are good for pick me up.

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