Monday, May 19, 2014

Being Prepared for Traveling


I LOVE traveling. I DETEST packing. This is a major dilemma. I want to take my whole closet and bathroom with me, every place I visit. Obviously, that is not possible reasonable. However, I've made it pretty simple for myself with packing my essential oils. I've made a list of what I need to take with me and now I'm sharing it with you.


On Guard+ Softgels:

Softgels combine the proprietary blend of doTERRA On Guard essential oil with Black Pepper, Oregano, and Melissa essential oils for additional immune support. On Guard+ is a great way to strengthen and maintain healthy immune function when seasonal threats are high or to protect against elements that can weaken the immune system. Encapsulated in vegetarian softgels, this distinctive blend contains essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system and their ability to protect against environmental threats. On Guard+ should be taken on an occasional basis, when healthy immune function may be compromised. 
I usually start taking these a couple days before traveling to help build my immune system up. I normally use On Guard essential oil for day to day immune building, but extra support while traveling is necessary.  

On Guard Hand Sanitizer: (In a 15ml spray bottle)
All the benefits of On Guard plus Non Alcoholic Witch Hazel, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. On Guard is Antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral, moodlifters, anti-carcinogen, anti-infectious, anti-parasitic, blood cleansers, immune system booster, digestive disorders.

On Guard Protecting Throat Drops: (Fill an old Altoids case with some)
Protecting Throat Drops provide the immune-supporting benefits of On Guard proprietary essential oil blend in the convenience of an all-natural throat drop. 
DigestZen Softgels:
DigestZen softgels are a convenient and easy way to obtain the benefits of the proprietary DigestZen essential oil blend. Each vegetarian softgel contains 120 mg of DigestZen, the oil blend you know and trust for overall digestive health. DigestZen contains a unique combination of Ginger, Peppermint, Caraway, Anise, Coriander, Tarragon, and Fennel to aid in digestion and ease stomach discomfort in a soothing, natural way—all in a vegetarian softgel that dissolves easily. DigestZen Softgels are perfect for on-the-go or for those wanting an easy way to consume DigestZen essential oil blend. 
Great for Motion Sickness and ALL kinds of stomach issues!
Lavender:
Generally, Lavender is good for everything - Swiss Army Knife of oils - very versatile for young and old, by itself or mixed with other oils. It has a sedative and tonic action on the heart (hysteria, nervous tension, palpitations) and calms cerebro-spinal excitability; it is renowned for its nerving - sedative properties, and has proved valuable in a variety of nervous and psychological disorders, including depression, insomnia, migraine, hysteria, nervous tension and paralysis. 
This is a wonderful way to help relax you and get you rested for bed...even when changing time zones. This is also a great way to help getting settled for a flight if you're not a great flyer. It's also great for any skin issues (and sunburn!). Read more reason to have Lavender essential oil with you here.

Peppermint:
Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-repellent, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cockroach repellent, digestive aid, driver of other oils, expectorant, fever reducer, headache relief, invigorating, menopause symptom relief, mental clarity, mice repellent, motivating oil, relieve colic, stamina enhancement, and much more.
Great way to keep headaches at bay...and ants/cockroaches! Read more about Peppermint essential oil here

Citrus Bliss Hand Lotion:
No explanation why you should have hand lotion...but lotion with Citrus Bliss is going to make a huge difference! Citrus Bliss’s special combination of elements is anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, antiseptic, circulation improvement, detoxifying, immune system booting and has a wonderful sweet fragrance that works well in a working environment as a motivator and in home to brighten each person’s outlook. Need I say more? Stay happy even if there are delays or unexpected circumstances.
Key Chain Travel Kit with favorite essential oils or beadlets:
Here's some really good options to put in a key chain travel kit:
Lemon (I usually bring a whole bottle to put in my drinking water)
Purify
Peppermint Beadlets
Peppermint and Wild Orange Lip Balm
Carrier Oil
Balance
Wild Orange
Deep Blue (or Deep Blue packettes)
Frankincense

TriEase Softgels:
TriEase Softgels were developed to protect against seasonal and environmental elements and to promote a healthy respiratory system when needed most. Each softgel contains equal parts of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils, known for their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy inflammatory response when combined together.
Great for all kinds of allergic reactions...like Benadryl but natural!

Okay. So, I wish I could take all my oils with me too, but that's probably obsessive. This is a great list that is a great start. Think through how long you'll be gone and then decide how much you will need.  Save yourself trouble and pain. Be prepared...it's the best cure! And as always drink lots and lots of water!