Essential Oils for Road Trips

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Whether you’re traveling solo, with the fam, or with your best gal pals, these essential oils for road trips will totally elevate the experience.

So turn up the tunes (or the audiobook, as the case may be…yes, we’re nerdy homeschoolers like that) and prepare yourself for happy trails ahead.

By the way, you may also want to check out these other travel related posts…

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Essential Oils for Road Trips

Let’s talk about the very best essential oils for road trips!  Namely, we’ll address these top road trip concerns:

  • Keeping tummies calm
  • Maintaining good spirits
  • Staying focused & alert
  • Calming tempers & emotions
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Cleaning hands & surfaces

Calm tummies

Queasy stomach?  Try one of these oils for relief.

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How to use:

  • Dilute and rub on tummy.  Touch rollers work well for this, or make your own.  Keeping a premade roller ready to roll (ha) is key!
  • Diffuse in the car with a car diffuser, a clip-on diffuser, or even a tissue wedged into the air vent.
  • Sniff from a DIY inhaler.  Again, have it ready to go before the need arises.
  • Sniff directly from the bottle.
  • Place 1 drop in the palms, rub together, then cup over the face and inhale.

Good mood

Keep everyone’s spirits up with these oils and blends!

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How to use:

  • Wear as a personal fragrance.  Dilute if necessary.
  • Keep a diluted roller in the car to pass around for everyone to swipe under their nose, and on the back of the neck and wrists.
  • Diffuse in the car with a car diffuser, a clip-on diffuser, or even a tissue wedged into the air vent.
  • Place 1 drop in the palms, rub together, then cup over the face and inhale.

Wake Up

These oils will help to keep the driver focused and alert.

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How to use:

  • Diffuse in the car with a car diffuser, a clip-on diffuser, or even a tissue wedged into the air vent.
  • Place 1 drop in the palms, rub together, then cup over the face and inhale.  At a stoplight, of course, if you are the driver!
  • Dilute and swipe under your nose and on the back of the neck.  Keep a diluted roller handy for this purpose.
  • Pop a Peppermint beadlet in your mouth as needed.
  • Sip Peppermint, Lemon, or Wild Orange in your water (from a glass or stainless steel water bottle).

Simmer down

If you’re ever stuck in the car with a screaming toddler or dramatic teenager, try one of these blends.

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How to use:

  • Diffuse in the car with a car diffuser, a clip-on diffuser, or even a tissue wedged into the air vent.
  • Keep a diluted roller in the car for those in need to swipe under their nose, and on the back of the neck and wrists.
  • Place 1 drop in the palms, rub together, then cup over the face and inhale.
  • Sniff directly from the bottle.  Inhale deeply.

First aid

Be prepared for minor injuries with these first aid oils

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How to use:

  • Apply directly to area of concern.  Always dilute for kids.
  • For minor cuts, scrapes, and skin irritations, use any combintion of Helichrysum, Lavender, Melaleuca, or Correct-X.
  • For occasional nose bleeds, rub Helichrysum and Lemon on the bridge of the nose.
  • For minor injuries where you might expect to see swelling or discomfort, apply Helichrysum and Deep Blue immediately and often.  Avoid applying Deep Blue to open wounds.
  • More details here: Top 4 Oils for your Natural First Aid Kit.

Clean hands

Nasty gas station bathroom?  No sweat.  Just tuck a handy spray in your pocket.

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How to use:

  • Apply to hands and rub well.
  • Use as a mini cleaning spray for suspicious surfaces.

Which essential oils do you pack for road trips?  

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2 Comments

  1. Kathy on 10/04/2018 at 2:03 pm

    thanks for all that info!! Since you’ve had the opportunity to go the DoTerra convention, have they ever addressed the use of lavender on developing little boys? Through the years I’ve heard from more than one source that it can disrupt hormones as they are growing, and yet it’s in most of the new line for kids.

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