I don't know about you but travelling in an airplane has never been my favourite mode of transport. Unfortunately for me, living interstate from my family means I fly quite frequently and my anxiety has a field day every time!
However, I have recently discovered my 2 new favourite flying companions...doTERRA Peppermint and Lavender essential oils!! I now don't travel anywhere without them and here's why:
Peppermint is great for settling travel nausea (which sometimes also comes hand in hand with anxiety) annnd it also smells great so hides some not so fab smells you find with a plane load of people. I add a couple of drops to my hands, rub them together and then inhale it with a few deeps breaths (the deep breathing calms the anxiety too). You could also just pop a drop on your tongue or pre-make some travel snacks like my choc-peppermint bliss balls (see the recipes page) to nibble on. Peppermint also helps to clear the nasal passage and unblock the ears which we all know is an uncomfortable side effect of a descending plane! I use the same technique of inhaling as above and I just keep inhaling and swallowing as needed.
Lavender is a calminative and helps to calm the nerves, relax the mind and improve sleep, which is great for those long haul flights overseas! Again, I just pop 2 drops in my hands and inhale for instant relief but I also rub a couple of drops onto my temples and the base of my skull to keep the effects lasting longer.
This technique mixed with peppermint oil can also help to relieve travel induced headaches and for those who experience sore joints while travelling, massage a few drops of both onto the joint to help soothe the pain.
Lavender & peppermint are also antibacterial so helps to fight those germs you're little mitts might pick up on the plane or in airports.
Don't forget to take deep breaths and your earphones to listen to some calming meditative music (ommm).
So if you're like me and not the biggest fan of flying give these tips a go, I promise you'll never travel without them again!
I choose doTERRA oils because they are 100% pure and very high quality. Some cheaper oils may contain synthetic additives which are harmful to your health.
For more information on how you can purchase doTERRA essential oils please send me an enquiry via my contact page.