As you well know, I absolutely love to travel.
After my great love for nutrition and yoga, travel is right there alongside them with ways I want to spend my time.
For years, Ross & I have dreamed about going to teach English (and yoga!) abroad and recently we’ve been in some pretty serious discussions about South Korea. Nothing decided yet but fun chats to be having!
And when I travel, I don’t and have not had vaccinations, taken prescription drugs, or carried a first aid kit of drugs or medicine with me.
From India, to Australia, to Thailand, Europe, and New Zealand I have stayed healthy, strong, and disease-free the all natural way.
This is an insider’s peek into what I bring with me when I travel to deal with the following:
- Upset stomach
- Digestive problems
- Bloating and Gas
- Bathroom Issues
- Occasional Constipation or the opposite
- Alleviate Nausea
- Bug Bites
- Unclean Facilities
- Tense Muscles
- Nervous Irritability
- Immune Support
- Support for lung and sinuses
- Soothing away tension
- Promote restful sleep
Below you will find a first aid kit of essential oils, specifically, Young Living essential oils which I have personally chosen as the brand I want to work with and use.
I am not going to tell you that you shouldn’t get vaccinations or that you shouldn’t take prescription drugs. But I am going to tell you what I use in place of those. Of course, the decision is 100% yours.
You have directions here for how to use the oils, above all else, use common sense. If it feels right, use it, if it doesn’t feel right leave it. Feel assured that you cannot make a mistake when using oils. You cannot “take too much” or “overdose.” They are nature, plant medicine, and any excess will simply be excreted naturally through the body.
Rule of thumb: 1 – 4 drops will usually do the job.
The oils are fun and can be used lots of ways! One way is to put them on the bottom of your feet. Actually, they all work on the bottom of your feet. However, they can be placed everywhere on the body: back of neck, temples, forehead, spine, abdomen, wrists, mouth, everywhere! Enjoy them! Play with them! Experiment and be open to the process.
Here is my Natural Medicine Kit with what I use & why.
Daily Immune Boost
Take 1 Inner Defense everyday.
Take 1 – 2 drops of Thieves under tongue everyday during the trip.
Rub 2 drops of Thieves on feet everyday.
If taking the Thieves under your tongue is too spicy for you, then take a sip of water after. Within 4 days you tolerate it well.
Antibiotic & Sick Blend
1 EMPTY GEL CAPSULE
5 drops Thieves
3 drops Thyme
3 drops Oregano
(Could also use straight Thieves in capsule. Put oil in cap by eyeballing and dropping.)
Can be taken up to 3 times per day when immune support is needed.
Airplane, Bus, or Train Travel
Drop Thieves on your tongue during airplane travel to protect from recycled air. Inhale Thieves or Lavender from hands to protect nasal passageways. Can also place RC at the entry to nostrils by dropping 1 drop in palm of hand, use opposite hand to pick up half drop of essential oil onto pinky, then swab at entry to nostril, repeat on the other side.
Note: RC or Lavender swabbed at the entry to nostrils works like a charm for supporting healthy sinuses.To protect anything getting in through ear canal, place on outside of ears, around crevices, and behind ear, but never in ear canal! For ear support, place essential oil on a cotton ball or tissue. Place the cotton ball or tissue at the entry to ear.
Chest Congestion & Lung Problems
RC on chest several times per day.
Colds & Sore Throats
RC drops on sinuses on face.
Take antibiotic sick blend 3x’s per day.
Lay down and let 1 – 2 drops of Thieves fall onto painful throat. It will burn, but it will stop. You can also drop onto hand and lick off.
3 sprays of Thieves Spritzer
Gargle with Thieves
Deep Relief Roll on. Rub on pain. This stuff works really well. For extra relief add Copiaba and/or Peppermint on top.
Peppermint and DiGize
Peppermint in mouth. 1 drop every 15 minutes or until better. Could take 45 minutes to improve.
Peppermint 5 – 6 drops in water ½ cup water. Drink every 10 – 15 minutes for 1 hour. Repetition is important.
DiGize can be dropped on tongue to help digestion or stomach upset. Or 5 – 6 drops in water ½ cup. Or used at 15 drops in a gel capsule and swallow.
Rub Digize on stomach and soles of feet for improved digestion or stomachache.
Unknown Bad or Unclean Food Choices
5 – 15 drops DiGize in a capsule. Repeat as needed.
1 – 6 drops DiGize in a cup of water. Swish in mouth and swallow.
Massage DiGize or Peppermint on abdomen
Also use DiGize in capsule 15 drops for occasional constipation and to protect from parasites.
Sleep & Jet Lag
SleepEssense – has a bit of melatonin and essential oils. Works like a charm. Relaxing and no groggy feeling or side effects when waking. Also helps you to feel more alert when waking.
Apply Lavender on location as quick as you can.
Lavender also stops bleeding.
Purification or Peppermint or Palo Santo or Eucalyptus or Cedarwood directly on body or mixed with coconut oil or bit of water.
5 drops each Purification, Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus in 2oz spritzers. Spritz as needed.
Apply on bug bite for relief:
RC/Lavender have antihistamine properties
For Antibacterial & Anti-fungal
Thieves Waterless Hand Gel
Theives spray for sore throat or to clean things
Thieves Lozengers for sore throats
Important Note: Not all essential oils are created equal which is why I only recommend Young Living Essential Oils — they produce the cleanest and highest quality oils available.
I always look for the best, and these are the best out there. They offer the purest therapeutic-grade essential oils in the world by carefully controlling the entire process from the seeds they use, to growing, distilling, and testing the purity of each oil.
They’ve been producing quality oils for 20 years now so their commitment to quality means that you and I can be confident that the oils are both safe and effective.
They keep an open door policy at their farms so it’s easy to visit and observe their sustainable practices. I look forward to visiting one day!
Since using essential oils my health journey has improved 100% because in addition to fueling my body with the highest quality food choices, I feel confident to prevent and heal any ailments that come my way.
If you want to get these specific oils, you can sign up here and I’ll answer any questions you have about them.
May your travels be blessed with abundant health & joyous adventures!!