Archive for March 13th, 2015

Some of you may be traveling with children and you will need your aromatherapy essential oil travel kit to treat some of the following symptoms:

Headaches: for stress headaches, rub the temples with one drop of rosemary essential oil and at the same time, slowly sip 1/2 glass of water with 1 additional drop of rosemary oil added. Another treatment for headaches is to apply a warm compress to which you’ve added 1 drop of eucalyptus and 1 drop of peppermint essential oils.

Stomach aches: to relieve stomach or bowel distress, add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to a glass of water, blend well and sip slowly until it is all gone. If vomiting is involved, increase the peppermint oil to two drops and also apply a compress of rosemary oil to the forehead and the stomach.

Respiratory congestion: to relieve respiratory congestion, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a hot bath and breath deeply while soaking in the tub. Most hotels and motels are equipped with a microwave oven so you can give yourself or your loved one a steam treatment by boiling two cups of water and pouring it into a bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes and then add 2 to 4 drops of eucalyptus oil. Sit over the bowl,  cover your head with a towel, and breath to loosen mucous. Continue this method for 5 to 10 minutes taking breaks as needed. For sinus congestion, you can use eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender oils alternately as a steam treatment and you can add a few drops to a handkerchief and inhale it throughout the day.

Colds and fever: I often develop a cold when I’ve been cooped up in an airplane and if this happens to you, treat it by inhaling a blend of peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils. You can also blend these oils in a carrier oil and apply them to your chest with a warm compress. Don’t forget to drink lots of liquids, take vitamin C and get lots of rest.

Skin problems: to treat cuts and scrapes, insect stings or bites, bruises and rashes, wash the area first and then use tea tree oil neat or blended in a carrier oil. If the problem is sunburn, add 1 to 2 drops each of tea tree and peppermint essential oils to 1/2 teaspoon of shea butter creme and smooth over the effected area.

Have fun on your trip but always be prepared and carry along your essential oil travel kit.

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