Essential Oils for Flying

Traveling to far-off lands is a holiday essential for many. Essential oils can help you reach your destination happy and healthy. Here are some aromatherapy solutions to some common long distance woes.

Fear of Flying

Afraid of flying? Forget the prescription drugs and give essential oils a try. Inhaling Jasmine and Lavender essential oil is scientifically-proven to lower blood pressure and induce relaxation and a sense of well-being. Jasmine is a valuable remedy in cases of depression, soothing nerves and producing a feeling of confidence and optimism, while revitalizing and restoring energy. Lavender relaxes body and mind while easing tension, worry and anxiety. Try combining your essential oil inhalation with a guided meditation recording during take-off and landing for maximum effect.

Air Sickness

Ginger and Peppermint, taken internally, are ideal essential oils to combat air sickness. Simply put a drop on a sugar cube and ingest. Ginger has been used for centuries as a broad spectrum remedy in Chinese medicine. In addition to reducing nausea, it is helpful for reducing muscular pain, increasing circulation, and relieving nervous exhaustion. Additional benefits include boosting immune response and stimulating appetite and libido. Peppermint calms and regulates the digestion. Calming yet stimulating, it balances the central nervous system, releasing tensions in the mind and body. The analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects of Peppermint essential oil make it an ideal immune-booster to ward off any kind of sickness during travel.

Stiff Neck

Long flights and disrupted sleep take a toll on our bodies. Our necks seem to take the biggest hit. I PLAY Arnica & Immortelle Essence applied directly to skin eases tension and discomfort in muscles and joints: promotes rapid recovery and soft tissue repair. Use around neck and shoulders to ease tension and relieve headaches. I PLAY also soothes and protects the respiratory system, which is ideal while breathing recycled air for hours on end. You can aso try I PLAY Wintergreen & Arnica Salve for convenient pain relief on the go.

Airborne Germs

Protect Essential Oil Blend is a power purifier. It acts as a natural hand sanitizer when applied to the skin. It is also an awesome immune-booster when inhaled. Protect blend is immune boosting, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Warming and stimulating, it promotes circulation and also clears mental fog and lifts fatigue. If you want to avoid picking up infections while travelling, apply a drop or two to your hands, rub them together vigorously, and lift them in front of nose and mouth, taking a deep inhale.

Jet Lag

Jet lag is the enemy of a perfect vacation. Effects include grogginess, headaches, puffiness and trouble concentrating. Inspire Essential Oil Blend helps ward off signs of jetlag and arrive at your destination feeling like a million bucks. Inspire is specially formulated with essential oils of Geranium, Sweet Orange, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Black Pepper and Rosemary for mental and physical revival.

Used medicinally to treat edema, cellulitis and poor circulation, Geranium is anti-inflammatory and helps combat “heavy legs” and varicosity. Sweet Orange and Jasmine are uplifting yet calming and comforting. Both are excellent stress reducers. Nutmeg and Black Pepper ease pain and relieve mental and nervous fatigue. Rosemary has a powerful effect on the mind – boosting mental clarity and memory performance.