Oils To Go

My family uses essential oils every day, in every aspect of our lives. I would be hard-pressed to tell you an area where we do not rely on oils to help us in one way or another.

So when I have to start packing a suitcase for a week long trip where I cannot carry all of my oils with me, what do I pack in my essentials?

If I must pick and choose only a few, here are my absolutes. I absolutely cannot go a day, much less a week, without each of these oils, blends, or supplements.

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I’ll go through everything pictured and how or why I must use it. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I won’t hold back.

First up, I’ll chat about sleeping. Serenity is a lavender blend. I like to diffuse Serenity at night. When I am traveling, I can have trouble sleeping, especially if I am traveling without my family, which I am on this trip. In addition to diffusing, I will rub a drop or two of Serenity on the bottoms of my feet, as well as take a Serenity softgel (pictured lower right) to help me sleep better. For this trip, I’ll be two timezones behind my usual, so sleeping will be an issue for me. I will go to bed at the current time zone, probably not before 11 pm, but my body knows it as 1 am the next day. I will wake up at the current time zone of 4 am, because my body knows it as my 6 am wake up call. The Serenity oil and softgels will help me get better rest during my trip. Even if I’m not necessarily getting more or enough rest, these two products will help my body make the most of what I do get.

Next up, I’ll chat about my self-care. I did not picture everything I use for personal care. I do use oil-infused products for all of my personal care though (shampoo, body wash, facial, lotion, toothpaste, etc.). I did show the Immortelle oil that I use everyday though. It is pictured near the bottom left. I use Immortelle under my eyes. This oil has really helped me a lot over the past couple of years. I am a high risk for ocular melanoma, so I use this oil religiously, as it is a frankincense oil blend. Bonus, this oil has helped reduce the appearance of dark circles under my eyes. If I could marry this oil, I would.

For the other personal care oils, I have four blends that I use every day. First, near the top left with the white cap, the Balance and Wild Orange blend. I use this for perfume. It is just a very joyful and uplifting blend. I was introduced to this blend by a dear friend who called it her “Happy Blend.”

[By the way, the FCO stickers on some of these oils stands for fractionated coconut oil. FCO is coconut oil that has the solid removed so that it remains liquid at all temperatures.]

The oil blend next to that one, with the black cap is my “Frank and Blue” blend. I use it on my neck and shoulders for tension. It has an absolutely delicious aroma that brings on an instant cooling sensation. The Deep Blue oil blend in this penetrates deep to ease tension. The frankincense is primarily for inflammation.

The other two oil blends I use for personal care are pictured near the lower right, in the white caps. “Still my mind” and “Out of Darkness” are both emotional blends that are meant to be used exactly as their names would suggest. I am almost in constant need of calming the chatter in my mind and bringing depressing or upsetting thoughts under control. I use “Still my mind” on the back of my neck and temples when I need to reign in an overactive mind. I use “Out of darkness” in a cross shape across my chest (across the breasts and from neck to navel) when I am struggling with emotional stability.

Moving on to skin stress, I always need my diluted Lavender and Melaleuca, and also my DIY hand sanitizer (On Guard). Melaleuca is my go-to oil for bug bites and other skin irritations. Lavender is good for both of those, as well as for overall calming. Either or both can be used for bug bites, scrapes and cuts, itchiness, or the random pimple. The On Guard hand sanitizer is simply distilled water and a few drops of On Guard in a small spray bottle. I use this after handling restaurant menus and salt shakers, etc, after handling public bathroom doors, or anytime I just feel I need to cleanse the heeby-jeebies off. If someone near me coughs or sneezes, I quickly spray this in my hands and inhale it.

The Terrasheild spray is an insect repellent. I will be out and about in the evenings, and where I am traveling, it’s still quite the hot summer, so I expect the mosquitoes to be active. I am a magnet for mosquitoes. If you don’t want to get bit, just stick close to me, I’ll take one for the team. Unless I’m wearing this stuff, which in my opinion, should be called miracle mosquito repellent. For those times when I do get bit, melaleuca is my first go-to oil to take away the itch.

Next, I’ll discuss gut health. This is oh so important. If you’re anything like me, you are guaranteed to have gut issues while traveling. I have Digestzen pictured THREE times up there. Yes, it is that important and it is that good to have on hand. First is the oil, pictured here is the touch bottle, so it is diluted and in a roller bottle. For hiccups, upset stomach, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, all that jazz, you name it. This one oil does it all. For hiccups, I apply this on the upper abdomen, across the diaphragm. For indigestion, along the esophagus. For diarrhea along the lower abdomen. For constipation clockwise along the outer abdomen along the large intestine. For nausea I would sniff it directly from the bottle. Also, there are Digestzen softgels, they are pictured in the steel container as well as in one of the little clear containers near the bottom right. The clear one I keep in my purse, the steel container is just extras that I keep in my hotel room to either refill my smaller one or if I need multiple doses.

Terrazyme, also pictured in a steel container, is a digestive enzyme that can be taken with each meal to assist your body in breaking down the food you eat so you can maximize nutrient absorption. This is especially good to take when you are traveling and may not make the healthiest food choices. Let’s face it, it can be tough to eat well when you’re traveling with limited options, limited time, and when you’re not carrying around your favorite stove, cast iron skillets, and Vitamix for making those home-cooked and well-balanced organic meals and grass smoothies. {insert eye-roll here}

Lemon oil is another oil that I am never without. I add 1-2 drops of lemon oil to all of the water I drink everyday. I do not like to drink water. I have to force myself to drink it. Adding lemon oil flavors the water just enough to make it palatable for me. Bonus, it also gently detoxes my body when I drink it.

The peppermint oil is also one of my favorite oils to travel with. I always have peppermint oil on hand. But for traveling, I like to use peppermint oil in the toilet. Do wha? Yes, I use peppermint oil in the toilet. Yes, you heard right. Just FIY, we are getting ready to dial 411 here. When traveling, I almost always get a little bloated and backed up if you know what I’m saying. One or two drops of peppermint oil in the toilet will help things move along. Bonus, it smells better than other things that may drop in the toilet.

Also, as I mentioned already, it will be hot where I am traveling next week, a good 20-30 degrees warmer than where I live! The peppermint oil can help to cool my body when I’m just miserably hot. Despite it’s ability to cool body temperature, peppermint oil is actually a warm oil, meaning, used directly on the skin it will cause the area to feel hot. Peppermint oil should be diluted before using on the skin, especially on children or those with sensitive skin.

Finally, the supplements. The are pictured in the steel containers that are stacked and one is opened, also the On Guard softgels. Yes, that is a lot of vitamins to take everyday. But they are so worth it! These vitamins keep me going strong all day long while keeping my immunity boosted, fighting free radicals and bad bacteria, and balancing out the nutrients my body needs everyday. Most of the supplements I take are the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality supplements, but I also have to take a B12 sublingual and a couple of supplements to support an MTHFR mutation. The On Guard softgels are for an added immune boost because I always tend to get a little scratchy throat when I fly.

So there you have it…it may still seem like a lot, but when you compare that to how many oils I will leave behind, it’s hardly anything at all. I’m not obsessed with oils, I think they are obsessed with me. Just sayin’. I don’t like having to go without my oils, but when I have to be selective with only a few, these are the must-haves.

So I’m leaving for Salt Lake City well before the sun comes up on Monday morning. The annual doTERRA convention is next week and I’m really excited about the release of 8 or 9 brand new oils and blends! If you have any questions about using oils safely or want to know how to get oils at wholesale pricing, just ask and I’ll be happy to help you. I’ll be posting this on my business page on Facebook, you can always private message me there if you don’t have my personal contact info.

Essential Magistra

Thanks for stopping by today!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Love your supplement containers! So cute! xx, Britta & Carli from http://twinspiration.co/

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    1. triciasengul says:

      I get the steel containers and white 5ml rollers from Share Oils!

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  2. Dawnee says:

    Have tons of fun at Salt Lake! I just ordered the Lifelong Vitality Supplements along with a few others. Excited to try them out! Tight hugs with love!

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    1. triciasengul says:

      I think you’ll be happy with the LLV! ❤ Let me know if you need me to pick anything up for you at convention!

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