Essential oils are great companions for travel. They can be used when you are feeling tired and lethargic from all that travelling, or when you need some extra protection from pesky insects during your nature hike. When you feel uneasy sleeping in a foreign country on a bed that’s not your own, essential oils can put you at ease with its comforting scent which you find so familiar at your home country. At times of emergency, essential oils bring healing properties for minor cuts, flu and even headaches. Not forgetting its abilities to strengthen your immune system and boosting your appetite so you can taste all the delicious foods to your heart's content!

With just a little bit of planning, you can enhance your travel experience when you’re abroad – whether it is for work or leisure, essential oils can accompany you wherever you go.

Here are some essential oil blends that have been tried and tested to be useful in your travel journeys. Create your bespoke essential oil blend using our guide that is carefully curated to your specific travel plans so that you can enjoy every single bit of your journey.

For a peaceful uninterrupted sleep:

D-I-Y blend:
Lavender – 20 drops
Chamomile – 3 drops
Marjoram – 3 drops

Alternative: Remedies, Relaxing 10ml

For days where you’ll have to hustle through the crowd:

D-I-Y blend:
Peppermint – 5 drops
Orange – 2 drops
Bergamot – 6 drops

Alternative: Chakra, Third Eye 10ml

For a day of feasting:

D-I-Y blend:
Peppermint - 7 drops
Lemon - 4 drops
Orange - 1 drop

Alternative: Remedies, Detoxification, 10ml

And the aftermath:

D-I-Y blend:
Petitgrain – 2 drops
Bergamot – 1 drop
Chamomile – 5 drops

Alternative: Remedies, Solar Plexus 10ml

For a time for solitude, tranquillity and inner peace

D-I-Y blend:
Marjoram – 4 drop
Rose – 2 drops
Jasmine – 1 drop

Alternative: Remedies, Calming, 10ml

For a pest-free walk in the woods:

D-I-Y blend:
Citronella – 5 drops
Lemongrass – 7 drops
Peppermint – 1 drop

Alternative: Remedies, Bugs be Gone, 10ml

For days where you are feeling under the weather:

D-I-Y blend:
Lavender – 4 drops
Eucalyptus – 5 drops
Tea Tree – 2 drops

Alternative: Remedies, Immunity Booster, 10ml

For the romantic nights shared with your loved one:

D-I-Y blend:
Lavender – 3 drops
Rose – 2 drops
Ylang Ylang – 2 drops

Alternative: Remedies, Sensual Mood 10ml

And the lonely nights when you’re missing home:

D-I-Y blend:
Lavender – 5 drops
Sandalwood – 2 drops
Fir Balsam – 4 drops

Alternative: Chakra, Crown, 10ml