I’ve found that I really enjoy bringing essential oils when I travel for a number of reasons. I feel like the biggest benefit to oils is that they help calm and ground me and when I’m literally in the air, with feelings of anxiety about arriving safely or just what to expect when I arrive somewhere, using some of the roll-on oils has helped to keep me calm and cheerful on my trip.
I use the Cheer for moments of doubt and uncertainty. When I was at the Charlotte Airport, in North Carolina, I had a two-hour layover. In that time I wanted to have a drink. Every bar I passed was an invitation to come to enjoy a glass of wine or partake in a craft beer. I knew that I wanted to be at my best when arriving in Austin, to make sure to get into the airport, figure out where to find my rental car, and drive myself to the Airbnb I was going to stay, and I wanted all of that to go smoothly, which meant I needed to be fully aware. With the intention of being aware, I choose instead to observe passersby from the overlook deck while listening to a podcast, coloring, and breathing in oils.
In addition to feeling anxious, I was feeling a bit down because I wasn’t sure how I would manage the week, mostly alone. Cheer promotes feelings of optimism, cheerfulness, and happiness and counteracts emotions of feeling down, blue, or low. It includes fractionated coconut oil, Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Star Anise Fruit/Seed, Lemon Myrtle Leaf, Nutmeg Kernel, Vanilla Absolute, Ginger Root, Cinnamon Bark, Zdravetz Herb.
For moments of meditation, I use Breath to feel a sense of presence. It also helped me when I had a headache in the afternoon. I used the roller to put some of the oils on my hands and took deep breaths by cupping my hands over my nose and mouth and breathing in deeply. doTERRA Breathe Touch combines fractionated coconut oil with Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara essential oils to maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. Apply topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet to minimize the effects of seasonal threats or to promote a restful sleep. doTERRA Breathe Touch can be used safely by every member of the family and its convenient roll-on application can be applied anytime.
In addition to the rollers, I carry the travel kit of smaller oil bottles that you can make unique to you and your situation. I always have some oils that I can put into drinks like lemon or lime for my water. I like to add ginger to my sparkling water for a twist on ginger ale. When I recently traveled to Austin, TX, I took my roller oils and some Purify in a bottle I converted to a spray bottle, to spritz in my room to keep it smelling fresh and clean! I always carry my journal, oils, and the Domination Deck cards for motivation.