Have you ever heard the motto, “Be Prepared?” As a girl scout for many years, I certainly took that to heart and even sometimes take it too far! I always feel more comfortable heading out if I know I have everything I might need for whatever situation could arise. I have long carried a mini first aid kit, water, snacks, a knife, and other items I rarely ever use cluttering up my purse or backpack. However, when someone needs it, I’m always happy to have packed those extra things. Here are a few items I like to bring with me, whether I’m traveling for work or backpacking in the mountains.
Essential Oil First Aid Kit
This little pack has seen me through a lot of adventures!
Melaluca (tea tree)
Melaluca is a great “anti”-oil. It’s antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, and very antiseptic so it’s great for getting rid of things you don’t want in your system physcially or energetically. *safety note - toxic to cats.
This is an oil I always have on hand because it’s so multi-purpose. Use it on burns, bites, stings, rashes, and any other skin irritation or on the feet and temples for relaxation and sleep.
Use peppermint for cooling heat, whether that’s a hot flash or fever, as well as clearing the sinuses and easing breathing. It can also be used as a mouthwash or sore muscle rub.
This oil is so supportive to pretty much every body system you can use it for pretty much anything. Primarily I keep it around to promote healing on the skin and for relaxation.
After those four, which I consider pretty universal, you can tailor your kit to your specific needs. I’ve included OnGuard because I want to support my immune system while I’m traveling and be able to disinfect surfaces or the air with my portable diffuser. I also love to have cedarwood because it’s nourishing to the skin and the scent keeps me grounded. I typically have Balance (grounding blend) with me to ease anxiety when that comes up, but if I’ve been in more of a depressed mood I’ll switch it out for Elevation (uplifiting blend). The clove oil is in an adorable tiny roller bottle and I’ve been using it on a corn on my toe. Previously I had lemongrass to support my joints. As you can see, there are a lot of ways to fill up a little keychain pack! Some of you who know me are probably wondering, “where’s the DigestZen?” Well, that’s in my pocket. Always!
Here are a few other things I like to pack in my travel tool kit (clockwise from top):
Comment below with the things you bring in your travel tool kit!