Aromatherapy and Air Travel

by Karen Brooks on October 4, 2012

Essential oils have been an important part of my life, especially when traveling.

While it isn’t as easy to travel with liquids, there are simple and effective ways to legally carry on your favorite oils.

One of the easiest ways to avoid any type of restriction is to take aboard tissues or wipes saturated with oil. Use a plastic recloseable bags and add some of your favorite carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil and add a few drops of your favorite fragranced oil.  You can make great cleaning towelettes. These are ideal for wiping your arm rests and washing your hands and face. Great to tuck into a carry on or your purse. Especially useful when traveling with children.

Try placing your oils into smaller 2 ml bottles or vials. I have found that these smaller sizes will usually last for at least a weekend with some pretty heavy usage. You can travel with a variety of oils that will easily fit into a ziplock bag.

Another idea is to saturate cotton balls or pads with your favorite oil and place them into a small bag.  I use quite a bit of thieves , peppermint, and lavender oils when traveling. Inhaling thieves helps me feel better if I think a cold or virus may be lurking. Peppermint aids with digestion, motion sickness, as well as hot temperatures and headaches. Lavender helps with cuts, sleep, and just calms me down if I feel stressed due to travel delays.

Have you tried a terra cotta pendant saturated with your favorite essential oil? It is a great way to wear an unique piece of jewelry as well as smelling your oil all day long. It’s truly a boost to the system!

How do you travel with your favorite oils? Stop by my Facebook page and let me know! I love hearing from you!


Forgiving – Why Should You Forgive?

by Karen Brooks on September 15, 2011

Would you like to give yourself one of the best gifts you could every get? What if the gift could change your life and who you are? It won’t be easy, but would it be worth experiencing the greatest feeling of peace and joy that you have ever experienced? It can all be yours if you choose to forgive.

Why forgive? When you make the choice of forgiving those who have really hurt you, you move from the past to the present and the future. Many people feel that they have to forget, you don’t. What you need to do is release the anger and emotions that you are feeling, don’t dwell on it any longer, and move on.

This process doesn’t happen automatically. You need to make the choice to forgive. Everyone has the freedom of choice. Release the your bitter feelings. Stop the resentment. You will begin to feel a weight release from you. Calmness and balance will begin to show in your emotions. Feelings of despair and stress will begin to melt away.

You are probably saying I have tried to forgive, but I can’t seem to get this out of my mind. What if I told you that an oil blend called “Forgiveness”, could help you align your thoughts and release the hurt feelings and emotions? It is as easy as having the desire and applying the oil several times daily. The synergistic blend of soothing and uplifting essential oils may enhance the ability to release hurtful memories and emotional barriers.

Mother Teresa said “If we really want to love, we must learn to forgive”. Learn how to forgive so that you will be able to experience love at its’ fullest.

Forgiveness essential oil can be used topically or aromatically. Apply around the navel or wear it as a perfume. Suited for all but the most sensitive skin. If pregnant or under doctor’s care, consult your physician. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age. If you are interested in purchasing Forgiveness Essential Oil, please click here.