essential oils

Thieves Essential Oil is Great for Hotel Stays

by Karen Brooks on November 5, 2012

How many of you travel for business or vacation? Can you really trust the cleanliness of the hotel rooms? There has been some pretty scary videos on exactly now some rooms are cleaned!

Don’t take any chances when you travel. No matter how clean the toilet looks, there is no guarantee.  Don’t let some hidden germ ruin your travel.  Disinfect with some thieves spray or homemade wipes that will easily get through security.

Lightly wipe the TV remote and refrigerator door handles. Statistics say that there are more germs on that TV remote than anywhere else in the room!

Make your hotel room feel like home. Take along a familiar smelling essential oil. Use a plug in diffuser, or just put a drop or two of oil on a cotton ball and place in the heating or air conditioning vent.  This will help you adjust more quickly to your new surroundings.

How do you use essential oils when traveling?  Drop me a note on my Facebook page.

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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!


Emotional Healing with Essential Oils

October 1, 2012

We all realize the value of using therapeutic grade essential oils to aid in physical healing. The potency of these oils can include anti bacterial to anti viral properties. Essential oils can aid the body by helping to fight invading micro-organisms, purifying various body systems as well as increasing the bodies vibrational levels. What many […]

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Celebrate Summer with Four Sunny Citrus Oils!

August 9, 2012

Love the summer sun and delight in the smell of fresh fruit? Keep the smells of summer alive inside of your home now and year round.  Try some of these Young Living Citrus Essential Oils, and see the difference they will make in your life. Grapefruit: Grapefruit is a great complement to any healthy diet […]

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Are You on Target?

August 6, 2012

Half of the year is already over. Have you taken the time to stop and evaluate where you are in relation to the goals that you have set? Have you set any goals for the year? If not, it’s never too late to start. Whenever you make a decision to start or change something in […]

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What Type of Massage Should I Get?

May 21, 2012

When it comes to getting a massage, whether in a spa or on a clinicians table, there are various styles and techniques available. I will be the first to admit, I had no idea which massage would benefit me, so I compiled this list to help explain the options available. Aromatherapy: Blends various essential oils […]

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Need More Love & Peace In Your Life?

April 26, 2012

Emotions are funny. We have a tendency to hold onto the dark side of them. Whenever we have emotional trauma in our lives, it can leave us with negativity and unwanted feelings that haunt us for years. Hidden negative emotions, which are never acknowledged, can hinder the healing process.  Our everyday routines always seem to […]

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Forgiveness – The Greatest Gift

March 8, 2012

All of us have been hurt at one time or another. Perhaps is has been by a stranger, friend, or even a family member. Was it a negative remark, mean look, or hurtful words that left you feeling bitter or resentful? It can be unintentional or intentional, the sting is still hurtful. Did you realize […]

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The Versatility of Eucalyptus Essential Oils

February 23, 2012

Due to its remarkable healing properties, eucalyptus oil products are in great demand – by the aroma therapist to the average person on the street looking for health solutions. It helps to promote health, well being and purification. Because eucalyptus oil is just as effective on the inside of your body as it is on […]

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All Things Are Possible If You Believe!

January 26, 2012

If you are like me, you have a quite a to-do-list and not enough of hours in the day to get everything done! With the pressures of business, family, and daily life, we need to accomplish more, and sometimes run out of energy and the focus. Do you find that you are becoming more task […]

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