Essential Oils To Take On The Road With You

I’m a few weeks away from getting in my car and going on a road trip. Can’t wait! So of course, I am working on what essential oils to take on the road with me. I just got a new Aroma Lite diffuser that runs up to 8 hours, so excited! Not sure if that one is going with me or a smaller one. I also got a keychain with 8 small bottles for oils. This is how I am taking my oils, it’s also a good way to take oils backpacking or hiking.


essential oil keychain

Here is a list of oils that I will be taking on my trip. Start thinking about what essential you will be taking on our next vacation or while traveling for work.

1) For stress and fatigue

traveling can be stressful and you also want to let go of work and relax. So here are so oils that will help you

Lavender, Frankincense, Bergamot, Lemon, Peppermint

2) Bad odors

Sometimes the rooms do not smell so good. Use Lemon, Lemongrass, or Citrus

3) Room sprays, car mists, and linen disinfect

I use this spray to disinfect the bathroom, chair, and bed in  my hotel room.  This is a recipe I make from Mountain Rose Oils

This is a classic recipe, but you can customize it by adjusting the quantities or adding other antibacterial essential oils such as Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Ravensara, Lavender, Juniper Berry, Hyssop, Bay Laurel, or Scotch Pine.


20 drops organic Clove Bud essential oil
35 drops organic Lemon essential oil
20 drops organic Cinnamon Bark essential oil
15 drops organic Tea Tree essential oil
10 drops organic Rosemary essential oil                                                                                                                                                              1/4 cup of witch hazel and 1/4 cup distilled water
Mix all essential oils together in a dark glass bottle.

You can also use the above single oils with a little carrier oil

Essential oils are highly concentrated, strong, and powerful liquids that can be harmful if not used carefully and properly. This is an especially potent blend of essential oils which could cause irritation when applied to the skin, even in diluted amounts. We advocate caution when using them, and do not recommend using this essential oil internally. Please keep essential oils out of reach of children. We do not advocate usage of this recipe on babies, toddlers, or children

4) Insect bites and repellents

These oils are a must. It’s not fun being out for the evening or out hiking and being bit up by bugs. Terra Shield, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, and lavender, are oils that will keep bugs away. Cinnamon, Lavender, and purify can help take the sting away and smooth bug bites.

5) Digestive problems

Don’t forget to take the oils that help with diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, food poisoning, and parasites. I take DigestZen, however here are other oils that can help Black pepper, Bergamot, Ginger, and Juniper Berry.

 6) Muscle pains and Headaches

Most of my vacations involve hiking and climbing so these are some of the oils I might use for pain and achy muscles. Deep Blue (great for inflammation), Serenity, marjoram, peppermint and Wintergreen.

Let me know what works for you and what essential oils you take on vacation or on the road traveling with work.

Healthy travels,

2 comments on “Essential Oils To Take On The Road With You

  1. Doreen McGettigan

    I have never taken oils with me on a trip so what a light you have switched on for me! I just love the idea for disinfecting the hotel room (I cringe in them!)
    Just like that I am looking forward to my fall travel schedule.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Doreen, Let me know how the oils work in your travels.

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