Some feedback about using essential oils while travelling:
Ruth writes: Always good to read your info about the essential oils. However, tops for me for the two essential oils I always take on holiday are Lavender and Tea Tree oil. Interesting that you do not include Tea Tree in your list. Both are of special value as they are the only pure essential oils which can be safely used one drop at a time – and have wide ranging properties – they also blend very well – aloe vera gel being an ideal medium.
From Tansy: When I was on and off planes a lot I always used to travel with an empty plastic camera film pot and in it I’d have a tissue with some drops of Tea-tree, Lemon and Eucalyptus. Throughout the flight I’d take the lid off and have a really good deep sniff quite regularly…..especially if I was sitting near coughing, sniffing fellow passengers. The little pot would last for ages and every few days or weeks I’d add a few more drops. The smell was refreshing, it was discrete enough not to bother anyone else and of course now it would not be confiscated as a bottle of liquid would and it seemed to do a really good job at protecting from picking up anything yucky floating round in that recycled air!! The other trick was to rub a little neat tea tree around my nostrils and breathe in deeply and that was another effective way of beating off the bugs.
Jacquie: I always take Frankincense with me as it brings me back to my centre after flying or a difficult day with stressful fellow travellers!
Thanks to all.