There is possibly nothing more stressful then arriving to an airport from a business meeting feeling absolutely exhausted from a 4am start, crumpled and generally below par.
Add in a long haul flight and jet lag into the mix and the results are throughly unforgiving.
Killing Travel And Jet Lag Stress Forever
Essential oils are a natural and effective way to cure symptoms of jet lag. To fight jet lag make sure you keep yourself hydrated during your flight and get enough rest before you travel. Once you arrive at your destination, get a full night sleep which is essential for your body. Travel related stress and jet lag is hard on our bodies. Essential oils are an easy, natural, portable and effective way to ease symptoms.
The Best Essential Oils for Travelling and Jet Lag
When it comes to a quick boost of energy and all around travel pick me ups we look at some of essential oils no traveller should be without:
Lemongrass helps maintain a healthy balance of hormone levels within the body. Proper hormone levels can help get rid of the cloudy brain fog and also eliminate the fatigue that plagues so many with jet lag.
Lavender The most popular option for people who have trouble sleeping, and for those with jet lag. Helps relax the mind and body and promotes a more restful, effective sleep.
Peppermint One of the best options for when you need to give the body a burst of energy. It can help perk-up the mind, increase alertness, and cut through that brain fog that can be so problematic when experiencing jet lag.
Other essential oils for travel related stress and jet lag are:
Frankincense It boosts the immune system, reduces stress, calms nerves and works as a sleep aid.
Sandalwood It promotes the mental clarity and beats brain fog. It is also used to calm, relax and soothe anxiety.
Thieves This oil reduces stress, improves digestion and strengthens immunity.
Geranium Geranium oil balances hormones level, relieves stress and fights depression.
Orange oil It is uplifting and calming oil. It relieves stress and improves digestion.
You can also carry a refreshing spray of essential oils while traveling. Put essential oils like lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and lemon oil in a two ounce glass spray bottle filled with distilled water and stay refreshed by spraying it on your skin while traveling.
Water: Drink water, water and more water. Never forget just how dehydrating planes and in some cases a change of climate can be.
Probiotics. An absolute must if travelling for an extended period of time in order to keep digestion regular.
Burn your oils in a diffuser, add to a candle, or just smell them. If you want to apply them to the skin, for example as a fragrance or massage add them a few drops to a carrier oil such jojoba oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, almond oil or shea-butter oil. Be sure and test for skin irritation by putting a drop of essential oils at the back of your palm to see if they cause a reaction.
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