William’s Essential Oil Travel Toolbox.
The big event of my four babes leaving for an overseas holiday with their dad has been an enormous deal around here. We did a lot of international traveling as a family years ago however William, Stella, Scarlett and Henry haven’t experienced any of that since our new life began. When their dad told us of his plans to take them overseas we were all hit with a tangle of emotions. Happiness, worry, excitement, fear, overwhelm. As the months rolled on and we got closer to their departure date these feelings continued. They are half way through their trip and I am still feeling all of these things. I have been reaching for my essential oils constantly. Applying my Elevation to uplift my mood, Balance to ground my mind and to help stop the flighty, protective mother “what if?” questions and Lavender to help me sleep at night. I’m also diffusing Lavender and Myrrh to ease my fears and create calm. Yes. I’m sorted. I’ve got my tool box of oils out and I am using them.
The oils have become a daily go-to for my babes too and one thing that has given me comfort while they are overseas is knowing that they have their own personal toolbox’s of oils with them in their keychains. Each little vial is filled with their own, individually selected essential oils and hooked onto their travel back packs.
With his permission I’d like to share with you William’s Travel Toolbox. When I asked if it was ok to put his essential oil selection on our blog he replied, “If it will help another kid out there well why the heck not?” Love him. xxx
William’s Essential Oil Travel Toolbox (Keychain).
Peppermint – eases headaches, invigorates and increases energy both topically and inhaling. This will be handy for him getting over jet lag and for when he needs a boost of energy when skiing. I diluted this particular essential oil with fractionated coconut oil as it gives off a strong, cool sensation which I personally love but which William finds a little strong. I put the Peppermint in a roller ball sample vial for quick and easy topical application.
Lavender – primarily to help him sleep. William will apply it to the soles of his feet and his temples. He’ll also breath this in. Within minutes his mind and body will calm enough for him to drift off to sleep. We all use Lavender at night. He can also apply this to any cuts or bruises he gets while out and about for quick cellular repair. I put the lavender in a roller ball sample vial for ease of application. No need to dilute this with fractionated coconut oil.
Balance – this grounding blend is one of William’s favourite oils. Like all 12 year old boys he has a lot on his mind. He tends to overthink things and gets a little worried about new situations and environments – like an overseas experience! For Will Balance releases a soft energy, settling his mind, grounding him, calming him.
Elevation – the joyful blend. Applied to his temples, wrists and back of his neck this oil will really lift William’s mood leaving him more open to the thrill of his overseas experiences. He will feel genuinely happy. It will give him a huge emotional boost when he is feeling homesick. His mood will also rub off on his little brother and sisters encouraging them to enjoy every moment too. This blend has a fabulous aroma and, as with all the oils, when placed in the palm of his hands and cupped over his nose, using Elevation aromatically will also provide William with the oils benefits.
InTune – the focus blend. William likes to apply this to the back of his neck and temples. This will help him to be more present, in the moment, in the experience and ease any worries about the ‘what if’s’ for the next activity. InTune is invaluable to William with his overthinking mind and any thought distraction.
Frankincense – William knows that if he isn’t sure what oil to use for his particular emotional or physical need of the moment he simply inhales or topically applies Frankincense. It’s an all rounder. I told him to use it while on the plane, taking a sniff straight out of the bottle to help boost his immune system and keep any of those nasty travel bugs at bay. Also fab for applying to cuts, bruises, and yet another wonderful focus oil. A drop of Frankincense under the tongue give huge benefits in aiding the immense system and gives an emotional support of love and protection. Alas, William can not stand (!) the taste so it’s topical and aromatic use for him.
Easy Air (or Breathe) – wonderful for keeping those sinus passages open during the ascending and descending portions of his flight experience. He is going from the Aussie heat into the UK chill so if he catches a bit of a cold he will be able to breathe in the Easy Air goodness to keep his passages open, reducing the possibility of ear infections which he is prone too.
On Guard Beadlets – fabulous little immune boosters which William loves. The On Guard essential oil blend has a ‘unique’ taste which I’m use to now but the kids still resist big time. Popping one of these daily, or as needed, is a wonderful and hassle free way to get the goodness into their bodies. The beadlets are so tiny that they don’t even need to wash them down with a drink. Perfect when traveling. I filled up a sample bottle taking the oil stopper out so there are some left here for me yet enough for all four of them during their time away. Peppermint also comes in beadlet form. Will has put his order in for those next month.
It’s very empowering for them to know that if they need a little help with how they are feeling emotionally and physically then they can reach for their essential oils to help themselves feel better. I’m proud of them for being proactive with their health and knowing that they each have their keychains with them on their trip helps to ease my motherly mind about both their emotional and physical wellbeing.
Please note that the five of us have been using the essential oils together since July. We are very familiar with what works for each of us. We are aware of any skin sensitivities and use the oils accordingly. If you, or someone you know who will be using essential oils has sensitive skin always begin with diluting the oil with fractionated coconut oil. Lean into the experience experimenting as you go. Even though the essential oils that I have given my children will not cause them any harm I have still taken the time to educate them on each essential oils use and have made sure that each child has a healthy respect for the essential oils that they have chosen.
If you’d like to know more about these fun and fabulous essential oils I’ve fallen madly in love with and which have become part of me and my family’s everyday life shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can grab some directly from my essential oils shop. There is an option in there under the Join and Save tab to create your very own account so that you can, like me, buy them WHOLESALE saving 25% on your little bottles of goodness and accessories including diffusers. I can guide you through that process if need be. Just get in contact and I’ll give you a hand.