When it comes to packing a carry-on, there are some must-have accessories you know better than to forget: headphones, a phone charger, and a cozy cardigan for those cold cabins. But if you’re not using them already, it might be time to add essential oils to that list.
Whether you’re afraid of flying, hate waiting in long lines at TSA, or have trouble adjusting to the discomforts of tiny airplane seats, there’s an essential oil combo that can solve your woes. A few drops from the tiny vials can feel like a double espresso shot, a trip to a masseuse, or a session with your facialist since essential oils are especially suited to fight the stress, fatigue, and pain associated with hitting the road.
“If I have trouble sleeping, I’m in a new place, or my mind is wandering, I find that frankincense, lavender, and chamomile totally black me out.” Amy Galper, a certified aromatherapist at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, keeps seven oils within reach when she travels. “If I have trouble sleeping, I’m in a new place, or my mind is wandering, I find that frankincense, lavender, and chamomile totally black me out,” she says.