Summer Travel With EO & Everyone
The warm weather days of Summer are here and for many of us that means vacation and travel. Today we’re going to take a look at how the products you use while in different climates can help your skin and hair look their best.
First, let’s take a look at travel itself and how the planes, trains, and automobiles we use to get where we’re going can affect our skin, hair, and health.
The marvel of moving at incredible speeds through the air like a bird is often eclipsed by the mundane irritations that modern air travel requires. Nothing can take away the stress of security checkpoints, long lines, and worry that air travel can include, but a few well placed products can help alleviate the affects of air travel.
Here’s what you can take in your carry-on to make the whole trip sweeter, calmer, and happier.
- Hand Sanitizer: by spritzing your hands and wiping down the shared spaces like your arm rest and tray table, you can reduce the chances of spreading germs while imbuing the space around you with the gentle scents of pure essential oils. You can choose the scent to help boost your mood in whichever way will make your trip a better one. For instance:
- Lavender or Lavender + Aloe can help soothe your mood and inspire relaxation if you’re a nervous flyer.
- Peppermint or Peppermint + Citrus can brighten your mood and inspire a feeling of happiness if you’re craving a little excitement.
- Coconut + Lemon smells like a tropical vacation and can get you in the beachy mood before you land.
- Lotion & Cleanser: Keeping your skin moisturized while flying is challenging. The dry air inside the airport and the pressurized cabin can leave your skin feeling dry, dirty, and tight. By keeping some lotion and a little facial cleanser (or cleansing wipe) handy you can arrive at your destination with skin that glows.
- While in the airport, apply a little moisturizer as needed. Don’t skip your lips! Put a little lotion on your lips and seal it in with lip balm.
- On the plane, when you take a little walk to the restroom to stretch your legs, take an extra two minutes to gently wash and moisturize your face. Most airline bathrooms have warm water, and returning to your seat with a feeling of refreshment will help you settle in for the rest of the ride.
- When you land keep that moisturizer handy. Our skin, especially the delicate skin of our faces, needs more nourishment in new climates. Warm, tropical climates can drain the moisture from your skin due to heat whereas colder and dryer climates limit hydration due to cold and dry conditions.
Trains, Buses, and Cars
When the trip is shorter, or when the journey is the destination you may find yourself in a train, bus, or car. These vehicles make for a more personalized journey, and they also mean lots of public bathrooms and rest stops. Here’s what to keep in your bag for car, bus, or train travel.
- Hand Sanitizer! Gels for your hands, sprays for doorknobs of questionable public restrooms, and wipes for any other surface that needs a little sanitizing. Check out the section above for which scent you might prefer, we’ll talk a little about the different kinds and how they can help keep your road trip awesome (instead of gross).
- Gels are best for your hands since the gel formula includes a few extra skin-loving botanicals. The gel formula also stays on your hands, so you can be sure you’re getting the full benefit of your hand sanitizer.
- Sprays are best for everything! Sprays can keep your hands happy while also easily sanitizing shared spaces like doorknobs, hand rails, faucets, handles, and arm rests. These versatile little spritzers can also function as a room freshener when the shared air is just a little too musty.
- Wipes are wonderful for surfaces and for messes on your hands that go beyond germs. Wipes can physically remove dirt, dust, and other stuff you just don’t feel like touching.
- Toner will save your face on a long journey. Keep the everyone tone in your bag for a refreshing and hydrating drink for your skin any time you need one. Just spritz and smile, the rosewater and lemon essential oil is sure to soothe your mood as it quenches your skin.
- Lotion can help moisturize your skin and it can also be used as a quick and easy hair tamer! Just rub a little lotion onto your palms and smooth your hands along your curls, ends, or flyaways.
- Shampoo & Conditioner are your best ticket to a good nights rest if your trip includes some overnights on the road. Hotel, motel, and camp site shampoos are bad at best and non-existent at worst. Bring along some delicious, essential oil hair care and give yourself the gift of clean and happy hair even when you’re away from home. Our EO Hibiscus & Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are a great way to bring the tropics with you – even if you’re camping in the desert!
Essential Oils and Travel
Most of all, don’t forget the essential oils. Whether you take the oils themselves or the products with aromatherapy already blended in, these gentle plant essences can help your travel as well as your vacation happier and sweeter. Here’s some great ways to use essential oils while you travel:
- Bath Scents: use a few drops of your favorite essential oil in your hot bath or on your shower floor to make your bathing ritual into a relaxing ritual on the road.
- Car & Hotel Scents: use a few drops on a cotton ball to mask the odd or offensive scents that rental cars and hotel rooms can have.
- Check out our EO single notes and everyone blends for the perfect way to scent your spaces at home and on the road.