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10 of the Best Essential Oil Recipes for Travel

Author Mary Chong
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One of my favourite travel companions is essential oils. I find they help make air travel a little more comfortable, fight off travel fatigue like nothing else, and offer up the energy and confidence needed to venture out to new places. Are you like me and are forever searching for essential oil recipes to create special blends? If you are then keep reading!

Essential oils have a wealth of wellness benefits, and with the right combination on hand, you’ll be ready for the unexpected. Essential oils can elevate your entire vacation experience, and I believe they make for a fantastic add-on to your carry-on bag.

The easiest way to create blends for travelling is by using a roller bottle. Simple and easy to do, add 10-20 drops of essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle and then fill the rest of the bottle with your preferred carrier oil. Shake well and apply to the skin. It is that simple.

Pro Travel Tips: When flying with your natural aromatherapy blends, only pack what you think you might need on the plane because it needs to fit inside your 3-1-1 bag. This rule applies whether you are travelling with droppers, rollers or diffusers. The rest of your essential oil travel kit can go into your checked baggage.

Read more about flying with your essential oils.

Read more about essential travel wellness items to pack in your carry-on.

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Carrier oil suggestions:

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil

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Our list of must-have travel essential oil blends for travelling:

Sidekick Essential Oil Blend for Travel Anxiety

This unique blend encourages confidence when exploring alone or visiting a new destination. This companion blend works in perfect harmony to relieve nervousness and uncertainty.

4 drops Bergamot essential oil

3 drops Patchouli oil

2 drops each Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense essential oils


A comforting essential oil blend that’s great to have on standby when you’re feeling under the weather. The bonus of ginger in this essential oil recipe is that it can ease the symptoms of nausea while the Lavender oil and Peppermint oil can ground you when your homesick or car sick.

6 drops Lavender essential oil

4 drops Ginger essential oil

3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

2 drops Peppermint essential oil

In the Moment

Travelling, sightseeing and other adventures can be physically demanding at times. If you’re ready to unwind after a long day but want to be able to appreciate and embrace the moment, this is that blend. It’s a great grounding blend.

5 drops Orange essential oil

3 drops each Frankincense and Lavender essential oils

2 drops Cedarwood essential oil

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Lazy Daze

This relaxing essential oil recipe perfectly complements a lazy day of doing much of nothing. Peace, calm and worry-free this blend is a great companion if you struggle to sleep without your very own bed.

6 drops Vetiver essential oil

4 drops Lavender essential oil

3 drops Roman Chamomile and Bergamot essential oils

2 drops Frankincense essential oil

Mood Music

When you’re ready to meet the locals or make new friends, this fun blend brings people together. Mood Music is a great mood blend that acts as a mild aphrodisiac. If you’re ready to mingle or trying to get that way, this essential oil blend can help.

5 drops each Tangerine, Bergamot and Coriander essential oils

3 drops each Hawaiian Sandalwood and Rose essential oils


Jetlag and fatigue put a damper on vacation or can make work travel stressful; this essential oil blend helps your body recover quickly. This blend refreshes awakens the senses and pumps up the energy so you can enjoy every second of the day.

6 drops Grapefruit essential oil

4 drops Clary Sage essential oil

2 drops Frankincense and Lemon essential oils

Clean-Up – (an essential oil recipe for long haul flights)

Travelling usually means airports, stations, rest stops, restaurants, hotel rooms and many places that encounter crowds of people. With people come germs so you need to make sure that your immune system is in tip-top shape. This blend is an absolute MUST for disinfecting and protecting yourself from harmful bacteria. I recommend using it in a spray bottle.

6 drops Lavender essential oil

3 drops Lemon essential oil

2 drops each Melaleuca and Eucalyptus essential oils

Note: To make your own hand sanitizer combine 2 tbsp witch hazel or vodka with the essential oils in a 2-4 oz spray bottle. Shake well and then fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water, shake again. Spray generously on your hands.

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Breathe Easy

You might now know it, but congestion comes up often while travelling. Changes in altitude and the air can lead to allergies, breathing difficulties and more. This comforting essential oil blend works beautifully to ease congestive symptoms and doubles as a relief for stiff, achy muscles and joints because of its cooling properties.

3 drops each of Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils

2 drops Clove essential oil

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At Ease

Not all travel is fun and games, and because of that you might be bringing a lot of stress with you or running into it everywhere you go. This essential oil recipe is for a blend that is a powerful and effective way to fight the symptoms of stress, anxiety and nervous energy. This blend is one you should keep nearby even when back at home.

6 drops Lavender essential oil

4 drops Copaiba essential oil

3 drops Grapefruit essential oil

2 drops each of Frankincense, Geranium and Ylang Ylang essential oils

Choose Joy

Travelling itself can bring about feelings of joy and happiness. This cheerful essential oil blend inspires joy, happiness and can make a blah day turnaround for good. Use this happiness blend anytime to instil positivity and boost mood.

5 drops Bergamot essential oil

4 drops Chamomile

3 drops each of Palmarosa, and Mandarin essential oils

1 drop Jasmine essential oil (optional)

Essential oils are both fun and effective. They’ve been used for ages to ease symptoms and provide comfort and care. Just because you’re travelling doesn’t mean you have to leave them at home. Have fun with these essential oil recipes!

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Do you have a favourite essential oil blends that you like to travel with?