If you use essential oils, you probably don’t like to leave home without them. I keep certain oils in my purse at all times, no matter where I am. When hubby and I started talking about vacationing, I had to come up with a plan for taking my oils. I mean, INEED my oils! But what about airports with tight security and long road trips? How could I carry my oils without damaging them…or being forced to throw them out before we boarded an airplane? YIKES! These are serious questions….am I right?
Good essential oils come in glass bottles. They’re delicate. Who wants them banging around inside their bag and possibly spilling or breaking? The thought makes me quiver. Traveling with essential oils can be a bit of a challenge…or maybe not! Let’s talk about some Easy Ways to Travel with Essential Oils.
Flying with essential oils
Traveling by plane is challenging, to say the least. Planning ahead is your best course of action, especially when it comes to bringing essential oils. TSA allows you to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag. Each container must have 3.4 oz (100 mL) or less. This is good to keep in mind. If you’re planning to check a bag, you can also pack your oils in your checked luggage. I prefer to bring just a few with me in my carry on bag and pack the rest in my main bag.
- Include a few bottles of essential oil with your shampoos, lotions, etc.. in your carry-on in a clear plastic bag (just be sure to secure them so they don’t break)
- Use a small padded essential oil carrying case to bring several mini or full-sized bottles (see image below)
Checked Bags & Road Trips
So packing essential oils in a carry-on bag will be a piece of cake. Just be sure to put the oils in a clear plastic bag with your other liquids or get a small carrying case. But what about checked bags or road trips?
Checked Bag Options
There’s only one option when packing essential oils in a checked bag, in my opinion. If you’ve ever seen airline luggage attendants transfer bags, you understand why I make this suggestion. Seriously, are the luggage dudes playing some kind of game to see who can slam your luggage around the most? Sometimes I wonder! You need to keep essential oils safe and secure in a padded, compact essential oil storage case. Trust me, secure your oils. You’ll thank me later!
Road Trip Options
Road trips open the door for so many options! I enjoy diffusing in the car. Do you have a USB diffuser? If not, you should. When traveling by car, you can go all out. Bring your diffuser and your favorite collection of oils.
At the end of the day, I recommend having a few travel cases for your oils, no matter which way you travel. Don’t forget to carry along a small bottle of carrier oil too for topical application. Now get oily and hit the road.
Essential Oil Carrying Cases
If you’re looking for a great case for traveling with essential oils, I recommend the cases from Soothing Terra. I’ve traveled with their cases several times and my oils always arrive safe and sound. They offer a variety of size and color options to meet your needs. You’ll find small carrying cases for carry on bags and bigger cases for long road trippin’.
Soothing Terra Giveaway
The lovely folks at Soothing Terra have graciously agreed to give away one of their padded carrying cases to fans and followers of Organic Sunshine. This is a giveaway you won’t want to miss, especially if you’re an essential oil junkie who likes to travel. So what are you waiting for?
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