Easy Ways to Travel with Essential Oils

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?

Easy Ways to Travel with Essential Oils

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.

Carry-On Options:

  • 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)

Essential Oil Carrying Cases

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?

Essential Oil Carrying Case Giveaway

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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17 Comments

  1. I really like the Essential Oils Carrying Case – Holds 40 Bottles – 15ml – Hard Shell with High Density Foam – High Quality Storage for Oils (Black).

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  2. I also like the Essential Oils Carrying Case with Foam Insert – Soft – Holds (16) 5 ml, 10 ml, 15 ml Vials and Roll Ons.

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  3. The Essential Oil Key Chain Case – Holds (10) 2ml Vial Bottles is also neat. I like it in purple! 🙂

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  4. I would really love the Soothing Terra Hard Shell Essential Oil Carrying Case – Holds 10 Bottles, perfect for travelling. I recently took a trip and brought about 10 bottles, did not have a case abd I worried about them!

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    • I would love to try the hard shell case. I love the soft padded carrying case. It really is a wonderful thing to have! 🙂

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  5. Would love the case that holds 40 bottles. Awesome!

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    • That would be a great one to have Terri! Nice choice.

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  6. i would love the Essential Oils Carrying Case – Holds 40 Bottles – 15ml – Hard Shell with High Density Foam – High Quality Storage for Oils (Black)

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  7. I like the essential oil carrying case with foam insert that holds 16. Dark purple is a nice color.

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  8. I would like to win

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  9. I like the Essential Oils Carrying Case – Holds 40 Bottles – 15ml – Hard Shell with High Density Foam – High Quality Storage for Oils (Black).

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  10. I like the 40 bottle count case. These would be super useful for me!

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  11. I also like the Essential Oils Carrying Case with Foam Insert – Soft – Holds (16) 5 ml, 10 ml, 15 ml Vials and Roll Ons.

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  12. I would most like to try the Soothing Terra Hard Shell Essential Oil Carrying Case. It would be perfect to put my oils in when we travel.

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  13. I want their Essential Oil Key Chain Carrying Case

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