Summer ailments: which essential oils to pack in your suitcases?

Are you stressed about flying? Do you have motion sickness? Nowadays it is no longer necessary to devote an entire suitcase to your medicine kit, as certain essential oils perfectly play the role of allies for the skin and for minor health problems. Peppermint, lavender, tea tree, these are the essentials you can pack in your suitcase to face the summer with serenity and lightness.

Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple or with your family, you’ve no doubt already had to carry part or all of your medicine cabinet in your suitcase to cope with the various ills of summer. A considerable weight that is not without an increase in the price of excess baggage, and even more the CO2 emissions of the borrowed means of transport. Essential oils seem to be the feather-light, natural solution to curing sunburns, mosquito bites, and other headaches and travel ailments that can easily ruin vacations.

Peppermint, the universal oil

Only peppermint essential oil can save you from many unpleasant situations on vacation, due to its countless virtues. Offered in small bottles, from 10 ml, this ally can travel both in the hold and in the cabin, and allows you to travel lightly by train or car while helping you to cope with certain ailments typical of summer vacations. offer. Considered a stimulant, peppermint essential oil, whose fresh scent leaves no one indifferent, already has the merit of giving a boost in case of lack of energy, but that’s not all…

This essential oil allows, if not treatable, headaches, dizziness, sinusitis, rhinitis, even otitis, thanks to its decongestant properties, and can treat motion sickness – including seasickness – for adults and children (of a certain age). It is also recommended for indigestion, nausea and vomiting. As icing on the cake, it is a real ally for itching. When applied topically, it soothes mosquito bites, almost unavoidable on vacation.

Lavender, the ally of damaged skin

If it’s essential to pack sunscreen in your suitcase to combat the damaging effects of UV rays, no one is immune to sunburn, especially during the early days of exposure. Obviously, you shouldn’t be in such a situation, but in the event of a burn, lavender essential oil will be your best ally. Known for its restorative and soothing properties, it soothes the discomfort associated with sunburn and helps the skin to regenerate faster. This also applies to irritated or itchy skin.

More generally, lavender essential oil proves to be a great companion for sensitive skin, which is more likely to develop eczema or psoriasis, for example. And like peppermint, it soothes headaches, nausea, and certain digestive disorders, which can also ruin part or all of your vacation.

The tea tree for small sores

You probably already have tea tree essential oil in your bathroom to purify your skin, and even more so to combat certain blemishes. But some of its properties, essential on vacation, remain too little known. Indeed, this essential oil is essential to fight against everyday ailments, seemingly harmless, but that can disrupt your stay.

Mouth ulcers, ear infections, colds, sinusitis, sore throat, cavities, cold sores, and even urinary tract infections are among the sores that can be soothed by tea tree essential oil. In synergy with other essential oils, it can also be transformed into a deodorant or an antiseptic gel, just to lighten up your suitcase this summer.

Be careful, essential oils should not be chosen lightly. It is preferable to use natural and organic products, if possible made in France, and especially to read carefully the contraindications, which can be many.

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