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5 Essential Oils for Your Purse

More powerful than most realize, essential oils are like a little bottle of magic. From calming the mind to purifying and cleansing properties, essential oils are a must-have tool! Sometimes, however, the toughest situations happen when you are away from your home, and carrying a few powerful essential oils in your purse could be a saving grace.

To help you avoid those tough situations when you’re out and about, we put together our favorite essential oils to carry in your purse. Powerful and versatile, the following essential oils will prepare you for whatever situation you may face.

1. Lavender Essential Oil

Gentle floral aroma; calming, enhances sleep & great for the skin.

Referred to as the “swiss army knife”, lavender has countless properties that make this essential oil a must-have for your purse. From easing feelings of stress to soothing irritated skin, you shouldn’t leave your house without this powerful essential oil. We recommend keeping our Lavender Greece Roll-On in your purse. This roll-on comes pre-diluted at 5% and is ready to use for any situation.

Ways to use Lavender Outside of the Home Promotes Restful Sleep — If you have little ones, you know how difficult it can be to get them to nap outside of the home. Nothing is more stressful than trying to run errands or travel with a sleepy and grumpy babe. If your little one struggles to take naps outside of their bed, lavender essential oil could help! Apply lavender to the bottom of their feet to promote relaxation and encourage restful sleep. *Lavender is safe for children over 6 months of age if diluted at a 0.5 - 2% ratio.

Ease Feelings of Tension — Stressful day at work? Don’t let yourself get too worked up. Instead, reach for your bottle of lavender! Apply lavender behind your ears and gently massage it into the skin to calm the mind and ease feelings of tension.

Soothe Irritated Skin — Did you spend a little too much time in the sun? Or did your little one fall and scrape their knee? Lavender holds many soothing properties that help calm skin irritations. Simply apply lavender to the affected area to soothe the skin.

2. Peppermint Essential Oil

Minty, cool, invigorating; alleviates headaches & migraines.

As one of the most popular essential oils, peppermint is exceedingly versatile and is another necessity for your purse. From soothing digestive discomfort to boosting your energy, you will be grateful you packed this essential oil in your purse. We recommend keeping our Peppermint Roll-On in your purse. It comes pre-diluted to 5% and is ready to be applied topically to the skin.

Ways to use Peppermint Outside of the Home Soothe Aching Muscles — Whether you were walking around theme parks all day or maybe you went a little to hard at your morning gym sesh, peppermint is here to help. Peppermint essential oil has many soothing and cooling properties that can help ease muscle tension. Apply peppermint to tired muscles and joints, and massage in.

Boosts Energy and Mental Clarity — Have you hit your afternoon lull? Combat fatigue with peppermint essential oil. Peppermint invigorates your mind and senses. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to the palms of your hands and rub together, then cup your hands to your face and breathe deeply to awaken your mind and boost your energy.

Ease Digestive Discomfort — Nothing is worse than experience digestive discomfort when you are away from your home. Bring relief with peppermint essential oil. Apply peppermint to your abdomen or deeply inhale the aroma to ease feelings of nausea.

3. Lemon Essential Oil

Smells like a fresh lemon; helps reduce stress & improves focus.

With a grocery list of uses, lemon essential oil is another must-have for your essential oil arsenal. From its purifying properties to the ability to uplift and improve your mood, you will want to keep this essential oil tucked into your bag.

Ways to use Lemon Outside of the Home Natural Disinfectant — How many times do you run into a public restroom and there is no soap? Lemon essential oil is a natural disinfectant and can help protect you from unwanted germs. To clean your hands, simply add a few drops of lemon to your palms and rub together.

Uplift Your Spirits — Feeling emotionally strained? The chemical makeup of lemon essential oil helps improve mood with its energizing and invigorating aroma. Use lemon essential oil in a personal aromatherapy inhaler or inhale directly from the bottle to uplift your spirits.

All Purpose Cleaner — Lemon essential oil is a perfect on-the-go cleaner. Whether you got grease on your hands from a bike or maybe gum melted in your center console, lemon essential oil has your back. Dilute your lemon essential oil and add to your hands to remove grease, or apply to whatever sticky situation you have gotten into.

4. Immune Strength Essential Oil Blend

Herbal-citrus aroma; natural immunity boost; antimicrobial.

When you are on the go, Immune Strength essential oil blend will become your best friend. Whether you are on a plane or just going grocery shopping, this essential oil blend will help guard you against germs and seasonal threats. We recommend keeping our Immune Strength Roll-On or our Kid Safe Immunity Roll-On in your purse. Both come pre-diluted and are safe to apply topically to the skin.

Ways to use Immune Strength Outside of the Home Support Your Immune System — When you are on the go or in public areas, you are at a greater risk for contracting unwanted germs and illnesses. Give your immune system the support it needs with Immune Strength. Apply Immune Strength to your pressure points or inhale from a personal aromatherapy inhaler to promote a healthy immune system.

Purify and Cleanse — Immune Strength has cleansing properties that work perfectly as an on-the-go hand sanitizer. When you are out and about with no access to wash your hands, you will want to reach for your bottle of Immune Strength. Simply add a few drops to your hands and rub together to purify and cleanse.

Bring Feelings of Warmth — With a spicy and warm aroma, Immune Strength provides an energizing and heartening fragrance. Apply to aromatherapy jewelry or add to a personal inhaler to experience the warming and uplifting aroma of Immune Strength on the go.

5. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Crisp, herbaceous; natural antiseptic, helps prevent infection.

Tea Tree, also known as melaleuca, is a powerful essential oil with many therapeutic benefits, which makes it a necessity for your purse. With cleansing and relieving properties, you will be reaching for this essential oil often. We recommend keeping our Tea Tree Roll-On in your purse. It comes pre-diluted at 5% and is ready to be applied topically on the skin.

Ways to use Tea Tree Outside of the Home Natural Blemish Spot Treatment — We have all been there before: you are out and about and all of a sudden you feel a zit coming on. Tea tree is here to save the day! The chemical makeup of tea tree can help clear out unwanted blemishes. Simply apply tea tree directly to the problem area to say bye bye, blemish!

Soothe Skin Irritations — If you have dry or sunburnt skin, or if your little one took a fall on the pavement, you will want to reach for your bottle of tea tree. This essential oil has calming and soothing properties to provide relief from mild skin irritations.

Support Better Breathing — Do allergies or other seasonal threats leave your feeling congested? Bring some relief with tea tree. Apply tea tree to your chest and behind your ears to support better breathing.

Carry Your Essential Oils in Style Bring your essential oils with you wherever you go with our new essential oil clutches. Chic and sophisticated, these essential oil clutches are perfect for bringing your essential oils on the go! You can carry the clutch by itself or throw it into your bag.