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Traveling With Essential Oils

Good afternoon, this is your captain speaking.  Traveling can be an incredibly rewarding opportunity to visit far-off places and learn more about different people, cultures, and histories. As famous author Hans Christian Andersen once said, “To travel is to live.”  Though many of us can’t wait to get started on the exciting journey ahead, it’s important to take the time to adequately prepare and plan what you’ll be taking in your luggage to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable trip. When it comes to traveling, essential oils can be a great companion to assist with nerves, motion sickness, mood, and more.

But with the high security measures being enforced in airports throughout the world, many of us may ask, “Can I even bring my essential oils?” Our answer: Yes, absolutely! And we’ll tell you how.

TSA Regulations and Essential Oils

According to TSA regulations, you are allowed to bring liquids in your carry-on luggage as long as it passes the 3-1-1 rule. The 3-1-1 rule is as follows:  3 - Each liquid you take must be in a 3.4-ounce container or smaller.  1 - All liquid containers must be secured in a clear, quart-sized plastic bag. 1 - Each passenger is allowed one (1) plastic bag each.

This rule works to facilitate the screening process, and it helps to ensure that you are not left with any surprises during your security check. You are also allowed to bring an unlimited amount of liquids in checked luggage — just be sure to pack these items in a way that keeps the liquids safe from breakage or leakage.

Some Travel Recommendations

When packing your essential oils, we suggest making sure your products have their original label for reference during the security process. This helps TSA agents quickly identify your oils in the instance of additional screening. We also recommend being conscientious of others on the plane when using essential oils. Other people can be sensitive to certain smells — especially when traveling in an enclosed space.

To still receive the therapeutic benefits of essential oils without encroaching on your neighbor’s space, we suggest using a personal inhaler or roll-on while on the plane.

Our Must-Have Oils for Traveling

Oils for Traveling

Now that you’re more prepared to bring essential oils with you on your next adventure, you need to decide which oils you’ll be packing! To help you decide, we have highlighted our top 6 favorite essential oils for traveling:


Peppermint essential oil is an amazing addition to your travel bag. With naturally soothing and energy-boosting properties, this oil is great for assisting with motion sickness, fatigue, and concentration. 


The bright, clean scent of Grapefruit essential oil is a must-have for your future journey! Use it for a quick and effective boost to your mood so that you can get back to enjoying your exciting adventure.

Immune Strength

Travel can put a damper on anyone’s immune system. Bolster your defenses with our signature Immune Strength blend. Dilute with FCO for a quick and effective hand sanitizer that will kick germs to the curb.

Peace & Quiet

Vacations can be as stressful as they are fun. With our Peace & Quiet blend, you can pack some extra zen in your carry-on to combat feelings of nervousness and anxiety while promoting feelings of positivity during your travels.


It’s no wonder why so many people call Lavender the holy grail of essential oils. This miracle-worker is widely adored for its calming effects that can help provide the relaxation you need during your busy trip. If you have trouble sleeping in unfamiliar environments, or are suffering from jet lag, break out some Lavender and get the rest you need.

Ginger Root With a sharp and woody scent, Ginger Root essential oil is a great oil to keep close during your travels. Used to improve concentration and combat motion sickness, you’ll definitely want to add this oil to your travel itinerary.

Thank You for Flying With Us

Whether you’ve got your sights set on sunny beaches, exotic jungles, or historical wonders, we invite you to use this valuable information to successfully pack your trusted essential oils and ensure a seamless boarding process for all of your travel accommodations.  Happy travels!