Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Travel – How To Create Your Own Kit

Updated on 27 July 2020 • 4 minute read
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Planning for a much-needed getaway?

Don’t forget to pack some essential oil goodies in your travel bag

These potent little oils aren’t just good for fragrances they’re also useful for many travel-related ailments from jet lag, a sluggish immune system, sunburn, to insect bites, motion sickness, and even tummy troubles.  

Essential oils (EOs) are Mother Nature’s most concentrated form of plant medicine and have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. 

Their therapeutic application is referred to as aromatherapy

Here’s how to best include them in your travel kit… 

 

The best essential oils to include in your travel starter kit

The following EOs and oil blends offer you a natural, low-risk, and safe alternative to many chemical-laden, over-the-counter meds and supplies. 

 

Immune-booster: Frankincense oil 

Frankincense essential oil is an immune-supporting superstar. 

It’s well known to combat multiple infections due to its potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. 

It’s also an anti-inflammatory

You can create your own inhaler to keep in your purse and use it anytime by adding 20 drops to the cotton filler and voila, you’re good to go. 

 

Sanitizer: Tea tree oil    

Tea tree essential oil has been used for centuries by Australian Aboriginal people because of its healing properties. 

It’s a powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. 

This makes it an extremely effective sanitizer

Mix 7 drops of tea tree with 5 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 3 tablespoons of 90% rubbing alcohol for your own DIY sanitizer and cleanser. 

Note: Tea tree oil may cause skin irritations in some sensitive types so perform a patch test before use. 

 

Jet Lag Relief & Insomnia Fighter: Chamomile & Lavender oil    

Chamomile and lavender essential oils are known for both calming the nervous system and promoting restful sleep. 

They make excellent companions when traveling on long-haul flights that cross multiple time zones

Your sleep-rest cycles are attuned to your usual environment and often become disturbed by big travel. 

Both oils are also effective at soothing anxious jitters before a flight. 

Mix 7 drops of each with the carrier oil of your choice into a small roll-on for easy access before, during, and after flights. 

Gently massage your temples, chest, and wrists. 

Don’t forget to breathe deeply and slowly. 

Hotel Room Air Purifier: Lemon oil    

Lemon essential oil is known to effectively cleanse the air of airborne impurities and pathogens. 

It’s a potent antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. 

If you have space in your check-in bag take an essential oil diffuser with you to use in your hotel room

Diffusers disperse millions of aromatic microparticles into the air and this is particularly effective as an environmental purifying agent. 

Citrus essential oils like grapefruit or wild orange also work, too. 

 

Nausea, Motion Sickness, & Tummy Troubles: Ginger & Peppermint oil 

Both ginger and peppermint essential oil ease motion sickness, indigestion, nausea, and even diarrhea. 

If you can find a supplement grade version of both oils, you can mix 1 drop of ginger oil and 1-2 drops of peppermint oil with 1 tbsp of organic raw manuka honey and take orally. 

Note: Please do your own research and only look for 100% pure, undiluted, certified organic oils that state supplemental or nutritional information on the label or are indicated as GRAS (generally regarded as safe by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, aka FDA). 

 

Insect Repellant Blend: Citronella, Tea tree, Lemongrass, & Geranium oils 

You can create your own DIY bug spray and insect bite soother on your travels. 

Snag a small (under 3 fluid ounces as per TSA) dark, glass bottle and add the following: 

  • 5 drops of citronella
  • 5 drops of tea tree
  • 5 drops of lemongrass
  • 5 drops of geranium 
  • 1 tbsp 90% rubbing alcohol
  • 5 tbsp witch hazel
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water 

Most commercial bug sprays are known to have harmful chemicals that may be toxic to your health. 

This spray is a cost-effective, natural way to get the same or better results. 

 

Sunburn Relief Blend: Lavender, Tea tree, & Chamomile 

Had a little too much fun in the sun? 

Blend 5 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of tea tree, and 5 drops of chamomile oil with 4 tbsp of aloe vera gel and  ½ cup of coconut oil to make your own sunburn salve. 

Mix this EO blend with carrier oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil using a 1:3 ratio. 

This means using three drops of carrier oil for every drop of essential oil

Because tea tree may be irritating to some sensitive skin types, it’s best to perform a patch test on non-sunburned skin first. 

 

Supplies for your travel kit

  • Diffuser (if you’ve got spare space and weight in your check-in luggage)
  • Roll-on bottles (Just make sure they’re under 3 ounces and dark glass)
  • Spray bottles (Same – make sure they’re under 3 ounces) 
  • Inhalers (Affordable options can help you blend different blends for different uses) 
  • Carrier oils like coconut oil (You can find smaller jars or sizes and pack them in your check-in luggage to blend in your hotel room or you can create your own blends for in-flight as long as you follow TSA guidelines) 
  • Essential oil travel case (So you don’t have to worry about spills or ruining your check-in luggage) 

 

Additional travel tips 

  • Make sure all carry-on liquids pass the TSA’s 3-1-1- rule: each bottle should be under 3.4 ounces, everything should fit in one quart-sized plastic bag, and you’re only allowed 1 bag per traveler). 
  • Complement your EO goodies with other supplements like Vitamins C & D, melatonin, magnesium, activated charcoal, and electrolytes. These will keep you energized, rested, hydrated, and balanced. 
  • Reduce alcohol and sugar consumption before, during, and after flights. Too much of both can make jetlag worse, increase puffiness and bloating, impede sleep, and negatively impact your gut microbial balance. 

More Info

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Delta Quick Reference Guide
St. George to Salt Lake City
FlightDepartsArrives
*36086:10 AM7:53 AM
36326:35 AM7:50 AM
36348:10 AM9:25 AM
**36709:26 AM10:42 AM
363612:45 PM1:58 PM
36384:38 PM5:51 PM
38166:15 PM7:29 PM
36428:15 PM9:29 PM
Salt Lake City to St. George
36336:35 AM7:52 AM
**36697:52 AM9:09 AM
363111:10 AM12:28 PM
36373:00 PM4:18 PM
38154:33 PM5:50 PM
36416:40 PM7:57 PM
*364310:00 PM11:17 PM
* :  One stop in Cedar City
** :  Saturday Only
For reservations or information call your travel agent 
United Quick Reference Guide
St.George to Los Angeles
FlightDepartsArrives
69986:24 AM7:09 AM
69992:30 PM3:15 PM
Los Angeles to St. George
791711:24 AM1:59 PM
79187:56 PM10:29 PM
For reservations or information call your travel agent 

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Delta Quick Reference Guide
St. George to Salt Lake City
FlightDepartsArrives
36326:30 AM7:44 AM
36348:10 AM9:24 AM
363612:30 AM1:45 PM
36384:40 PM5:53 PM
36428:10 PM9:23 PM
Salt Lake City to St. George
36336:35 AM7:52 AM
363111:00 AM12:18 AM
36373:00 PM4:18 PM
36416:25 PM7:43 PM
36439:55 PM11:12 PM
United Quick Reference Guide
St.George to Los Angeles
FlightDepartsArrives
50806:41 AM7:30 AM
51202:40 PM3:23 PM
Los Angeles to St. George
511711:55 AM2:25 PM
50817:15 PM9:47 PM

For reservations or information call your professional travel agent or United Airlines

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Getting Here

 

COMING BY LAND

 

Driving from Las Vegas.

Drive Time: Approximately 90-120 minutes

Distance: Approximately 115 miles

Refer to Map below and download printable version.

 

Driving from Salt Lake.

Drive Time: Approximately 5 hours

Distance: Approximately 350 miles

 

COMING BY AIR

 

Utah (MST) is 1 hour ahead of Nevada (PST). Example: 12:00 noon in Utah is 11:00 am in Nevada.

 

If you prefer to use your own travel agency, your itinerary will generally consist of the following:

Flying into Salt Lake City and then flying on Delta to St. George airport where our shuttle will pick you up at no charge.

 

Flying into Los Angeles with a United Airlines connecting flight to St. George where our shuttle will pick you up at no charge.

 

Flying into Las Vegas and either renting a car or using a private car service (contact information below).

 

Shuttle Companies:

(We are not affiliated with these companies. Please inquire directly about their policies and procedures)

 

St. George Shuttle

Drop off and pick-up and Green Valley Spa

 

St. George Express

Drop off and pick-up at Knight’s Inn

 

St. George Executive Shuttle

Drop off and pick-up at Green Valley Spa

 

Limousine Companies:

 

Elite Transportation Service

 

Boston Coach (Las Vegas office)

Call now to book your stay! 

 

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What to Bring

Packing for any vacation requires some thoughtful preparation–a spa vacation is no different. Seasonal changes in temperature, activity participation, and duration of visit can help determine your individual needs. If you plan on participating in hiking and fitness classes consult the reccommended list below. Please feel free to ask your reservationist for advice. Below is a list of items to be considered to bring during your stay.

 

  • Leotards
  • Tights
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Lots of Socks
  • Warm-ups (seasonal)
  • Sweat Suits (seasonal)
  • Light weight hiking shoes
  • Aerobic shoes/cross trainers
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Swimming suit
  • Water bottle
  • Small backpack
  • Sun hat
  • Sun screen
  • Camera and film
  • Swimming cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf and gloves (seasonal)
  • Second skin (first aid for blisters)

 

Call now to book your stay! 

 

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DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Northbound (From Las Vegas)

From Las Vegas take I-15 North

Drive about 90-120 minutes north on I-15.

Take Exit 6 in Utah (Exit 6 is call the Bluff Street Exit).

Turn left at the light/off ramp onto Bluff Street.

At the light of Hilton and Bluff, turn left onto Hilton Drive. (There is a McDonald’s on your right)

Stay in the right lanes. You will start to go up a slow hill This road becomes Black Ridge Drive. Follow Black Ridge to the stop sign.

Turn right onto Hilton Drive. Follow Hilton past the Maverick gas station to the Southgate golf course driving range.

Turn right on Dixie Drive just at the end of the golf course driving range.

Drive for about 2 miles on Dixie Drive.

Turn left on Canyon View Drive.

Green Valley Spa & Resort is at the top of the hill on the left in the large tan building. Turn left into parking area marked by a sign in the entry saying “Green Valley Spa & Resort”.

 

Southbound (From Salt Lake City)

Driving south on I-15, take Exit 6. this is the Bluff Street exit.

Turn right at the end of the off ramp onto bluff Street.

At the light of Hilton and bluff (second light), turn left onto Hilton drive (there is a McDonald’s on your right).

At the light of Hilton and Bluff, turn left onto Hilton Drive. (There is a McDonald’s on your right)

Follow the signs for Hilton passing several car dealerships and past the Southgate Gold Course and driving range.

Stay in the right lanes. You will start to go up a slow hill This road becomes Black Ridge Drive. Follow Black Ridge to the stop sign.

Turn right onto Hilton Drive. Follow Hilton past the Maverick gas station to the Southgate golf course driving range.

Turn right on Dixie Drive just at the end of the golf course driving range.

Drive for about 2 miles on Dixie Drive.

Turn left on Canyon View Drive.

Green Valley Spa & Resort is at the top of the hill on the left in the large tan building. Turn left into parking area marked by a sign in the entry saying “Green Valley Spa & Resort”.

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