For additional travel tips check out last week's blog. It covered health eating and supporting your digestive system when traveling.
   
Proper Sleep
Do you have trouble sleeping in a strange place? Or wake up multiple times during the night, so you still feel tired in the morning? Getting a good night's sleep can be hard enough at home, now add the stress of travel and an unfamiliar environment to the mix.

To get a good night’s sleep try the following:
  • Set the thermostat at a comfortable temperature. Usually a little cooler is better.
  • Make sure the room is very dark and as quiet as possible.
  • To drown out unfamiliar noises use a white noise machine or download an app like Sleep Pillow onto your phone.
  • Leave approximately a 2 hour window between your last meal and the time you go to bed.
  • Apply essential oils to the bottoms of your feet or spray on your pillow before bed. Some of my favorites are Lavender, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, and Cedarwood. 
Sleep Spray
  • 4-6 drops essential oil, pick from those mentioned above
  • 1tsp witch hazel
  • Distilled water to fill
  • 10ml glass spray bottle
  • Mix all ingredients in bottle. 
  • Shake well before use. Spray onto pillow before bed.
Alleviate Stress
Vacation is supposed to be relaxing but travel can be stressful. There are a variety of things you can do to manage unwanted stress. Below are suggestions to manage unwanted stress. Pick the one(s) that works best for you.
  • Deep Breathing Exercise - Inhale through your nose for 4 seconds. Expand your abdomen. Hold the air in your lungs for 4 seconds. Exhale through your nose for 4 seconds, expelling all the air. Your abdomen should return to normal. Repeat as necessary.
  • Maintain an aerobic exercise regimen
  • Read or take a warm bath before bed
  • Use essential oils such as Valor, Peace & Calming, Stress Away, or Lavender aromatically.
Wellness
As much as going on vacation and taking a break from everyday routine can be super beneficial, it does bring you in contact with lots of people and germs.

Simple ways to stay above the wellness line are getting proper sleep, being well hydrated, washing your hands frequently, and using hand sanitizer.

You can also support your wellness when traveling with this roller. Roll it on your feet and along your spine at night before going to sleep.

Be Well Roller
  • 10ml roller top bottle10 drops Lemon
  • 5 drops each Frankincense, Oregano, Tea Tree, Thieves, and Peppermint essential oils
  • Fill the rest with a carrier oil.
For children 3-8 years old, cut the recipe by ¼-½ depending on how sensitive their skin is.

Exercise
Maintaining your normal exercise routine can be a challenge when you’re on vacation. Don’t wait until you’ve arrived at your destination to plan for it. Think about where you’re going and the activities you can participate in and pack the necessary shoes and apparel so you can be active while you are away.

Additional Suggestions
  • Walk in the airport while waiting for your plane to leave
  • Stand up and move on the plane if the flight is long
  • Get out of the car at a rest stop, town or city you pass through and walk around a little. Schedule these breaks into your itinerary
  • While at your destination, walk from place to place whenever possible
  • Resume your normal exercise regimen when you arrive at your destination
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator when you can
If you need essential oils contact me.

I hope you have a fantastic Summer and enjoy your vacation. Happy travels!

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

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