Vacation, Travel - family ready for the travel for summer vacatiWhen you go away from home , whether it is at the resort nearby or deep in the Amazon forest, you are getting out of your comfort zone and cannot access as easily (or even at all) the usual sources of relief you are used to.

For an adult , the risk of discomfort, illness, injury already exists, but when one or more children are part of the journey, this is another story, much less easy to control. To prepare for any potential challenge , you have to be well prepared, and that means  that you will have to carry a pharmacy case loaded with antiseptic , anti -inflammatory, analgesic , maybe antibiotics and a venom pump !   Anything can happen … and you know it.

The fact is that anything can happen to us: when I asked my group of students what they feared catching during a trip they told me dysentery, uncontrollable vomiting , various pain from headache to sprain or lumbago , viral or bacterial skin infections but also respiratory and urinary tract infections , in top of the many insect bites and fungal infections that may strike anywhere …

Fortunately, three essential oils are all you need.

Indeed, three essential oils in your pocket can be enough to go far in exotic countries , savannah, jungle, desert, rainforest ( and so on) without carrying two kilos of drugs in your backpack.

  Welcome Peppermint, Cinnamon and Spike lavender .

They replace analgesics , anti -inflammatories, anesthetics, bactericidal , virus killers, antifungal, anti-emetics , analgesics, healing cream , mucolytic. Tested and used on me and my family, my clients and occasionally on an airplane passenger in agony (no doctor available…), but also over a second-degree burn that has left no trace… and a food poisoning cured within 24hrs … What could be better ? And yes, this is a wonderful illustration of how essential oils can help ”save your life” in vacation, (and, of course, at home!).   Three mandatory essential oils to have with you.

Here is a quick presentation of these oils’ properties. How to use them will follow.Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint (mentha piperita):

This oil is a major analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, bactericidal, viricide, fungicidal, anti-emetic. Remember it as a major pain killer for migraines, headaches, physical shock, muscle and joint pain, lumbago, bruises and shingles But it is also a very good liver decongestant that helps on: Digestion, intestinal flu, nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, stomach ulcer, pancreatic insufficiency.

It also provides relief for any urogenital unbalance such as cystitis and kidney inflammation.


lavender oil Spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia):

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, powerful skin rejuvenator,  killing viruses and bacterias for Staphylococcus aureus, fungicide and mucolytic. This is the best oil for burns, wounds, skin infections, dermatitis , skin fungus, acne and insect bites. But it is also a good tool in case of flu, sinusitis , rhinitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis, tracheitis.




bottle of cinnamon essential oil - beauty treatmentCinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) :

Antiviral, anti-fungal , anti-parasitic , anti -inflammatory , antiseptic, anesthetic , expectorant This large spectrum antibacterial is a powerful tool in case of stomach flu , diarrhea, dysentery , infectious and spasmodic enterocolitis , typhoid fever, amoebiasis , enterotoxaemia , tropical fevers and infections , parasitosis , urogenital infections , bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infections .

For how to use them check my other post How to Use 3 Esssential Oils for Emergencies