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The benefits of lavender essential oil are countless especially on vacation. In my opinion, lavender essential oil is the handiest oil to take while on a trip due to the many tricky situations it can remedy! Read on to find how I use lavender oil on vacation!

Essential Oils for Travel

I just got back from vacation and I’ve been dieing to get to the computer to write this post!  I go on and on about essential oils and all they can do, right?  The truth is, essential oils for travel might just save your entire trip, much less the day! 

Hang on to your pants, this post is going to convince you of the power of these little bottles, especially on vacation!

Picture this, I’m rush, rush rushing out the door so we can get to the lake before lunch.  Kids are in the car, husbands in the car, dogs in the car and I’m still in the house panicking over what I might be forgetting.  Oh the woes of a mother.  Anyway, normally I would have packed a little bag of essential oils but for some reason I just didn’t. 

I guess I was in the mode of packing super light due to my youngest not needing tons of baby equipment anymore.  So as I was flying around the house, I see my bottle of lavender next to the diffuser.  I grab it.  Call it mother’s intuition, call it whatever but thank God I did.

We get to the lake, get settled in for the girl’s naps and my oldest starts to sob from ear pain.  Mind you, she’s never had an ear ache.  My youngest has and thanks to my miracle earache blend we get through that pain within hours, no antibiotics required. I had a bottle all made up and sitting next to the coffee maker, at home… Insert terrified smiley face emoji. 

Knowing that the mix contained basil, lavender and tea tree, I grabbed my lavender, rubbed it in and around her ear and hoped for the best.  She continued to cry on and off for another hour, but once the nap was over she was gearing to go.  Not one complaint of an ear ache from that point on.  

Fast forward to 3am that same night/day.  I wake up with one eye gooped shut.  Uh……?????  

According to my husband’s phone-because I couldn’t see, lavender and tea tree were what I needed.  Well, once again, lavender would have to do.  I applied lavender to the bones around my eye socket and went back to sleep. I haven’t had pink eye since I was young and therefore never knew of an oil protocol. 

The next morning my eye was glued shut even more!  Once I washed it out, I was horrified at how swollen and red it looked. I added more lavender around my eye socket bone once I washed my face and hoped my sunglasses would cover the ridiculousness that was my eye.

I kid you not-within 2 hours-my eye was back to normal.  Pink eye was outta here!

So the moral of this story is-never travel without your bottle of lavender.  It seriously saved our vacation.  We would have had to go  back home if Sofie had had an ear infection and/or I (and anyone who came in contact with me) would have had to suffer through the grossness that is pink eye.

Lavender essential oil worked on pink eye because it is anti fungal, antibacterial, antiviral and an anti inflammatory.  Pink Eye can be a viral or a bacterial infection and can also be caused by allergies.

I have used lavender on my youngest daughter when she had a blocked tear duct.  I found that because lavender will encourage draining, it can unblock tear ducts.  It worked wonders on Heidi and it worked wonders on my eye.

Lavender essential oil comes in handy for many other issues that can arise while away from home.  Many times all it takes is a swipe of lavender to get you back on your feet again.  I always say “when in doubt, use the lavender”.

Essential Oils for Travel

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil for Travel:

  • Poison Ivy
  • Sunburn
  • Cuts/bruises
  • Fever
  • Stomach aches/nausea
  • Ear aches
  • Nose bleeds
  • Insect bites
  • Yeast infections
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Cold sores
  • Allergies
  • Sleeplessness
  • Head aches
  • Cramps
  • Stress

From the list above, you can see-lavender can remedy a number of vacation related ailments. Ideally, essential oils for travel should include peppermint, Thieves blend and tea tree but lavender is the absolute must!! It’s the Swiss army knife of being a mom!

Better yet, I always keep a roll on that contains lavender and tea tree. I use it from everything to tick bites to blemishes. 

Babies & Lavender Oil:

Lavender is a gentle oil and wonderful to use on babies over 3 mos. old. In fact, studies have shown that lavender can even help with colic. Lavender also can be helpful when it comes to sleep. Add lavender to to your babies bath or even lotion before bedtime. Pat down your babies pjs for aromatic effects.

If your baby has an open wound, you might consider diluting the lavender before applying to baby skin. You can use any oil to do this. Because I’m an avid oil user, I always have face oil, body oil even my oil cleanser has been used! 

Where to get the Best Lavender Essential Oil:

When using essential oils, high quality, organic oils are a must. I typically get my essential oils from Plant Therapy. I love that they offer organic oils that are affordable. Plus they offer fast and free shipping. You can use my code JENNIRAINCLOUD to get 10% off your order! Find my favorite certified organic lavender essential oil HERE.

Moral of the story-don’t leave home without the lavender. The benefits of lavender essential oil are endless and lavender is a gentle, kid friendly oil that can be used in a plethora of emergencies. 


xx, Jenni


Essential Oils for Travel

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

14 thoughts on “Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil on Vacation”

  1. Love this! I am just now getting on the EO band-waggon, and the first 2 I bought were Lavendar and Lemon…. My son has had a little nagging cough at bedtime and in the morning that prevented him from going to sleep…instead of giving him night-time cough medicine to help him sleep, I put about 30 drops of Lavendar in our humidifier 2 nights ago and let it run all night and no more coughing and he was able to sleep soundly! I was so excited that this worked!

  2. I keep a bottle of lavender in my purse. It came in handy when we went on an overnight trip recently. My son decided to roll through the grass and ended up all itchy. When the chlorine from the indoor pool was too much for his lungs I rubbed my lavender, lemon and peppermint roll on all over his chest to stop the coughing. It definitely pays to think ahead and have a few oils in your bag just in case.

  3. Hi, I love using essential oils in the diffuser but haven’t really used them medicinally. I’m keen to get started and just wondering is is safe to apply the lavender neat to the skin without diluting in oil? Especially interested to use this with my children’s colds, soar ears etc! Thanks 😉

    1. Maria-Hi! I do. You might try it on a small area first but lavender is pretty gentle. If your kiddos start to complain that it burns, I would have an oil close by ready to layer on top of it. That will dilute it enough to take the sting out but you will still get the benefit of the essential oil!

  4. Hey! I’m still new to essential oils (got my young living starter kit in Dec) and still hesitant sometimes to use them around my baby, but I’m anxious to hear about lavender to relieve a blocked tear duct! My daughter is 6 months old and we’ve been dealing with hers since she was born! We’ve tried massaging, warm compresses, & breastmilk with no success! Thanks!!

    1. Hi Lauren! Not sure if I explained it properly in this post-Lavender is really so good for a clogged anything! In case you need direction, apply maybe 2-3 drops on your fingers and press them into the skin between the eyebrows and down the bridge of the nose. Do this daily until the eye stops watering. Be careful to avoid getting lavender too close to the eye-the aroma from it will sting your babies eyes-it won’t cause damage but it will cause some crying! If you are brave you might press around the sinus area below the eyes, I believe that might be were most clogs are. I say brave because I was worried of the eye sting, but I did it anyway and we saw fast relief. Also, if you are nervous, feel free to dilute the lavender with a little coconut oil. My baby enjoyed the face massage and she had no discomfort at all. You can also apply it straight and then if your baby acts uncomfortable or you can tell it hurts the skin, then you can apply a bit of coconut oil on top to dilute. I hope this makes sense. Feel free to contact me or respond to this if you have any questions! Good luck and keep me posted!

    1. Tiffany-I would rub it in between her brows and down her nose and on each side of her nose. I would massage it in. The aroma could burn her eyes kind of like an onion smell would so you might have to dilute with coconut oil-I didn’t though-she didn’t mind.

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