Hey, Sandy’s taken off again… to warmer climes. She claims she needs rest and to write blah, blah, blah. Suuuure, she’s the boss, but we had to ask her though, what essential oils does She take with her? How does she make her decision? Here’s her answer.
Well, there is always a plethora of essential oils from which to choose from, but to narrow it down, I consider where I am going and what I will be doing. I like to take just a small compliment of oils that have many functions. Right now I am in the Caribbean partaking in all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, sailing, snorkeling and lots of swimming in the ocean and walking. I don’t travel this far to sit in air conditioning, line up for barfett food or to swim in a pool! It’s all ocean and the elements for me. I am out in the sun and wind all day. I even sit outside to write.
Therefore I always take the big three; lavender, immortelle and myrrh. I’ve been known to sustain a few nasty cuts, broken toes and always a lot of sun so these oils are my fist aid kit in a bottle. The myrrh helps to stop bleeding in it’s tracks, while the immortelle does the heavy lifting of triggering the healing process. I let lavender finish the job. The lavender and immortelle are also great for sunburn and just about anything else you can think of.
Let’s see, what else did I bring, oh yeah this time I brought lemon eucalyptus, cedarwood and geranium. There is a nasty virus transmitted by mosquitoes called Chickungunya that is now endemic in the Caribbean and soon to be making it’s appearance in Canada. I am writing an article on this as it is something that we all need to be aware of. Therefore, my focus this time is insect repellents and antivirals. I also brought some oregano. You see all of these oils are either good healers of the skin, insect repellents, antivirals or boost the immune system. Essential oil multitasking!
I brought some denatured alcohol, glycerine and empty spray bottles to make sprays for the room, clothing and body. I have some plain unscented lotion so I can make small batches of after sun lotion with lavender and immortelle. Another lotion with some bug repellent properties as in lemon eucalyptus, cedarwood and geranium to top up my environment. So far so good.
I don’t bring any coconut oil as I treat myself to the local vendor who makes her own. I add different oils to that to suit my needs. Well, that’s all for now. I’ve posted a few other articles on travel to the Caribbean should you be planning to escape the Canadian cold. here are the links:
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