“Some of the amazing benefits [of aromatherapy] include stress relief, immune support, sleep aid, energy boost, stomach aid, and so much more,” said Gazelle Hashemian, founder of Blue Flower, a company that specializes in natural, self-care products. “Although these bottles may be small they pack quite the punch.”
Among Hashemian’s go-to essential oils while she’s on the road are peppermint, lavender, and bergamot oil.
“Lavender is a versatile plant which has calming and relaxing properties that promotes peaceful sleep and helps to ease feelings of tension,” she added. “Bergamot helps cleanse and purify the skin. And peppermint is a travel holy grail that will help energize the body’s senses.”
Here, we rounded up the best travel-friendly aromatherapy products to pack for your next long-haul flight.
Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm
This portable therapy balm will help you get a good night sleep after a long trip. It contains a blend of fourteen essential oils among which lavender and ylang ylang.
To buy: $24, scentered.com
Essential Oil USB Diffuser
This compact diffuser is conveniently powered through a USB port. Plug it into your laptop or into your car and enjoy your favorite essential oils.
To buy: $20, blueflower.us
Herban Essentials Lavender Toilettes
These individually wrapped toilettes infused with lavender oil will keep your skin clean and refreshed on the road.
To buy: $16, goop.com
Tata Harper Aromatic Bedtime Treatment
Apply this fragrance to your palms before bedtime. The all-natural blend of ingredients promotes relaxation and blissful sleep.
To buy: $60, nordstrom.com
Hot Rocks Jewels Lava Rock Basia Bracelet
Porous lava beads absorb essential oils and then slowly release the fragrance so if you’re not a fan of carrying bottles of essential oils with you, this beautiful bracelet is a perfect alternative.
To buy: $52, ahalife.com
Bodha Aromatherapy Eye Pillow
This soft cashmere pillow filled with a blend of lavender, chamomile, and organic buckwheat, will make falling asleep on the plane a much easier and pleasurable experience.
To buy: $58, goop.com
Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy
Rich in lavender and ginger, this oil blend is perfect for those who tend to get nauseous while traveling.
To buy: $31, nordstrom.com
Vitruvi Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot’s fresh aroma promotes a clean and soothing atmosphere, according to Hashemian. Apply a few drops in your bath post-flight or on your pulse points.
To buy: $15, nordstrom.com
21 Drops De-stress Essential Oil Roll-On
A blend of Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense promotes serenity and soothe the mind after a stressful trip.
To buy: $20, bloomingdales.com
HoMedics Peppermint Roll-on Essential Oil
Peppermint oil will do wonders for your health—its refreshing aroma alleviates tension and promotes a healthy respiratory function.
To buy: $15, bloomingdales.com