Essential Oils for Traveling

Since we began using Young Living essential oils, we never leave home without them.  Whether we are going to work, school, a play-date, park, store or restaurant, we have our little on-the-go oil bag with us (see image below).  We usually just have a few of the essentials.   When we are traveling out of town, it is a whole different story!

My On-The-Go Oil Bag

 Thank you North Texas Excess Baggage Company

This fall we are preparing for a much-needed family vacation!  As much as I would like to bring my whole essential oil collection, I know it’s not realistic.  So, included in our vacation checklist is a list of our first priority oils.  In this post, I am going to share with you what oils we are packing, why and how we use them.

As you can see from the graphic, we have planned on bringing every oil in the Premium Starter Kit.  Crazy?  Not at all!  They call these “Everyday Oils” for a reason!  From supporting a healthy immune system, skin, relaxation and everyday aches, these oils have my family covered!  I added a few extras on our checklist that we love too.

There are many resources available to teach you about all of Young Living’s essential oils.  If you are interested, I can get you connected to even more!  Contact me for further information.

Deep Relief

This oil blend is not in the Premium Starter Kit, but it is a fantastic one to purchase!  I actually tried it for the first time, because we received it FREE one month in our Essential Rewards (ER) order.  Want to know how to receive your own FREE oils,  click on Essential Rewards to learn more!

We use Deep Relief almost daily in my house.  My husband uses it for everyday aches and I use it for menstrual cramps.

It comes in a 10 ml slim bottle with a roll-on for easy application!  No dilution required.  It is convenient enough to just throw in your pocket or purse when you’re on the go!


DiGize goes everywhere with us on an average day, so of course we are taking it along for vacation!  It is not in the Premium Starter Kit, but definitely one we want at all times!  Someone recommended it to us for my son’s tummy shortly after we were introduced to Young Living.  It has helped us all with supporting healthy digestive function.


We don’t normally carry Frankincense with us on a daily basis, but being that we will be away from home and staying multiple nights, it is on the checklist.  I know Frankincense can be used for a variety of different things from relaxation, skin and supporting healthy lung and sinus function, but so far I have enjoyed using it daily on my skin for my complexion.


Joy is normally not included in my on-the-go bag, but I will definitely be bringing it on vacation.  Check out my blog post, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils,” to see why I love Joy.

Joy essential oil is literally, “Joy,” in a bottle!  It is great for uplifting moods!   I’ve read some testimonials about people who have traded their perfumes/colognes for Joy.  Who wouldn’t love a natural perfume/cologne without the harmful chemicals and toxins and at the same time makes you feel good too?


It is called, “The Swiss Army Knife of Essential Oils,” because you can use it for almost everything!  If I could take just a few oils, Lavender would be one of my picks.  We use it daily for everyday stress, but it’s also our go-to for our skin!  We love to diffuse Lavender, massage it on our Vita Flex points, mix it with Epsom salts in a warm bath or just apply directly where it’s needed.


We primarily use Lemon for it’s antioxidant properties.  Overall, it is great at supporting a healthy immune system.  If you love the flavoring of Lemon, put a drop in your morning water!


PanAway is great for everyday aches or for sore muscles after exercise.  It is best diluted with a carrier oil and applied directly on location or on the Vita Flex points.

Peace & Calming

It was one of the first oils we tried in our Premium Starter Kit.  We knew we were going to try it on our baby who still wasn’t sleeping through the night.  It didn’t take long for us to notice it was working for her!  The whole family sleeps better with Peace & Calming.  It’s a great oil to use for everyday stress too.  Sometimes we diffuse it near bedtime and/or massage onto the bottoms of our feet.


Peppermint goes with us EVERYWHERE!  We use Peppermint for digestive support, energy and more!  It can be diluted in a vegetable capsule or used in a beverage or dish!


We always carry Purification with us.  This is a good one for skin and for supporting a healthy immune system.  Also, we have family pets and we use Purification to make our own air freshener to dispel odors.


We use this to support healthy lung and sinus function.  Hopefully, we won’t have to use this on vacation, but it’s best to be prepared!  It can be diffused or inhaled directly from the bottle.  We like to dilute it with a carrier oil and rub it on our chests, necks, backs and Vita Flex points.


Come read about Stress-Away in my blog post, “My Morning Routine with Essential Oils.”  The oil name, “Stress-Away,” says enough!  I realize vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but sometimes when you get home from vacation, don’t you feel like you need another?  I know I do!  Especially, when we go to Disney!


By now, you know Thieves is the oil you should have with you or stocked up at ALL times.  I’ve mentioned Thieves in many of my blog posts.  It is what helps us maintain a healthy immune system and gets us through the fall and winter months!


Valor is great for a back massage and used for grounding and everyday stress.  Valor can be massaged onto the body.  It can also be applied to the Vita Flex Points.

Need a diffuser for traveling?

Check out Young Living’s Travel Fan Diffuser and USB Orb Diffuser.  Learn how to receive these at wholesale cost on my order oils page.

I hope you found this post helpful!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Thank you!



1.  Young Living 2013 Product Guide

2.  Young Living Product Information Page


*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read full disclaimer here.‎