With summer vacation about to hit full swing it’s time to start taking some steps to ensure sickness and anxiety does not ruin your plans. Travelling is both physically and mentally exhausting, especially when you are spending hours on a plane or in a car to get to your destination.
What compounds the anxiety of travel is the getting accustomed to the new surroundings once you do finally arrive. This can make even the most seasoned traveler have to endure stress while working up to the ideal vacation. The vacation part may be relaxing, but the travelling to get there is often anything but.
Recent research has found that certain scents will have a positive effect on that stress and anxiety, allowing you to start the vacation off on the right foot. Luckily, most of them are natural essential oils which can easily be assimilated with the use of an essential oil diffuser necklace.
For driving to a vacation destination it has been found that the smell of cinnamon or peppermint can actually reduce the incidence of road rage that so many of us feel one stuck in a summertime traffic jam. Not only will it help to calm nerves and reduce frustration, it will help you to stay alert while behind the wheel for hours at a time.
If the long travel makes you feel fatigued and tired, you can also try a dash of orange, rosemary or grapefruit in your essential oil diffuser necklace. These all have proven positive effect on mental fatigue and exhaustion. Just a few drops and you arrive at your vacation destination ready to have some fun instead of ready to hit the sheets.
If you are prone to queasiness from air travel, consider making a tea of peppermint oil, honey and sugar. This is a known natural cure for an upset stomach, especially one induced by motion sickness. If you begin to feel particularly overwhelmed, try rubbing just a small amount on each of your temples, being sure that it does not accidentally get into your eyes.
Another travel sickness remedy is used with ginger oil. Try inhaling a few drops, or using your essential oil diffuser necklace to keep the scent fresh as you travel. If you feel exceptionally ill, you can also dilute the ginger oil and rub some on your stomach.
Bring some lavender essential oil along on your trip, and never suffer from sore feet and ankles again. Applied to the ankles and feet, lavender will bring down any swelling caused by excessive walking so that you are ready for another round the next day.