Aromatherapy…and Flying High!

One of the most helpful ways to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, is when flying.

Certain essential oils have the remarkable ability to enhance our body’s natural immunity. When used wisely, they make an excellent “preventative tool.”

Whenever we fly commercially, the air that we breathe is simply recycled; leaving us susceptible to all types of airborne “bugga-boo’s.”

Personally, I’ve actually experienced getting on a plane feeling perfectly healthy, however an hour into the flight, my throat began to feel scratchy and sore. By the time I got to the hotel, I had a full-blown cold…Blah!

Now whenever I fly…my essential oils are always handy.

With today’s security regulations always changing, it’s wise to contact the airlines prior, just to get an update on the “liquid size” you are permitted to carry on-board. I will explain an additional way that you can use essential oils while flying, without actually having the bottle on your person.

Essential Oils




*Each of these essential oils support the body’s ability to ward off infection.

*Choose a single oil that agrees with you.

*They can be purchased in 5 or 10 ml. sizes (for flight purposes, my advice is to purchase a 5 ml.).



~Hold the bottle approximately 2 inches from your nose and take 3 deep breaths.

~On international flights – inhale every few hours.

~On domestic flights – use every hour.


~You can take several small flat cotton face pads (the kind used for facial toner) and place 3 drops of essential oil on each pad. Place them in a small plastic zip-lock sandwich bag and store it in your carry-on.

~When desired, inhale directly from the bag (be sure to seal when finished).



~You can either do this in your seat, or if you feel more comfortable, stretch your legs and take a walk to the restroom.

~Each of these essential oils have a high to medium “evaporation rate” (which means the aroma dissipates quickly), but don’t be surprised if someone sitting near you comments how wonderful the air suddenly smells. You may just be helping everyone!


Caution Care

~Use only pure essential oils.

~As with all essential oils, do not use directly on the skin.

~External use only.

~Again, check with the airlines before boarding the aircraft with any liguids. You don’t want to lose your precious oils!


For further information on Aromatherapy, please feel free to visit the Book Page on this blog. You will find additional essential oils suitable for this purpose.

Essential oils are one of natures “special ways” to help keep the body balanced and healthy.

So the next time you take to the sky…don’t forget to pack a “safety net”…your immunity with thank you for the support.

Fly high…and be well!


For pure essential oils and supplies: Hands-On Aromatherapy



10 thoughts on “Aromatherapy…and Flying High!

  1. Morning Ron and thanks for that information, though I could have done with it a couple of weeks ago before I flew out to Egypt. Not to worry I’ll keep it safe for next time I fly off somewhere. 🙂

  2. Morning Traveler~

    Oh Egypt…one of the places I will go one day!

    Come to think of it…the Egyptians were responsible for SO MANY discovers within the wonderful worlds of essential oils and reflexology – (amongst a billion other things)!

    Truly an amazing culture,that I admire very much!

    It must have felt “magical” being there!

    As always…thank you Akelamalu…for dropping by and sharing!

    Have a cool day!

    Be well,

  3. Ron,
    An another excellent tip. The thre oils you put on the post are terriffic for doing the job. Not only will the help in an antiseptic way they will make your apprehension fade.
    Yes, let the people around you get a whiff and watch the mood change. Then sit back and smile.

    I just made up a batch of lavender and Eucalyptus for a person who has had a problem with his respritory system. He said he is sleeping better.

  4. Hey Mr. Dave~

    Don’t cha’ just LOVE to smell???

    Thank God for making “the nose.”

    One time when I was flying, I sat next to someone who was rather “smelly”…everytime they got up to use the restroom…I brought out my Lavender oil and “sniffed”…it saved my life!


    We really do need to get together and swap a session…I have a feeling…I would be blessed!

    Long live essential oils!!!!

    Thank you Dave…for sharing your passion!

    Be well,

  5. Really good information to have, Ron !

    I’ve always thought it was horrible how the airlines don’t use 4 canisters of air throughout a domestic flight — and just use 2 — in order to save money — and thus jeopardize everyone’s health !

    They are basically recycling every scummty germ from every single person with any kind of cold/flu/virus/health issue whatsoever — instead of keeping the air truly fresh by having enough new supply pumped in !

  6. Hey Annie~

    Oh..your closing comment made me LAUGH!@#!%!

    How funny was your description!

    Thank YOU for the information about the canisters of air…I had No idea about that!

    How did you find that out? We’re you a flight attendant????

    I’m not crazy about flying to begin with…so when I do…I’m “armed.”

    Have a great day Annie…and mucho thankso for your visit!

    Fly High,

  7. Hi Ron,

    Thanks for sharing that! I never would have thought about using aromatherapy to help during a flight. That’s good advice that I’m not likely to forget now!

  8. Hey Beth~

    Thanks for stopping by…it’s good to see ya!

    I’m SO sensitive to aromas…so not only does this help my health…but also the air around me!

    It’s like carrying an “air-conditioner”!

    Have a great weekend Beth!

    Smell well,

  9. Hiya Ron,

    Guess what? Just before my trip to Europe this month, my back had seized up and I was in major pain. I made myself a little cotton ball of lavender and eucalypus oil. During the flight, and when I was in a hot smelly situation like the London Tube, I would just take out my baggie and enhale. I don’t care what people thought. It helped clear my head and my pain!

    Funny we were on the same wave length again!

    Thank you for another beautiful post!


  10. Hey Vicki~

    It’s so great hearing from you…thanks for stopping by!

    Good for you…I don’t care what people think about me smelling “cotton balls” either!

    SO glad it worked!

    See…GREAT minds think alike!

    Have a wonderful Sunday Vicki…and MEOW to your kitty!

    Smell well,

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