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