Sunburn, Stings, Motion Sickness: Which Essential Oils Relieve Summer Ailments?

Essential oils are good summer allies, provided you know how to use them.

Are you stressed out from flying? Do you have motion sickness? Today it is no longer necessary to use a whole suitcase for the first aid kit, certain essential oils perfectly play the role of allies for the skin, as well as for minor health problems. Peppermint, lavender, tea tree, here are the essentials to pack in your suitcase to face summer with aplomb – and ease.

Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, or with family, you’ve probably had to carry some or all of your medicine kit in your suitcase at some point to deal with the various ailments of summer.

A considerable weight, which not without the price for excess baggage and certainly increases the CO2 emissions of the rented means of transport. Essential oils are proving to be a featherweight, natural solution to curing sunburn, mosquito bites, and other headaches and travel ailments that can easily ruin vacations.

Peppermint, the all-purpose oil

Peppermint essential oil alone can save you from many unpleasant situations on vacation due to its innumerable virtues. Proposed in small bottles from 10ml, this ally can travel both in the hold and in the cabin to help you with certain ailments typical of summer vacations. Peppermint essential oil, considered a stimulant and whose fresh smell will not leave anyone indifferent, already has the benefit of giving a boost in the event of a lack of energy, but that’s not all …

This essential oil allows if not treat, soothe headaches, dizziness, sinusitis, rhinitis, even otitisthanks to its decongestant properties and Dealing with motion sickness – including seasickness – for adults and children (from a certain age). she is also recommended for indigestion, nausea and vomiting. The icing on the cake, she’s a real one Ally for itching. When applied locally, it calms mosquito bites, which are almost inevitable when on vacation.

Lavender, the ally of damaged skin

If it is essential to pack a sunscreen in your suitcase to fight against the harmful effects of UV rays, no one is immune from sunburn, especially in the first few days of sun exposure. Of course we shouldn’t be in such a situation, but Lavender essential oil for burns will be your best ally. Known for its restorative and soothing properties, it relieves the discomfort associated with sunburn and helps skin regenerate faster. A thing also applies to irritated or itchy skin.

In general, essential lavender oil proves to be a great companion for sensitive skin that is more likely to develop eczema or psoriasis, for example. And just like peppermint, it relieves headaches, nausea, and certain digestive disorders that can also ruin part or all of your vacation.

The tea tree for small wounds

You probably already have tea tree essential oil in your bathroom to cleanse your skin and even more so to target certain imperfections. However, some of its properties, which are indispensable on vacation, are still too little known. It’s simple, but this essential oil is essential to combat everyday ailments that may seem harmless but can disrupt your stay.

Canker sores, ear infections, colds, sinusitis, sore throats, tooth decay, cold sores and even urinary tract infections, are among the sores that can be soothed by tea tree essential oil. In synergy with other essential oils, it can also be transformed into a deodorant or an antiseptic gel to lighten your suitcase a little this summer.

Be careful, essential oils are not to be taken lightly. It is preferable to use natural and organic products, if possible made in France, and above all to carefully read the contraindications, which can be numerous.

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