I'm normally pretty good about grabbing my oil travel case when we are going to be gone for part of the day, but sometimes I forget when we are rushing or I don't grab it because I think we are only going to be gone a few minutes. And it figures that the time I don't grab my oil case is the time I really need it.
This was my solution. A super easy to assemble travel kit in a tin that can be stored in your purse, diaper bag, carry-on, or car. (Although remember that if you leave oils in a hot car for long periods, the oils can loose some potency over time). Customize your kit with your favorite essential oils and other travel necessities and take it with you wherever go.
To assemble your own EO Emergency kit you will need:
Small Tin: An empty Altoids tin works perfectly. Give it a quick rinse and let it dry thoroughly.
5/8 dram Glass Vials: Perfect to put your essential oils in while traveling. You can fit a generous amount of oil into each vial. You can also use these vials to give samples to those who are interested in trying essential oils. (You can purchase them here).
Essential Oils (4-6 of your choice): Pick the essential oils you use the most and could never be without. For my family this was Panaway, Lavender, Thieves, Frankincense, and Peppermint. Your oil choices will probably be different based on your families needs. Make sure to label!! I used Young Living's preprinted labels although I had to trim them a little to fit the lids. Add essential oils to each glass vial.
Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO): Make sure to fill one of the vials with Fractionated Coconut Oil in case you need to dilute any of the other essential oils.
DIY Inhaler Stick: I love these littleinhaler sticks when I get the sniffles or have seasonal sinus issues. I also always carry one with some Eucalyptus and Peppermint when outdoors. The seasonal trio would also be a good choice.
If you aren't sure how to use them....
When using your inhaler just open it and place it near your nose. Inhale deeply and count to 5. You can repeat this process several times. Never insert the inhaler in your nose. It’s unnecessary and frankly a little bit weird.
How to Make a DIY Essential Oil Inhaler
Adhesive Bandages: You never know when you’ll need one, so it is important to have a couple on hand at all times. I also included a antiseptic wipe for cleaning.
I also placed a rubberband around my tin so there would be no accidental loss of contents.
I used Young Living Essential Oils when I made this kit. I love the Seed to Seal Guarantee and the process behind distilling their oils. You know that you are getting Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
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