Travel tip: If your children enjoy coloring, print out our Young Living coloring pages from this blog post.
4. Cultivate a positive travel environment with essential oils
Bring the power of aromatherapy along as you travel with kids. Whether you want a pop of Peppermint to kick off an early morning drive or a hint of Lavender during back-seat nap time, a travel diffuser is the best travel buddy for the job. Try out these diffuser blends for your trip!
Drop quantities are for our Viya Diffuser.
Calm Cruise diffuser blend
Cultivate an environment of calm as your littles get ready for a snooze with soothing Lavender, refreshing Orange, and grounding Frankincense.
- 2 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Orange
- 1 drop Frankincense
Travel Ease diffuser blend
Aromatherapy can be great for easing feelings of discomfort, especially when traveling. This blend combines Peppermint, Ginger, Fennel, and Lemon for the perfect travel diffuser combination.
- 1 drop Peppermint
- 1 drop Ginger
- 1 drop Fennel
- 1 drop Lemon
Disclaimer: If you plan to diffuse essential oils around children under 2 years old, we recommend sticking to our Seedlings® Calm essential oil blend.
If you’re taking group transportation such as airplanes, trains, or buses, stick with a personal diffuser bracelet like the one in our One Voice collection, pack an oil roller from our KidScents® Roll-On Collection for the kiddos, or try out Aroma Rings in Lavender or AromaEase scents for children 8 and older. That way you can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy while respecting public spaces!
5. Create a playlist with your child’s favorite songs
We all know that music can really set the tone in any situation. If you’re traveling with kids, turn your travels into fun bonding time by curating your own playlist of your family’s favorite songs. Say goodbye to traffic jams and hello to jamming out together while building fun memories!
6. Accept that not everything will go as planned
When traveling with children, you’ve got to expect the unexpected. Things aren’t always going to run smoothly, but the most important thing is that you take the time to live in the moment. Take things as they come and enjoy making precious memories with the ones you love.
Looking for more family-friendly ideas? Check out the rainy-day survival guide for more kid-friendly activities or get the inside scoop on essential oils and kids.
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