It’s travel season and we’re ready to hit the open road. Road trips have their own unique advantages. You can save money and spend lots of time together while you drive to your destination. And, it’s way less hassle than flying nowadays!
However, we recommend that you never leave home without your favorite essential oils! So, we came up a variety of different essential oil recipes that will help you prepare for your trip as well as take care of you during your trip.
13 Clever Ways to Use Essential Oils on a Road Trip:
1. Get Clean Before You Go
Wash car seat covers and pillows before the trip. You might try the musty laundry trick for stubborn smells.
2. Plan a Fun and Energized Environment
Make a mixed CD of family favorites that will keep everyone in a great mood. These little gems are amazing for diffusing on the go. You can get a special car diffuser or buy a diffuser with adaptable design that can be used at home or on the go with an included adapter. Make sure to try some of our energizing diffuser recipes for your trip.
3. Check your Spare Tire
Make sure your spare is in good condition before you head out. And throw a deodorizing disk back there while you’re in the trunk. You can’t have a diffuser in your trunk so get rid of musty, car smells with a batch of Deodorizing Disks. Now your luggage won’t smell like a spare tire.
4. Bring DIY Dryer Sheets in a Baggie
Store a batch of our Homemade Dryer Sheets under your front seat or in your glove box. They’ll be handy for dusting the doors and dash and freshening under seats.
5. Clean your Grill
Our All-Natural Cleaning Spray recipe is great for cleaning before the trip or helping get bug guts off your grill. Just spray it on and wipe it off with a napkin.
6. Keep the Upholstery and Carseats Odor-Free
Our kids’ car seats get pretty rank over a long car trip. We carry some DIY Fabric Refresher for a quick spritz before the trip and anytime they need a boost of deodorizing power.
7. Pack plenty of DIY Dryer Sheets to Fight Smells
Even if you’re not doing any laundry, you’ll want to take DIY Dryer Sheets on your road trip. They can be used to store in your swim bag or your camping gear and tent bag to fight off odor.
8. Prepare for Messes
We hang a grocery bag on the back of the two front seats for garbage. Make sure to pack your Kitchen Wipes to clean up sticky spills before they get baked in.
9. Stay Hydrated on your Trip
10. Take a Family Favorite Treat
We love to pack Peppermint Brownies for a quick treat on our car trips. This saves us money we would have spent at a gas station on much less desirable snacking options.
11. Schedule Bathroom Breaks
My kids seem to do better on road trips when we schedule the bathroom visits at regular intervals. This would be a great time to take your travel bottle of Bathroom Spray with you as a courtesy to other travelers. And don’t forget a squirt of Hand Cleanser on your way back to the car.
12. Soothe Tummy Troubles
Make sure to pack your DiGize Vitality and Peppermint Vitality essential oils. Place one drop of DiGize Vitality and Peppermint Vitality into a vegetable capsule and fill with carrier oil. Take before meals for support of your healthy digestive system.
13. Sleep Well with Routine Comforts
Sleeping away from home is hard. Pack your child’s Good Night Bedtime Spray to make it easier to keep their bedtime routine consistently peaceful in a tent, hotel room, or guest room at Grandma’s house.
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