10 Travel Essential Oils Every Leader Should Have

As a business owner and leader in your company, you may find yourself travelling the globe. You could be flying from city to city or country to country. This can be tiring and sometimes stressful. Use these 10 travel essential oils to give you a boost when you’re tired before a meeting or conference. They can help uplift your mood before your busy day starts. Or use them to relax and recharge in a nice warm bath after travelling all day.

As you travel you may face some of the same things you do at home, like anxiety or headaches. Many oils can help alleviate these problems as well as other aches and pains you may encounter while travelling.

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Clove oil is great for freshening your breath. Who doesn’t want fresh breath while travelling? 

You can add a drop of clove oil to your toothpaste which promotes clean teeth. If you have to talk to lots of people in your travels, you want to have the confidence that your mouth is clean and fresh. 

It’s also great for your teeth and gums. Freshen up by placing a single drop of Clove oil in two ounces of water and gargle. It’s also very soothing.

Wild Orange

Do you take your diffuser in your suitcase? Wild Orange essential oil when diffused can uplift your mood and increase feelings of energy. 

If you are faced with a stressful day, where you know you’ll be going strong all day long, diffuse Wild Orange in the morning, and fill your room with this revitalizing aroma. It not only purifies the air, but helps you get through any tasks that lay before you. 

Later in the day, when you get a break, diffuse Wild Orange again to help lift your mood. You will find that your awareness is also increased.


Once again use your diffuser with this essential oil. 

At the end of a long day, Cedarwood oil aroma can calm you and help create a relaxing environment. 

This oil is known to promote relaxation. Use 3 or 4 drops in your essential oil diffuser and enjoy the grounding and calming effect.

If you need a boost of confidence or self-esteem, the warm and woodsy aroma of Cedar oil can give you the boost you need. It also promotes feelings of wellness. 

Another reason to pack this oil in your suitcase, is because it has cleansing and moisturizing properties. Add it to your favorite skin care products to help maintain the appearance of a healthy and refreshed look.


You may feel tense after a long day of travelling. Before bedtime put some Eucalyptus oil in a diffuser. Eucalyptus oil aroma is another way to help relax you so you can sleep better.

Sometimes you may feel tension building up during the day. Let those feelings go with Eucalyptus oil. Put a few drops in your hands and inhale deeply. This will calm you and energize you at the same time.


When you diffuse Rosemary oil it can be both energizing and settling.

If you have to prepare for a conference and you’re the guest speaker, you may have to write everything you want to say in an orderly way. Diffusing Rosemary essential oil helps maintain concentration. It’s aroma helps you stay focused so you can complete your task and better prepare for your big day ahead.


One of the best travel essential oils is peppermint oil. It has a myriad of uses.

You may like to try some new cuisine on your travels. Everyone does! But sometimes indigestion sets in and you don’t feel too good. Use peppermint oil to help with your upset stomach. If you make a cup of your favorite mint tea, add one drop of oil, stir and enjoy.

You can add a couple drops to just a plain hot cup of water. People find this drink soothing and refreshing as well as relieving heartburn and indigestion.

Another way to use Peppermint oil is as a breath freshener. Put a drop or two in water and gargle. Cleansing and refreshing!

For quick relief of headaches, rub Peppermint oil on your forehead and temples. This will also help keep you alert when you feel sleepy during the day.

Got tired feet? Put a drop of oil in lotion and rub on your tired feet in the evening. 

If you go to the gym while travelling and find your joints or tendons are hurting, rub some peppermint oil in the affected areas to relieve the pain.


Lemon oil is another great travel companion. It has several benefits when used with a diffuser and also when taken internally. 

If you have seasonal allergies and you’re travelling, or you start to get a cold or sore throat, try lemon oil diffused in your room to offer some relief in your breathing and respiratory system. The sweet, tangy scent will also calm you as you rest.

Lemon oil also aids in digestion and naturally cleanses the body. Dilute one drop of oil with 4 oz. of liquid. 

This oil can also perk up your mood and help with concentration.


Travelling can make your skin look tired. Frankincense is one of the best travel essential oils that can help your skin feel and look rejuvenated. It will help in reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. 

It can also be used to revive the look and feel of your hands. And your fingernails! 

Put a drop of oil on your nails. Rub it into your cuticle and all around your nail. If you’re travelling to a dry climate, this oil will keep your nails and hand looking healthy.

Bergamot + Copaiba 

If you are experiencing some anxiety before a big event or you want to pitch a potential client or two, try Bergamot oil for its calming capabilities. 

The best way to use Bergamot oil is by diffusing it. Don’t let your stress levels get too high!

The aroma of Bergamot oil can uplift your mood and promote confidence. 

On Guard Rollerball 

doTERRA On Guard® essential oil blend includes oils from Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. 

This blend of oils provides an uplifting aroma. You can apply it to your wrists and have that energizing aroma with you all day. 

It can also be applied topically to your chest to help fight any seasonal threats while travelling. 

Every leader in business can benefit from these travel essential oils. They are soothing, relaxing, help fight fatigue that comes with traveling and can soothe your skin and joints when needed. 


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Mary Sabo