Essential Oil Survival Kit for Anxious Flyers
I love to travel the world, but there is one problem...getting there! Since being diagnosed with Migraine with Aura's I have become anxious with the thought of flying and what kitchen sink I can pack to get me through! I know some of you may also suffer from feeling claustrophobic. Stuck in a tight space (seat) inside a tight space (the plane) for an indefinite period of time (a delay).
I hope you’re not getting nervous just from reading this!
So I have put together a little aeroplane survival kit and stashed it in my carry-on bag. Which I hope might help you feel a little less anxious and for any migraine sufferers. Mine includes:
A doctors note
For any medication and also to carry ice pack gels to be able to wear my icekap if I need to cold therapy relief my head pain. Due to being a liquid it needs approval to be in your carry bag.
Cold therapy relief. You can wear this for up to 30 minutes to help relieve any pressure and cools and soothes head pain. Or alternatively ask for ice from the stewardess in a napkin if you don't want to get a doctors note!
Adhesive electrode is placed on the forehead and the Cefaly is connected magnetically to this electrode. Through this electrode it produces precise micro-pulses on the upper branch of the trigeminal nerve to treat migraine - setting for 60 minutes really helps with helping the flight time whiz by!
- Lavender eye pillow - The aroma of the lavender helps to calm an anxious mind, while the weight of the pillow blocks out light and gives a general feeling of safety and bliss. Or pop some lavender essential oil drops onto any eye mask for the same effect.
Keyring diffuser with peppermint oil
Pop a few drops onto the wooden porous beads and helps eliminate any strong smells and gives you a refreshing uplift while you are getting to the gate! Peppermint promotes open airways. It’s also great for calming queasy tummies, which can be helpful during turbulence.
- Geo Cut glass roller ball with migraine support oils as well as great for anxiety - Lavender essential oil It has pain relief properties that are safe and effective when dealing with a migraine. Lavender also calms and relaxes during an anxious thoughts. - Peppermint essential oil improves circulation, relax muscles, and soothe the gut, all of which can be helpful during a flight. Peppermint also helps to cool the body. During moments of “heightened concern”, I get really hot and start shedding clothes like crazy. No kidding. My shoes and socks come off, then the scarf, jacket…any extra layers are removed.- Lemon essential oil It's earthy, citrus aroma has calming and soothing effects. It is uplifting and cleansing to help with the discomfort of a migraine. I rolled each oil onto my wrists and the back of my neck before boarding, at take off and landing, and any time in between when I began to feel anxious or my head pain is coming on.
How to make up the refillable Geo Cut glass roller ball before the flight:
- Using the funnel, place in the geo cut glass bottle top and pour the whole bottle of carrier oil in. Add your essential oil. We recommend 15-30 drops of essential oils to carrier oil (5-10%) Enjoy the magic of making your own blend!
- Push on the roller ball lid securely. Dab on pressure points (wrist, neck, temples) throughout the flight.
Are you an anxious flyer? What are your best tips for a calm flight?
Links to all of the products mentioned below:
Geo Cut Glass roller ball and oils - select lavender, lemon and peppermint
Lavender eye pillow DIY or alternatively your own mask with drops of lavender essential oil
Sending healthy wishes and a less anxious flight Becky x