DIY Lavender Sachet + Lavender Travel Tips
By Caryn Gehlmann, Clinical Aromatherapy
Lavender is one of the most versatile essential oils and can be used in so many ways, even when you’re far from home. We love to take Lavender essential oil with us when we travel and we always keep some in our first-aid kits. Another favorite way to use lavender when we’re on the road is lavender travel sachets. But we have other ideas, as well, so keep reading…
As a reminder, because we know our readers are savvy safety conscious people — all of e3’s oils are GC/MS tested for purity, 100% natural, therapeutic quality, and free of pesticides and synthetics, so you can feel confident that they’re a completely safe natural remedy you can feel good about.
Benefits of Lavender for Travellers
Lavender can be comforting to respiratory issues, soothing to muscle aches and soreness, and help ease headaches, inflammation, and skin irritations. It’s an excellent addition for skin care, as it can calm burns and bug bites, and soothe itching and blemishes. It also helps quiet stress and anxiety while easing mood swings and exhaustion. Most people find the aroma of lavender to be a relaxing oil to use at bedtime, which is perfect for helping us get to sleep in unfamiliar locations!
LAVENDER SACHET + 3 MORE FAVORITE LAVENDER TRAVEL TIPS
1. DIY Lavender Travel Sachet
Sachets are a simple and effective way to keep luggage fresh while you travel. A lavender sachet can be also used in hotel closets or dressers to minimize odors, so take along plenty.
How to make your own lavender sachet: Fill a small organza or fabric pouch (even a sock will work) with aromatic lavender buds. Give the sachet a squeeze from time to time to release the lavender aroma.
Don’t want to make your own? You can purchase one of our Lavender Lovers Gift Sets and get a prefilled lavender sachet and Roll-on .
(Special for the month of July 2023: since lavender is so fresh and plentiful from the fields, we’re giving all of our customers a free sachet with each order!)
2. Lavender Travel Bathroom Kit:
If you’re traveling by air, it’s good to know that a 10 ml bottle of Lavender essential oil is within the TSA limits for liquids. Or you could prepare ahead of time and add a few drops of lavender essential oil to unscented lotions, soaps, and other toiletry products. Click here for a quick dilution guide. If you want several essential oils, try out e3’s customizable Happy Travel Kit.
3. Multi-use Lavender Aromatherapy Spray:
With that same bottle of lavender essential oil in your bathroom kit, you can pack an empty spray bottle to mix up a lavender spritzer. Mix up to 10 drops of lavender essential oil for every 1 ounce of water. Shake well, and use your spritzer as a room or car freshener, linen spritz, or body mist.
Or you can take along e3’s lovely, refreshing 4 oz. Lavender hydrosol.
Bonus tip: traveling with pets. Love Your Pet Lavender Hydrosol makes a great pet bed spray and is gentle enough to use with your furry companions. Spray beds lightly with hydrosol to deodorize, and let them air dry. It has helped many pets, dogs especially, to travel with less anxiety and more comfortably. Before you spray a cat’s bed, let them sniff a bit sprayed on a cotton ball to see if they back away or are drawn to it. You can read more about safely using essential oils for your pets in our blog, Essential Oils for Pets — Learn to Safely Use Them.
What are your biggest challenges when you travel? Anxiety? Queasiness? Pain? We’d love to hear from you, so we can incorporate your concerns and questions in future blog posts. We’ve created this blog to be YOUR learning space, so we really appreciate your feedback. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter — click the DIY box if you want DIY recipes too. You’ll enjoy a coupon for 20% off your next online order, and with our $3 shipping, that’s a very good saving!