No matter how clean the toilet looks at the hotel you are staying at, there is no guarantee that it isn’t really hiding some germ determined to ruin your trip. To be safe, you may wish to spray the seat with a spray, or wipe it off with a
wipe containing an anti-microbial essential oil or blend before using it.
Making it Feel Like Home
In her book,
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, Valerie Worwood recommends using a familiar-smelling essential oil to help make a hotel room smell more like home in order to help younger children adjust to the new surroundings (pg. 47).
Studies have shown that certain aromas can help a space fee warm and inviting, while other aromas, like orange, can help relax and reduce anxiety. Some calming/relaxing oils include
lavender, ylang ylang, Roman chamomile, rose, and sandalwood. Some uplifting/inviting oils are lemon, orange, bergamot, fir, grapefruit, wintergreen, eucalyptus, and peppermint. Diffuse one or more of these oils in your hotel room to create the environment you desire. (Reference Guide for Essential Oils)
If you don't like the smell of the room, you can change it by adding a 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz of water in a
spray bottle and mist around the room.
Sometimes traveling or being in an unfamiliar hotel room can make it difficult to sleep. Some soothing oils include lavender, ylang ylang, Roman chamomile, clary sage, orange, valerian, neroli, bergamot, cypress, sandalwood, geranium, and rose. The following are some tips on how to use these essential oils to aid relaxation and sleep:
- Diffusion: Diffuse soothing essential oils or blends to help you feel calm and relaxed before going to sleep.
- Pillow: Place a drop or two of a soothing essential oil or blend on a pillow or stuffed animal before you sleep to help calm your mind and body.
- Linen Spray: Make a soothing linen spray by mixing 5-6 drops of a soothing essential oil or blend with 1 oz. water in a small misting spray bottle. Shake, and spray lightly onto pillows, sheets, blankets, curtains, or into the air.
- Relaxing Bath: Mix 1-3 drops of a soothing essential oil with bath salts or directly in warm bathwater for a relaxing bath.
- Took care of some ants in one hotel room with Peppermint! - Nancy Ramirez, Gurley, Alabama
- I diffuse thieves and spray surfaces with it for added protection, but my number one travel accessory is my nasal spray. I always get stuffy staying in hotels so I always pack my nasal spray bottle with saline, peppermint, lemon and lavender! Works like a charm. - Lisa Vick, Weyburn, Saskatchewan
- I put purification in air vent and on bedding. Thieves for washroom and some on pillow where I will sleep. - Julie Metzger, Willard, Ohio
- I use the following Young Living Essential Oils in my travel diffuser while staying in hotels: Thieves, Purification and Lavender. - Patricia Thompson, Estevan, Saskatchewan
- I diffuse Purification as soon as we arrive at the hotel. Then wipe down all surfaces with Thieves in a spray bottle diluted with water and alcohol. I bring lemon oil along to put in glasses of water. - Teri Kavakos, Mahwah, New Jersey
- I mix lemon and tea tree oil with water in a spray bottle, maybe adding a few drops of lime or sweet orange. I can spray and wipe down whatever I feel needs it. - Christina Petersen
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