Looking for an easier way to travel with carrier oils? Check out this guide on how to take carrier oils on the go.
I first thought about this blog post when I was packing my suitcase for a short trip across the country. I was just carrying on my luggage, but needed to find an easy way to take my carrier oils with me.
What is a carrier oil? It’s a fatty or nutty oil like coconut, almond, or even olive oill. Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils to make it easier to use on a larger area of the body (like the back) and help to time release essential oils to make them last longer. Carrier oils are also suggested for use on kids.
But alas, many carrier oils from the health food store are in bigger 8 oz. or 16 oz. bottles. Not really travel friendly. Sure, I could get a small 1-2 oz travel bottle and transfer some carrier oil in there, but I wanted to show you some economical and reusable options – and save you space in your suitcase because let’s face it… an ounce here, an ounce there, it all adds up.
The great thing about all three options is that they all weigh less than half an ounce. Carry a couple if needed – I do! I keep one in my purse and one with my essential oils kit in my luggage when I travel.
3 Ways to Use Carrier Oils on the Go
1. Carrier Oil Stick
So the first option is to make a DIY mini carrier oil stick. It’s really easy to do and costs just 20 cents per stick. WOW! That’s an affordable option, and you don’t have to worry about the mess. This carrier oil is a solid and you just swipe back and forth on the skin to use, then add the essential oil of choice. This mini carrier oil stick is great to store in a mini essential oil case – which is the perfect size to keep in a purse, backpack or diaper bag.
2. Roller Ball
Get a roller ball bottle and fill with the carrier oil of your choice – avoid coconut oil as it will solidify below 76 degrees F. I prefer almond, avocado, apricot or even olive oil. Put the roller ball applicator on top, and screw the top on. Use as needed when you need a carrier oil. Like the carrier oil stick, just swipe back and forth to get the desired amount of carrier oil on the skin and add essential oil of choice.
3. Reusable Essential Oil Bottle
This is one of my favorite uses for old essential oil bottles. First, clean the bottle (here’s a tutorial on how you can clean essential oil bottles and remove the sticky residue). When the bottle is cleaned and dried, remove the plastic orifice and add carrier oil of choice (again avoid coconut oil). Add plastic orifice back on the bottle and screw on the cap. When you need a carrier oil, just tap out a few drops as needed on the skin, and then add essential oil of choice. I love this option as it allows me to reuse and upcyle my old essential oil bottles – no waste!
Which option is your favorite?
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