So it's now post-Christmas time here in Aus, and that means leaving the concrete of the cities for the sweeping beaches of Queensland and New South Wales. Well, for me anyway.
Every year, my husband and I along with our boys head to Northern NSW for some much needed R&R. We love hanging around Murwillumbah (amazing cafe culture, antique and homeware shopping and natural holistic focussed businesses), Byron Bay (doesn't need any introduction - but I'm currently obsessed to ethical fashion label Rowie, which is based between Byron and...) Bangalow ( <3 ) and Mullumbimby (which is where my family settled originally in Aus).
And, every year I struggle to narrow down my 100+ dōTERRA collection down to a few that fit inside an old free Clinique bag... but it's all about the planning and envisaging what I will be doing with my time, and then bringing my most relevant oils and dōTERRA products. So, for this year's trip I have narrowed my sights down to:
1. Peace Blend
What's a holiday without this blend! This is my absolute go-to everytime I travel.
I pop this in a diffuser at night before heading to bed (yes, OK, so technically a diffuser should be on your top 5 list - but by itself it wasn't any fun so I just assume you would bring one with you on holiday - like me... surely?). This is also a great blend to wear as it's pre-diluted with FCO (dilute further for children and elderly). I like to wear this blend over my heart.
It's also great for when the kids are driving you mental fighting over the one ipad you brought on holiday - place a drop or two on the palm of your hand, rub together then inhale. Instant stress reliever!
2. Ice Blue Rub
I'm a terrible sitter. My back hates it. So I always bring this with me when I'm either in a car, aeroplane or just plain sitting for a time longer than 2 hours.
This rub uses the ice blue blend (or deep blue if you're reading this in America) and is pre-mixed with a moisturising carrier cream to create a super easy product to use.
I love the cold/hot feeling it leaves on my skin. Somehow that comforts me and I know it must be working (and this stuff really does!!).
3. Jasmine Touch
I absolutely love making my own perfume blends with my eo's. But when I'm on holidays I tend to carrier one of the big three floral oils (rose, jasmine or neroli) with me because they're easy, reliable and fit in my clutch purse.
Jasmine is a mainstay of a lot of perfumes, and with it's sophisticated scent this is definitely my holiday perfume over the Summer.
Nothing says Summer to me more than heavy florals, warm weather and sea air. And for some reason Jasmine reminds me of all three.
(For an added boost - layer Jasmine Touch with Neroli Touch to create a bespoke summer scent)
YUM! Grapefruit + Sparkling Water = Healthy Delicious Summertime Drink.
I LOVE mixing my citrus oils with sparkling mineral water. But Grapefruit is my absolute favourite. AND it stops me from jumping straight to a cocktail or a beer on those lazy afternoons.
Enjoy this beverage in the evening while looking out over the sunset. Bliss.
I don't know about you, but when I'm on holiday I want to make sure my whole self feels like it's on holiday.
Which is why I always travel with my AromaTouch. Not only is it a great massage blend, the aroma reminds me of fancy day-spa's. And when you're travelling with two kids, and quite often, two dogs, heading to a day-spa is a once-in-a-blue-moon event. So I create my own ambiance by diffusing AromaTouch AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
I will go to my happy place via my olfactory system.
So, that's my list for this Summer. It will most likely change next Summer... but right now - this is what I'm traveling with.
Wishing you all an amazing Summer break! Be safe, have fun and look after yourselves,
Hi! I'm Erin
I'm a soul-searcher, explorer, mum, entrepreneur, wanna-be-beach-babe and of course, essential oil advocate! Follow me or better still, get in contact with me and we'll build businesses together!!