Finding it hard to keep the kids calm and entertained while on a long road trip?
Indeed, long road trips can take a toll on adults and children alike. During travels, I make sure I and my family are comfortable. One way to do this is to make use of aromatherapy to ease discomforts. Here is my go-to recipe: Road Trip Essential Oil Roll-On infused with calming essential oils.
What’s best about this recipe is that it uses essential oils that are safe for kids. Remember, a troubled child during travels will also cause you trouble. Try this roll-on recipe the next time you hit the road to make sure your travel is smooth and fun!
What I Love About This Roll-On Recipe
This road trip roll-on recipe sure helps with easing travel discomforts. But what I love most about it is that it is safe to use for kids (see recipe note).
Essential oils can be too strong for kids, but there are specific essential oils that are safe for them. This recipe is specially formulated using essential oils that are safe for kids. Your kids will also surely love this recipe’s aroma.
What’s in This Road Trip Roll-On Recipe
Spearmint Essential Oil
Obviously, the sweet minty aroma of Spearmint Essential Oil is uplifting and stimulating. This aroma promotes relaxation and alleviates stress1 helping make a better road trip experience. It also contains natural chemical compounds that can help ease nausea and vomiting2.
Homebody Essential Oil Blend
Infused with Amyris, Copaiba, Ho Wood, and Vetiver Essential Oils, Homebody Blend is so calming! The aroma of the oils really blends well together and forms a wonderful scent that is both calming and uplifting.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
You can choose your preferred carrier oil to dilute the essential oils in this recipe. However, we really recommend using fractionated coconut oil because of its colorless and odorless nature. It has no added aroma that can interfere with the aromatic properties of the essential oils.
Things to Remember When Using This Roll-On
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids age 10+. To use it with kids under this age, use 2 total drops of essential oil in your roll-on.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Road Trip Roll-On Recipe
Road Trip Roll-On Recipe With Calming Essential Oils
2 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
4 drops Homebody Essential Oil Blend
~10 mL fractionated coconut oil
10 mL roll-on bottle
- Add essential oils to a 10 mL roll-on bottle from your Big Bonus Box. Swirl to mix.
- Fill your roll-on the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil).
- To use, apply to pulse points to help support a happy road trip.
- This recipe uses a 3% dilution rate which is best for individuals 10+. If you plan to use this recipe with younger kids, I recommend using a 0.5-1% dilution rate. Check out our dilution chart.
Try This Roll-On With Calming Essential Oils
We really love the aromatic benefits that come from essential oils. Every month, we make essential oil roll-on and diffuser recipes with various benefits for aromatherapy. What’s your favorite essential oil roll-on recipe from Simply Earth? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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