If you follow us on Facebook, you will know by now that we don’t go anywhere without our essential oils. Camping is no exception, in fact, I’d go as far to say I would never want to go camping without them – as in NEVER!
It’s so much easier living a life free from as many toxins as we can because of our beautiful essential oils. They are pure, potent and doTERRA Essential Oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, every single batch of oil is put through a rigorous testing process, nothing leaves doTERRA unless it’s perfect.
I guess at the end of the day you’d benefit from taking your whole kit (which I actually did), but these were the oils I used most. I’d love for you to comment below and add what you use most while camping, it’ll give others more ideas too. Jo x
This was in my top 3 most used oils while I was away. Now, I took this oil initially because I’ve got a three year old son, running into everything and falling over scratching his knees constantly so I figured I’d need it. Turns out we all needed it! Here’s what Dr Axe has to say about Heli:
I personally used it for this:
- Applied a drop to my son’s head after he ran into the drawbar of a caravan. It was great for preventing the bruising.
- I stepped on some barnacles and sliced my foot in three places. I popped a drop on the cut to help prevent infection and to heal the cuts. It worked so well!
- Our mum has tinnitus, which is a constant, abnormal ear noise and our mum describes it as a ‘ringing’ noise. Like, when you’ve been to a concert and you go to lay in your quiet bed that night and hear your ears ringing, it’s like that. So I researched what oils to use and it happens that Helichrysum and Juniper Berry may help, so I’ve been rubbing a drop on her mastoid bone. We’ll keep doing that and see if it helps. Time will tell.
Tea Tree is my favourite oil, I use it most days, I really couldn’t be without it so it’s a given I’d take it camping.
Mostly I love it camping because it’s great for our mozzie bites. I will get bitten before anyone else, I swear I can be in a room packed with people and I’ll be the only one bitten. I get bitten threw my clothes! So when I figured out Tea Tree relieved the itch instantly, it soon became my #1 oil!
I also love it for skin support, and immune support. I love a couple of drops mixed with FCO and rub it on my arms when I’ve been in the sun too long, or when my skin drys out from all the water and sunscreen.
Tarra Armour is your Outdoor Blend. This stuff is AH-MAZING!! As I said above I get bitten like no one else, but if I’ve got Terra Armour on, I swear, I do not get bitten. It’s natures best, it’s an all natural insect repellent and something that everyone needs to have. Throw out the chemical filled stuff, and use Terra Armour. #maketheswitch – it’s that easy!
Ice Blue Oil and Ice Blue Rub
I have scoliosis of my lower lumber, basically I suffer from lower back pain at the best of times. Sleeping on a hard bed in the camper trailer, sitting in camp chairs, sitting on the ground playing with the kids means that my back flairs right up. Ice Blue is my best friend!
I’ll rub a few drops diluted with some FCO, or I’ll use the rub (as it’s easier sometimes) and give my back a good massage. It relieves my pain so well, so it’s a must have for me when I go camping.
Ice Blue is a blend of oils such as Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus. It smells just like dencorub and is used in the same way.
My daughter has respiratory issues, and camping in cold air at night, warm during the day, plus let’s face it, when we camp we eat more gluten and junk food than if we were at home. Her asthma will generally flare up.
I put a couple of drops in my hand and a small amount of FCO, then rub it on her back and chest. I also dab a little bit around the edge of her pillow.
I’ll also diffuse it in our Aroma Move diffuser, which is great for camping! Click here to check them out.
On another note, did you know most wine’s contain sulphites which are a big no-no for asthmatics. So if you’re camping and drinking more wine than usual, and you get an asthma flare up, that could be why…
I like to add Lemon into my water each morning, I just need 1 drop. Don’t use plastic, you’ll need a glass bottle for this and just drink it down. It’s also great for cleaning, just add about 6 drops to a spray bottle with white vinegar and you’ve got yourself a great, all natural cleaning spray.
Known as the protective blend, it’s a must have when camping. When I’m getting a sore throat, run down or over
tired I drink a drop of this in some water and I feel so much better! It’s also great as a hand sanitiser, and amazing for the kids too.
Dilute some with FCO and rub on their back and chest, and the bottom of their feet.
Known to calm upset tummies and motion sickness it’s great to have while camping, but also while travelling to get there and get home.
If you’ve eaten too much junk food, or had a few too many beverages, drink 1 drop in a glass of water to calm down the tummy upsets. All will be good on the western front once again…
You can apply this topically too, just dilute with some FCO and rub on the tummy. Great for kids this way.
Peppermint is uplifting and tastes great. It’s so pure and potent that one drop is worth 28 cups of peppermint tea. I love it for digestion, as it’s great for that, but I mostly love it for head tension.
- Dilute 1-2 drops with some FCO and rub up the back of your neck (I also rub it on my temples, but if you do that, don’t get it close to your eyes).
- Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a refreshing mouth rinse.
- Re-energise by applying Peppermint to the palms of hands and deeply inhaling.
By taking my herb oils it means I don’t have to worry about taking jars of dried herbs or bunches of fresh herbs. I just need a drop (or less) of oil and I’ve got a beautiful flavour throughout any dish.
I’d love to know what oils you like to take camping – let us know below.