5 Essential oil tips to beat jet lag
Yesterday came home after a loverly trip to Bali. Since there is a time difference of 6 hours, we are now in the middle of our jet lag. I mean…it’s now 5.30 am and I’m typing this text and Lieve is already building I mean…it is now 5.30 am and I am typing this text and Dear is a spaceship making cushions and chairs in the living room ;-).
Before, it used to take me a good week to sort out my biorythm after traveling, but now I have great tools to get back on track quickly.
1. Sleeping with Cedarwood
Cedarwood is a great oil to stimulate the production of melatonin. That’s the hormone that makes you fall asleep.
Use Cedarwood at times when it is (almost) time to go to sleep. I use a drop between my eyebrows and on my temples. You may want to dilute with some V-6 oil or almond oil for kids or for sensitive skin.
Place the bottle on your bedstand. When you wake up in the middle of the night, you can reapply the oil to be able to go back to sleep.
Besides Cedarwood there are many other oils that you can use for support in the evening/night. For example Lavender, Tranquil roll-on, Gentle Baby, RuTaVaLa.
2. Staying awake with Peppermint
Peppermint! My favorite oil amongst all oils! Great to use at times when your energy is slipping, but you need to stay awake to get over your jet lag.
You can use Peppermint in the diffuser combined with some Lemon for instance. Or you can inhale the aroma right from the bottle or apply the oil to your skin.
I like to use a drop of Peppermint in the palms of my hands. Then I’m cupping my hands over my mouth and nose and inhale eeply. The Peppermint Rush! 🙂
Or I apply some behind my ears and in the back of my neck.
There are some more great oils to use for staying awake, such as En-R-Gee, Clarity, BrainPower.
3. Restore with Lemon infused water
Staying hydrated is a must. The dry air in an airplane is not beneficial to your body. I always get dry eyes and also my nose and my skin get dry during traveling by plane.
So drinking lots of water during and after a flight is a good idea.
Try a drop of Lemon essential oil in your drinking water. Preferably with a small amount of salt to allow the oil to be mixed in the water. You’ll taste this tiny bit of salt.
Lemon essential oil is high in antioxidant and is very refreshing. It is also a good cleanser to support your liver.
While traveling you often eat differently than you are accustomed to and your body also needs t orecover from eating differently. So a detox with Lemon oil is a good idea.
There are more oils you can take in your water, such as Citrus Fresh, Grapefruit, Cinnamon Bark. Take your pick.
4. Healthy energy boosters
If I’m tired during the day, I have some tasty energy boosters stocked up in my fridge to beat the afternoon slump. NingXia Zyng and NingXia Nitro it is!
NingXia Nitro is a liquid that comes in a tube. It contains a whole range of natural ingredients that boost your energy.
And in the afternoon I’m already looking forward to my favorite drink, NingXia Zyng. It is a delicious soft drink made from healthy ingredients. Refresing and invigorating. I like mine with ice cubes and a slice of lime or lemon.
5. Be kind to your recovering body
Sitting on a plane for abouth 10 hours in all kinds of unnatural positions because you want to get some sleep. Your body will not be happy. Your muscles and joints will have t orecover from that. So be kind to your body. I like to do some quiet yoga exercises every now and then to align my body and I also have some oils to help my muscles and joints to recover.
My favorites for applying to the stiff and sore muscles are Deep Relief, Valor and Ortho Ease massage oil, but there are many more options to choose from.
Or you could take a nice bath with a hand of Epsom salt and some drops of essential oil, Lovely!
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