When traveling across various time zones, the body’s natural circadian rhythm (also known
as the internal clock) can become disrupted, throwing the whole body and its processes
out of whack. When arriving home from a trip, nothing is more frustrating than having
your entire schedule thrown off, especially when you have a work schedule to maintain
or children to keep on track as well. Jet lag can cause fatigue, insomnia, mental confusion,
headaches, and even mild symptoms of depression, particularly when it is experienced on a
Eucalyptus essential oil (eucalyptus radiata) can be incredibly uplifting, and in addition to
the energizing scent, provides antibacterial and immune stimulating properties that make it
a great choice for travelers. If you feel run down, tired, or have a weakened immune system
due to frequent travel, eucalyptus oil can greatly ease symptoms of jet lag and help the body
get its energy levels back on track.
Eucalyptus oil is especially helpful in stimulating a foggy mind. Whether due to insomnia or
a general lack of sleep on a long flight, it can be used at your destination to help bring you
out of a fog and take on whatever the day has in store for you.
First thing in the morning, plug the drain and turn on the shower. Place 3-5 drops (or more)
on the bottom of the tub and shower as normal for a refreshing start to the day.
Place a single drop behind each ear, on the back of the neck, or on the very top of the head
in the center of the hairline. This allows for continuous inhalation and can be particularly
useful throughout the duration of a long day.
Place a drop on the inside of each wrist or at any pressure point on the body. If you
experience skin sensitivity, mix 2-3 drops with one teaspoon of light carrier oil (such as
almond or jojoba) and apply as needed.
For a quick fix, place 1-2 drops on palms. Rub together vigorously and cup over nose and
mouth. Inhale deeply, and repeat as necessary.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.