A Day In The Life

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1486057_10153733811970484_1893806845_o-1So if you have been reading along with this ”day in the life” series, you have seen so many different and great ways to use essential oils.  So, welcome to a day in the life here on FTM. My day in the life is going to be a bit different, because … we like to travel, so mine is going to be a day in the life on vacation.  {Yes, I absolutely have to be different, but just because I am not home doesn’t mean I stop using oils}

Today, we are on a cruise ship and this is our home for the next 10 days.  That means we will be living with 5,000 other people , every single day. So here is my routine when we travel, include hotels.

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6am: Diffusing peace and calming. Traveling always makes me anxious.

7:15 am: I put a dab of thieves on my feet and get ready to go. Since I am so sensitive to getting sick, you will notice how much thieves I use in a day.

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12:15 – After traveling in the car and going through checkin are settled in the room. This is where the fun begins – a quick cleanup with thieves cleaner.

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1:30 – I did bring the big guns with me, the Young Living diffuser. This diffuses essential oils directly into the air. I let this run for a good 2 hours while we were out exploring the ship. These are perfect for hotel rooms too, Thieves is a great to kill all the germs in the air.

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5:15 – I tend to over do the eating on vacation so I rub a little peppermint on my tummy to settle it from lunch – you know so I can go eat dinner!  I have to mention the little star of my essential oil collection. I have chronic knee pain from a car accident 20 years ago.  When I am doing a heavy workout or plan on doing alot of walking, it is a must.

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10:30- Evan had a bit of a cold before we left, in fact he had to visit the doctor. For cold prevention, we use a little R.C. and Melaleuca.

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11:30 pm  -  It’s bedtime, so time for a little more lavender and peace & calming for sleep!

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  • Elena

    Did you have any problems bringing your diffuser on board the cruise ship? Thanks

  • Great post, Shannon! I was so thankful to have my EO’s when we vacationed this year as well! They saved us from some bad tummy aches (yes, so we could go eat again, lol!) I will be sure and try your diffusing tip next time to kill those icky hotel room germs. :)

  • I loved reading this! Such great ideas for traveling!

    • Thanks Kelly! We often get out of our routines when we travel and pay for it when we get back! I am happy to report, I did not get sick this year on my cruise! First time ever!