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Laurie Tarquati,aromatherapy expert at The Well Spa at the MiramonteResort & Spa in Indian Wells,Caliornia, suggests bring-ing along peppermint orlavender essential oil (ora combination o both) toinhale prior to and during your ight, train ride or boattrip, a trick she swears willkeep jet lag at bay.
Run into a travelsnag? “Ylang ylang is one o my avorite euphoric oils toslow down the heart rate andhelp to alleviate anxiety, ner- vousness, anger, tension andear,” says Tara Grodjesk,president and ounder o TARA Spa Therapy. “I otenput a drop or two on a tissueand wave it under my nose to breathe it in.”
Falling asleep in astrange place is rarely easy.To quiet the mind and get the body ready or bed, Grodjeskrecommends an ayurvedictrick: massaging the eet with warm sesame oil. She sug-gests adding a ew drops eacho chamomile, marjoram andlavender as well, all o whichare helpul or sleep. I a ootmassage is not an option, Tar-quati recommends droppinglavender and marjoram in adifuser by the bed, or addingthe oils to a warm bath.
To wake up in themorning and or a contin-ued boost throughout theday, Grodjesk says, “a com- bination o lemongrass withrosemary will be stimulat-ing and energizing. Breathein the scent, then apply theoil to your pulse points andtemples.”
“Fennel or gin-ger essential oils rubbedright onto the stomach andabdomen work wonders,”Tarquati says. “I don’t needPepto anymore!” Grodjeskadds peppermint to the mix,noting that a peppermint orennel tea can also help.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use o aromatic plant extractsand essential oils; whether breathed in or applied directly to theskin, the extracts can be used to address all manner o every-day ailments, including travel-related stressors rom jet lag todigestive trouble. Here, two experts ofer their advice on greatsolutions or common traveler concerns.
by amy WeSterveLt