Simple Travel Tips

When you decided to travel, it means that you will have a full of major decisions. You need to choose which place to visit, how much money that you want to spend, where to stay, and many more things to decide. We are here to help you face the challenges during traveling. Those tips are very simple but they can make your trip less stressful and easier.

Simple Travel Tips That Can Save Your Trip

  1. Travel essential

Recent stats show that at least there is one bag that is lost or delayed on every flight. This is the average number. So, you need to pack your essentials in your carry-on. Pack everything that you can’t live without. You need to pack the items which are not easy to replace or to buy for instance camera, a lightweight raincoat, running shoes, or gadget. In addition, if you pack your carry-on more effectively and efficiently, you can get through the airport security faster than the others. Another tip is to pack your essential that contains liquids and gels in a plastic bag. And you need to place them right near the top of your bag or luggage, or you can pack them in an outside pouch. This will make the liquids and gels pull easily for screening.

  1. Hotel information

Knowing your hotel information is necessary. Especially if you never visit the place before, you need to have the contact information for your hotel completely. So, before you leave home, you need to note the name, address and phone number of the hotel that you stay in. You need to print the booking receipt too. And don’t forget to use Google Map to find out the direction and neighborhood of the hotel.

There are two simple tips that you can follow whenever you want to travel. Have a safe trip!

Make Your Room Smell Nice

The essential oil does not exist as a home remedy only. But you can use it to make your room smell nice. As we know that essential oil is very great as aromatherapy. If you want to feel calm, relax, and sleep well, you can use essential oil in your room.

How to Use Essential Oil as Aromatherapy

  1. Make room spray

You can make your own room spray by using essential oil. You just need a small spray bottle and fill it to the bottle for 1/3 cup, add witch hazel for 1/3 cup too, and fill another 1/3 cup with your chosen essential oil. Shake the bottle well and you can spray your room into the air, onto linens, and furniture in your room. But you need to avoid polished surfaces when you spray the essential oil.

  1. Add the oil on pillows and cushions

You can add two drops of your favorite essential oil on your pillows and cushions. You can enjoy the aroma of your favorite oil whenever you sit or lay on couch and bed. If you don’t want to damage the fabric, you can pour the essential oil on cotton balls. Place them inside the covers of your pillowcases and cushions.

  1. Cleaning spray

Do you know that essential oil has antibacterial properties? You can use it to make a natural cleaning spray. This cleaning solution is a natural multi-purpose spray. You can use the cleaning spray to clean plastic, glass, or tile. You just need ½ cup of water, ½ cup of white vinegar, a few drops of dish soap, and 20 drops of your favorite essential oils. Our recommendations are lemon, tea tree, lavender, and peppermint. Mix them well and you can use it right away.

Those are the ways to use essential oils as aromatherapy. It’s better to use either lavender or lemon essential oil to make your room smell nice.

How to Freshen Up Your Home

If you want your home smell nice but you want to be as natural as possible at the same time, you can use essential oils that we recommend below:

Using Essential Oils to Freshen Up Your Home

  1. Diffuser

You can use a diffuser and put some drops of essential oils that you like. This will make your home feel fresh and smell nice. On top of your diffuser, you need to put a bowl and pour a few teaspoons of water and your favorite essential oil. After that, you need to light a candle and place it under the diffuser. You can also add more drops if your favorite essential oil into the bowl. The scent of the chosen essential oil will spread slowly and gently around your room. The alternative is to use a reed diffuser and you can disperse few drops of your favorite essential oil.

  1. Candle wax

If you don’t have a diffuser, you can use a candle wax. Light the candle and you need to wait for around one or two minutes so the wax in the candle melt. This will allow the scent spread around your room too. After that, add two or three drops of the essential oils to the melted candle wax. And relight the candle. However, you need to be careful when you relight it. You need to try not to drop any single oil on the wick since essential oil is known for its highly flammable.

  1. Hot water

You can also use hot water to freshen up your home. Pour a few drops of chosen essential oil in hot water. This is a great solution if you don’t have candles or diffuser. You can just use a small bowl that filled with hot water.

That’s how you freshen up your home by using essential oils.

Treat Your Flu at Home

The combination of fever, body aches, nasal congestion, and chills is not cool. Those combinations can make everyone suffers enough. However, there are home remedies that can cure your flu.

Home Remedies for Flu

  1. Chicken soup

Chicken soup is love. Chicken soup is life. Who doesn’t like chicken soup? Although the soup is not really a cure for your flue, but it is a great choice for food whenever you have flu. You need to eat a bowl of warm chicken soup whenever you have flu because it can slow down the movement of neutrophils. It is a type of white blood cell in your body that will help your body to heal and protect you from infection. A research found that this food is also great to reduce the symptoms of respiratory infections. Chicken soup also keeps you hydrated.

  1. Ginger

One of the flu symptoms is a cough. If you have a cough, you can use ginger to treat it. The spice is known for many great benefits to our body. You can use a few slices of raw ginger and boil them in water. Drink the fluid to treat your cough or a sore throat.

  1. Honey

Many people use honey to treat some diseases since thousands of years ago. This also includes flu. Honey has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help you to heal you very soon. You can drink honey with tea. You can also add lemon juice too to treat a sore throat. You can feel better whenever you consume honey.

  1. Citrus fruits

You need to eat more citrus fruits whenever you got flu. The fruits are high in vitamin C. This vitamin has a very important role in your body. if you consume a lot of vitamin C when you are sick, it can boost your immune system.

And you can back to normal after you apply these home remedies above.

Essential Oil as Home Remedy

If you have essential oil in your home or you just want to use essential oil as a home remedy, here are our tips on how to use essential oil.


How to Use Essential Oil as Home Remedy

  1. Treat frostbite

You can use peppermint essential oil to treat frostbite. Whenever you got frostbite, you need to seek medical treatment immediately for doctor first. After that, you need to follow the instructions from your doctor to treat your frostbite. And you can apply the essential oil to the affected area twice a day as an addition to your recovery routine.

  1. Treat dental plaque

Still using peppermint essential oil, you can use it to treat dental plaque. Use the oil as your mouth rinse. The peppermint oil has anti-bacterial properties which very useful too as your dental hygiene routine. This essential oil is necessary to soothe gums, kill germs, and the mint properties will freshen your breath. You need to mix a ¼ glass of peppermint essential oil with one glass of water. Use the solution as your mouth rinse. You can use the solution once a day.

  1. Treat stomach pain

Whenever you have stomach pain, you can use ginger essential oil to treat this. The essential oil is also very helpful to ease the pain in your stomach whenever you are on period. You can create a mixture by using 5 drops of ginger oil mix with a carrier oil. Rub the mixture on your stomach to treat your stomach pain. After that, you need to apply a warm compress to your stomach. This tip will help to ease the pain and discomfort. If you don’t have ginger oil, you can use spearmint and nutmeg essential oils. If you have the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you can take peppermint oil orally to treat it. That’s how you use essential oil as a home remedy.