I get it… essential oils have basically turned into a “buzz” word these days. Somebody has always got an oil for that... and the tricky thing? Yeah. There are no clinical trials to back the science behind WHAT oils work for WHAT ailments. PLUS most reputable oil brands (as in oils i’m going to trust to put in and on my body) are multi-level marketing companies. Did I get all the elephants out of the room about essential oils now? HA! Now, hopefully with all that said… you’ll still read on and head me out about WHY i use oils for backpacking/camping and WHAT oils have become my tried and true travel companions in the outdoors for EIGHT YEARS now.
Not only is getting sick annoying and inconvenient in and of itself, but when it derails my weekend plans to get outside… then you can bet this mama bear is NOT happy! Although I haven’t taken an antibiotic in over 5 years, I’ve still had my share of seasonal colds. However, this year, even while being pregnant and having a lower immune system, I’ve been able to keep the colds at bay and no outside plans have been ruined (fingers crossed!)!