Essential Oil Blends That Remind Me of Travel

Have you ever had a scent remind you of a specific place or event that makes you feel happy? I recently started experimenting with making my own essential oil blends to remind me of places I’ve traveled.

Essential oils – natural oils extracted and distilled from plant sources – are my new passion. They have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Essential oils can enhance your physical wellness, purify your home, and inspire a positive emotional state.

Essential oils that smell like skiing

Essential oil blend recipe - Skiing on the Slopes!

Every time I skied down the Cobabe Canyon trail at Powder Mountain in Utah, I would catch the most wonderful scent of pine trees mixed with fresh snow and mountain air. It must have been the concentration of pines in that area because that was the only place I smelled it. I remember skiing down the run-out of that trail and breathing deeply, over and over, trying to catch a hint of the pure pine scent.

When I found Young Living’s pine-scented essential oil, I wanted to see if I could recreate the scent of that ski trail! After some experimentation, I mixed 4 drops of peppermint, 3 drops of pine, and 3 drops of bergamot in my diffuser and – BAM! – I’m back on the slopes.

Too bad it’s not that easy, but it’s certainly easy enough to bring my mind back to that peaceful place and bring back memories of our vacation. Pine and peppermint oils are both useful for an energy boost and may help relieve mental and physical fatigue, so I love to diffuse this blend in the afternoon when my energy starts to wane.

I started mixing up a few more recipes for the diffuser, inspired by other places I’ve traveled. I hope some of these remind you of your favorite travel spots!

Walk in the Woods Blend

This one reminds me of hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains overlooking Lake Tahoe.

  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil (can also use elemi essential oil)
  • 3 drops white fir essential oil
  • 2 drop cedarwood essential oil

Disney’s Soarin’ Essential Oil Blend

If you’ve been on the old version of the Soarin’ ride at Disney World’s Epcot park, you’ve smelled the fresh citrus scent as you fly over the California orange groves. The ride has now been changed to “Soarin’ Around the World,” so you won’t get the chance to experience that scent again… Unless you create this blend! It’s a favorite with my kids!

  • 5 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
  • 1 drop grapefruit essential oil
Essential oil blends inspired by travel - make your house smell like Disney's Soarin'!

Day at the Beach Blend

I had the hardest time creating an “ocean” scent, but this one is pretty close to the waves.

  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil

Skiing on the Slopes Blend

  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops pine essential oil
  • 3 drops bergamot essential oil

If you burn candles or use air fresheners in your home, did you know that you may be releasing loads of chemicals into the air that could aggravate asthma, allergies, and your lungs? With essential oils, I don’t have to be concerned about spraying chemicals around my house. Young Living’s Seed to Seal promise ensures its oils are genuine, free of synthetic chemicals, and of unmatched purity.

I use only Young Living Essential Oils. You can try their amazing essential oil starter kit here. I will receive a small commission. 

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5 thoughts on “Essential Oil Blends That Remind Me of Travel”

  1. I love these! The beach has been the most difficult for me to figure out too — I will try this recipe right now!

  2. What a genius idea. Smells evoke so many memories creating scenes around travel is such a great way to make those memories last!! #famileswholovetravel

  3. H! Thanks for this. Any idea how to recreate a similar smell to what Disney pumps through their rooms at the Animal Kingdom. I think it’s sandalwood, but I know the YL one can be expensive. Any recommendations for a blend that’s close?

  4. Tisha Wangen

    My husband and I recently went on a vacation to a Dreams resort and spa in Mexico and it smelled amazing there!!! Anybody know what they are burning in the hallways and lobby???? I am dying to find out!

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