Going on holiday is meant to be fun, but it can sometimes bring a few related stresses that stop you fully relaxing and enjoying yourself. We’re often asked which essences are best for holiday travel so today we’re going to explore the essences we recommend most often for holidays.
Different people get stressed about different aspects of going on holiday, so we hope this guide will help you find the most relevant essences to balance your thoughts, emotions and energy system so you can relax and have a wonderful time.
How Many Flower Essences To Use
We often recommend taking Bach Flower Remedies alongside a deeper acting essence or spray since they are different but complementary in how they work to bring balance. The Bach Flower Remedies quickly bring balance to the personality, while the sprays and single essence we’re highlighting today give ‘in the moment’ support to some of the deeper issues that can get triggered on holiday.
Our Top Ten Flower Essences for Happy Holidays
So here are the top essences that we recommend most often for going away on holiday.
1. Revival Remedy for extreme fears, panic, stress or trauma
Are you feeling extremely fearful, stressed or panicky about flying, travelling or other aspects of going on holiday? Revival Remedy is a supportive combination of 5 Bach Flower Remedies that help to release shock and intense fears while keeping you grounded and in the present moment.
Revival Remedy acts as a very swift emotional stabiliser in any situation where there is much fear, panic, trauma, or other severe upset such as a serious accident or unexpected bereavement so it’s a great essence to keep close to hand.
2. Mimulus to Release General Fears and Dread
Do you have a fear of flying or any general fears, worries or dread about travelling itself including car breaking down or having an accident? Are you worried about simply being in a different country with all that entails including being understood if you don’t speak the language or concerned that you might get ill and need healthcare somewhere unfamiliar? Are you worrying about your home when you’re not there, pets or family you’re leaving behind or feeling stressed about finances for your trip?
Mimulus is the Bach Flower Remedy for everyday fears and worries about known things so it’s very helpful for releasing limiting fears that stop you relaxing about your trip.
3. Walnut for Adjusting to Transitions
For some people, transitions of any kind can feel stressful to the system and this emotional stress can get triggered when you’re going on holiday. Travelling from one place to another, adapting to a different culture, time zone and location can all be emotionally unsettling if you find change difficult.
Walnut Flower Remedy helps with adaptability and emotional flexibility, so it will help you to adjust to new situations and experiences. Walnut is also very protective so it will help to restore you to centre if you feel sensitive and vulnerable.
4 & 5. Holly and Impatiens for Inner Peace
We all have default emotions that tend to get activated when we’re feeling under pressure and some people go into ‘fight’ mode, get fiery, defensive, angry, hot headed and irritable. Choose Holly if you’re prone to anger and Impatiens if you are impatient and irritable under stress.
Holidays can be a perfect storm for activating hot fiery emotions with long queues or flight delays at airports, long queues at tourist attractions or getting angry and irritable with travelling companions. We recommend Holly and Impatiens to help you find inner peace if you know these situations could trigger anger and irritability for you.
Should You Use a Single Or Combination Essence
Either is fine – wou can take any of the Bach Flower Remedies that resonate with you as individual essences or we can make you a personalised combination here:
6. Revival Remedy Cream for Insect Bites and Sunburn
Our Revival Remedy cream is a great item to keep in your first aid kit all the time and particularly when you’re on holiday. It’s gentle, natural and vegan and can be used to soothe insect bites and sunburn.
7. Sage Flower Essence for Energetic Support with Jet Lag
Travelling through different time zones can be destabilising to your energy field as your body clock needs time to adjust to the change. This can result in several days of fatigue and disorientation which prevent you from enjoying your holiday to the full.
Sage Flower Essence is a great choice when you’re travelling long distances because it helps you to acclimatise to different time zones by aligning the subtle bodies. Use it during your flight and then within two or three hours of landing. You can take it 2-4 times a day until you feel better.
8. Earth Connection Spray to Keep You Grounded
If you easily get ungrounded, find it difficult to be in the moment, or feel unsettled when you’re away from home then going on holiday can bring all those patterns to the surface. Earth Connection spray will quickly help you to realign and re-balance when you are feeling ungrounded or disconnected from your body.
Use Earth Connection spray to help you stay grounded during your journey, and to connect with the landscape in your holiday location when you arrive.
9. Auric Protection Spray to Minimise Energy Drain
Going on holiday with friends or family can be really good fun but it can also require a certain amount of compromise since different people have different preferences and needs on holiday. Use Auric Protection Spray to help you stay in your own energetic space if you are sensitive to other people’s thoughts and emotions. Auric Protection spray is also great to minimise energy drain on flights, train journeys, trips to busy tourist attractions or anywhere else where you’re surrounded by large numbers of people.
10. Positive Vibrations Spray for Space Clearing Your Accommodation
While your holiday accommodation will most likely have been freshly cleaned before you arrive, the quality of the energetic space in holiday homes and hotels doesn’t always get the same care and attention. The emotional residue from previous guests can hang around energetically so use Positive Vibrations spray to clear the space at your accommodation when you arrive.
We hope these suggestions will give you ideas for the best essences to take on your holiday this year, but if you need any further help or advice leave us a comment below!
Jackie Stewart has been using Crystal Herbs essences for 25 years and trained as a Flower and Vibrational Essence Practitioner in 1999. She joined the Crystal Herbs team in 2019 and is passionate about how essences help us open our hearts to co-create a world that thrives on Love.