I have learned through countless 3rd world and international travels that prevention and being prepared feels so much better than trying to heal and take care of emotional and physical emergencies at the spur of the moment.
Preparation comes in many aspects such as :
• Learning about the lifestyle, culture, laws, climate, religions and food of the country you are visiting. This is very important as many people step very far out of their ‘familiar zone’ in these locations. Creating an easy transition is possible with some forethought.
• Understanding the emotional and physical circumstances of the particular region, villages and people you will be working with.
• Having clarity in the purpose of your travel and any expectations from the trip. What roles will you play and what will your daily activities be? This can also help you know what to bring and how to prepare specifically.
• Having natural and first aid products as well as first aid supplies at your fingertips for all situations- both yours and for those you’re working with.
• Knowing first aid and how you will respond BEFORE something happens so you can react in ways that support a calm, effective situation.
• Physically preparing your immune system prior to departure so you can maintain health in all circumstances.
Suggested Preventative Applications
Start the Foundational Protocol one week before travel, while abroad and one week after. (Ideally it’s a daily lifestyle choice and not just in travel.)
Apply TerraShield spray as insect repellent every 3-4 hours throughout the day.
Lemon and/or Peppermint drops in each drink of water-even if it’s bottled.
Use Breath oil on the chest and under nose to support the respiratory system.
A drop in your hands inhaled is very supportive in areas of poverty, sickness or trash.
Use Lavender for any skin irritations or sunburns. A spray bottle is excellent with water and 5-10 drops of oil including- Helichrysum, Peppermint and Lavender.
A drop of Peppermint on the back of neck or on a wet rag for cooling.
A spray bottle with 5 drops of OnGuard as disinfectant spray.
Bring first aid oils to share- you will run into circumstances with volunteers as well as those you serve daily.
Use emotional oils as needed throughout the experience to process immediately.