Skip Navigation Website Accessibility


Downtown Naperville, IL

Traveling With a Cold

During those unfortunate times when you might have to make a trip - whether for business or pleasure - when you have come down with a cold, it helps to pack the following items in your carry-on luggage:

- 1 or 2 Travel Size packages of facial tissues (I prefer Puffs or Kleenex) 
- Vitamins (especially chewable Vitamin C tablets)
- Hand sanitizer
- Pure Essential Oils of -
  • Frankincense - it rejuvenates and heals with natural cold-fighting abilities.
  • Eucalyptus - great external oil to ease breathing and reduce coughing.
  • Peppermint - helps with fatigue, treats congestion, stuffy noses, and relieves body aches and pains.
  • Oregano - a powerful antiviral and antimicrobial essential oil. It dramatically reduces symptoms of upper respiratory ailments including coughs and sore throats.
  • Sandalwood - a calming, healing oil that's astringent, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties making it an ideal essential oil for relief of colds and flu.
  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree) - disinfectant that kills germs in the air and on surfaces. Also reduces coughs, congestion, and sore throats.
  • Lemon - an energizing essential oil to reduce a fever and treat the flu.
  • Lavender - provides pain-relief, helps you sleep, reduces anxiety, and alleviates breathing problems caused by phlegm in nose, throat, and lungs.
  • Lemongrass - eases stomach pains, reduces fever, and relieves headaches, colds.
Cold-EEZE (Zinc lozenges)
Make sure to drink lots of non-alcoholic liquids throughout the day.  If you are flying on a commercial airline, please ensure your overhead air vent is closed.  You want to protect your hard-working immune system from being exposed to different germs blowing directly on your face and head. 

Once you check-in to your destination, give yourself time to rest after traveling.  Rest can include a nap; warm, relaxing bath, meditation, or quietly sitting.  

Taking care of yourself while traveling should reduce the duration and cold symptoms so you can enjoy your time while traveling.

We are committed to making our website ADA compliant. Read our accessibility statement