February 19, 2015
Flying the friendly skies with EOs is easy, but there's a few regulations and suggestions to be aware of when you wander! Air travel isn't what it used to be, there's so many things to consider now. Slip ons or shoe laces. Socks or not. Check a bag. Carry on. Baggage weight. Trust me, getting your EOs on the plane is the easy part of this adventure! TSA has a handy regulation for carry on bags called the 3-1-1 Liquids Rule. Basically, you can carry as many 5 or 15ml bottles that will fit in a 1 quart plastic zip top bag.
May 10, 2017
I always got the impression that I could take as many <3 oz bottles as I could cram into the quart bag? Last summer I stuffed it full then did a second one full and gave it to my son for his carry on :). I'm hopelessly addicted to my EOs
I took like 12 of my 15ml bottles plus a whole bunch of rollerballs through security when I went to Scotland last year. They sure came in handy as a couple of the gals had earaches (gave them lavender/melaleuca) and I had some sore throats (Shield and others). I’m flying again soon but am not planning on taking so many this time-just some rollerballs and my 5/8dram sizes for any other needs.
Rebecca, how did you know I have a daughter about to go on her Washingtoñ DC trip? Love how you are always a step ahead of me! (And miles ahead in your knowledge!)
Blessings & thanks!!
My brother will be going to the Phillipines in a week for work. What essential oils beyond what you mention above would be good for him to take? Also, I’ve heard that allowing the EOs to go through the scanner is ruinous to their efficacy. Do you have any insight into that?
That is correct! According to TSA you can pack 1 quart size bag full. The only requirement is they are less thank 3 oz each! And many people just pack them in their carry on and call them medicine if any questions are asked.
I am planning on flying to Latin America and wanted to take coconut oil container. However, I am concerned about it melting in my check in luggage. Any suggestions?
There is NO limit as to how many ounces total that can take. You are allowed to take as many containers that hold UP TO 3 ounces each as long as they fit into ONE 1 quart bag. IF you can fit 10 5ml bottles into a 1 quart bag then would pass… if you wanted to take 3 ounce bottles you could maybe fit 4 or 5 bottles into the bag…that could bring your total ounces to 12 to 15 ounces total. The main thing to remember is you can stuff your 1 quart bag FULL of containers just as long as no one container (even toothpaste) is over 3 ounces.
A frie.d of mine travelled with hers in her carry on. She told YSA anout them and requested that they hand check
She allowed extra time to explain the oils and smells.
I’ve been hearing so many Essential oil customers ask this! Great information and will pass it along!
I believe so!
Can i carry my diffuser in my carry on
We ship to Australia all the time – I believe so.
Do you know if Australia’s customs will let them through?
Thank you for your information! I stumbled across your site when I searched for an answer to my question about taking EO’s on the airplane. It’s truly my lucky day to have found you! Real info without any nagging to enroll in another MLM scheme. Thank you and continued happiness.
It should be fine if it’s in a plastic zip loc bag however, you may want to keep it with you as a carry on, Lavender can come in very handy for a number of travel issues!
Can small amounts of lavendar oil (1 oz) be safely flown in baggage compartment of plane?
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