Human Design General

How to Travel best based on your Human Design Type

Written by Human Design Tools & Essential Explorers

5 tips to travel by Human Design using essential oils

Do you know your Human Design Type? Get started by running your chart or continue reading to see if one particular travel style resonates with you or your travel companion(s). Learning about travel styles can improve your overall travel experience by understanding how your type prefers to behave when out of your normal routine. Learning about how others you travel with can help with planning, reduce conflicts and hopefully make the experience positive for everyone!

The five Human Design types (Generators, Manifestors, Manifesting Generators, Projectors and Reflectors) use their energy and rejuvenate in different ways. Generators and Manifesting Generators may react to a sign for pizza and immediately get a slice when a Projector may wait for an invitation to join others for piece of the pizza pie.

Human Design tools for travel could include an essential oil (or more!). Essential oils can support mood changes or reduce frustrations often encountered while traveling out of your normal environment.   Get more travel tips and ideas on instagram @essentialexplorers

Generator Travel Tips

  1. Ask a question: Generators need something to respond to so ask the question “Do you want to go to Italy?” and see how your gut reacts. It is probably a “yes!” or “no way!”. Listen to your gut.
  2. Plan: Keep things simple and plan up to three things to start. Aim to accomplish a few things each day and then take the rest of your time and see how you are feeling in the moment. Do you want to rest? Go to another point of interest? Take a break and get some local foods or beverages? You need a plan to get started but may not want to pack in too many activities to enjoy them. If one of your traveling partners is a Manifesting Generator, they will likely want to do more things than you in a day so you will have to decide if you want to join them or not. Hint: Don’t go along if you really don’t want to go as you will end up very frustrated!  
  3. Listen to your belly: Eat what you want! Your body will let you know what you want to eat. If you are having trouble deciding, ask yourself “Do I want to eat here? Do I want to eat this?” and your body will likely react one way or the other.
  4. Move your body:  Move your body during the day and you will sleep better at night. Take advantage of your location and walk, ski, bike or swim your way through your days. You can still relax but make sure you squeeze in some active time as well.
  5. Pay attention to your energy: To avoid frustration when you travel, take a deep breath and maybe even take a sniff of peppermint essential oil (or use a swipe of the Breathe® vapor stick – easy to pack along). Managing your frustration along the way can help before you arrive a wild, irritated mess at your destination. A little self-care and some sips of water can go a long way.

Top 3 essential oils for a Generator

  1. Peppermint oil lightly rubbed into your temples (taking care not to get in or near your eye) or even just sniffed can help reduce frustration and help shake off those negative travel vibes.
  2. doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend boosts your immunity system to help your system stay healthy during your travels. Who doesn’t need a little extra help on those dirty airplane trays? The On Guard® Blend also comes in a convenient spray bottle to easily disinfect surfaces as well as your hands. The doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend has
  3. Wild Orange helps lift your energy to enjoy the journey as you travel to your next destination or explore at your vacation location. You can also use Wild Orange to add a fresh scent to your hotel room and it disinfects, too! Get Generator oil travel kit.

Manifesting Generator Travel Tips:

  1. Ask a question: Manifesting Generators (like the Generator) need something to respond to so ask the question “Do you want to go to Italy?” and see how your gut reacts. It is probably a “yes!” or “no way!”. Listen to your gut. Manifesting Generators also need to inform others of their travel plans and intentions (as part of the Manifestor style of travel). Manifesting Generators are a unique combination of two diverse types and therefore have characteristics that make them their own special style.
  2. Plan: Go and try! Trying new things (and many of them) is one of the Manifesting Generator travel specialties. Your energy type can go and go and go… far more than any other Human Design Type. Take advantage and explore to your heart’s desire… just don’t expect your non-Manifesting Generator travel partners to join you the entire time as they may need to take a rest to catch their breath.  
  3. Listen to your belly: Eat what you want! Your body will let you know what you want to eat. If you are having trouble deciding, ask yourself “Do I want to eat here? Do I want to eat this?” and your body will likely react one way or the other.
  4. Move your body:  Move your body during the day and you will sleep better at night. Take advantage of your location and walk, ski, bike or swim your way through your days. You can still relax but make sure you squeeze in some active time as well.
  5. Pay attention to your energy: To avoid frustration when you travel, take a deep breath and maybe even take a sniff of the Breathe® Respiratory Blend of essential oils (or use a swipe of the Breathe® vapor stick – easy to pack along). Manifesting Generators are also prone to anger so be aware and try to manage your stress along your journey to keep your body in balance.

Top 3 essential oils for a Manifesting Generator:

  1. doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend can be used to help reduce and dissolve angry and frustrated feelings that are inevitable while travel (think getting on an airplane or standing in line!). Easy to pack and use is the Breathe® Vapor Stick but you can also just add a drop to your hands, rub together, cup and take a deep breath.
  2. Wild Orange helps lift your energy to enjoy the journey as you travel to your next destination or explore at your vacation location. You can also use Wild Orange to add a fresh scent to your hotel room and it disinfects, too!
  3. doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend boosts your immunity system to help your system stay healthy during your travels. Who doesn’t need a little extra help on those dirty airplane trays? The On Guard® Blend also comes in a convenient spray bottle to easily disinfect surfaces as well as your hands. Get MG oil travel kit.

Projector Travel Tips:

  1. Be invited: Projectors need an invitation to join activities for them to feel validated and accepted; travel is no exception. You do not need to rely on another person to do the inviting though, perhaps you receive an email with a travel deal invitation or see a social media post that “invites” you to visit in person.
  2. Plan: Aim to do one thing per day. Making sure that you take enough time to rest your body lying down (at a park or your hotel). Beach vacations have this built in as you lie on a towel for much of the day.
  3. Eat small meals or light snacks:  Don’t overload your digestive system. Break your food up into small amounts so that you can properly digest over time. You may not want to sit down for a meal (like a Generator might) but you should just eat whenever you are hungry.
  4. Rest: As mentioned above, pay attention to getting enough rest. You need to discharge energy from outside sources and people so give yourself some alone time to let thing settle down so you can enjoy your day. Try to lay down 30 minutes prior to your desired bedtime so you can be ready to fall asleep.
  5. Pay attention to your energy: Don’t try to keep up. If you are traveling with Manifesting Generators, or even Generators, ride along on their energy for fun and then take care of your rest, even if you have to miss out on some of the activities.

Top 3 essential oils for a Projector:

  1. Lemon heightens energy and can help remove toxic energy (if needed). There is a reason that it is called the “Sunshine Oil”. Take a sniff or add a drop to a portable diffuser (or a cotton ball, in a pinch).
  2. doTERRA Digest Zen® Digestive Blend helps digest actual food as well as an overload of energy and information from being in an unfamiliar environment. Rub a drop or two onto your belly (or dilute it with some local olive oil or coconut oil if you have sensitive skin).  
  3. doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend boosts your immunity system to help your system stay healthy during your travels. Who doesn’t need a little extra help on those dirty airplane trays? The On Guard® Blend also comes in a convenient spray bottle to easily disinfect surfaces as well as your hands. Get Projector oil travel kit.

Manifestor Travel Tips:

  1. Find inspiration: You are the only one (of the five Human Design Types) who can have an internal or external inspiration and just go out and do it! Enjoy your freedom and just go!
  2. Plan: Follow your inspirations. You may want to plan ahead or just see how you feel in the moment. Depending on your personality and potentially your travel partners, try different ways to explore and see what works best for you. You might do a lot when you are traveling and then rest and recover once you return home.
  3. Eat small meals or light snacks:  Don’t overload your digestive system. Break your food up into small amounts so that you can properly digest over time. You may not want to sit down for a meal (like a Generator might) but you should just eat whenever you are hungry.
  4. Rest: Pay attention to getting enough rest. You need to discharge energy from outside sources and people so give yourself some alone time to let thing settle down so you can enjoy your day. Try to lay down 30 minutes prior to your desired bedtime so you can be ready to fall asleep.
  5. Pay attention to your energy: Manifestors have two energy cycles (burst/retreat) and need to manage your energy over time. You have a lot of energy during the burst cycle and then need to withdraw and rest during your retreat cycle. You can decide if you want to be really active on your vacation and then retreat to recharge when you return home.

Top 3 essential oils for a Manifestor:

  1. doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend can be used to help reduce and dissolve angry and frustrated feelings that are inevitable while travel (think getting on an airplane or standing in line!). Easy to pack and use is the Breathe® Vapor Stick but you can also just add a drop to your hands, rub together, cup and take a deep breath.
  2. Wild Orange helps lift your energy to enjoy the journey as you travel to your next destination or explore at your vacation location. You can also use Wild Orange to add a fresh scent to your hotel room and it disinfects, too!
  3. doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend boosts your immunity system to help your system stay healthy during your travels. Who doesn’t need a little extra help on those dirty airplane trays? The On Guard® Blend also comes in a convenient spray bottle to easily disinfect surfaces as well as your hands. Get Manifestor oil travel kit.

Reflector Travel Tips:

  1. Reflect over one moon cycle (29 days): To decide where to go as a Reflector, you need a full moon cycle of 29 days to make the choice. You may choose to talk about your decision with your family and friends and also ensure that your travel partners do not stress you out (as you reflect your community). 
  2. Plan: If you prefer, aim to do one thing per day. Making sure that you take enough time to rest your body lying down (at a park or your hotel). Beach vacations have this built in as you lie on a towel for much of the day.
  3. Eat small meals or light snacks:  Don’t overload your digestive system. Break your food up into small amounts so that you can properly digest over time. You may not want to sit down for a meal (like a Generator might) but you should just eat whenever you are hungry.
  4. Rest: As mentioned above, pay attention to getting enough rest. You need to discharge energy from outside sources and people so give yourself some alone time to let thing settle down so you can enjoy your day. Try to lay down 30 minutes prior to your desired bedtime so you can be ready to fall asleep.
  5. Pay attention to your energy: Don’t try to keep up. If you are traveling with Manifesting Generators, or even Generators, ride along on their energy for fun and then take care of your rest, even if you have to miss out on some of the activities.

Top 3 essential oils for a Reflector:

  1. Lemon heightens energy and can help remove toxic energy (if needed). There’s a reason that it is called the “Sunshine Oil”. Take a sniff or add a drop to a portable diffuser (or a cotton ball, in a pinch).
  2. doTERRA Digest Zen® Digestive Blend helps digest actual food as well as an overload of energy and information from being in an unfamiliar environment. Rub a drop or two onto your belly (or dilute it with some local olive oil or coconut oil if you have sensitive skin). 
  3. doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend boosts your immunity system to help your system stay healthy during your travels. Who doesn’t need a little extra help on those dirty airplane trays? The On Guard® Blend also comes in a convenient spray bottle to easily disinfect surfaces as well as your hands. Get Reflector oil travel kit.

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