It's just as important to take care of yourself when travelling, as it is when you are at home. Some may say it's even more important when you take into account:
- the hours you spend travelling, whether it's in a car, plane, train or bus
- lost hours sleep due to changed time zones, noisy rooms or uncomfortable beds and pillows
- the stress lost sleep takes on your bodies immune system
- eating new foods and drinking different water
- being more active than usual fitting all your holiday sights in
- dry skin and hair from airplane travel and different weather conditions
All of this, and more, can take a toll on your body, both inside and out! So why not make sure you are prepared with the best personal care products to help you enjoy your holiday. It's important to me that when we travel we leave only our footprints, so when I can find environmentally friendly products to help me leave less of an impact when I travel, I will choose those. Obviously this is not always possible, but I've added a few of these in below too. Find my favourite personal travel accessories for traveling overseas, as well as domestically, here
When travelling, your toiletries can often take up a large chunk of your weight allowance, especially if you have only bought carry on luggage allowance. This also means you may be limited by the quantity of liquids you are able to carry. If you are travelling by car, train or bus, you also want to limit how much you carry to make the journey easier. Here are some great suggestions for travel friendly, environmentally friendly and body healthy travel toiletries.
Shampoos and Soaps
If you are looking for shampoo, conditioners or soaps, then these from Seed & Sprout are perfect. I absolutely love the conditioning shampoo bar and the body bar. I can only guess if the shave bar is as good as these then it will be amazing also! These bars usually come in small, lightweight tins which are perfect for travel. They were out of stock of the tins at one point, but don't let that stop you from buying them. I actually bought an extra dish soap which comes in a tin (and is also great! ), and use the tin for my shampoo and conditioning bar which was out of stock of the tin when I purchased. Click on the images below to find out more about them
No matter where you are travelling and whatever the season, you still need sunscreen. The three sunscreens listed below are all made from natural ingredients without any hidden nasties! making them perfect for the eco friendly person.
Other Personal Care Items
Other personal care items that are necessary when you travel can leave an environmental footprint. Why not try and help reduce this as much as possible with these products. These products are eco friendly, most of which are compostable. The packs also bring a great saving compared with buying individual products. The Young Living Outdoor Blend powerful formula is made without synthetic ingredients. Ninety-nine percent of the blend is made up of sesame oil and a combination of essential oils such as Citronella and Lemongrass, known for their use outdoors, while the remaining 1 percent is made of vitamin E. You can feel confident that you’re not exposing yourself or your family to harsh chemicals.
Essential oils are a fantastic addition to any toiletry supplies when travelling. They can help support your immune system, help to calm and relax, help to uplift and much more. My top essential oils for travel are:
Lavender is one of the essential oils that has so many benefits and properties. It can help relax you, but can also be used to uplift you.
Stressed about flying? Let lavender help you unwind with it's calming effect (also great to unwind in the evening with a calming, Lavender-infused neck or back massage!)
|Peace and Calming is my night time go to to help me get to sleep. This blend helps promote relaxation and a deep sense of peace and emotional well-being, helping to dampen tensions and uplift spirits. We all know travel sometimes doesn't go to plan, so having this on hand when tensions arise is perfect!|
Are you like me, if there's any tummy issues going to happen when travelling it will happen to me!
Peppermint is another great essential oil to help soothe digestion.
|Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Thieves is inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying. It can be used to help support the bodies immune system|
|ImmuPower™ is a powerful blend of essential oils that create a fragrant and protective haven while increasing positive energy. This uplifting, energising blend has a spicy, balsamic and warm aroma with incense-like overtones. It is useful to help support your immune system, perfect when your body may be exposed to new germs when travelling|
Are you like me and suffer with swollen legs and ankles when travelling?
|Citrus Fresh can add a clean, fresh scent to any environment. Ever walked into a musty hotel room and wished you had something to freshen it? This is just what you need!|
|Tea Tree essential oil is known for it's cleansing properties and refreshing scent. Perfect to help your body heal minor scratches and cuts, and is also a great aid to support your skin. It is perfect paired with Citrus Fresh to create a great scent|
Other essential oil products that may be useful to help keep your hands and surfaces clean are also vitally important when you travel, to help protect yourself against surface germs. We've all heard recently the need to keep our hands clean and not touch our face after touching surfaces, these items may help support you.
|Thieves Spray is a portable essential oil spray ideal for cleaning small surfaces. Just one small spray freshens counters, sinks, door handles, toilets, and more using only naturally derived, plant-based ingredients and the powerful spicy-citrus scent of Thieves essential oil blend. Safe to use around children and the perfect size to throw in a purse, backpack, or luggage, a bottle of Thieves Spray is ideal to keep with you wherever you go!|
|Thieves® wipes are infused with the renowned benefits of Thieves essential oil blend. Thieves wipes can be used to cleanse the skin or any surface that needs cleaning. ESSENTIAL OILS: Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata|
|Convenient, portable, and long-lasting, Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier is enhanced with natural Peppermint oil, aloe and vegetable glycerine to cleanse, purify and moisturise hands. ESSENTIAL OILS: Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint|
If you would like any information on essential oils or would like to purchase any, please contact me
When travelling with essential oils, a travel storage pouch is the perfect way to keep all your oil bottles and rollers together. I like these from Amazon.com