For the past few months my travel schedule has been nonstop, from yoga teacher training in Nepal to work trips to the West Coast and (what feels like) everything in between. As much as travel can leave you feeling fulfilled with so many amazing new experiences, it can also take a toll on your body and can leave you feeling less than well. So to pass on my travel wellness tips, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite products that help me to be and feel well while 30k feet up.
Keep reading for tips on how to be well while traveling
Bkr for hydration
I can’t stress this enough, staying hydrated is so key to staying healthy while traveling. The easiest way to do that is to carry around a cute + convenient water bottle as a little reminder to keep you hydrated, while also avoiding single-use plastic bottles. It’s a win for both you and the planet. I love carrying my 500ml Spiked Fifth Ave Bkr bottle – ($42) with me as it easily fits right in my carrying bag.
GoMacro for snacks
Even though your trip might be culinary-oriented, snacks are so key because you never know when there will be a moment when food isn’t readily available. Also it is so necessary if you trying to avoid the sodium heavy airplane food. GoMacro’s Sweet Awakening – ($35, 12 pack) is my go-to for an easy and delicious snack. It is a organic, vegan, soy-free, non-GMO, and is also made with 100% sustainable energy.
Mint tea for digestion
No need to be shy about it, digestion can be not so ideal when traveling. Especially when it comes to eating new foods that you are not typically used to eating at home. A natural way to ease your digestion woes is with mint tea. Pack a few tea bags that can be easily available to you after meals on your trip.
Throat spray for immunity
Because the immune system can get challenged when traveling, you might feel that dreaded tickle in the back of your throat. Fight those pesky germs with the beneficial vitamins and minerals with a throat spray from Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Spray – ($14). A few spritzes will give you the immune boost you need wherever you may be.
Mask for hydrated skin
I’m not the first to say it, traveling can really wreck your skin. Be prepared with a gel sheet mask for a boost of hydration to your face — such as the Hydrating Coconut Gel Sheet Mask from Farmacy – ($6). Don’t be afraid to show some PDFM (public display of face mask), your neighboring passengers likely wish you had an extra one to share with them.
Eye mask for rest
Don’t let the light ruin the few zzzs that you are trying to catch on the plane. Block out the light with Lunya’s Washable Silk Sleep Mask – ($48). From the plane to the hotel room, this mask is beautiful yet functional. Enjoy the soft texture from its moisturizing silk, plus it also muffles noise so you can rest more peacefully.
Adaptogens for jetlag
If jetlag always get you down when traveling through multiple time zones, you should definitely give Stamba’s Travel Superfood Adaptogen – ($45) a try. This pill is specifically formulated with natural adaptogens that help you get through the intrusive symptoms of jetlag.
Tonic for restful sleep
When it comes to sleep, time difference can make it hard to adjust to your destination. Instead of reaching for your phone (which only delays your sleep more), I highly recommend using Urban Moonshine’s Simmer Down Tonic – ($19) with ashwagandha and tulsi. After a few drops, 30 mins to an hour before bed, you’ll immediately start to feel much more mellow. Tbh the taste of this pretty strong, so add those drops in small drink (I recommend tea) to dilute the taste and drift off to a more restful sleep.
Travel mat for yoga on the go
If yoga is apart of your daily routine no matter where you are, you’ll love the eKo Superlite Travel Yoga Mat from Manduka – ($44). This mat is portable and takes up v little space in your suitcase (as it folds completely flat). No you can easily yoga anytime and anywhere.