Wherever You May Roam, Take the Spa With You!
Digestive enzymes are also an important travel remedy to pack. Tey can help support the body’s digestive process, fght of intruding bacteria, and ease digestive upset from unfamiliar foods. Take one to two capsules with meals. Pineapple and papaya are good sources of digestive enzymes, so enjoy these fruits if they are available. Pack a travel-size bottle of massage oil for those aching muscles, and aromatherapy bath oil to help you relax. Homeopathic creams for pain that include arnica and other healing remedies are also perfect to take along on trips where you might be walking more than usual or spending large parts of the day outdoors (e.g., hiking, skiing).
Also for achy muscles: Add a packet of effervescent vitamin C to your bath for relief. And also add the packets to water bottles for added immune support and electrolyte replenishment. Or pack a bottle of chewable vitamin C.
Dedicate 10 minutes at night and in the morning to stretching to stay energized.
To look refreshed after a long flight, pack a gel eye mask and chill it in the ice bucket in your hotel room.
Carry lavender essential oils. Lavender helps promote a sense of calmness and may help fight stress and boost mood. Place a few drops on your pillowcase for peaceful sleep. You can also place a few drops on a tissue and wipe over toilet seat or the bathroom counter top to disinfect them. Also good for travel: peppermint essential oil, which helps fend off fatigue and encourage mental alertness. Rub a drop between your middle fingers and then stroke on your temples and the hollows at the sides of the back of your neck where it meets your skull.
Protect your skin from sunburn with a travel-size sunscreen. Bring one that is a little bit stronger than your everyday sunscreen if you plan to be out in the sun all day.
Retaining water can be a side effect of a long flight. Try adding sliced cucumber, a natural diuretic, to water. This will help reduce any unnecessary water retention while keeping you hydrated.