Travel Essentials for Natural New Age Mums
This time of year a lot of us take off for a bit of a break. I am heading to the beach and my boy has just gone to the UK. S
Different time zones, climates and food, contact with germs and lack of your home comforts can make us a bit out of sorts sometimes, so I like to include a few things to make us all a bit more comfortable.
These are my essential items needed for keeping well and happy while travelling. Whether you are going on a plane, train or automobile, you will find something to help here.
Drinking lots of water while travelling helps to prevent getting dehydration and constipation. Depending on where we are going, I try to take my portable bench top water filter with me and use that to fill up our reusable drink bottles!
You might like to try a OKO filter water bottle so you can filter your water every time you fill up.
♥ Travel Size Cosmetics
Decanting your own natural cosmetics into smaller containers like silicone tubes or plastic-free tins and bottles is an eco-friendly and economical option. It will also save you from those toxic cosmetics in the hotel rooms – just say no! If you are flying overseas, remember that you can’t take on board anything over 100ml.
If you can’t be bothered doing that, many natural skin care ranges make travel size packs. Check out my favourite Happy Skincare travel pack. It will last you two weeks.
♥ Travel Wipes
Travel (or baby) wipes are so handy to keep in the car or your handbag for travelling. Look for ones that are biodegradable and contain no nasty toxins. Find some great options here.
♥ Lavender Essential Oil
If I could take all my oils I would! But lavender is my choice when travelling. It’s a beautiful multi-purpose oil for calming, insomnia, headaches, wounds, burns, insect bites and more.
I also love our aromatherapy car diffuser for road trips. It keeps everyone chilled out and the car smells nice! Find them here.
♥ Healthy Food
I always take healthy food with me when I travel. I hate being at the mercy of fake food that leaves me feeling sick!
If I am catching a plane or train, I always pack a few non-perishable snacks. The Cocobiotics bar is my favourite – it’s filling enough to keep me satisfied and it gives me a shot of probiotics and vitamins at the same time. If you like ginger, the Gingerbiotic bar can help calm travel sickness too.
We love having that extra feeling of protection when travelling that crystals give us. I like amethyst for this purpose but tiger’s eye, moonstone and malachite can also be used. Find them here.
♥ Coconut Oil
Another essential item for its multiple uses is coconut oil. We use it for sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizer, sore throats, rashes and more. I like the little travel size coconut oil in a glass jar.
♥ Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver is basically pure microfine silver in deionized water. It is a great all-rounder for travelling as you can use it for purifying water, for cuts and grazes, sore throats and colds, gastro, sanitizing hands and more.
Use it with care, strictly according to directions and for short-term use only. A spray is a handy for travelling.
Not only so I can have a yummy organic tea (no Bushells thanks just the same!) but because they are therapeutic! I take chamomile tea to help me sleep in a new place (and it comes in handy for pink eye or tired eyes as well). Peppermint tea also gets packed as it’s a fabulous way to ease an upset tummy or a cold.
From tummy upsets to jetlag, homeopathy can help with so many things. The lovely people at Owen Homeopathics have a comprehensive list of homeopathic remedies to help with travel.
♥ Sunscreen and Insect Repellent
Both are essential for holidays! But these you could find a lot of toxins hiding in these two things. Luckily we have some great natural options available these days. See my bumper lists of Natural Sunscreen and Natural Insect Repellents for my recommended brands. Hot tip, we are loving Hello Sunshine!
♥ Travel Candle
Okay, not really an ‘essential’ but gorgeous nonetheless! A travel candle helps to make me feel at home, freshens up musty hotel rooms and gives a positive, calming energy. Check out these beautiful ones from Lemon Canary here (just make sure you choose the ‘Organic Range’ which uses 100% pure essential oils only).
I would love to know what your travel essentials are. What is a must-have in your suitcase?