When packing for a trip we plan for our outfits, accessories and activities. But we may not plan for health being affected by travel, new climates or adjusting to new time zones. Forget that decadent gelato in Florence, or the crystal clear waters of Mallorca—once you’re sick, the only sights you’ll be seeing are the four walls of your hotel room.
Settling into a long flight or into your hotel room, only to be distracted by a headache or not being able to relax and rest before embarking on an adventure.
Without the hassle of having to pack a whole pharmacy into your luggage, when traveling, always carry a small bottle of pure lavender essential oil as part of your first aid kit. Lavender essential oil can be calming and sleep inducing, which is great for jittery nerves prior and during a flight. It can also act as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic treatment. With so many benefits stored in a tiny bottle, there’s no need to pack a range of medications.
TRY: We love Aura Cacia’s lavender oil found at Whole Foods. It is made from 100% pure essential oil, and packaged in a convenient carry-on size—the ultimate travel companion.