Staying healthy while travelling can be challenging, but not impossible with a little preparation. Sure, it can be easy to just take a holiday from your healthy habits, but it’s not worth it.
No matter where you’re headed you want to be well AND have fun! It’s no fun NOT being well, especially when you’re out of your homes and comfort zones.
When on holidays, I find it is still very helpful to maintain your healthy habits as much as possible. Whether it is lemon water as you wake up or a brief morning walk.
I also make sure I still eat plenty of whole foods. As tempting as it might be to throw healthy eating out the window, it is so not worth it. Of course, you still need to leave some room for treats: Ice-cream and pizza? 😉
We recently had the longest flight ever, our journey including stops was roughly 40 hours. I want to share what helped me and I hope it can help you too on your next flight.
It’s no secret I love using Essential Oils to keep us staying well and it amazes me that just over 1 year ago I did not use essential oils, and now, I am not sure I could go a day without them.
On The Plane
- Stay hydrated: Drink two litres of water with 2 drops of lemon EO.
- Stretch: This helps to lengthen your muscles, avoid cramping and helps your blood flow.
- Keep busy: Pack lots of books, watch movies, listen to podcasts or music. We all tend to over-eat when bored, so ensure you’re stimulated. I find I eat more when I’m bored 🙂
- Pack healthy snacks: I never feel great eating airplane food, and my gut ends up feeling all clogged up. These are some of my favourite snacks to pack for a long plane ride:
- Raw almonds
- Dark chocolate
- Healthy protein bar
Now, especially when I travel, my essential oils are my arsenal of wellness – just a few bottles cover so many things! They’ve been all around Italy, Dubai, Croatia, Malta, and New York… seriously, they’ve saved me more than once; lots of people, recycled air on the plane, eating out, on and off subway trains and unpredictable weather.
5 Essential Oils You Cannot Leave Without
Now for some tricks to travelling with oils, plus my inside scoop on which ones you should never leave home without whether you’re going down the street or across the globe. ? Buon Viaggio!
Have jet lag, sore legs or stomach issues? Massage Peppermint on the bottom of your feet after a long day of walking up and down the streets of New York, or whichever city you’re going to visit 😉
It’s also, very cooling. If you are out somewhere extremely hot, like Dubai, apply some at the back of your neck and shoulders and you will feel a cooling sensation around the area.
Keep this staple in your bag at all times! It is a blend of a few amazing oils some of which are Lavender, Cedarwood and Copaiba which will help you get a great night sleep. It also smells so beautiful you can wear it as a perfume.
When taken as a daily supplement, DiGize™ Vitality™, with its antioxidant properties and cleansing benefits, will become your most faithful travel companion.
- Add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality to your water bottle.
- Take Essentialzymes-4™ before each delicious meal and rub 1 drop right on your stomach afterwards.
Recycled oxygen on airplanes and in and out of subways – germs are the norm while travelling. You’ll also want to give your body general wellness support to enjoy every second of your adventure.
Make yourself an Immune Support Blend:
- 10 drops each of Thieves and Rosemary in a 10ml roller bottle and fill the rest with a carrier oil.
- Apply morning and night on your feet.
Also make yourself a antibacterial spray:
- 50ml spray bottle
- 10 drops Thieves
- 10 drops Lemon
- 1tbls Witch Hazel to get the oils and water mix
- Fill the rest with water.
Lavender is great for sleep and restlessness on the plane. Simply massage Lavender into skin with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or any carrier oil you have handy after a day of sun bathing in Fiji.
For even more uses of these five oils, take a travel-sized diffuser! These carry-on approved diffusers will help you refresh and uplift any space you’re in.