Last updated on January 25th, 2023
Tuck these items into your carry-on for your next trip
By Marin Scotten, Editorial Intern, JourneyWoman
Taking care of our minds, bodies, and spirits is one of the best ways to stay mentally healthy and manage anxiety and stress levels. As travellers, self-care is one of the most important relationships we have. When mind, body, and spirit are in alignment, we are fully present in the experience of a new place and all it offers.
These products are perfect for boosting your health—before, during and after your next trip.
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Keep your body travel fit
Hand sanitizer is a travel essential these days. This vegan and cruelty-free hand sanitizing gel helps to kill germs without leaving a sticky residue.
Fight sore throats while traveling with this immune-boosting throat spray from Beekeepers. Propolis has incredible germ-fighting properties and contains over 300 beneficial vitamins and minerals, making it a natural defender against germs. This easy-to-pack spray is TSA-friendly and a must-have for those who want natural immune support.
Staying healthy while travelling makes everything a whole lot easier, especially during a pandemic. The nasal spray by Xlear reduces tissue inflammation and keeps mucus membranes from drying out, helping you stay healthy on the go.
These eco-friendly massage balls made from cork are great for massaging tight and sore muscles from flying and adventuring. They are four times lighter than rubber massage balls and come with a handy travel bag.
Getting a workout in while on the road can be difficult without access to a gym or a set of weights. These Te-Rich resistance bands can be used for a range of exercises, from squats and glute activation to various yoga poses. These bands are lightweight and made from a soft-cotton material, making them easy to travel with.
Stay hydrated, stay healthy
Staying hydrated is essential for long days of walking and exploring new places. Carrying a reusable water bottle not only saves money but is also environmentally friendly. This BPA-free silicone water bottle is collapsible and easy to store away when it’s not being used.
Just one packet of Liquid I.V. can provide the same amount of hydration as drinking 2-3 bottles of water, which can be a lifesaver for long travel days. These lightweight packets do not contain added preservatives or artificial sweeteners and are the perfect hydration partner for hot climate adventuring.
Working from home and restricting movement poses risks to our health, regardless of whether we’ve experienced injuries before or not. We turned to health and wellness expert and JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Advisory Council member Dr. Nekessa Remy for some insights and tips to get us ready for the day we can pack our bags and get travelling again.
Sleep better, travel better
This highly rated sleep mask dims exposure to light, making it easier to sleep on a long flight or train ride. The Nidra sleep mask uses unique ergonomics to contour to your eye and face shape, providing darkness without sacrificing comfort.
Getting a good sleep can be tough when you’re on the go. These noise reduction earplugs by Loop are engineered with no electronics involved, making them perfect for sleeping in a noisy hotel or getting some work done in a loud cafe.
These roll-on essential oils are designed to support emotional well-being. The packet contains five emotionally supportive blends including confidence, reflection, connection, unwind and energy. These 6 oz bottles come with an upcycled carrying case, making them easy to carry with you on your next adventure.
Whether you’re a nervous flier or an insomniac, CBD is a popular way to ease anxiety and help your mind relax and unwind after a long day of exploring. This starter pack by Soul contains five different travel-size packs of CBD capsules so you don’t have to pack a full bottle of oil. From stress to sleep to pain relief, Soul has a capsule for it.
Note: Please remember that CBD regulations vary country by country (and often by region). Be sure to research whether your destination and any countries you are traveling through allow you to carry CBD products.
This travel-size weighted travel blanket is recommended by JourneyWoman Advisory Board Member and wellness expert Shawna Robins. Each blanket is made of a breathable fabric designed to wick moisture. A weighted blanket helps calm anxiety and makes you feel held—great for nervous fliers or moments of loneliness while travelling solo. It also comes with a carrying case, making it perfect for air travel and road trips.
Look good, feel good
Look good and feel good—no matter where you are—with this Sustain Warrior makeup kit from Canadian Indigenous beauty brand Cheekbone Beauty. The kit contains their Cheekbone Classics Palette with highlighter, blush, contour and eyeshadow all in one. It also comes with their Sustain mascara and lipstick so you don’t have to bother carrying a full cosmetics case.
This on-the-go serum, moisturizer and spray by Tatcha are perfect for keeping dry skin hydrated at any time of day. All three products are cruelty-free, and in partnership with non-profit Room to Read, every purchase supports girls in and out of the classroom around the world.
It can be difficult to maintain a healthy hair care routine while travelling, but this Clean Hair Travel set by Briogeo packs their most-loved essentials into on-the-go minis, perfect for travel. The kit, which includes shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and heat protectant, is suitable for all hair types and is also vegan and cruelty free.
Record your moods and emotions
Designed by our team of travel writers, the JourneyWoman travel journals are perfect for recording your latest adventures and memories. The spiral-bound design is perfect for easily flipping through pages and jotting down notes without bending the spine of the notebook. The pages and covers are made in Canada and with 90% recycled materials.
What are your can’t-leave-home-without wellness products while on the go? Share them with us below!
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