Healthy Trails: Travel First Aid Kit
It’s the time of year when many of us take off, whether it’s south for the sunny climes, or en route to destinations where the summer crowds are all but gone. That doesn’t mean, however, that you lapse your healthy attitude. Yes, you may be on holiday, but it is important to keep up your wellness regime – particularly when you’re far from the comforts of home.
Here, a few ways to stay healthy inside and out so you can play away the (vacation) days.
- From Canada: Saje Natural Wellness, the family run, B.C.-based company, has developed the Pocket Pharmacy, a portable apothecary of five essential oils in compact 6mL roll-on bottles. With names such as Pain Release, Peppermint Halo and Eater’s Digest, the formulas target muscular and headache pain, help boost immunity, ease digestion and reduce tension. Just add Saje’s Arrive Revive jet-lag fighter, and you are set to go. Or, try the company’s Travel Safe Kit, with Safe Hands, an anti-bacterial, Arrive Revive mist, Eater’s Digest and Restoral Skin Ointment, to help give relief to skin flare-ups such as rash and itching. www.saje.ca
- From Japan: Tea, and green tea in particular, is a potent anti-oxidant. A simple cuppa can help boost your immune system before and during flight and help restore what’s been depleted after landing. Easy to carry in a re-sealable pouch, teAlchemy‘s low-caffeine Immune Booster Elixir loose leaf tea contains green sencha tea, as well as skullcap, a variety of mint leaf that can help treat inflammation and has calming properties, orange peel and lemon flavour. Just ask your flight attendant for a cup of boiled water and you’re good to go. www.tealchemy.ca
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