We can spend a lot of time and money to go traveling, whether it is for a short period of time or a month or two. The one thing that can spoil our trip is becoming ill with a cold or flu, upset stomach or muscle pain.
Before you leave home it is easy to be so busy getting everything organized that you forget to take care of yourself. So, to help you be ready to travel well I have put together some hints and tips along with a simple natural first aid kit to keep you happy and healthy.
Firstly – create your list of “to do’s” eg: things to set up for your home, work, and family while away. Have your own packing list designed for the country you are traveling to.
Secondly – two days prior to leaving for your holiday, have your bag packed ready. Allow yourself to have the day before you leave to relax and start your holiday before you leave home.
Over the years the following Natural First Aid Pack has worked well for our family during our travels and most emergencies in our lives:
- “Travel” Australian Bush Flower essence – take seven drops three times a day, for three days prior to travel and for three days on landing at your destination. This helps prevent jetlag, dehydration and nervousness.
- Young Living Lavender essential oil – great for calming your soul, use on your body for headaches and place drop on the toilet seat for hygiene.
- Young Living Melaleuca essential oil – put a drop directly onto cuts, cold sores or general sores you may encounter.
- Young Living Peppermint essential oil – great for any sinus or headaches you may have. You can put one drop in hot water for a cup of tea to calm your stomach and refresh your digestion with all the different foods you might be eating.
- Cold and Flu Chinese herbs – any sign of cold or flu nip it in the bud quickly. Take 15 tablets three times a day until the bottle is finished.
- Tiger Balm – is great if you have been walking a lot and your legs are tight and sore or your shoulders are tense from carrying your luggage. Rub the tiger balm onto your sore muscles at night before bed you will feel better in the morning. Use tiger balm on your neck and shoulders at the first sign of colds or flu this will also help you with your breathing and to release the virus.
- Slippery Elm – Do you find your bowels block up when you travel? Take two slippery elm tablets three times a day for regularity. In the case of loose bowels slippery elm will also work to calm your stomach and bowel, take one to two tablets three times a day to soothe the upset.
- Vitamins – taking good multi vitamins such as Femme Multi for women and Male Essentials for men from the Metagenics range will keep you energised and prevent you from feeling exhausted or sick. Take one of these daily. If you are a bit of stress bunny it is important you take extra Meta B to help you with your nerves. This will help you relax and enjoy the sights around you.
- Electrolytes – if you are doing a fitness holiday or are going somewhere very hot, then we recommend you take Endura. This powder helps your muscles rehydrate during/after exercise and lets your muscles relax. One scoop daily mixed in water is all that is required.
- Remote destinations – take with you some health bars and NingXia sachets for quick easy food and to help energise your body quickly. Drinking a NingXia sachet each day will provide you with good nutrients and antioxidants promoting your good health.
- Meridian flow chart – this chart shows the flow of your meridians in your body which control your body clock. All you need to do when you arrive at your destination is follow the lines on your body in a specific order to help balance your health and time frame this helps you to sleep at the correct time of your place of stay.
- Enjoy your holiday!
To help you travel safe and enjoy your travels call Banksia Women’s Healing Centre on 07 3351 4691 or drop into 1/288 Dawson Parade, Arana Hills 4054 to collect your very own Natural Travel Safe Pack.