If you’re like me, you try to buy natural and organic products whenever possible, and do your best to avoid items with strange chemicals you’ve never heard of. Day to day, it isn’t easy, and it becomes even harder when traveling.
11 Natural Products for Travel
Below, I've rounded up some of the best natural products to pack on your next outing.
After a long day of traveling, it may be convenient to pull out a face wipe and wash your face, but most wipes aren’t very environmentally friendly. These facial wipes from Wotnot are vegan, biodegradable, unscented, and made with certified organic aloe vera. Throw these in your carry-on for easy end of the day washing.
User Review: “I absolutely love these facial wipes. Aside from being completely natural, these work! They remove all of my makeup with no difficulty, even my mascara. The wipes are large enough to need only one, and they have a really nice thickness. They never tear or stretch out while I'm using them like some cheaper, thinner wipes do. They have the perfect amount of moisture, and they don't have much of a scent to them at all. The packaging is high quality and reseals very well. I never worry about these wipes drying out.”
Price: $8.99 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4
I’m a huge fan of all-in-one products. This spray by Lumi can be used to freshen up rooms, feet, stale hotel rooms, or *ahem* bathrooms.
User Review: “This stuff is great! Smells amazing. Really works to get rid of bad smells.”
Price: From $12.95 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4.5
Transfering all of your usual all natural, organic skin products into travel sized bottles is a pain. Save yourself the trouble with this skin care set from Uniorganics. The set comes with face cream, face cleanser, face exfoliator, and face oil. Afterwards, you’ll definitely want to order the full-sized set to use at home!
User Review: n/a
Price: From 36.26 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: n/a
You never know what the bathing situation will be while traveling, so it’s important to prepare for the worst (tiny showers, water that makes your hair like straw, an unexpected communal bathroom etc…). This dry shampoo from Klorane will do the trick. It’s vegan, hypoallergenic, and free of sodium chloride. Keep your hair stylish without damaging it further.
User Review: “The best that I have tried so far!!! And I have tried many.”
Price: $10.00 on sephora.com
Average star Rating: 4
Although some people go au natural while traveling, others still like to keep up with shaving routines. This shaving cream by Kiss My Face is made of natural ingredients, including Goldenseal to help with the nicks and scratches, Lady's Mantle which acts as an astringent, and peppermint which is an antiseptic and stimulant. Available in three scents.
User Review: “Excellent product bar none. I use it for travel, the size is just rite & it's fragrance free. I have a heavy beard, it's rich and creamy consistency is perfect for a clean shave every time.”
Price: From $3.52 on Vitacost
Average Star Rating: 5
How many times have you heard someone say they need a vacation from their vacation? From flight delays, dealing with not-so-perfect travel partners, overzealous tour guides and the like, we often need to destress while traveling. Pop one of these stress relief pastilles from Rescue Remedy, and you’ll forget why you even had to take one. These also calm the nervous flyer. Available in three flavors.
User Review: “I purchased these on a whim after I read about them somewhere online, and boy am I glad I did! I pop one of these in my mouth when I feel like I might be in an anxious situation and it does well in keeping me calm. It may just be a placebo effect, but I don't think so. I've recently become a really anxious traveler so I took a few of these before my flight and they worked wonders. I also used these on my wedding day since I was (naturally) extremely nervous and it definitely helped take the edge off.”
Price: From $7.06 on Amazon
Average Star Rating; 4
If you have never tried arnicare gel before, get ready for a game changer. Apply this natural pain reliever to wherever you may feel pain, whether it’s your back from being squished on the plane, or your feet after a long day of walking. You’ll be amazed at how fast the pain goes away. Made from Arnica Montana, a mountain daisy.
User Review: “I have been using this product for years because it works so well and is natural. Sore neck, knees, lower back, even feet, among other ailments are relieved with arnica gel. Also I bruise easily and this stuff reduces the healing time of the ugly black/blue blotches.”
Price: $7.60 on vitacost.com
Average Star Rating: 5
These melatonin tablets from Best Naturals will help you get the rest you need while sleeping in an unfamiliar bed or redeye flight.
User Review: “This is a great very effective strength of melatonin tablets! I've been buying and taking melatonin for years. The strongest strength I can find at my local drug store is either 2 mg or 5 mg.. I've always taken a ten milligram dose, which ends up being a lot of pills to take. This strength is great, I can take just one tablet before bedtime. I use melatonin regularly because I travel a great deal and they seem to help me fall asleep fast despite time zone changes. I don't have to pack nearly as many pills as I used too. I just take one pill for every night of travel.”
Price: Starting at $11.07 on Amazon
Average Star Rating; 4.5
With travel, often comes unhealthy eating. Out to dinner every night, trying new foods, it can wreak havoc on your system. Take along these all natural indigestion relief capsules, and try all the food you want without the discomfort. Available in capsules or liquid form.
User Review: “I really am glad I tried Maty's acid relief! It works, 2 teaspoons after dinner. It's spicy and strong but I don't need tums or Rolaids anymore, and it works for my indigestion. I'm on my 3rd bottle, no side effects.”
Price: From $9.99 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4
No one wants to get sick before, during, or after a vacation. Take these myco defense tablets to help curb any illnesses that may come your way, whether it be on the airplane (the germs!), during your travels, or before. Made from mushrooms, these are the perfect, natural way to help build up your immune system.
User Review: “I take it especially when travelling, and it seems to help bolster my immunity when I am around people with colds, or at least reduce the symptoms when I do catch a cold.”
Price: $9.33 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 4
Stock up on your travel toothpaste with this three pack from Dr. Bronner’s. It has no synthetic ingredients, and is made of vegan and organic products. Tuck this away in your toiletries bag to keep your teeth fresh and clean the natural way, even while on vacation.
User Review: Best toothpaste ever… to go!
Price: $9.97 on Amazon
Average Star Rating: 3
Product images via amazon.com
Header image via Shutterstock/akvarelmed