Holiday kit essentials

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Now it’s holiday season it seems a good time to talk about some travel health essentials that you may want to consider taking on holiday with you. It can be all too easy to want to take everything in your first aid kit, so hopefully, these suggestions may help you. 

This is just some essential information and items that will help you to fight off any nasties whilst you are on holiday:

Sun protection-  a lot of sunscreens on the market are full of chemicals and so I recommend P20 sun cream or Jason for natural, chemical-free brands

Sunburn -Aloe Vera to soothe any sunburnt skin. A little tip - keep it in the fridge as it will be more cooling when you apply it

Tummy bugs-  I attack tummy bugs from several angles:

  • Probiotics - a must have if you have a tummy bug to help increase the number of beneficial bacteria to fight off any bad bugs. Choose a brand which contains several billion bacteria per capsule such as Renewlife, Bio-Kult and I take Optibac for the kids
  • Oregano oil is a powerful essential oil which is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal so can fight off bacterial, viral and yeast infections. Take orally mixed in water (1 drop in 500ml water). However, I would not recommend oregano oil for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and if on medication you will need to check for any possible contraindications 
  • Digestive enzymes to help hit it on the head fast

Mosquito prevention- I used to use very strong mosquito repellent containing potentially toxic ingredients but since having learnt about essential oils and being more concerned about what I put on my skin I now use essential oils.  I recommend Melaleuca (tea tree oil) and citronella to prevent yourself from being bitten. Of course, along with long sleeves and trousers, avoiding being out at dusk and sleeping under a mosquito net. 

Mosquito bites- I recommend lavender essential oil. Mosquitos really LOVE me, but in the past nothing has stopped me from scratching any bites …but now I’ve started using essential oils I no longer itch! I really wish I had known this before now. 

For any trouble spots, I recommend calendula cream or Manuka honey gel - both really good natural products.

Liver care- if you are drinking or have a big night out, take some milk thistle to help your liver detoxify along with some high dose vitamin C.

Please note this post is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to endorse any brands. These are just some essential things that I wanted to share with you that may help you whilst away on holiday.