To be honest, normally our in-flight travel rituals are a little less wellness and a bit more beauty. (See our review of Karlie Kloss’ routine here!)
While protecting the skin from that dry cabin air (try Summer Friday’s Jet Lag Mask) is key, these wellness essentials will keep you feeling great from the inside out.
7 Healthy In-Flight Essentials To Pack Now
FLORA TRAVEL CARE PROBIOTICS | We were honestly amazed when we learned about Flora’s Travel Care Probiotics in this partnership with the brand a few years ago.
Unlike most probiotic formulas, Travel Care contains just a single strain that’s been clinically shown to help reduce incidence of traveler’s diarrhea and other common gastrointestinal issues while traveling.
What’s even more interesting about this strain — especially for the adventurous traveler who exposes themselves to new foods and environments — is that it can reduce the danger of toxins released by C. difficile and E. coli. SHOP NOW
Genexa Jet Lag Pills | Genexa is a relatively new brand who is on a mission to “clean up our medicine cabinets with everyday solutions that are clean, but effective”. We love that! Their homeopathic Jet Lag remedy is melatonin-free and physician formulated to help relieve jet lag. Beyond digestive issues, there’s probably nothing more important to us while traveling than feeling well-rested! SHOP NOW
AMAZING GRASS PROTEIN CHOCOLATE PB PACK | Adding protein powder to your coffee might just change your travel life for good — especially when stuck in a terminal without clean options. Celeb nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque calls this the airport shake:
“When you’re on the go, stop by a coffee shop and grab an americano or just a large cut of almond milk, pop out one of these pouches, swirl it into your bev (maybe with a sprinkle of cinnamon) and voila! A blood sugar-stabilizing, snack cravings-averting, energy-boosting best travel tip ever”.
We’re no strangers to the protein latte around here and Amazing Grass PB Chocolate packs are one of the best. Note: mixing well can be a challenge — start with half a pack and see how it goes. CHECK OUT
Electrolyte powder | L.A. nutritionist and health coach, Shauna Faulisi shared this with us in her piece on wellness travel:
“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before but here it is again: Water is incredibly important for our bodies to function at its highest potential. From cellular function, detoxification, elimination and, yes, even skin health. Drinking water is one of the most impactful ways to keep inflammation down. If there’s one thing to put an effort towards during your travels it’s drinking water.
“Flights, excess sun, an increase in daily steps and indulging in foods you don’t normally eat will all take a toll on hydration if you don’t stay on top of it. Aim for at least a half of an ounce of water for every pound of body weight. I recommend drinking one liter of water upon waking to set up your day up in a positive way. Continue to drink water throughout the day to get your glow on.” CHECK OUT
MELATONIN | Sleep is another crucial issue for our sense of well-being while traveling. Even if you sleep perfectly well at home, sleeping in an odd hotel room or new time zone can be challenging. Naomi Whittel’s Sleep Adapt is our go-to for melatonin thus far; the formula is time-released so it hits you right away and then a few hours later to help you stay asleep. The melatonin is also natural which means little chance of groginess. CHECK OUT
Larabar protein bar | High fiber, low in sodium and a good amount of protein, LaraBar’s Lemon Blueberry Muffin is a great choice for a bar to stash in your carry-on. Key for in-flight foods? They cannot smell! We love our salmon with broccoli as much as the next guy, but it’s just not right in the air. Larabar’s simple ingredients make this bar nourishing, delicious and easy to digest. SHOP NOW
CHARCOAL TABS | If you ate something weird or got a little too enthusiastic about the cool selection of cocktails by the pool, charcoal will help to absorb what doesn’t belong in your system and could just save your day. Take one to two capsules with a huge glass of water before a big night out. Forgot? Pop them in the morning to soak up any toxins that have you feeling off. While it’s important to use charcoal in moderation (taking it too often can absorb good stuff in your body too), it can be a lifesaver on the go. CHECK OUT