If you missed my (very quick) Insta Live going through what I was taking to Adelaide and Perth then you can now go and watch it either on YouTube or Facebook.
Travelling is hard enough as it is, let along travelling with kids. But I feel like I’m slowly getting the hang of it and have shared my top tips below.
I try to keep our routine as similar as I can, including food. I would never ever consider taking food when travelling 6 months ago, but now I don’t leave without taking a few staples with me:
Welleco Plant Protein Powder to keep my gut health, energy levels and skin in tip top shape. I like to add it to my overnight oats, chia porridge and smoothies. I pre-make overnight oats with this and just add milk once I arrive at our destination (example recipe: handful of oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 scoop collagen powder, 1 tbsp chia seeds, top with almond or coconut milk).
Nutraorganics Collagen Powder which is amazing for your skin!
Peanut butter banana bread by Elsa’s Wholesome Life - I have taken this on three flights in an airtight container and it’s been totally fine. Just put it straight in the fridge at the other end.
Mixed nuts, dried fruit, ghee (for cooking veggies and for my Bulletproof coffee) from The Source Bulk Foods. Most States will have The Source or something similar, so you can always head there as soon as you arrive (as well as your local Farmers Market) and stock up.
I always take a banana and blueberries on the plane because they are nutritious and a great snack for kids!
I also tried a ready-to-go soup from The Source Bulk Foods (just add water) and it was DELICIOUS! Only $13 and will easily last us 2 meals. It’s great to have on hand at the start of your trip before you’ve had a chance to do some shopping.
Airbnb for the win!!
Previously, I would always stay in hotels because I liked the idea of chilling out, not having to clean, and ordering room service. But now that I have removed a lot of the toxins from my home, I find that I’m not as accustomed to those types of environments and I almost ALWAYS wake up sick the next morning (which never used to happen before I switched everything in our home).
Staying at an Airbnb allows you to cook and most hosts will have pantry staples like salt, pepper, spreads (e.g. peanut butter) and even milk and eggs (if you get a ‘super host’).
You have more space, it’s cheaper than hotels (most of the time), and you can cook healthy, nutritious meals and not feel worried that you’ll come back from your holiday 10 kilos heavier.
*I also love that Clem has her own room and isn’t bunking in a hotel room with us. Love her, but I also love 1:1 time with my husband :)
As you may have seen in my video, I’m far more selective with what I take on holidays with me now (aka I don’t take my whole oil collection).
There are a few key oils, however, that are must haves for flying:
Peace: if you are an anxious flyer, then this is a must have! It helps you to feel reassured and calm.
Tea Tree/Lavender/Basil/AromaTouch: all fantastic for ear pressure. I personally just roll the Tea Tree touch in front of my ears and behind my ears, but you can also make a blend with 15 drops Tea Tree and 5 drops each of Lavender, Basil and AromaTouch, topped with FCO.
Face Mist: I use a blend of Helichrysum, Lavender, Patchouli, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense, with organic rose hydrosol which is fantastic for skin moisture levels! You can make this yourself or purchase one here #ItsAmaze #TrustMe
On Guard soft gels or beadlets: there are so many bugs floating around an plane cabin so it’s important to take some of these before and during the flight. I also take my immune blend everywhere I go (15 drops each of Frankincense and On Guard and 3 drops Arborvitae).
Peppermint beadlets: because #FreshAF, duh! I like to take a small toothbrush and toothpaste on the plane, but these are super convenient to throw into your handbag!
Cheer: confined spaces, humans, germs = angry Jazze!
Easy Air: great for opening up the airways (especially being in a confined space) and clearing your nose/sinuses. I don’t know about you, but I get the WORST sinus pain from being on a plane!
Hand sanitiser: I love to use the dōTERRA hand sanitiser but you could make your own.
DIY Mists: no rules here - whatever YOU like the smell of and whatever calms you down or lifts you up (depending on what you’re going for).
I also make sure I have a full container of baby wipes in my luggage too.
It’s a good idea to have all of your blends pre-made, so here are some quick and easy kiddy blends:
Toiletries & Skincare
Miskin Balance Oil (night)
Emerald Elixir (morning)
La Mav BB Creme (I mix the light and medium)
Wildcrafted Organics Balm (applied with my BB Creme)
Moisturiser (I just add whatever oils I want to use)
Here are some fun aromatic dressing recipes too:
Remember when I told you that you get $10 off your shopping at Woolworths when you accumulate 2000 points with them but you get a massive $558 with dōTERRA when you accumulate 2000 points?
Yep, it’s blood worthwhile changing as many toiletry items to dōTERRA as you can!!!
I am soooo passionate about health, organic beauty, feeling strong, empowering yourselves and your kids. I would love to guide you on all of this!!
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