How to Kill Germs When You Travel

How to Kill Germs When You Travel

Did you know your luggage can come into contact with up to 80 MILLION BACTERIA when traveling? The airplane is also one of the most germ-infested places, with surfaces that are covered with influenza virus, cold viruses, and viruses that could cause diarrhea. We were horrified by the harsh amount of chemicals in mainstream hand sanitizers, so we found the perfect natural alternative! Here’s an easy DIY, all-natural, disinfecting spray that you can bring onboard to sanitize your luggage and dirty surroundings while on the plane. The best part is…. You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand…even if you’re running late for your flight.


1 tbsp witch hazel
2 tsp pure aloe vera gel
2 tsp vitamin E oil
10 drops each: lavender, tea tree, and frankincense essential oils
Filtered water


Combine witch hazel, aloe, vitamin E oil, and essential oils into a measuring cup. 
Transfer to a small spray bottle.
Add filtered water until the bottle is almost full (nothing over 100mL), leaving some space at the top.
Shake well before each use.


The tea tree and essential oils included in natural sanitizer are some of the best at destroying harmful bacteria, fungi, and other germs. Witch hazel offers additional bacteria-fighting properties due to its alcohol content and aloe vera also contains germ-killing properties and adds moisture to the skin. Vitamin E oil adds additional moisture and prolongs the shelf life of the product. A spray bottle works the best for easy on-the-go sanitizing that you can throw in your carry on or purse so you can stay germ-free during your whole flight!

Don’t Forget These 5 Travel Essentials

Don’t Forget These 5 Travel Essentials

Now that summer is finally here, it’s time for us to enjoy our summer vacations! Rather than worrying about over packing, here are 5 travel essentials that will leave you summer-ready no matter where you go!



It’s a known fact that we should be applying sunscreen daily, but did you know that our skin isn’t the only thing we should be protecting this summer? People often ignore applying SPF to the lips, but this area is just as prone to aging and sun damage as our skin! With so many lip balms with SPF on the market, it’s never too late to incorporate this into your routine. Don’t go unprotected this summer!



Facial cloths will always be your best friend when travelling! Whether you’re working up a sweat at the gym or relaxing by the beach, natural facial cleansing cloths are perfect for a quick cleanse no matter where are you.

Juicy bamboo natural facial cleansing cloths are made of cashmere-soft bamboo cloths and were formulated for the most sensitive skin & eyes. Each cloth is soaked in a moisturizing medley of organic honey, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, and a blend of 8 citrus essential oils. The best part? Compost or bury the cloth in your garden and they’ll disappear in 60-70 days



Travel days can often be busy and hectic, leaving little time for a full on beauty routine. What better way to save time in the morning than to use a dry shampoo BEFORE going to bed?

The takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo works to absorb the oil, sweat and odor WHILE YOU SLEEP. You’ll save time in the morning and wake up to beautiful, clean hair.  The best part about this overnight dry shampoo is that it’s TSA-friendly! Created without any aerosol gases, you’ll be able to refresh your hair anywhere on the go



Although your outfit may change everyday, adding the perfect pair of sunglasses will complete your summer look. From various styles like cat-eye or aviators, there’s so many ways to dress up your outfit! Apart from their fashionable aspect, they’re also great at protecting your sensitive eyes!

TIP – If you want to make sure that you’re getting the best protection from your sunglasses, make sure they have UV protection!



Did you know that 20,000 plastic water bottles are bought every second? Although it’s important to stay hydrated during the summer heat, it’s also important to consider our impact on the environment! By using a reusable water bottle, you’ll be able to refill your bottle anywhere you go all while saving your money and the environment! If you haven’t invested in one yet, this summer is the perfect time to make the switch!

Keep Your Wellness in Check with These 5 Travel Essentials

Keep Your Wellness in Check with These 5 Travel Essentials

Traveling for the holidays usually means over-indulging and slacking on your healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to! Have your cake and eat it too with our list of travel essentials to keep your wellness on track this holiday season.

Whether you are traveling to see the family, or jet-setting on an adventure, be sure these items are in your carry-on.


1. Control Odor with Natural Deodorant

the takesumi detox® travel size charcoal deodorant

The first ever bamboo charcoal deodorant is available in a travel size form! Perfect for on the go, this deodorant uses bamboo charcoal, a time-honoured Japanese secret for odor-control and detoxification. Activated charcoal acts as a magnet, binding to toxins and impurities and pulling them from the body. Stay odor-free all day, while also detoxing the body. Seems like a win-win in our books!


2. Get Your Greens

8Greens Effervescent Tablet

Traveling can sometimes be a time for indulging in treats and skimping on your greens. However with 8Greens Effervescent Tablets, you can have your cake and eat it too! These tablets are made from real greens, and couldn’t be easier to use. Simply put one tablet into a glass of water and sip away.


3. Quick 2-in-1 Cleanser and Toner

juicy bamboo facial cleansing cloths-to-go

These are the most luxurious bamboo cleansing cloths ever! They not only remove makeup, but actually cleanse and tone the skin without the harsh stripping ingredients of conventional face wipes. The 100% unbleached bamboo cloths are infused with vitamin C, E and B12, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and organic honey. You are sure to be left with deeply nourished and toned skin. Each juicy bamboo cloth is individually packed, so pop them into your gym bag, carry-on and makeup bag!


4. Put Your Eyes to Rest

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask

Whether it is from jet-lag, late nights, or holiday parties, our sleep is one of the first to suffer when we travel. Having a healthy sleep is so vital to our mood, energy and overall well-being. However, from hotel curtains that let too much light in, to those little blue lights on the television, the melatonin production (a key sleep hormone) suffers. Pack the Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask for your trip makes sure that the eyes are truly rested and when it’s time for lights out.


5. Immune Boost with a Mist

Saje Immune Personal Wellness Mist

If you are someone who always gets sick while traveling, prevent it with Saje’s Immune Personal Wellness Mist. This fine mist helps relieve symptoms of colds and flus. Just mist 3-5 pumps above your head and inhale deeply through the nose. It’s that easy!


So there you have it, all the traveling essentials you’ll need to keep your health and wellness routine in check while you travel. But don’t forget to indulge a little while on vacation. After all, isn’t a happy life all about balance?

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