My favorite three travel essentials that I always bring with me on vacation are Medicinal Charcoal, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Bentonite Clay (all of which can be found at a local health food store near you).
Top Three Travel Essentials
Charcoal helps detoxify the body and helps soothe an upset stomach, or even a hangover.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is highly alkalizing and a powerful natural remedy with anti-bacterial properties. I take it prophylactically in the morning and always add to questionable water before I drink it (even though it doesn’t work as a true water disinfectant, such as iodine).
Food-grade Bentonite Clay is, as the name suggests, a natural healing mud. When dried and ground up into a powder it is lightweight and has a great variety of uses. I take it to soothe sunburns or blistered feet after walking around in sandals all day. It even can be used for bee stings. One can also take it orally to again help with an upset stomach or to detoxify the body. If at the end of your trip you still haven’t used it, make a mask for your face – it’s cooling and balancing, and will make your skin feel great. Leave it on for 10 minutes until it crackles. Then wash it off with a last plunge into the lake or ocean…
If you are planning a trip by car or plane this summer, make sure to check out our favorite healthy travel snacks!