Your Natural Holiday Checklist
Summer holiday season is upon us. Time to get your bags packed, tickets booked and cat sitter arranged.
The lead up to your holiday is a very exciting time, whether you’re planning a long family break or short baecation. While it’s easy to pack for the fun activities that you’ll do, it can be difficult to pack for mishaps and mayhems whilst remaining true to your all-natural lifestyle.
A break from your home life doesn’t mean you have to switch to chemical packed products for the sake of being travel-friendly though. With our checklist below, you can ease yourself into your holiday mode, having a little less to worry about by preparing your own natural holiday kit.
- Aloe Vera: A natural after-sun solution
So you’ve arrived at your sunny destination and the heat is beating down on your neck. After getting up early to save your spot at the deck chairs by the pool, you’ve spent the whole day luxuriating in the sunshine. It’s bliss for you...but not so much for your skin.
The day of baking yourself into fifty shades of red means that sunburn is almost inevitable. Tut tut. However, you can undo some of the damage and calm your skin using a simple soothing solution.
Using a mixture of aloe vera gel, witch hazel, lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil, you can treat your skin to a little restorative care. The ingredients collectively have anti-inflammatory qualities that will help ease the pain and promote skin regeneration.
- Lemon Eucalyptus oil: A natural mosquito repellent
We’ll admit it. Mosquitos can be an absolute blood sucking pain. We all want a decent night’s kip on our holiday without the fear of being bitten in our dreams, but sleeping with one eye open isn’t the solution.
- Argan Oil: A natural conditioning treatment
Too much sun exposure can you leave you looking like a hot-headed mess.
If you’re experiencing dry and frizzy hair on holiday, Moroccan argan oil is the answer to all your problems. After a hot day, massage several drops of argan oil to your scalp and hair at night, and seal with a shower cap to retain the moisture and protect your pillow. In the morning, rinse and go before enjoying your luscious locks.
- Baking soda: A natural sting solution
The countryside is great for a spot of camping. Whether you’ve chosen to sleep in the wilderness or you’ve gone for the glamping approach, you can still be at risk to the bad boys of nature. Bee stings, nettle stings, bumps and cuts are easy to come by when we’re living our best carefree life in the outdoors. Add baking soda to your travel kit for a simple and natural way to heal your wounds on the go.
By applying a mixture of baking soda and water to stings and wounds, you can both disinfect and relieve pain from the area and return to being a happy camper.
And there you have it, you’re naturally kitted out for your holiday. Say au revoir to home, and hello to your sweet summer haven.