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Essential Travel Health & Packing Tips: Your Ultimate Guide

June 23, 2023

Whether you're embarking on a short weekend escape or a long-term adventure, ensuring your health and packing essentials are in order is crucial for a successful trip.

Traveling exposes us to new environments, climates, and potential health risks, making it essential to prioritise our well-being on the road.

In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of travel health and provide insights into travel packing.

Prioritise Your Travel Health

Maintaining good health while traveling is a top priority. Here are some essential tips to consider:

  1. Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can occur while traveling, particularly in hot climates or during long flights. Carry a reusable water bottle and make a conscious effort to drink enough fluids. Why not add your favourite fruits to add a little flavour. Check out our water bottles here. 

  1. Pack a First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit is a must-have for any traveller. Include items like antiseptic, pain relievers insect repellent and any specific medications you require. Click here to see our range of natural remedies and first aid products.

  1. Consult Your Healthcare Provider

If necessary, schedule a visit to your healthcare provider. Depending on your destination vaccinations may be necessary. They can also offer general health tips based on your destination and personal medical history.

  1. Add Probiotics To Your Diet

Probiotics have many health benefits when travelling. Probiotics help to build up the population of ‘good’ bacteria in your gut so when your digestive system predictably encounters excess ‘bad’ bacteria’s, your gastrointestinal tract is prepared. Taking a supplement will help ensure you get all the beneficial bacteria needed to balance the bacteria in the digestive tract. This in turn can reduce the risk of travellers' illnesses associated with eating unfamiliar foods in different environments. See our wide range of probiotics here and why not also take a look at our full range of Travel Supplements here

  1. Don't Forget The Sun Cream

The importance of using high-quality, natural, and ocean-friendly sun creams cannot be overstated. These sunscreens not only protect your skin from harmful UV rays but also prioritise the well-being of marine ecosystems. By choosing natural and ocean-friendly alternatives, you can safeguard your skin while playing an active role in preserving our delicate ocean environments. These sun creams are formulated with safe and sustainable ingredients, ensuring a win-win situation for both you and the planet. Shop our selection of natural, ocean-safe sun creams here. 

Smart Travel Packing

Efficient and organised packing can significantly enhance your travel experience. Explore these tips for a stress-free packing process:

  1. Create a Packing Checklist

Make a comprehensive packing list well in advance to ensure you don't miss any essentials. Consider the climate, activities, and duration of your trip while planning. This thoughtful planning will help you pack precisely what you need and avoid any unnecessary items weighing down your luggage. 

  1. Pack Lightweight and Versatile Clothing

Choose clothing items that are lightweight, versatile, and suitable for various weather conditions. Opt for breathable fabrics that can be layered easily. Remember to pack appropriate accessories like hats and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

  1. Travel-Sized Toiletries

Avoid lugging around large bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Instead, invest in travel-sized toiletries that comply with airport regulations. Check out our Travel Collection for a range of natural and eco-friendly travel-sized toiletries, and other useful items that can simplify your packing process. 

Even better, why not try swap your liquid toiletries for their solid soap bar equivalents – we stock shampoo, conditioner, and body wash soap bars in lots of fragrances, see our wide selection of soap bars here.


Traveling is an exciting adventure, but it's essential to prioritise your health and pack wisely. By following these travel health and packing tips, you can ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable journey.