Thursday, June 9, 2011

Healthy Travels

When you travel, there is always the potential for sickness, injuries or bug bites.  I have developed a small bag of "tricks" that I pack to help with these things.

I would not travel without my bag of oils.  We use them almost daily.  Click here to read my post on essential oils on how and what I use the oils for.

Umcka is an all natural cold and flu medication that shortens the duration of the colds. It is based on a plant from South Africa.  Xlear is a great nasal spray, again, it is all natural, contains xylitol, purified water, salt, and grapefruit seed extract as a preservative. I blogged about my bug stuff and sun stuff and you can read about it here.

Below are three things I think are important to use/keep with you when traveling.

Magnesium Sulfate Cream is a topical Epsom salt type lotion.  It is great for pulled or sore muscles.  It is also good if you need to detox from all the junk you may be exposed to while traveling.  When you are at home and are sore from exercising it is great to ease those aching muscles.

The Kids' Ear Clear Oil is great for swimmer's ear, ear infections, wax build up, basically any ear ailment.  It has garlic bulb oil, mullein flower oil, coptis root oil, and arnica flower oil.

Zinc is good for immune building, but I learned a secret.  Shhh. Don't tell anyone, just kidding, but really it is a great secret!  If you have a sore throat, simply suck on one of the tablets and let it dissolve.  As the zinc goes down your throat it will help with the soreness and appears to kill the germs.  If it doesn't clear up, wait 24 hours and try again.  Now, this does work.  We use it all the time AND only once did it take a second dose.


  1. We may have to try the zinc tablets. For sore throats, or almost any sickness, we use Elderberry syrup. Seriously, the stuff is amazing! Takes away sore throats so fast. The trick is to catch the sickness early. You could make it yourself, but we buy it at the coop. I'm not that ambitious.

  2. Where do you get your Elderberry syrup? I have been wanting to get my hands on some!

  3. Anonymous6/10/2011

    a friend of mine sells Young Living essential oils. LOVE!