Bon Voyage…

Summer is coming to a close, but there’s always one last hurrah. If you’re looking to sneak in a quick getaway before Labor Day, here’s a few healthy travel tips to make your journey spontaneous and luxurious while pampering yourself on-the-go.

There’s nothing worse than feeling sluggish when you’re traveling. Everyone seems to have thyroid and adrenal fatigue these days, brought on by stress, diet, and autoimmune disease. A great way to balance your thyroid function and encourage a healthy immune system,  I’ve discovered the all-natural Ashwagandha root. Known to help balance hormones, whether you have hypo or hyper thyroid issues, Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic superstar. Having gone through thyroid cancer and now on Armor thyroid meds to replace my thyroid function, I’m always up and down like a yo-yo. So far, 2 capsules a day of Ashwagandha has been helping me stay balanced.


When I travel, I like to travel light with just a carry-on, so I like my products to be travel size. These pint-size favorites are full of healthy, safe ingredients so I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing performance when I’m on-the-go.

First up, hydration. Whether traveling on a plane, hiking high-altitudes, or sun-bathing on a tropical beach, our skin needs hydration. My favorite is Beautycounter’s Uplifting Rosewater Mist. It’s travel-size passes TSA’s requirements and fits perfectly in my carry-on for mid-flight spritzing. Cool and refreshing after a hike or beach trip, my skin soaks up the organic rose essence and moisturizing hyaluronate acid. An instant pick-me-up when you’re traveling.


And let’s not forget those lips! Dry, chapped lips are common even in Summer. This little pot of gold keeps my lips moist mid-flight or after a day in the sun. Beautycounter’s Lip Conditioner in Peppermint is the perfect travel companion. Formulated with soothing and softening avocado oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil. And the tingling feel comes from peppermint and rosemary leaf oils – I’m in love!


Summer travel makes sun protection a must. But when you’re traveling light without checking a bag, Beautycounter’s portable sun stick is just the ticket. The new larger sun stick makes it easier and quicker to cover the whole body. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, this light-weight, water-resistant SPF 30 sunscreen goes on clean with no chalky residue. I’ve been on the hunt for a high-performance sunscreen that does not contain Oxybenzone, which is a known hormone disruptor and triggers allergic skin reactions. Unfortunately many of today’s common sunscreen brands contain this chemical sun blocker oxybenzone, which is not only bad for our skin, but bad for the environment.


Finally, my favorite pint-size travel companion is my signature fragrance, Bungalow. I’m not a big perfume-wearer, so I like my scent to be light, clean and fresh. Made with all-natural botanical-based oils of bamboo, fig, and coconut, the pocket-size roller ball goes with me everywhere.  Just a dab at my pulse points will transport me to that bungalow on the beach. And what better way to lounge on the beach? I’m in love with this chic, portable beach towel by Sunkit. Comes with an adorable pocket for your beach essentials and rolls up for easy travel.


Happy Travels!






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