Toxin-Free Travel: Part 3


Simple and Toxin-Free Products for Travel.png

Must Have Toxin-Free Products For Traveling

After three years of trial and error, we have found the following items to be those we must have for healthy travel.

This makes our time that much more enjoyable, and we find much less stressful as well.

1.) Diffuser

You never know who has been in the room, condo, house, etc. before you.

You don’t know if they were well or sick. Left second and third hand smoke behind.

And let’s face it-we’re trying to create a home away from home, so it needs to smell like home.

Simple + Toxin-Free Ways to Create a Home Away from Home

 

Here are two of my favorite diffusers.

Desert Mist

19260554_1351298961680456_5067203242677630812_n (1).jpg

The first comes with the 11 oils you’ll use most, and when it’s all said and done, you end up with all of it for about half price.

An amazing deal when you need a quick start to your toxin-free life, and especially toxin-free travel!

Our family used this Premium Starter Kit to make the DIYs I list below as well as clean our home’s air.

It was a huge step in helping us feel better than we even knew possible!

The Desert Mist diffuser has some amazing features!

  • Uses ultrasonic frequency technology
  • Generates waves at 1.7 million per second
  • Breaks down essential oils and water into millions of microparticles, dispersing them into the air, and releasing the oils’ unique constituents.
  • Custom designed to diffuse continuously for 5–6 hours on High mode, 8 hours on Low mode, and 10 hours on Intermittent mode.
  • Offers 11 individual light settings, including a candle-like flicker mode.

 

Lantern

35532633_1940628515961415_1329360887135338496_o.jpg

This brand new diffuser is gorgeous in a picture and even more beautiful in person!

It also has some wonderful features:

    • Candle-flicker mode
    • Functions as a humidifier and atomizer
    • One of the most versatile diffusers Young Living has offered
    • Holds 200 ml of water, or 7/8 cup
    • It will run for 5 hours continuously on High mode and 8 hours continuously on Low mode. It will run for 10 hours—1 minute on, 1 minute off—on Intermittent mode.

However you decide to travel, once you arrive, a diffuser is a definite must have!

Here are some of my very favorite traveling recipes, so you can pack your favorite essential oils!

Diffuser-Recipes---Summer.png

Diffuser-Recipes---Getting-Started.png

2. Sunscreen

Bad news: Most in-store sunscreens are crazy-toxic and horrible for your body and those that are safe cost a ton for a small amount.

GREAT news: You now have some safe options for sunscreen!

Option 1: DIY

This DIY is our family’s go-to. We pack it in our cooler with us for some extra relief for our skin on a hot summer’s day.

It’s super simple to make, yields enough to get a family of 4 through an entire summer or more, is super cost-effective because the Zinc Oxide doesn’t expire, and the other ingredients are used for other DIYs!

Option 2: Young Living

A trusted source, now backed by the FDA as preventing skin cancer, Young Living’s SPF 50 sunscreen is a must have for sure!

TIP: When you’re running low, cut the top off to scrape out any that won’t push through the bottle at the end. Use a document clip to close back up!

Option 3: In-Store

The following are ewg.org approved as a “1”:

*BEWARE: If you don’t follow these exact links, you may end up with a toxic product. Because none of these companies offer only toxin-free, you have to be very careful.

Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 50

Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sport Stick Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30

Badger Active Clear Zinc Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30

There are more options on ewg.org if you’d like to see the full list.

3. Summer Spray

To keep your family protected from both bugs and the sketchy ingredients found in most in-the-store bug sprays, you have a few safe options.

Option 1: Young Living Bug Spray

This bug spray can be diluted!

You  may want to try it out, though because in our experience, three of the four of us can get by with the diluted version and one of us needs full strength.

I love that I can get this for a 24% discount and with the Essential Rewards program, I get 25% of that purchase back in points to buy other toxin-free products our family needs!

Option 2: DIY

This DIY from Young Living’s Blog is a simple and cost-effective way to make sure you never run out of the spray that keeps summer fun!

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 8.53.17 AM.png

Option 3: In-Store

Ewg.org has published a thorough report on bug sprays, but for me, it was too much to sift through when I know I have such an effective and safe option through Young Living.

If you’d like to read the report, you can find it here.

4.) Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener

If you have access to a washer and dryer, we have found doing laundry to be such an amazing addition to traveling!

Every few days, we just toss in a quick load, and by the end of the trip, we come home with clean clothes to put away instead of walking in with piles of laundry!

Laundry detergent and fabric softeners are some of the most toxic products in our homes, so let’s make it simple.

Option 1: Young Living Thieves Detergent

This detergent is amazing for cleaning our family’s clothes toxin-free. You can even add a couple drops of Purification to the wash if you have extra sour or stinky clothes!

Option 2: DIY

This laundry detergent is what our family lives by. For just over $3 a month, it saves us some cash and works great! We also use the Purification trick for this DIY.

This fabric softener has completely replaced all sketchy dryer sheets, and the best part is that it’s so fast and easy to make with only two, inexpensive ingredients. It goes right into the wash with the detergent, making things even simpler!

Option 3: In-Store

There weren’t any in-store options that were completely toxin-free.

There were some that rated as an “A,” but it was hard for me to put them here since they had cancer or respiratory issues.

The only one that had none was the washing soda you’ll find in my DIY above. The list of “safe” options is here.

5.) Sunless Tanner/Bronzer

If you are pale like me, you’ll be looking for a way to look a little less like the dead of winter and more like the glowing summer!

Option 1: Young Living Bronzer

Of course, this trusted source is wonderful for your skin, especially your face for an all-over glow!

Option 2: DIY

I personally love this DIY for my legs and arms. I wouldn’t use it on my face, since I’m super acne-prone.

The best part is that it is so forgiving!

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 9.36.55 AM.png

A simple sugar scrub or dry brushing prior to application can be even more helpful!

Option 3: In-Store

Ewg.org has a list of safe sunless tanners, but there are still concerns for them. If you’d like to see the list you can find it here.

Another reason I stick with the two above options is because frankly, it is really hard to find a sunless tanner (I just can’t Oompa Loompa it, ya know?), and I’ve got what works, so why waste any more money on semi-toxic junk?

6. Lotion/Body Butter

You need lotion/body butter every day of the year to moisturize your skin.

I was absolutely shocked by how toxic most in-store lotions were when I began researching my own DIY option.

Thankfully, you do have a few great options.

Option 1: Young Living

Young Living, my favorite trusted source, has something for everyone.

Option 2: DIY

I love this lotion. A lot. And I love giving it away as a gift because everyone I give it to loves it. A lot.

It’s so easy to incorporate whatever scent or effect you want, and you’re at a particular advantage if you have the Premium Starter Kit and Essential Oils Reference Guide.

Option 3: In-Store

Ewg.org has a great list of approved lotions, but again, like the others, I need to know where my ingredients come from and that they are going to work well. To see the list, click here.

7. After Sun Spray

The sun can be harsh, especially if you’re fair-skinned and visiting a place where the sun is tougher than where you’re from.

To support your skin and keep it safe and healthy, you’ll want a great, toxin-free after sun spray.

Option 1: Young Living

This properly sourced, pesticide-free after sun spray, LavaDerm has some wonderful properties.

      • Refresh and recover from a day in the sun
      • Naturally derived
      • Offers temporary relief from the pain and itching of minor burns, minor cuts, sunburns, scrapes, insect bites, and minor skin irritations
      • Uses menthol from mint
      • Cools the skin, providing immediate relief from the effects of outdoor activity
      • Moisturizes from ingredients such as aloe, Lavender essential oil, and Helichrysum essential oil
      • Prevents peeling
      • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth instead of tacky or sticky
      • Vegan-friendly formula
      • Made without alcohol, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colorants,

Option 2: DIY

Grab a bottle of Lavender and a bottle of aloe. That’s it.

Don’t be shy, either. When you skin needs serious support after hours in the sun, give it what it needs!

Option 3: In-Store

Ewg.org has its list for this like all else, but I can’t say for sure if any of these work quite like the wonders of Lavender and aloe or LavaDerm. If you ‘d like to see the list, feel free to click here.

Final Toxin-Free Travel Thoughts

Preparation is key.

These posts can help to build your to-do list and use the easy links to prep ahead of time.

My hope is that with some practice, this will feel like second nature, and you will be empowered to make your vacations even better.

Having fun, seeing the world, and never settling for less when it comes to your family’s health. 

Many blessings to you and yours!

Andrea 🙂 

Simple and Toxin-Free Products for Travel.png

Advertisements

One thought on “Toxin-Free Travel: Part 3

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.