Recently I've been on the go non-stop. In a span of four weeks I travelled from Toronto to Banff, Banff to Honolulu, then from Honolulu to Vancouver, Vancouver to Banff and finally back to Toronto. Throughout my numerous plane rides, I envisioned myself lounging around, catching up on movies and hopefully taking a nap or two in between. The result? Walking off the plane looking fresh and ready to conquer the day! Let me tell you...that wasn't always the case.
If you travel often, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Adjusting to time changes isn't easy, often times there's infestations of sick passengers on planes sitting two feet away from you but ultimately, travelling really does take a lot of energy out of you! Luckily, I remembered to pack this little Pocket "Farmacy" by Saje ($59.95 CAD) in my travel bag and it ended up being a total life saver. To give you a little background info, it's a little zip case that's filled with essential oils that target a variety of health concerns. One oil is used for treating headaches, one oil is for combatting indigestion, another is to help relieve pain and the list goes on. If you're someone like me who always forgets to pack basic medication when you travel (or on a daily basis), you should definitely consider getting one of these sets!
Now, let's get down to the most important part. Do these essential oils really work? To be completely honest, I was pretty sceptical at first but I gave Saje the benefit of the doubt and I'm so happy that I did. I can confirm that each and every single one of these oils worked for me! As expected, they don't treat your symptoms as quickly as medication would, but the fact that natural essential oils can be used instead, depending on the severity of your symptoms of course, is great.
On the other hand, in order for these essential oils to work properly, always make sure you apply them in the recommended areas. These areas can be found in the pamphlet the kit comes with. There's also large and very thorough diagrams throughout if you want skip the fine print descriptions and jump into the application process.
Overall, if you're travelling or simply want to start using natural remedies to treat basic health issues instead of medication, I highly recommend this set!
Are you a fan of essential oils? Let me know in the comment section at the end of this post.
Photos captured by Michael Biro
*Disclaimer: This set was gifted to me by Saje, although the thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.