My happiness in a long flight really depends on how prepared I am to survive it. Well, who am I kidding, that and the destination. Even if I’m going to paradise, if I don’t have certain essentials with me, my flight will be miserable.
These are the go-to products that I always bring on board to make sure that my very very very long flight doesn’t feel that long. Some are non-negotiables, but some vary from time to time. It doesn’t matter if I’m traveling in Business or Coach, these items, or a variation of them are always right under the seat in front of me. Bring a couple of these on board with you to make your flight better, and always remember to sip a lot of water throughout your flight. A LOT OF WATER.
Something to Save My Hands from Dryness
Weleda Skin Food has been on my bedside table for over 10 years and has come on endless trips with me. This thick cream is great for winters and for use overnight. This is definitely an irreplaceable in-flight essential. I even bring it on short flights.
Something for Sinus Relief
This product isn’t as exciting as the best hand cream you’ll ever try (above) or a great face mask that works wonders in-flight (below), but I feel really passionate about sharing it with you. As someone who suffers from allergies and a deviated septum, I’ve constantly dealt with sinus headaches and really dry sinuses during flights. This natural solution is a lifesaver and works way better than other over the counter sprays I was using. I use it before bed, whenever I have allergies, or when I’m going on an extra long flight.
Something to Keep My Face Moisturized
Air in airplanes can be drier than the Sahara so it’s no wonder that our skin looks a bit worse for wear after a long flight. A key to avoiding that is to moisturize like crazy. I’ve lost all sense of shame and wear face masks on flights. I love these from Florapy Beauty because they use essential oils instead of artificial fragrance and have a great texture. The last time I used this on a flight, the lady next to me asked to take a picture of the packaging to buy it when she got back home.
If masking isn’t your thing, I recommend this face oil that’s great for sensitive skin, redness or breakouts.
Something to Keep the Germs Away
Airports are disgusting. Airplanes are disgusting. Airport and Airplane bathrooms are disgusting. Dry hands from harsh hand sanitizers are not disgusting, but they’re also not nice so I was glad to discover this moisturizing hand sanitizer that is potent enough to kill germs but keeps your hands hydrated. This packaging also comes with small wipes underneath so you can either spray or wipe.
Something to Keep my Lips from Flaking
My current favorite lip balm is Kari Gran Lip Whip in Peppermint. It is always in my purse even though it doesn’t need to be constantly reapplied and I always apply it before bed to wake up with new, super soft lips. It is a total airplane is essential to avoid waking up with chapped lips from your long nap because of the really dry airplane air.
Something to Help Me Sleep
I always bring something to help me sleep. What usually works best for me is CBD oil. I usually have it in capsules. This time I brought a Nite Nite patch by La Mend. This transdermal patch delivers a specific dose of CBD and Melatonin through the skin and into the bloodstream
I found these at Indie Beauty Expo and their site is still not up and running, but below are some other useful sleep products. Click on each to shop.
I hope these help you on your next flight!
These are the products that I use frequently and work for me. If you have any questions regarding if they might be a good fit for you, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org .