When you’re away from home it can be difficult to find the remedies you usually use for all those minor mishaps so it’s worth packing a few summer health essentials.
Weleda’s handy-sized remedies are made form 100 per cent natural ingredients, and, having been in Green Living’s travel toiletries bag over the past few months, including on a trip to South America, we can tell you they work.
For travel sickness, nausea and tummy bugs, try Weleda’s Melissa (Lemon Balm) Comp Drops (£7.50 25ml). Even a change of diet, such as too much rich food, can lead to an upset stomach so take 10-20 drops of this in water every hour as required – it helped Green Living’s upset tum after eating too many empanadas in Argentina!
On long flights, and facing different time zones, we found the Avena Sativa Comp Drops (£7.95 25ml) helped us to wind down, relax and even nod off. Ingredients include the natural sedatives avena sativa (oats), passiflora and valeriana and 10-20 drops in a little water half an hour before settling down was all it took.
Being a tasty treat for biting insects, we also appreciated the Combudoron spray lotion (£5.95 30ml) made with anti-inflammatory arnica as well as the Calendula ointment for guts and grazes (£7.50 50ml/£5.95 25g).
They all fit into those see-through bags you need to take through airport security, and completing the range is a Rhinodoron Nasal Spray (£5.95 20ml) for dried out noses (handy for over-airconditioned hotel rooms as well as stuffy flights) and an Arnica ointment (£5.95 25g) for bumps and bruises.
*Weleda is available from independent health stores, including Framar and Eatwell (both Belfast), as well as from www.weleda.co.uk.