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21 best travel essentials for your health and wellness

Be kind to your mind and body while you're on vacation.
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Is there anything more thrilling than the fact that we are finally able to travel again? If you, too, have forgotten how to pack appropriately for an extended vacation, look no further than our list of the best travel size wellness products to pack for your next getaway. You can never give yourself enough TLC, especially when you're traveling.

Travel size health and wellness products

1. Saje Pocket Farmacy Essential Oil Blend Set

I don’t know about you, but using aromatherapy has helped me a ton with flight anxiety, sleep troubles and the general need to just relax while I’m away from home. This five-piece set from Saje includes rollerballs to help calm coughs, relieve pain, soothe your head, comfort an upset stomach and release any lingering stress.

2. Bath and Body Works PocketBac Hand Sanitizers

It goes without saying that you still need to be using hand sanitizers frequently, especially while traveling. Why not make it a bit more fun with a tropical scent like this pick from Bath and Body Works?

3. Fekkai Travel Size Shea Butter Intense Mask

Wellness is all about pampering, and it’s nice to give your locks some love after a dip in the pool or swim in the ocean. This super rich mini hair mask features shea butter to moisturize hair and tame frizz.

4. Theragun Mini

Love to hit the gym while on vacay? Make sure you pack this mini Theragun in your luggage. It’s super quiet, ultra portable and perfect for post-workout recovery.

5. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic Eau de Toilette Travel Spray

We love this unisex scent — which features notes of mandarin, basilic and cedarwood — to help you feel energized and ready to take on any activity you embark on during vacation.

6. Port and Polish Pill Box

This chic, portable pill box fits just the right amount of pills for a week-long trip. The best part is that it won’t take up much space in your bag!

7. Sport Berkey Water Bottle

Berkey makes it easier to filter your drinking water while traveling with this portable bottle, which has a filtration system attached to the straw.

8. Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches

After a long journey to your destination, your tired eyes might need a little pick-me-up. These gel eye patches from Mary Kay are so easy to throw into any bag, and work by hydrating, soothing, cooling and depuffing your under-eye area stat.

9. Drunk Elephant The Littles Hair + Body Kit 2.0

You know what’s not fun? Not having any shampoo, conditioner or body lotion available at your hotel room (and you know that complimentary bar soap isn’t gonna cut it). This fun mini kit from Drunk Elephant includes multiple haircare and body care products to bring along in your carry-on.

10. Beekeeper's Naturals B. Immune Throat Spray

Your body’s immunity can really take a hit when traveling. This throat spray from Beekeeper’s Naturals is a great way to boost your immune support, relieve a sore throat and combat various ailments.

11. Kitsch Ultimate Travel Bottles Set

If you’d rather bring along your own toiletry items, look no further than this travel bottles set from Kitsch. The mini bottles and jars are great, but our favorite items are the flat squeeze pouches, which can fit nice and easily into any spot in your travel bag.

12. Goodhabit Catch Flights, Not Feelings Skin Shielding Serum

Protecting your skin from environmental elements while traveling is key. The Goodhabit Shielding Serum creates a barrier for your skin against the irritants that cause inflammation and oxidative stress — which is really great for when you’re on a crowded train or plane.

13. Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier

Not only is Liquid I.V. incredible for post-flight dehydration, but it’s also a serious winner for those who know they might be drinking a bit too much alcohol during their vacation. It’s packed with electrolytes to help you get hydrated faster than if you just drank plain water.

14. Venus Radiant Skin Starter Kit

This razor couldn’t be more perfect for traveling. It features a formula developed by Olay scientists to lock in moisture immediately as you shave. No shaving cream needed and no moisturizer required afterward? Genius.

15. Slip Silk Sleep Mask

Getting your z's in while on vacation is a must, and you never know what the blinds situation might be in your hotel room or vacation rental. Rather than risk abruptly waking up to bright morning sunlight, opt for a super comfy sleep mask to block out the rays while you get some much needed rest.

16. BlendJet Portable Blender

If you’re a big fan of smoothies, consider packing a BlendJet in your checked bag. It makes it easy to create a healthy, delicious smoothie right in your hotel room or vacation rental.

17. Hanacure All-in-One Facial Starter Kit

If you’re on a vacation and don’t have the time (or money) to indulge at the spa, consider bring a mini spa experience along with you. This kit from Hanacure features their famous multi-action treatment mask that works to smooth, brighten, correct, lift, firm, tighten and detoxify, all at the same time.

18. Stanley Shortstack Travel Mug

Rather than pack wasteful plastic water bottles, save the planet by bringing along this travel mug from Stanley. It’s cute, compact and can hold both hot and cold liquids.

19. Tone it Up Booty Bands

No need for a gym when you’ve got these booty bands. They’re great for any sculpting or toning workout in your hotel room or on the deck at home. The best part is that they take up basically no room in your luggage.

20. Pink Moon Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Tool

Gua sha tools are great for depuffing your face, especially after a long flight. Make sure you use this pick from Pink Moon with an oil or moisturizer, so that it glides across your face more easily.

21. Supergoop! Mini PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50

Packing sunscreen in your luggage is a no-brainer when it comes to vacation, especially during the summer months. This pick from Supergoop! is fast-absorbing, non-greasy, water- and sweat-resistant and is a must-have for your beach bag.

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