As if the airport germs weren’t enough, the stress of travel can wreak havoc on your sense of wellness and ease. Crossing time zones or being jet-lagged can throw off your circadian rhythms, causing even more stress to your system, and some research
shows that it can also impair immunity.
Who needs that? Not you or me!
Here are 7 products that can help you feel better and maintain your health this summer
even if you’re traveling:
1. Bamboo Salts
You’ve probably heard that too much salt causes high blood pressure, heart attacks and kidney problems. But the truth is that it’s not salt that’s unhealthy; it’s refined
salt that’s the problem.
Refined salt is stripped of the vast majority of its nutrients through chemical processing. As if that weren’t bad enough, then it is bleached with sulfuric acid and chlorine to give it that white color. I won’t even get into the other chemical additives they throw in to make it free-flowing. Yuck.
But we need salt in order to be healthy. Our body consists of seventy-five percent salt water and electrolytes that we need for optimal cellular function. Sodium is a vital electrolyte: It’s part of the sodium-potassium “pump” that’s responsible for how your heart pumps blood, lung inflation, muscle functioning and a host of other cellular and circulation responsibilities.
For a salt that’s far superior to table salt (or even many sea salts, which sadly these days can be polluted), try our Purple 9X Bamboo Salt.
It’s a high alkaline, ocean-harvested mineral that is sun-dried, deposited in bamboo trunks capped with mineral rich clay, then fire roasted in a pinewood furnace nine times for purification.
It takes over 3 years to grow, harvest, and prepare the bamboo trunk before the baking process. This results in an especially high-mineral and alkaline salt with 80+ minerals that support digestion, cleanse impurities, and balance pH.
Our Bamboo Salt speeds the cleansing and detox process, boosts immunity, regulates perspiration and promotes healthy bowel movements. You can use it with food, or just put a bit in your mouth any time.
Choose from a 60-gram container
or 18-gram travel size
to help you get those healthy minerals on-the-go.
2. Hwangchil Teas
Korean Hwangchil — also known as Dendropanax or Ginseng Tree — is said to be one of the world’s most potent plants. It’s been used in traditional healing for thousands of years for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and other beneficial properties.
Our Premium Hwangchil Teas offer you benefits like: better digestion; more energy; enhanced immunity; improved memory and concentration; and a calm body and mind.
We source our tea only from high-quality Hwangchil trees native to the southern regions of Korea. To make the tea, we use a special kiln that emits negative ions, giving it a smooth, gentle flavor without destroying its health-producing nutrients.
Choose from loose leaf
or convenient tea bags
3. Bird of the Soul Essential Oils
Bird of the Soul Oil is an illuminating aromatherapy blend formulated by meditation expert and New York Times
bestselling author, Ilchi Lee. It was inspired by his Bird of the Soul storybook
about a man named Jay and his relationship with his soul, symbolized by a sweetly singing bird. Traveling life’s journey with Jay, you rediscover what is most precious and important, and the wisdom, meaning and potential that come from your soul.
Bird of the Soul Oil is made from 17 different plants with a fragrance to help stimulate your mind and balance your chakras. You can use it to enhance your daily meditation or yoga practice, as a refreshing spritz, or even as a natural perfume.
Its 17 pure plant ingredients are: Apricot Kernel, Jojoba, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon, Patchouli, Chamomile, Tangerine, Cypress, Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rosemary, and Bergamot.
Get Bird of the Soul Oil as a roll-on
, or in a dropper
4. Solar Body Herbal Detox Foot Patch
The Solar Body Detox Foot Patch is made of potent herbs and minerals that rejuvenate your body through the night.
It works based on the ancient concept of reflexology. The soles of your feet have many reflexology points which, according to traditional East Asian medicine, are energetically connected to areas throughout your entire body. During the day, many of the toxins in our bodies make their way down to the feet due to gravity. and accumulate there.
You attach the detox foot patches to the bottoms of your feet, and the herbs and minerals help remove this accumulated metabolic and energetic waste as they circulate past the reflexology points. Warning — it might look gross in the morning when you see what the patches look like from absorbing your toxins overnight!
Get the Solar Body Herbal Detox Foot Patch here
5. Wooden Pillow
The wooden pillow is a lightweight piece of wood designed to fit the curves of the body. Although it’s now being rediscovered by many people, it’s quite ancient technology. It’s been around for many generations in Asian countries, used in homes and bathhouses to bring relief for various aches and pains.
Change Your Energy
founder Ilchi Lee has updated the wooden pillow practice for modern times so that anyone can use it as a natural tool for self-healing and relaxation.
Its most popular use is under the neck. Resting with the curve of the pillow under your neck for a few minutes can work wonders to relieve tension in your neck and head. I use my wooden pillow this way quite often to counteract the tension that accumulates from work or busyness, and it always gives me immediate relief!
There are also many other ways to use the pillow. You can use it on most parts of the body to relieve aches and tension, open energetic pathways, and balance your entire system.
To experience all kinds of ways to use a wooden pillow for your health, check out our Wooden Pillow Kit
You can also get the components separately: a wooden pillow
and the book that explains it all: Wooden Pillow Exercises for Stiff Neck, Shoulder Pain, Spinal Health, and Relaxation
6. Belly Button Healing Wand (Travel Size)
Your belly button is a key acupressure point that has long been used in traditional East Asian medicine for numerous benefits including: better digestion; less pain; improved immunity; better mood; more energy; and a clearer mind.
Belly Button Healing
is the super-simple method developed by Change Your Energy founder Ilchi Lee that makes it easy for anyone to access the power of their belly button. It’s a gentle internal workout where you mindfully stimulate your navel to vitalize your gut and entire body from the inside out.
You do it by pressing different points on your belly button from the outside with a gentle pumping-like motion, while breathing and bringing your focused awareness to the area.
While it’s possible to do with just your hands and fingers, it quickly gets tiring and puts a strain on your upper body. What’s easier and more effective is to use the Belly Button Healing Wand. It lets you stimulate your belly button more precisely, deeply, and without straining your shoulders, arms or hands.
And with the wand, it seriously only takes a few minutes to start feeling results. I find that it calms my busy mind and brings me a sensation of peacefulness and groundedness very quickly.
Get the Travel Size Belly Button Healing Wand here
7. Crystal Facial Roller
You know travel-face? It’s that puffy-yet-drained look you get when you’re jet-lagged or fatigued from travel. Using a crystal facial roller is a great way to immediately bring circulation back to your face, get rid of excess fluids and toxins, and feel better. It can also help with symptoms of stress such as tension in the face, jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
A simple massage with one of our Crystal Facial Rollers
can slim and firm the skin and promote circulation for a healthy glow. You can chill your roller in the freezer and use it especially around the eyes to depuff under-eye bags and ease swelling on the face.
You can also try an extra-healing lymphatic massage — rolling in specific strokes in the direction of lymph drainage spots. (You can see a video about this on our Crystal Facial Roller page
Note: If you see really cheap ones online, they’re probably made with glass that’s just infused with color. Our Crystal Facial Rollers come in real Jade or Rose Quartz
, bringing you the added energetic healing properties of each stone:
is a wonderfully cooling stone. If you’ve ever held a piece of jade or worn jade jewelry, you can feel it immediately. Jade’s beautiful green shades invoke the restorative qualities of nature — refreshing, nurturing, and grounding.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It’s said to strengthen bonds, heal old wounds of the heart, and attract new love into your life. With its pale pink color and soft sweet quality, Rose Quartz is considered an essential healing crystal.
Shop the Crystal Facial Roller here