Travel takes a toll on me. Myasthenia does not like change, and neither does my - often debilitating - insomnia. I want to be this carefree woman who just flies over here and flies over there and doesn't think twice about it. I am not anymore. But despite the fact that traveling has gotten more challenging for me since my symptoms started, I still won't stay home. I will go anyway, I'll just take extra precautions. These are some self-care essentials I've packed for an upcoming 5-day trip to Boston to keep me comfortable, relaxed and just feeling as good as I can outside my usual comfort zone.
* Ajurvedic tongue scrapper: I use it to remove coating on the tongue that leads to bad breath, to enhance taste and to stimulate the internal organs
* @younglivingeo "Acceptance" essential oil: this blend is supposed to help you adapt to changes better and it's one of my all-time-favorites (the geranium, sandalwood, orange blossom and frankincense oils are also great for mood-swings)
* Camphor essential oil: one of the lesser known oils, it's invigorating and cooling, which makes it great for treating tension headaches (works better on me than peppermint or eucalyptus)
* @drhauschkausa hydrating mask: A thick, nourishing mask I like to slather on my face after long flights. It's very similar in consistency to their famous rose cream, but it's a lot more hydrating and it leaves the skin glowing and baby smooth
* @primallifeorg charcoal toothpaste powder: Normally I only use this once a week to whiten my teeth (haven't been able to give up on foaming toothpastes) but its tiny size makes it super convenient for travel and I always feel like I'm doing something good for my mouth when I use it
* @goop Enriching Facial Oil: I love facial oils and how they feel on my skin - this one is surprisingly hydrating, it comes with a pump (no spilling!) and it's a travel size, so perfect for cary-on luggage
* @mountainroseherbs "Green Tara" spray: I'm addicted to essential oil sprays and use them instead of perfume all the time. This one lasts the longest and includes two of my favorite scents: geranium and vetiver -> continued in the comments