It’s always an exciting moment to retrieve your long forgotten suitcase out from under the bed or down from the loft because it only means one thing… Holiday season! We revel in the joy of whipping out our summer clothes and perching on top of our suitcases in order to squeeze in every last pair of sandals (because you can never have too many!). We also love organising our carry-on bag (Sad, we know!), so below, are the essentials we never leave the country without!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml – £11.50
We’ve all been told time and time again, that planes are probably one of the most dehydrating ways of transport, not only for your body, but your skin too. Caudalie’s famous Beauty Elixir Face Mist is a powerful plant based, anti-dull spray that will give a surge of moisture and radiance to dry and lack lustre skin.

Neals Yard Melissa Hand Cream 30ml – £13.50
Speaking of feeling dehydrated, it’s always lovely to whip out a luxurious hand cream to give your hands a bit of a pamper when they’re feeling a bit papery and dry. We love the Neals Yard Melissa Hand Cream for it’s rich and nourishing ingredients and it’s so easy to store in your carry-on bag.

IQ Superfood Chocolate – £2.85
Plane food is the worst, right? So whenever we travelling, we always carry a stash of healthy nibbles! A firm favourite has got to be IQ Superfood Chocolate for their inventive flavours and their organic and raw ingredients. The flvour we keep going back to is the orange wild wild raspberry. (So addictive!).

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 75ml – £16.00
Overnight flights can be made much more relaxing with a little help from This Works. Their best selling Deep Sleep Pillow Spray aims to calm and sooth your mind and body to encourage a deeper sleep and help you feel refreshed upon awakening.

L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Roll On Eau De Toilette 10ml – £14.50
This dainty and easily portable Cherry Blossom roll-on offers a gorgeous, light, fruity scent that’s super handy for touch-ups on the go. Roll on’s are great for travelling because there’s nothing worse than getting a mouth full of perfume from the person sitting in front of you who’s decided to practically have a shower in it!

Kiehl’s SPF Lip Balm 15ml – £9.50
Having dry, cracked lips is such a bummer, especially on holiday when the sun is beaming down making them even worse! Our go-to remedy is the Kiehl’s SPF Lip Balm everytime. Apart from offering protection from the sun, it also combats the effects of harsh winds and blasting air cons! It’s definitely a winner in our books.

Jason Nourishing Apricot Deodorant Stick – £4.99
Jason’s pure, natural deodorant is perfect for a freshen up when things get a little bit hot and sticky (we’ve all been there!). Natural apricot oil and nourishing Vitamin E will smooth and soften underarm skin, while the grapefruit seed extract (containing antimicrobial properties), will help fight odor-enhancing bacteria!

Punch Foods Raw Cacao Superseeds – £3.99
The newest super snack to hit the town is the utterly delicious Punch Foods Superseeds! These tubes of naturally flavoured seeds make snacking on the go way more hygienic! Simply knock a few mouthfuls back straight out the tube and you’re good to go! Heads up – The raw cacao flavour is the yummiest!

Mio Skincare Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Gel 100ml – £21.00
Boost circulation and ease tense, sore muscles with this invigorating muscle gel. Travelling can take its toll on the body, so we love to slather on this gel when we want to energise and cool our tired muscles. You can purchase this in travel size with Mio’s “Your Fit Skin Kit” where you also receive “The Activist”, a firming body oil, and “Boob Tube+”, a multi action bust firmer!

words by Molly Jennings