Must Have Lifestyle & Wellness Travel Essentials

Whether this is your first trip or you're a seasoned globetrotter, it's always helpful to have a list of practical travel essentials you may want to pack for your vacation. Highlighted below is a list of YK DAILY'S recommendations of items and top tips you may find helpful along the way!

Emergency Breakout Fix


Traveling for a special event? Or Just incase, make sure to pack this Mario Badescu drying lotion if you’re prone to travel breakouts. It's know to pretty much clear most problem spots overnight!

Moisturise - Eyes, Lips & Skin


Don't let the altitude bring you down. Skin gets super parched on planes, so it's always a great item to keep hydrated and moisturised pre and post flight. This doesn't just mean face and body moisturiser, but also lubricating eye drops and lip balm.

Doctor Paw Paw is a common winner for a multipurpose balm. Vintners daughter is known to be like a mini face-lift and brightener in a bottle. The lightweight, water-like substance is packed with 13 botanicals, vitamin C, marine micro-algae, and more - although it's very very pricey.

We love Khiels products, basically all of them, they are brilliant quality and great value. Their Ultra Facial Cream is highly regarded, along with their Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Love Oil For Lips & Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado.

Sunday Riley CEO moisturiser contains vitamin C to both repair and protect your skin from the elements. It keeps skin bright and goes really well under makeup without being greasy.

Aēsops face oil is another great blend in a bottle for supreme moisture.

P.S: Don't forget to sip plenty of water nonstop from a fresh bottle of water.

Vegan Friendly CBD Gummies


It's no secret that flying can be a huge source of anxiety. CBD gummies are a brilliant and modern way to help calm travel nerves. Have one on the plane, or even on your way to the airport to help calm the process of waiting in airport lines and boarding the plane. These Sunday Scaries are also vegan friendly and packed with extra must have vitamins to help boost your immune system.

Pain Relief Cream


Air travel can be a nightmare, especially if you have chronic neck, shoulder or general body pain. Indie Lee have a great product which is fast-absorbing, and powerful, with a subtle scent.

Be sure to read this 7 topical pain relief products review on alternative brands to help target various pains in multiple ways whilst travelling.

Sinus Relief

Sinus relief is something to think about especially is you suffer from headaches, it's easy to get a blocked nose and congestion if you are surrounded by air-conditioning. You can carry a natural de-congestion spray with you, or opt for a Vicks nasal spray (their First Defence spray is also amazing to stop a cold before it starts.)

It is also extremely important to avoid alcohol and caffeine on long flights, despite their popularity! These beverages contribute to dehydration and a loss of moisture. Therefore, prevent over-drying of the nasal passages by avoiding these drinks and by substituting them with glasses of water during your flight, be patient, and enjoy yourself when you arrive at your destination.

USB Mini Humidifier


Thanks to Aroma Work you can buy a mini USB diffuser, designed to enhance your surroundings with a peaceful and charming fragrance. Add pure essential oils of your choice, to create a calm and tranquil atmosphere in which you can relax, unwind and even clear your sinuses.


Vacations are the best! Getting sick on them is the worst. Which is why you must always remember to dose up and pack your vitamins, probiotics for gut health, multi vitamins to support your immune system, beauty aids magnesium for example to help you sleep in uncomfortable places.

Read this link for The 9 best vitamins for travelling.

Phone Camera Lens


Memories are part of the travelling experience, so be sure to capture them in HD!


Leave your bulky camera at home and turn your iPhone or Android smartphone or Tablet into a high-performance camera! Get up close with its 10x Optical zoom, smooth image stabilization and capture those special moments even in low light conditions.

Lightweight Tripod


A compact tripod will help you capture all the special moments with ease, oh and your great outfits of course!

Timeshifter – Jet Lag App

Suffering from jetlag isn’t something you want to have to worry about all the time! Time is precious, and losing a few days or up to a week trying to adjust to a new time zone can be frustrating and debilitating. Timeshifter allows you to create your own personalised jet lag plans so you can arrive at your destination feeling your best. The app works on the premise that each traveler and trip is different and requires a personalised approach, taking your sleep pattern, itinerary, and a range of personal preferences into account. The app has revolutionised people’s lives from astronauts to elite athletes to regular travellers.

Packing Cube Set


Be organised, spend your time exploring, not unpacking!

Travel Neck Scarf

Conventional, U-shaped travel pillows work for some people, but if you can’t see the appeal, try the Infinity pillow below, which is made from super soft and breathable bamboo fabric, designed for all resting positions, with full adjustability, 360° support and incredible breathability for grade-A cozy results.


Or this Trtl pillow, which is essentially a fleece scarf with a support system built in.


Eye Mask


We swears by this light-blocking eye mask. It has beautifying powers as it will allow you to sleep peacefully and not smudge the mascara!

With memory foam, it's soft and comfortable, applying no pressure on eyes, eye space is wider and deeper than other flat sleep masks.

Cabin Approved Travel Pots


Bring along your hair and skincare favourites in these cabin approved bad boys. Keep one of these in your bag, throughout your travels, full of sun block re-filled from your larger bottle, so you are always protected from UV rays!

Blanket Scarf


The often freezing temperatures on airplanes are no joke. Stay warm by wrapping yourself in a scarf that doubles as a blanket, no matter the season or destination, planes & air-con get get chilly!

Re-fillable And Collapsible Water Bottle


Stay hydrated for health and beauty purposes. Save money by re-filling when you can.

Compact Jewellery Box


Non Toxic Mosquito Repellent Bracelets


Say goodbye to messy, oily mosquito creams and sprays, keeps mosquitoes away without harmful chemicals, odours or fumes.

These Mosquito bracelets can be worn whenever you are to protect from mosquitoes all day long. They can ever double up as hair ties!

These mosquito repellent bracelets uses high frequency and unobtrusive sound-waves to create a sonic barrier that protects you from mosquito bites wherever you are.


USB Charging Toothbrush


Hygiene is super important, so pack a compact electric toothbrush you can charge through a usb.

Mini Portable Phone Charger


Because there is NO excuse to run out of charge!

USB Solar Phone Charger


A great option if you are someone who forgets to charge electronics.

Noise Cancelling Headphones


It's crucial when traveling to have a way to tune out unnecessary noise of other passengers. This recommendation is great value for money, however there are many the choose from depending on pice point. Also, worth baring in mind, headphones with an aux cord is the key to taking advantage of in-flight seat back entertainment, and the over-the-ear design let's everyone around you know you're not listening, so take this into consideration when purchasing.

Gear Ties


Disorganised tech can be a nightmare while traveling. Digital associate editor Madeline Diamond found one product to avoid the hassle: "my chargers and cords always seem to get tangled when I’m storing them in a backpack or tote, so I love these flexible rubber twist ties that allow me to wrap my cables safely and easily.

Travel Adapter With USB Charger


It may be tempting to pack your travel adapter in your checked bag, but it’s another essential you wouldn’t want to be caught without in a lost luggage snafu. This Conair adapter works in more than 150 countries and gives you three outlets and a USB slot to plug into so you can keep all of your tech charged and ready to go. Just be sure to use it with dual-voltage devices only, as it doesn’t convert electrical voltage.

Travel notebook


If you like to journal, or are just an organised person, make sure you don't go anywhere without your pretty on theme notebook.

Pocket Picnic And Beach Blanket


For those impromptu beach days or countryside walks.

Travel Door Alarm


Are you worried about the security of your accommodation when you travel? With this travel alarm you will be able to sleep in peace.