Jen Gold's Golden Travel Tips
Jen is a great friend and is the most beautiful and knowledgable woman. She's the founder of Reconnect To Self and promotes health and a strong sense of wellbeing to the people she takes care of. Being connected to yourself, listening with awareness and living from this truth is a powerful way to be healthy and happy. Jen's aim is to help people to achieve a level of health and happiness that will enhance their life and the world around them. She works from a magical yurt on the grounds of Archerfield Walled Garden, East Lothian, Scotland and she works with massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, reiki, meditation, kundalini yoga and uses a combination of healing tools. Jen is a true goddess - here are some of her golden travel, health and wellbeing tips.
We are now in the peak of the light time with access to so much energy. It’s an easy time to live, with long days and lots of space and potential. A time to celebrate, enjoy and often a time to move and travel.
Here are some of my top tips for staying healthy, positive and relaxed whilst travelling.
Healthy Travel Top Tips!
Witch hazel to the rescue (alcohol free is best)! This is my favourite travel buddy for cuts, bites, bruises, burns and cleansing the skin. It’s astringent, super cooling, healing and refreshing. I take a 50ml bottle and some organic cotton pads in my carry on bag and a big bottle in my checked in luggage 😊
We are made of about 70% water and need to be properly hydrated for our electrolyte water balance and for our body to function well. I like to take a bottle of water to the airport and drink a litre before I go through security. Then buy 2 litres in departures for the flight. This makes such a difference to how I feel when travelling. Drinking lots and peeing lots helps me feel clean, healthy and fresh when I arrive and minimises jet lag and fatigue.
Energise with Lemons
With their powerful antioxidant and antiviral properties, as well as supporting cleansing by stimulating the liver and uplifting the mood, fresh lemons are a super way to stay energised when travelling. I recommend taking at least one organic lemon in your travel bag (no sharp knives tho!). A squeeze of lemon juice in water or on your flight meal is super to give it more life force. This is such a great way to improve the energy of food and water and make it feel more alive.
Reiki is also a great way to bring in more life force. It’s helpful for lots of travelling issues such as travel sickness and anxiety by promoting calm and relaxation. Reiki is my best tool when travelling for myself and others ☺️
Herbal teas are an easy way to get a cup of goodness when travelling. I love Pukka (cleanse), Heath & Heather (spearmint and chamomile) and Yogi Tea. Mint tea can settle the tummy and chamomile is helpful to relax muscles and mind. I travel with extra ones and give them out to people in need on the plane.
Another important tool to maintain balance is a scarf. Keeping the body temperature stable when travelling can be tricky when moving into different climates and artificial air machines. I always carry a scarf for keeping cosy and to protect my head and neck from the harsh air conditioning. The effect on the body from drafts in combination with all the viruses and bacteria around make it more likely to feel unwell after travelling. I have my scarf on and as soon as I hear a sneeze or a cough, I have my lavender oil at the ready!
Lavender is my favourite essential oil to travel with for so many reasons including…
☀️immune system support and protection (increases white blood cell production)
☀️emergency first aid on cuts, burns, bites
☀️calming and soothing muscles
☀️promotes sleep (just a few drops as lots of lavender actually wakes up the mind)
Massage ~ I take a blended oil for massaging my hands, feet and shoulders whilst travelling with an almond oil base (10ml bottle is enough) and a few drops of frankincense, lavender and orange essential oil. Go to the aromatherapy page on my website for dosage and indications
For more information about Jen, her classes, her yurt and her exquisite and deeply relaxing treatments, please follow the link below. Jen is running a Magic Medicine School over the next few weeks for children and teenagers and there are still a few spaces left. My kids are going and it promises to be a gorgeous experience for them. Jen is also running summer offers for her treatments and she still has a few spaces left, so if you live in Edinburgh/East Lothian, Scotland, book in to see her. She is incredible.