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15 Must-Pack Items for a Restorative Getaway

Maintaining a state of zen while traveling is easier than you think. Stick to this packing list of nourishing amenities and transform any trip into a healthy DIY retreat.

Hand Sanitizer, Upgraded

Refresh anytime with Olika’s ergonomically designed Birdie hand sanitizer. Combining antibacterial spray and dry wipes, its hydrating formula incorporates aloe vera and essential oils such as bergamot, lemon, and spearmint. $9, olikalife.com.

Portable Foam Roller

Alleviate hiking- and biking-induced muscle tightness with TriggerPoint’s portable Grid foam roller. Wrapped in firm EVA foam, its 3D surface promotes the flow of blood and oxygen. $35, tptherapy.com. 
 

Chocolate Chia Bars

When hunger strikes in the midst of sightseeing, reach for one of Health Warrior’s mighty 100-calorie dark chocolate chia bars. It has just three grams of sugar and is loaded with good-for-you ingredients such as cashew butter. $18 for 15 bars, healthwarrior.com.

Nourishing Cleanser

Traveling is no excuse to abandon beauty routines. Soko Glam’s Thank You Farmer Back to Iceland Cleansing Water, infused with Iceland moss extract, nourishes skin in shifting temperatures with witch hazel and fruit extracts while simultaneously deep-cleaning pores. $24, sokoglam.com

Travel Yoga Mat

Gaiam’s compact mat, adorned with a calming blue sundial pattern, is a must for on-the-move yogis. Conveniently folding into a flat square, its sticky texture also ensures it stays in place between warrior poses. $25, gaiam.com.

Sleek S’well Water Bottle

S’well’s eye-catching, eco-conscious water bottle evokes the forest with its matte finish that resembles distressed teakwood. Vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours or warm for 12. $35, swellbottle.com.

Comfy Pants

Girl Skirt Mission’s dreamy loose-fitting unisex Thai fisherman yoga pants, great for downward dogs or beachside lunches, wrap around the body and fasten at the waist with ties. They are spun mostly in the handloom tradition from pure cotton sourced in India. $49, girlskirtmission.com.

Sleepy Time Gummies

Among Olly’s collection of playfully packaged nutritional supplements is the Olly Restful Sleep pack. These gummies, containing the natural wakefulness-regulating hormone melatonin and the soothing amino acid L-theanine, along with chamomile, passion flower, and lemon balm, help the jet-lagged fall into a peaceful slumber. $14, olly.com.

Merino Wool Socks

Made for men and women, the year-round Merino wool quarter socks from Bombas are soft and moisture-wicking, perfect for constant walking. Bonus: For each pair of socks sold, Bombas donates another to those in need. $18, bombas.com.

Bamboo Toothbrush

Swap plastic for sustainably harvested bamboo and snag a made-in-Portland, Oregon, toothbrush from Goodwell Co. These 100 percent biodegradable personal care products are bolstered by PH-balancing binchotan charcoal bristles. $6, thegoodwellcompany.com.

Diffuser Kit

Aromatherapy on the go? It’s possible with the travel-size, USB-outlet-adapted Aroma Roam ultrasonic diffuser kit from Saje Natural Wellness. Essentially a miniature humidifier, it infuses air with cool mists of 100 percent plant-based essential oil blends. $60, saje.com.  

Supple Notebook

Writing is therapeutic, and an elegantly unfussy journal like Baron Fig’s thread-bound Vanguard Softcover Notebook inspires jotting down goals and musings on its blank, ruled, or dot-gridded fine-grain pages. $12 for a three-pack, baronfig.com.  
 

Allbirds Sneakers

Whether it’s an early-morning session at the hotel gym or a lively day of exploration, comfortable, lightweight shoes are key. Consider the stylish, environmentally minded Allbirds Tree Runners for men and women, made from sustainably harvested eucalyptus pulp. $95, allbirds.com.

Jump Rope

One of the best calorie-burning cardio workouts is fueled by the simple, nostalgic jump rope. JumpNrope’s beginner-friendly Speed Balls is a portable set of two short disconnected ropes connected to balls, which exercisers can use anywhere to practice symmetry and synchronicity while boosting heart rate. $33, jumpnrope.com.

Digestion Blend

In the wake of spicy street food excursions and must-do dessert splurges, essential oil company doTerra DigestZen might come to the rescue. doTerra specially concocted this natural blend of ginger, fennel, coriander, peppermint, tarragon, anise, and caraway — add a couple drops to a cup of water or soothing tea to ease an upset stomach. $42, doterra.com.

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