Natural Health Travel Health Essentials For Your Hand Luggage

Here are 3 small, but incredibly useful additions to your summer holiday medicine kit. They are all ideally sized to throw in your handbag as you rush out of the door after the kids on summer day trips too.


First up is a product to soothe your headache – the Arkopharma Migrastick, an all-natural alternative to conventional painkillers which uses 100% pure and natural essential oils to help relieve pain caused by headaches and migraines.

Simply roll over temples, forehead or nape of the neck using circular massage movements.

The Migrastick with its rollerball

I was a little sceptical, I admit but it has a refreshing smell and is surprisingly cooling and long-lasting when applied to the temples.  I think it would certainly help soothe a brewing headache when you are miles away from a pharmacy.

A note of warning though,  you cannot use this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you suffer from epilepsy.  And, it’s not for use on children under the age of 12.

Migrastick is small enough to have on you at all times. It’s also reasonably priced at £6.29 and is available from Amazon, Holland & Barrett and selected independent pharmacies and health stores nationwide.

Nausea and travel sickness

If you suffer from traveller’s tummy or are feeling a bit nauseous from too much sun, try – Tasty ginger and caramel sweets. They contain a massive 30% ginger per sweet.

Working mainly in the digestive tract, ginger helps to boost digestive fluids and neutralize acids, making it an effective alternative to anti-nausea medication, without the possible unpleasant side effects. These are ideal travel sweets to keep in the car’s glove compartment to calm wobbly tummies without having to break out the travel sickness pills.

Gin Gins from The Ginger People

They taste like a zingy, ginger, more chewy version of Werther’s Originals and certainly have a kick to them. The ginger may also help mums to be fighting morning sickness. Gin Gins Caramel are available from and Holland & Barrett stores nationwide.

Mosquito Menace

Finally, there is Zap-It!  I don’t know about you but mosquitoes and midges seem to love biting me in the hot weather. They have a way of putting a real dampener on things when you’re outside, with their dive-bombing and blood-sucking antics.

So whether you’re backpacking through South America, camping at a festival, out for a run or just barbecuing in your back garden (guess which one I do the most of!), Zap-It! is a handy gadget in your armoury against those big, angry red bites.

It can be used as and when required by all the family, but not on babies less than 2 years of age.

Zap-It! will stop the itching and reduce the swelling of the bite (but note: it will not remove toxins or infection).  You simply place the flat end of the gadget on to the bite on your skin, hold the Zap-It! between your first 2 fingers and squeeze the button with your thumb.

Press the button quickly, 5 times or more as soon as possible after being bitten for fast relief.  The Zap-It! will also work through light fabrics.

Each Zap-It! will relieve up to 1,000 bites – enough for many years of bites or itches! It is available in different colours from selected health stores, pharmacies, garden centres, all Asda shops and Superdrug. Zap-It! is also available online from or

Three cheap, simple items that are easy to throw in your bag.  What are your must-have travel health essentials?


  1. Susie Wilkinson
    22 August, 2019 / 9:12 am

    The Migrastick looks really interesting, I’m often searching about in my bag for painkillers when headaches start.

  2. Natalie Gillham
    6 August, 2019 / 11:08 pm

    I’d love to try this, to see whether it could prevent a full blown headache when I feel one brewing. Thanks for the review.

  3. Alica
    11 July, 2019 / 10:45 am

    I need to try out that Migrastick! Thanks!

  4. Katrina Adams
    6 July, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    I’m adding these items to my to-buy list. I suffer regularly with headaches but don’t like to take medication and tend to try and tough it out with plenty of water and a sleep if I really need it (although not always a practical solution). I like the fact that it’s natural ingredients and is something I can just keep in my bag. Hubby suffers from travel sickness so would certainly get him the ginger sweets and we both suffer when we get bitten by bugs. These are certainly must-have editions

  5. Peter Watson
    4 July, 2019 / 3:59 pm

    Thanks for some very advice of things I just hadn’t thought of.

  6. 16 June, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    I find the Migrasticks are excellent and work really well for me!

  7. Caroline Signey
    12 June, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    First aid kit

  8. Chantelle Kemp
    12 June, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Baby wipes!

  9. Phillip James Davies
    12 June, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Multi Purpose Pocket Tool – (Swiss Army Knife)! 😉

  10. Purmala Shrestha
    12 June, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    My Clothes 🙂

  11. Lynn Hughes
    12 June, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    My Mosquito Net.

  12. Anonymous
    12 June, 2015 / 10:23 am

    my tweezers

  13. Heather Tinkler
    12 June, 2015 / 7:00 am

    A hairbrush!

  14. jade Stacie
    12 June, 2015 / 5:43 am


  15. Kirsty Woods
    12 June, 2015 / 6:20 am

    My family

  16. Joanne Jarvis
    12 June, 2015 / 5:42 am

    Calpol & baby wipes xx

  17. Paul Pratt
    12 June, 2015 / 12:57 am

    phone ofcourse 😛

  18. 11 June, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    A sick bag, which I collect from flights. At least one of my children gets car sick.

  19. 11 June, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    painkillers, as I nearly always get a headache when travelling

  20. Rhian Nelmes
    11 June, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I never travel without my mini emergency bag – it has a first aid kit, hand gel, tissues, painkillers and a £10 note!

  21. 11 June, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    My sunglasses!There's nothing worse than being out on a sunny day and you are almost blinded by the sun.

  22. Kim Neville
    11 June, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Travel sick tablets as my kids get travel sick

  23. cheryl kean
    10 June, 2015 / 11:55 am

    mine has to be baby wipes and my phone !!

  24. Sarah Wyatt
    9 June, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Sweets! Any journey is made better with the addition of sweets!

  25. Paul Stanley
    9 June, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Lots of books

  26. siobhan davis
    8 June, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Suncream 🙂 Got to keep yourself protected x

  27. twinlay06
    8 June, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Some tissues for me and a cheap can of extra strength hair spray for the roaches in case some come into apartment, it sets their body

  28. 8 June, 2015 / 10:52 am

    very handy things to have with you, will have to look for those sweets as both myself and my eldest suffer with travel sickness x

  29. Charlotte Cooke
    8 June, 2015 / 11:26 am

    hand sanitizer! 🙂 need it everywhere! haha also i forgot to add my twitter is isobelle1234 thanks 🙂

  30. 6 June, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    Lots of baby wipes – notice a common theme – with kids its a must!


  31. 6 June, 2015 / 10:38 am

    If I'm going somewhere special- like I know I can only do about three times a year, then I take my picture out with me. 🙂 I may have to try that headache relief- I always have to take pills for my severe headaches. :/

  32. Bekaah Rose
    6 June, 2015 / 9:35 am

    I never travel without my Camera! It's a big part of me – always have it with me no matter where I go 🙂 x

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