For many, summertime is analogous with travelling; whether it be weekend trips out of the city to your favourite beach or mountain hideaways, or weeks spent exploring new territory, lots of Canadians find themselves on the move. While all the adventuring and vacationing fills up our memory bank with happiness, it can also take its toll on our sleeping patterns. Sleeping in bedrooms with foreign environments such as beds, temperature and noise, can make it trickier to get yourself into the deep, peaceful slumber that we all know and love. For that reason, we’ve come up with our list of the ultimate travel essentials to promote a good night's’ sleep. The items on this list can easily be tucked into your luggage or carry-on, keeping them minimal, yet, highly functional. We hope they make as much as a difference in your sleep hygiene while travelling as they do in ours!
Wrap your neck in comfort and luxury whether you are on a plane, in a car or resting in a lounge chair. These travel pillows help keep your neck and shoulders relaxed and provide the ultimate support for your head when you need to catch a quick cat nap in between your adventures. They come with a washable, zippered protector in a handful of different colours to choose from. We sell these travel pillows in-store and online to help make your pre-vacation shopping a little easier.
Pura Botanicals is a local skincare and apothecary line that we adore - they hand make every potion in small batches right here in Edmonton! We love the versatility of their bloom essence spray. A spritz on the plane to relieve dry skin and freshen up your face before arrival or a mist at night before bed to calm your senses and restore suppleness for a glowing complexion in the morning. It can doubly act as a toner and a moisturizer in a pinch and is small enough to tuck into your carry on!
Strathcona Stockings Silk Sleep Mask
An essential for many of us, even when we aren’t travelling, are eye masks. Our favourite is the amazing silk eye masks made and designed in Canada by Strathcona Stockings. The 100% silk exterior and 100% cotton interior create the softest mask for your delicate eye area, while also blocking out any unwanted light source to help calm your body and prepare for slumber. These masks come in the most delightful patterns and colours; you’ll be sure to find one that suits your personality. These eye masks are the perfect marriage of impeccable design and functionality.
This remedy convenience kit by Saje Natural Wellness, a company with mission to connect people with the healing power of plants, features 5 of their most beloved remedies for headaches, pains, colds, indigestion and stress. These rollers can be easily applied along the base of your neck, temples, chest or bottoms of your feet to provide you with relief, promote health and wellness and in turn, promote a peaceful sleep. Saje Wellness was founded in Canada and sources top quality plants and oils so you can be assured that only the most natural ingredients are being put on your skin.
We hope that these travel essentials make a big difference in your next adventure, if you have any travel favourites, we’d love to hear about them! We are always looking for new ways to enhance our sleep, whether that be at home or on the road.