If you have yet to take an expedition, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

With an emphasis on adventure and exploration, it is not your leisurely lie on the beach vacation. There is usually a great deal of physical activity (long hikes, climbs, etc.). Expeditions usually appeal to people who want to explore destinations that offer more wilderness and wildlife than human contact. The trick is to prepare for your expedition accordingly. Since every trip will be different, here are some universal (and unisex) basics.

Boiron Arnicare Gel and Tablets This gel is great to rub on muscles after a long day. It’s perfect for reducing muscle pain and stiffness from minor injuries and overexertion. The homeopathic tablets are another must have. Take it before your daily trek into the unknown, or as soon as you notice any discomfort. 

Jao Hand Sanitizer First introduced as a hand sanitizer (refresher), it is now known as a portable sink. This is a superstar product that you should never want to leave home without, once you try it. It is a disinfectant that kills germs and freshens hands without drying. The aromatic property keeps you calm and smelling good (you can also use as a deodorant in a pinch). This blend of lavender, tea tree oil, eucalyptus, geranium and ethyl alcohol is great on your next journey. Available at Jao Brand

Cabeau Evolution Cool Travel Pillow This is not your ordinary travel pillow. You really arrive rested and ready for the day, and arriving to your destination well-rested is important! The air circulation vents in this pillow keep you cool while you sleep at any altitude. The pillow is super soft with memory foam and even comes with ear plugs. Available at Cabeau.

Digestive Bitters by Urban Moonshine This will make sure your digestive system stays on track when you travel. Who wants to miss a day in the great outdoors due to stomach discomfort? Digestive Bitters inspires your body’s own production of digestive juices and enzymes. It is also helpful for occasional gas bloating, indigestion and nausea. Available at Urban Moonshine

Raw Organic Perfect Food Alkalizer & Detoxifier by Garden of Life This organic alkalizer blend delivers seven organic ingredients, including lemon juice, coconut water, RAW Calcium algae, cracked wall chlorella, ginger, spinach, and kale.

It also blends 7 organic detoxifying herbs, including fennel seed, burdock root, dandelion root, turmeric root, radish tuber, red clover blossom and yellow dock root in significant amounts for cleansing and detoxification. It is great for mixing in water and juice every morning for energy and making sure you get all of the vitamins you will need on a daily basis, while exploring. Available at Garden of Life

mykind Organics Vitamin C Spray by Garden of Life Keep your immune system boosted with this convenient organic vitamin c spray. Available at Garden of Life

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Activated Charcoal by Natures Way This is another must have in case you eat something that really disagrees with you. It has been know to assist with mild food poisoning, by absorbing toxins in the gut before it enters the bloodstream. Available at Natures Way

Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes by Yes 2: Whips go a long way with travel! This detoxifying charcoal wipe is great for both men and women to put in their bag and go. They are great when climates are dry or sticks or when you feel like you just want a clean face. wipes also! They also are great to remove makeup. Available at Yes2

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Mongo Kiss Lip Balm by Eco Lips Lip health is very important when you are exploring (especially in changing altitudes), This lip balm features certified organic ingredients and Fair Trade Certified™ Cocoa Butter infused with Mongongo Oil, a nutrient-rich oil from Zambia, Africa. Available at Eco Lips

Aukey 30,000 mAh Charger Power is key! This charger will power up multiple devices. It charges 4x’s faster than conventional chargers. Fully charge your iPhone 7 10 times before this device has to be charged. Available at Amazon.

CamelBak The M.U.L.E.® This best selling backpack is perfect for any of your travel expeditions. This bag was first introduced as a mountain biking bag back in 1996. It is lightweight and carries everything you need including three gallons of water. It has air channels to keep your back cool, universal bike helmet hooks and compartments for keys and electronics. Available at CamelBak

Merrell It is very important to research and wear the correct shoes. Merrell is the first place to start. Backpacker Magazine named Merrell boots, “the most comfortable and functional boots in North America.” They offer something for every expedition. Available at Merrell

Expectations are a great way to travel, and having the right essentials makes it smooth. Please share your essentials with us.

This post originally appeared on The Organic Spa Magazine Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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