Be it travelling in a car, on a train, on a boat, or on a plane the repeated motion and movement can cause a wave of nausea or feelings of being unwell to suddenly appear.
Often associated with children when they travel, it can actually affect all ages. Even a seasoned traveller can be met unexpectedly by travel sickness.
Unpleasant at most times, sickness, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and loss of appetite are all symptoms of travel sickness – all the more difficult to deal with while ‘on the road’
To help prevent travel sickness Puressentiel – the brains behind the evidence-backed plant-based health products for everyday wellness needs – has developed a Puressentiel SOS Travel Roll-On which you apply to wrists and temple pressure points to fight to prevent and fight off travel sickness symptoms.
A small 5ml handy roller that contains seven pure essential oils, selected for their anti-sickness and calming properties.
Exotic basil, fresh ginger, lemon, peppermint, red mandarin, sweet marjoram, and true lavender make up the formulation, helping to prevent and fight discomfort caused by travel.
What is travel sickness?
Travel sickness, also known as motion sickness, is triggered by repeated movements when travelling such as going over bumps in the road, waves in the sea, swaying on a train or turbulence on a plane.
The symptoms start to appear because we experience a difference between the actual movement and what we expect the movement to be.
How this works is that the inner ear transmits different signals to the brain which are different to what the eyes are actually seeing, resulting in a mix of confusing messages that ultimately result in feeling nauseous, unstable, and unwell.
Dr Tim Bond, Natural Health Chemist from Puressentiel says: “We’ve probably all experienced travel sickness on some level. From feeling tired after a long car journey or experiencing nausea from looking at our phone while being swayed side to side on a train.
“What causes it is the miscommunication between our eyes and brain. Our brain is expected a certain image, yet our eyes relay a different image because of the movement.
“It is best to be prepared before travelling to stop the symptoms of motion sickness appearing, and in this case, the easiest and simplest effect solution is to use the formulation of essential oils that are found in the Puressentiel SOS Travel Roll-On.
“This handy, small roll-on solution to travel sickness can easily be carried in bags or even left in the car for long car journeys. But it is important to use it before embarking on a journey – this is when it will be most effective and will prevent and fight any discomfort.
“Ginger has long been a go-to for settling the stomach is an anti-nausea essential oil, helping to prevent travel sickness, while lavender has many studies to show the efficacy on digestion, vomiting and travel sickness.”
To use: Apply to the skin, over venous areas on the temples, neck and inside of the wrists. Rub your wrists together and deeply inhale the aromas of the essential oils.
When to use: 30 minutes, 15 minutes and then just before the start of your journey, or when feelings of discomfort arise. Say hello to Puressentiel – uk.puressentiel.com
Puressentiel SOS Travel Roll-On is available from Amazon – Click here.
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