by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
I recently got back from a quick trip overseas visiting family. My red-eye flight was 11 hours and needless to say, was exhausting in every sense of the word. Luckily, I had with me tried-and-true hacks for making the flight a little easier and had me arrive at my destination more refreshed than I thought I would. Here are my three secrets:
I packed three heads of romaine lettuce in a large ziplock bag (chopped and washed, of course) and munched on them throughout my flight. The water in the lettuce, along with the vitamins, helped me stay hydrated throughout my flight, plus I also bought a water bottle at the airport for extra hydration.
The plane is very drying and 11 hours can wreak havoc on your skin. I used PurErb Bulgarian Rose Soothing Toner a few times during the flight and loved the results: super-soft skin that wasn’t oily, just hydrated and glowing. As an added bonus, the scent of fresh roses smells like perfume and is therapeutic in and of itself. The toner contains resveratrol, sandalwood and Edelweiss stem cells, among other ingredients, and comes in a 2-ounce travel-size bottle ($12.00).
There are a lot of neck pillows out there but Necknapperz ($19.99) are neck pillows that convert into a stuffed animal. Size-wise they fit kids and adults alike so when you’re not napping on the plane turn them over and switch into a friendly plush for your kid.
I was not compensated for this post. I received samples.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.