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When you’re out exploring the world, herbs can help optimize your adventure! Here are a few herbs I make sure to always pack in my carry-on.

Mountain Lotus Herbal Skin Balm (Calendula, Chamomile, Lavender & Rose)

I was severely sunburnt on a speed boat trip up the Mekong river to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, so I applied Mountain Lotus Herbal Skin Balm. It really seemed to help! Not only did it prevent my skin from peeling, but also my skin healed and became comfortable just a few days later. I brought this with me because it also helped me with an allergic rash before I left.

Liquid Bandage

When travelling I also wouldn’t be without liquid bandage, aka Sangre de Grado or Dragon’s Blood, for everything from abrasions and coral cuts to insect and animal bites– it’s first aid uses are endless!


Propolis, a lovely product from our bees, is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. Great to bring along to ward off sore throats, colds, and assist with the flu and other infections you can come down with when exposed to new environments. Try the Propolis Manuka spray or the candies, both are great!

Tooth Tonic

Tooth Tonic, an essential-oil based tooth cleaning product, is ideal for cleaning teeth in countries where the tap water is not safe as you don’t need water to use it. Happy Herb Shops carries two kinds from local vendor the Tooth Faerie , Fennel and Mint.

Happy traveling with happy herbs!




The following day after posting this article on my Happy Herbs traveling kit, I contracted a severe “Bangkok Belly” and was faced with a dilemma as I had a long train trip ahead of me and let’s face it, squat toilets are not much fun!

I took about 3 mls of Propolis and Liquid Bandage (Sangre de Grado/Dragon’s Blood), being sure that one of them would help – and they did! A wonderful train trip was had.

GO HAPPY HERBS WHEN ON THE GO (or on the runs!)

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