Monday, December 16, 2013

Giveaway: Products for Healthy Holiday Travel

If you'd like to win one of two cool products, read on. Whether you're packing for a hot or cold weather vacation, it's likely you'll be including ointments, gels, salves or lotions that will help you deal with rashes, bites, burns or just chapped, dry skin. And finding a company that manufactures environmentally friendly products is a real plus. That's why I have long recommended products by All Terrain, a New Hampshire-based company that's focused on natural ingredients and children's health. (They support organizations that are concentrating on reducing childhood obesity by promoting an active lifestyle.)

I recommend two of All Terrain's products --Aloe Gel and Herbal Armor Spray -- on the laminated list that's included with Doc-in-a-Bag, my unique travel first-aid kit organizer. (I've blogged about this first-aid-kit organizer here and here.) And, with the holidays fast approaching, I'm holding a savvy travel giveaway, thanks to All Terrain that's providing these two products, each to one lucky winner. 
Herbal Armor is a DEET-free insect repellent that relies on oils from plant-based oils: citronella, peppermint, cedar, lemongrass, geranium and soybean to repel mosquitoes and ticks. This is the only product I used on my recent river cruise along the Amazon. It's safe for children, it won't irritate your skin nor will it damage your clothing, and it's water and sweat resistant. Because it's 100% effective over a two-hour period, I simply reapplied it every two hours to remain mosquito free. The giveaway is the 4 oz. size that retails for $8.99.

Aside from containing aloe, the paraben-free Aloe Gel has, among the ingredients, extracts of chamomile and cucumber, as well as lavender oil that are all noted for their skin-healing properties. This product works well to relieve dry, cracked and chapped skin and it does so without any curious scent or greasy residue that seem to accompany many other aloe products. I carry it on all my trips and find it ultra soothing without negatively impacting my clothing. The giveaway is the 5 oz. size product that retails for $8.99

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this post as to how you try to stay healthy while traveling during the holidays. Make sure to include a way for me to contact you (whether your email, Twitter or Facebook account) in case you're one of the winners. All comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 23, 2013. I will randomly choose two winners who will each randomly receive one of the two products above. You must be a U.S. resident to be eligible to receive the prize. Good luck everyone.

16 comments:

Brette @ PuttingItAllontheTable said...

I bring antibacterial wipes and I wipe down just about everything on my airline seat and tray, including the buttons for the light and the call button

Vera Marie said...

We find peace in digestion by munching Bean-o tabs before tasting unfamiliar food.

Alexandra said...

I have been taking Vitamin D for several years and have managed to avoid getting sick.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Brette, Smart move. I typically bring alcohol swabs with me. And, since I drink soda out of a can sometimes, I've used the swab along the lip of the can, too, when traveling in places with poor hygiene.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Vera, Bean-o is a great product. Good idea to bring that along.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Alexandra, I too take vitamin D, 2000 IU a day. More and more studies are finding out how important it is.

Jennifer Margulis said...

I make sure to get enough sleep. And try not to overeat.

Michael-Ann said...

What I do is keep a couple of chap sticks in purse and pocket, also fisherman's friend lozenges, as well as drinking mt teas with fresh grated ginger.

merr said...

I always get great ideas from your site for when I travel. Some of these things that are good to keep in the car, too, for everyday use. Thanks so much.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Jennifer, Two great pieces of advice that I follow as well. Overeating on the plane is a particular no-no. And I always try to get enough rest when flying as well.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Michael-Ann, Carrying around lip balm is a great idea. Once I lost mine in northern Iceland and was stuck with chapped lips for a week. (There's wasn't any place to buy it where I was hiking.) Those lozenges are great for a cough/sore throat. And I've found that mint tea with ginger really settles an upset stomach.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi merr, Thanks so much for your kind comments. Good luck with the giveaway. Yes, either of these two products are great to just carry in the car for when you'll be driving to a hiking trail or the beach.

HeatherL said...

These are all great ideas. I also recommend getting a flu shot.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Heather, This is the first year I got a flu shot. Every year I got the flu. Got sick of it.

ruth pennebaker said...

I'm trying to exercise regularly through the holidays.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Ruth, Exercising, especially when traveling, is so important. I always bring a jump rope with me when I travel. It's very easy to pack.