Globe Trotting Essentials

You get to your destination, it’s dry and hot. Dirt drifts into the arid air as you get off your vehicle. The streets are very busy, you see the colors of tapestries hanging on old wooden bars. There are people walking to the cafe where they sell green tea with honey. You start experiencing the smells and the sounds of a new place. All is so exciting that you feel  overwhelmed at the same time. You then wake up and realize it was all just a dream and you have only but a couple of days to finish packing before you head off to Marrakesh, Morocco.ID-100324

Although I have never been to Morocco before, it is on my list of places to visit. Imagine that you were traveling to some place and not have a clue of what to take.

What products do you need?

What would you find there?

I thought it would be fun to do a Globe Trotting Essentials

Simplicity is always good when traveling. You never know what kind of skin care products you could find and end up taking back home. It could be freshly made Orange Blossom Water from Morocco, even Argan Oil made by the beautiful Berber women or spices that you can experiment with to make facial mask. It is always good to do research before traveling. Although it might seem fun to go on a whim and not know anything, it is best to be on the safe side.

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First of all if you are traveling you don’t want to haul all of your skin care products. It will take up space in your luggage. So I would stick with the magic 4.

Cleanser, moisturizer, toner and an extra.

My cleanser of choice would be an oil that also works as a moisturizer. My oil of choice is Barbary Fig Seed Oil. It is a highly nourishing oil made from the seeds of a fruit that is also known as Tunas. It is high in Vitamin E and Linoleic acid which is the key to its anti- inflammatory agent. It is very gentle on the skin and it works by healing the skin with its other skin healing properties that it has. You can get it at La Bella Figura.

To tone the skin I choose something that is a little more exotic. I have been enjoying Tulsi hydrosol from Evan Healy. It has a spicy scent and it helps with the respiratory system based on ayurvedic traditions.

“Tulsi in all aspects and places is holier than holy. Where the breeze blows through Tulsi plants, it makes the surrounding areas pure.” Horizon Herbs, Richo Cech

As an extra I like to take Hibiscus powder. I can mix it with an oil and toner and make a mask. It works wonders on the skin. Hibiscus powder has a high amount of Vitamin C, it is anti-inflammatory and an astringent. It is gentle enough to use on most skin types.

What are your Globe Trotting Essentials?

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Enjoy Life

Che

Morocco Photographs from Free Digital Photos

Clutch is from Silvia Gattin

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4 thoughts on “Globe Trotting Essentials

  1. scentualsoundtracks

    Love your blog as usual, Che! Thank you for sharing your travel essentials. I Absolutely LOVE hydrosols. Check out some unique ones here https://www.etsy.com/shop/RingBotanicals.

    I went to Salvador, Bahia in Brazil this past summer. I was there for a full month, so I didn’t pack as lightly as I usually do, but I did bring lots of multipurpose products like oils, powdered herbs, and raw honey. They came in handy for skin care and cooking, and my skin (and overall health) were protected and vibrant!

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  2. chezaragoza Post author

    Thank you!!
    They are so amazing!! The Rasberry Rose hydrosol is going to be the next one to try out.
    Which ones have you tried out?

    You should do a post on your travel essentials!! I would love to read it!
    And also a skincare routine I haven’t seen one in your blog. We seem to share the same skincare essentials 🙂

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    1. scentualsoundtracks

      Hi Che! I will do a post soon on skin care and travel. I did a post on packing for travel somewhat recently here: http://scentualsoundtracks.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/staying-ready-packing-an-all-natural-beauty-bag-for-overnight-trips/

      And I ordered the Raspberry Rose and Lavender Hydrosols. I will receive them soon and will tell you about them! I have used other hydrosols like Rosemary, Tulsi, Rose Geranium, Frankincense, Rose, Tuberose, Cacao, Blood Orange, Witch Hazel…

      Reply

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