Getting organic at 35,000 feet is easier than ever.
EVERYBODY’S GOING GREEN THESE DAYS, including airports and airlines, which are adopting everything from low-flow toilets and coffee ground composts to solar panels and wind turbines. But what can passengers do? In addition to purchasing carbon offsets, there’s a world of nature-friendly new products out there, giving the travel experience an eco-chic touch. — Alexandra Zissu
Probably not. But why take the chance when you can pack all- natural travel gear that will create a soothing barrier between you and your seat? Try the DreamSacks Luxury Travel Kit, a plastic-free set that includes a 42-by-72-inch silk and cashmere blanket and a matching silk eye mask tucked into a silk bag that doubles as a pillowcase ($196, dreamsack.com). For equally soft comfort without the stratospheric price tag, check out pb Travel’s travel blanket and eye mask ($15.99, pbtravel.com). When it comes to those indispensable u-shaped neck pillows, a nice organic buckwheat filling out-greens and out-comforts inflatable vinyl every time ($36.99, buckwheattherapy.com). Plus, you can make a tasty bowl of noodles out of it when you’re done. (No, not really.) To add a little aromatherapy to the mix, opt for an organic cotton herbal eye pillow in friendly animal shapes ($20, www.ecobedroom.com). Put it all together and you’ll be the most natural thing in the air… without feathers, that is.
While airborne it’s important to surround yourself with natural creams and lotions made with organic oils to restore some of the moisture sapped from your skin. Just be sure to pack mini bottles — a good traveler never risks losing prized cosmetics at security. Kit-o-philes can choose between Dr. Alkaitis’ Travel Kit, with eight so-pure-they’re- edible (though it’s not advised) items that will last through a 10-day getaway ($45.00, www.saffronrouge.com) and the less expensive Dr. Hauschka’s Body Care Kit, also with eight products ($22.95, www.drhauschka.com). Dr. Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Body Oil ($28.95) is as essential to flying as wings. Suki’s perfect-for-travel Balancing Mini Skin Care Kit ($26.95, www.sukipure.com) will prevent parched skin, while Weleda’s creamy Everon Lip Balm ($5, www.weleda.com) does the same for the lips. Slather it all on before your flight and, for good measure, after. You’ll never be left high and dry again.
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