Airplanes and I don’t get along. Being stuck in a metal tube hurtling through the sky is not exactly my idea of fun, but I recently had to do a bit of travelling for work. So I had to find some way to make myself more comfortable and reduce my flight anxiety, and Saje Wellness had a few bits that helped tremendously.
Saje Wellness Home Farmacy Remedy Bar
Scents help my anxiety a lot, especially peppermint and lavender, so I originally went into Saje to look at their essential oils. I had planned on picking up Peppermint Halo and Stress Release on their own, but came across the Home Farmacy Remedy Bar and decided to try it instead. The Home Farmacy Remedy Bar includes five essential oils with both rollerball and dropper ends on them (I thought they were only rollerballs and was shocked when the other end twisted off as well) and a beautiful wood stand to keep them in.
Peppermint Halo is my favourite of the five essential oils. I get a sore neck and headaches quite often, and applying this helps relieve the tension thanks to the peppermint, lavender and rosemary. It was amazing to have in the airport to make myself a little more comfortable. Note that you will feel a warming sensation on the areas you apply it, which for me helps headaches a lot.
Immune is the essential oil I have used the least so far (thankfully I haven’t been sick for a while!). However I did wake up with a cold the morning I sat down to write this post and rolling the eucalyptus, cinnamon and peppermint scent oil onto my chest helped soothe my cough.
Eater’s Digest is a digestion easing remedy that I’ve used a few times now. I don’t use it to help with anxiety, but it’s certainly nice to have to ease any bloated feeling caused by having eyes that are bigger than my tummy.
Stress Release is the second essential oil that I find helps my anxiety a lot. As advertised, it helps calm me down and release any nerves – which is especially useful when I’m fighting flight anxiety. The lavender, orange and chamomile scent is soothing and really pleasing in general. I like rolling this onto my wrists or the palms of my hands so I can smell it easily. It’s also a nice one to use before bed!
Pain Release is very similiar to Peppermint Halo, at least in it’s uses for me. It helps ease aches and pains (very useful while travelling) but I prefer the smell of Peppermint Halo in general.
Knowing my preferences a little better now, I probably would only pick up Peppermint Halo and Stress Release for easing anxiety, but it’s definitely nice to have all five for general day-to-day needs.
Saje Wellness Relax-O-Ring
I picked up the Relax-O-Ring without thinking that it would be useful. I mean…a massage ring? What? I’d never heard of that before, but I also knew that I get really fidgety when I’m anxious, so being able to play with a ring could definitely help.
Boy am I glad I picked this up! It is hands down the best thing that’s happened to me in terms of helping ease my anxiety since I started using calming sounds apps on my phone. (Infinite Storm is one of my favourites.)
The Relax-O-Ring is amazing for those of us who get fidgety. It applies enough pressure on my fingers that I have to focus on something other than how anxious I’m feeling, and the steady back and forth motion helps me feel in control.
These are just a few tools I’ve found that help my anxiety, but they’ve made the biggest difference while I’m flying. Do you have any tips for helping flight anxiety?