Travel Tips: Badger’s 5 Best for Flying

Badger's 5 Best for Flying

“Have Badger, will travel!” This phrase means you have a clever mind, and the skills and equipment to make any trip a breeze. You are a clever Badger. You are the Navigator. You are a Travel Master.

Personally, I love to travel, and I’ve done quite a bit of it throughout my life. Some trips have been smooth sailing. Others… not so much. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that flexibility and an open mind serve me well when I travel. For everything else, there’s Badger!

When I look back on my travelogues from the last few years, I discovered there were a number of “Badger buddies” that always accompany me on trips. So for this post, I thought I’d share my 5 all-time favorite Badger products for flying. All of these recommendations are TSA approved (so you can bring them through security and everything!), and serve a multitude of uses in the air, on the ground— anywhere you happen to be.

1. Stress Soother Mind Balm Stick
Stress Soother
I love flying in airplanes and always have. I probably have a zillion pictures of clouds and cities from 35,000 feet. But let’s face it: air travel can get kind of stressful. Airports, security, lines, layovers, delays – all of these things can leave you feeling a little frazzled, and that can zap the fun out of travel really fast. Enter: Stress Soother. This awesome aromatherapy blend doesn’t knock you out. Instead it uses pure steam-distilled essential oils to promote calm courage. And when faced with challenges in travel, what you really need is to stay calm and on top of your game. This helps you to navigate any obstacles that come your way like an agile travel ninja.

I always have this soothing stick within arm’s reach whenever I travel. If I’m feeling a little tense, I just apply it to the inside of my wrists, or sometimes right under my nose. It’s a great moisturizer for any place on your body – just apply it wherever you can smell the aroma. Don’t let a little airport kerfuffle ruin your travel. Rise to the occasion.

2. Sleep Balm
Badger Sleep Balm
This one’s with me anytime I sleep anywhere but in my own bed. I’m a pretty good sleeper, but living in a rural area I’ve grown accustomed to the quiet when I’m trying to sleep. So sometimes the noise that accompanies hotels, motels, airbnb’s, and even a friend’s guest room can keep me up. I think this little tin even helps me to better adjust to different time zones!

As an added bonus, if your room for the night happens to be a little stinky* you can rub this right under your nose to mask any unfamiliar odors.

*Note: stinky to me is basically anything other than essential oils. This includes industrial cleansers, air fresheners, and things that other people might not find stinky. So I often find hotel rooms – even really nice ones! – “stinky.”

3. Creamy Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Ever notice that air travel can leave you feeling dried out? I drink as much water as I possibly can, but sometimes dry spots on my skin appear randomly. This was especially bad news when I traveled a lot for Badger. Who wants to talk to a dried-out Badger? Not to mention how bad it looked because I was representing a company that makes moisturizers. D’oh!

My secret ally? A tube of Creamy Cocoa Butter Lip Balm. It’s pretty much straight cocoa butter, and the big tube is great for cuticles, elbows, and just about anywhere else. Pro tip: twist up a little bit of product, and then use the cap to cut off as much as you need for easy application anywhere – even on legs!

4. Anti-Bug Shake & Spray in 2.7 oz
Organic Badger Anti-Bug Spray
If I’m heading to a destination wedding, or any place where it might be buggy, I toss this little bottle into my zip lock carry-on bag. I know, it may seem a little crazy that I’m the lady who travels with bug spray, but what can I say? It works for me. I usually leave it behind at my destination, with a friend or acquaintance, and buy a new one before my next round of travel. I love to delight strangers who compliment me on the scent, or remark on how well it works. Seriously, it’s really fun just to be able to say, “hey, why don’t you keep it?” Generosity is awesome.

5. Baby Balm
Organic Baby Balm
Cuts? Scrapes? Stings? These things also happen when you travel. Baby Balm goes anywhere I do because not only is it remarkably soothing, but it has a ton of calendula extract in it. In fact, if I were forced to travel with only one Badger product, Baby Balm would likely be it. But please don’t ever make me travel with only one Badger product!

What products are your best travel buddies? Let us know in the comments below!

Jentri Jollimore has been with Badger's marketing department since 2008, and active in the natural products industry for more than 10 years. When she's not handling PR and Social Media for Badger, she enjoys playing guitar, composing songs, and writing scores for short films. Jentri's Favorite Badger products: Damascus Rose Face Oil, Beard Oil, Seabuckthorn Beauty Balm, and Badger Balm.

13 comments on “Travel Tips: Badger’s 5 Best for Flying

  • What would you recommend as an alternative for your body oils for carry-on luggage? I love my balms, but I definitely find it easier to moisturize my legs (post shaving) with an oil rather than digging through my tins. Would it be better to transfer the oil to a travel-sized bottle or should I just use my facial oil for double duty?

    • Hi Kate!

      I personally use my Face Oil for double-duty. It’s one less bottle to carry, and it gets the job done. 🙂 You can also save your Face Oil bottles and reuse them for Body oil.

      Let us know if you have any more questions!


  • THANK you so much! Last year I spent 25 weeks out of the country and this year will be another big one. Badger Balm has already changed my life, now it will change my travel!

  • Thanks! I am a pretty low-maintenance gal and I think I will have enough room in my baggie anyway. I didn’t know you could even take outside food on a flight until last year! I’ve suffered through so many airplane meals, I will definitely be taking food!!

    I did once take a wine bottle stopper as a gift to my hostess… that was a bad idea. Looks all pointy and sharp on scanners. Whoops!

    Thanks! I am hoping with the sleep balm I may actually arrive rested, not feeling like a zombie!


  • Do you find that you have to pack the balms in the “liquids” baggie? I’m traveling with Badger for the first time in January, to London (from the US). I’d hate to slow down the line, and the balm isn’t technically a liquid… but it could be a gel. So I thought I’d ask someone who has probably taken the items through multiple airports! I’ll definitely take sleep balm and the nutmeg body moisturizer, possibly stress soother if I have room.



    • Hi Cate,

      You’ve definitely come to the right person! 😉

      I have never had an issue with balms in my carry on luggage. If I bring my Damascus Rose Face Oil or Beard Oil, I do put that in my liquid baggie. I have never had a TSA agent question my precious Sleep Balm or Headache Soother (two I almost always have in my purse when traveling), but that being said there is an outside chance that you run into a TSA agent who has a different definition of what a “gel” is (especially on an international flight). I would be very surprised, though, and I’m sure you could show them the product and they would see that it is definitely not a gel.

      That being said, you can always put the balms in your checked luggage (if you are checking). And don’t worry! If they do ask questions you won’t be slowing down the line… they usually take people off to the side to go through a bag to find the questionable object. The last time I flew they took my canning jar of nuts and seeds out to check! I thought that was funny, and explained that my homemade trail mix was my answer to airplane food. 🙂

      Let me know if you have any more questions! If not, have a fabulous trip! 😀


  • I never thought of bringing aromatherapy in the travel bag, just the balm… but it is so obvious, after being in more than one traveling situation where something to help out in that department would have been a huge plus!


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