Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Swears By These 2 Products for Congestion Relief On Flights
They're both small enough to tuck into your carry-on bag.
In a recent video uploaded to the model's YouTube channel, Huntington-Whitely gave fans a peek inside her airplane travel bag. From stress-relieving botanicals to lip oil, lint rollers, and stain-removal wipes, the Rose Inc. founder is prepared for nearly every travel hiccup—even bouts of in-flight congestion. (Related: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shared Her Favorite Beauty Products to Buy On Amazon)
"I'm always trying to find ways to avoid headaches, and of course that means drinking a lot of water throughout the flight," explained Huntington-Whitely. But she's also found a couple of super affordable products that help her feel her best while traveling.
Her first pick: Ponaris Nasal Emollient (Buy It, $15, amazon.com), which combines pine, eucalyptus, peppermint, cajeput, and cottonseed oils for nasal relief. Fun fact: The product was once included in NASA's medical space kit to relieve colds, post-nasal drip, sinus reactions, and more. (Here's how to get rid of a cold in 24 hours.)
"It's not a sexy product," the former Victoria's Secret angel admitted in her video. "You basically tip your head back and you drip a couple of these drops into your nasal passage, and it just keeps the area very hydrated."
Sexy or not, Ponaris Nasal Emollient has an impressive 4.7 out of a 5-star rating on Amazon, and reviewers say it's a miracle worker.
"I took Flonase, Mucinex, and Zyrtec, and would still almost choke most mornings with drainage. I've been using the Ponaris for a couple of weeks, and it is almost a miracle drug," wrote one reviewer. "It's a miracle concoction," said another.
Huntington-Whitely says the Olbas Inhaler (Buy It, $5, amazon.com) is another rockstar decongestant. All you have to do is close one nostril, place the stick in the other, inhale deeply, and repeat on the other side. Made with peppermint, cajeput, and eucalyptol oils, the inhaler offers instant relief from colds, allergies, and any air pollution that might be affecting your sinuses.
"[It has] a really familiar, home-like smell to me," explained Huntington-Whiteley. "This product would always come out when we were [sick] as children."
Another highly rated product on Amazon, the all-natural inhaler can offer relief in minutes, according to reviewers.
"I am generally skeptical of claims about the effectiveness of 'natural' products but I have found this product lives up to the hype," one reviewer wrote. "The best part [about the Olbas Inhaler] is that it's natural and I do not have to worry about the addictive, nasty chemicals that other similar products provide," said another. (Related: 8 Natural Remedies for Coughs, Headaches, and More)
Of course, you don't have to be a jet-setter like Huntington-Whitely to reap the benefits of these products. With cold and flu season right around the corner, these all-natural staples are sure to come in handy whether you're traveling 30,000 feet in the air or nursing a sinus headache in bed.