Meeting planners spend a lot of time flying from place to place, often on dry, stuffy airplanes. Here are 4 travel essentials that can help make flights more pleasant. All are small enough to tuck into your purse, and these products should be available over-the-counter in most drug or health food stores.



When you were young and your throat was sore, Grandma recommended gargling with salt water. That common sense advice is the premise behind GoGargle!, an effervescent tablet that is dropped into a glass of warm water and becomes a healing salt water elixir. GoGargle! is flavored with mint and contains soothing ingredients such as honey, chamomile and aloe, along with 11 other vitamins and herbs.  The product cleanses bacteria from the mouth and naturally relieves sore, scratchy throats. Simple, portable and easy to use, GoGargle! tablets provide more lasting relief than throat lozenges or sprays, which simply mask sore throat symptoms.


Olbas-InhalerOlbas Inhaler

Dry cabin air can make one’s nose stuffy. This convenient, pocket-sized inhaler releases natural vapors extracted from essential oils of peppermint, eucalyptus, cajuput, wintergreen, juniper berry and clove. The fast-acting, penetrating aromatics provide a pleasant and cooling sensation to nasal passages and sinuses irritated by low humidity or seasonal allergies. The completely natural product will remain effective for three months after it is opened, and can be used by adults and children over age two.


ice-chipsIce Chips

You want to make sure your breath is fresh when getting off the plane, but liquid mouthwash (which can open and spill into your purse) is inconvenient to travel with. Ice Chips, a Shark Tank success story, are all-natural, sugar-free candies that help keep breath fresh and smiles bright. The small tins easily fit in a purse or carry-on, with no chance of spillage. Safe for diabetics, they are sweetened with xylitol, which reportedly strengthens teeth and reduces decay. Ice Chips come in 20 different flavors, including wintergreen, peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, coffee, margarita, strawberry daiquiri and more.


BugBand Towelettes bug-band

Whatever your destination, don’t be bugged when you land. Protect yourself against the Zika virus and other pesky insects with BugBand Towelettes. The lightweight foil packets contain two 8-inch-by-8-inch towelettes saturated with Geraniol DEET-FREE insect repellent, which repels mosquitoes, flies, gnats, no-see-ums, fleas, ticks and head lice. Safe and effective for adults, children and pets, BugBand Towelettes can be used all over the body, including the face and neck. They contain naturally derived active ingredients, primarily concentrated geranium oil.