Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Swears By These 2 Products for Congestion Relief On Flights
When you’re prone to sinus pressure and congestion, catching a flight can be a literal headache.
That’s why Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s travel kit isn’t just an overflowing case of hydrating masks and miniatures of her favorite on-the-go beauty products.
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.
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 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.
- By Julia Guerra
GENERIC NAME: DECONGESTANT DROPS – NASAL
Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage
USES: This medication is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to relieve “plugged ears” and to reduce swelling in the nose before certain surgeries or procedures.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication in the nose as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.To apply nasal drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your nose or any other surface. If needed, have another person place the drops in your nose.Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Tilt your head back while sitting on a chair or lying down. Hold the dropper over the affected nostril and apply the directed number of drops. Keep your head tilted for a few minutes. Repeat these steps with the other nostril if needed. Do not swallow the medication if it drips into the throat.This medication provides only temporary relief. Do not use more medication or use it more often or for longer than directed because doing so may increase the risk of side effects. Also, do not use this medication for more than 3 days because doing so may cause a condition called rebound congestion. Symptoms of rebound congestion include long-term redness and swelling inside the nose and increased runny nose. If this occurs, stop using this medication and consult your doctor or pharmacist.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or persists after 3 days.
SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary burning, stinging, dryness in the nose, runny nose, and sneezing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: slow/fast/pounding heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, headache, mental/mood changes, trouble sleeping, shaking (tremors), unusual sweating, unusual weakness.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.