Packing these items in your carry-on will make your long flights so much better


Welcome to #TheEdit! Every week we'll be sharing our AOL Editors' and other industry tastemakers' ultimate must-haves for this season. The best part? You can shop all of their favorite picks for yourself. This week, our Associate Programming Manager for Lifestyle, Molly, will be sharing her pro packing tips that will make your in-flight experience so much better.

Despite that I live in the greatest city in the world, I travel all the time, and when you find that you're always hopping on a plane, you get pretty good at making the whole travel process as painless as possible. Here are my travel must-haves!

Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin, $9.32, available at Amazon.

The air on planes is really dry, so I like to add some moisture to my skin by spritzing a little bit of rose water on my face before and after a flight. It's super refreshing and good for your skin, plus it smells great, which helps distract from the stale coffee smell you sometimes can't shake after a few hours in the air.

Eden's Garden Peppermint Essential Oil, $4.95, available at Amazon.

I don't leave the house without peppermint essential oil, which is great for headaches, stomach aches and general stress relief. It smells pretty strong, so I try to use it sparingly on planes, but it saves me from motion sickness and helps me relax on a long flight.

Yogi Ginger Tea, $6.78, available at

This is another thing I always have in my purse, especially if I'm traveling. Ginger is great for motion sickness and stomach aches, too, but it's particularly good for bloating and helping your digestion, which I find can be a problem at altitude, since I'm in Colorado a lot.

S'well Dark Forest Water Bottle, $35, available at Joyus.

The digestive system basically stops at a certain altitude, so it's super important to stay hydrated in the air. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm obsessed with my S'well water bottles, so I always have one in my carry-on. Just make sure it's empty before you go through security!

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket, $199, available at Nordstrom.

Airplanes are notoriously freezing, and as someone who runs cold to begin with, I don't get on a plane without my Patagonia puffy jacket, even if it's the middle of July and I'm flying to L.A. If by some miracle the plane isn't super cold, you can ball up the jacket and use it as a pillow, which is also amazing. The nice thing is that it scrunches up into nothing, so you can carry it around in your purse without it taking up any room at all.

CaseArtPlus Attach-On Wallet iPhone Case, $7.90, available at Amazon.

There's nothing worse than getting to the check-in counter or approaching a TSA agent and fumbling through your bag in search of your ID, so I keep mine in my phone, thanks to a little wallet attachment on my case. Obviously my phone is always in my hand, so that means my drivers' license is, too! I also keep a credit card in there as well, for easy access to pay for a cab on the way to the airport or a checked bag once I get there.

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