Does the thought of flying give you the heebie-jeebies?
You aren’t alone, sis. In fact, studies show that over 20 million Americans struggle with some form of flight anxiety, making aerophobia the second biggest phobia in the US after public speaking (yeah, we know).
Lucky for you, British model and Queen & Slim star Jodie-Turner Smith have figured out how to handle the anxiety.
The phenomenal mom and actress recently talked to ELLE, where she revealed her best-kept secret to traveling anxiety-free. Keep reading to find out more.
In addition to her extensive list of accomplishments, Jodie Turner-Smith recently added Gucci Ambassador to her resume, joining an illustrious cast of celebs like Florence Welch, Jared Leto, and Lana Del Rey as the face of their iconic fragrance Gucci Bloom.
The perfume is the closest you might get to walking through Egypt when jasmine flowers are in bloom. But you know, waaayyy way more cost-friendly than the plane ticket.
Creatively admixed by Alessandro Michele, the floral fragrance has notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood.
“I love essential oils. I love lavender, and that’s what attracted me to Gucci Bloom, the floral scents…but more than that, I thought Alessandro’s vision was stunning and powerful. It spoke to my style.” – Jodie Turner-Smith.
PSA: We are (not by a long shot) advocating that you sneak a bunch of flowers past customs, but according to Jodie Turner-Smith, lavender flowers can help keep your anxieties in check – it does get her through any in-flight anxiety she might experience while she’s away from her husband (fellow actor Joshua Jackson) and their daughter.
“Anytime I’m traveling, I harvest a bunch of lavender and make a little bag to carry it with me on the plane. It always soothes me.”
Top Tip: Rather than risking your miles trying to sneak in a bunch of flowers, pop an essential oil potion into your carry-on for some in-flight anxiety.
Sweaty palms. Heart palpitations. Overthinking every flight directive. These are some anxiety symptoms many aerophobic experiences at one time or another. Thankfully, this Jodie Turner Smith-approved rollerball concentrate can help lower high anxiety level markers.
The portable rollerball contains clary sage, lavender, and organic lavender, which trigger dopamine production (a happy hormone that gives you a sense of motivation) and work perfectly for your in-flight sleep routine. Yap. The concentrate also helps you catch those Zzzs.