Here we will go over thirteen travel-size toiletries you can’t do without.
Whether traveling for work or pleasure, your hygiene habits will primarily remain the same. So you may be wondering how you can pack all of your shampoos, soaps, lotions, and other personal care products into your luggage without taking up too much space.
Luckily, many top brands provide travel-size options. Keep reading to find out which items you should pick up before your departure.
Purell is a must when traveling because of how often you are in high-traffic areas while away.
The plane or travel service, hotel, and attractions have hundreds of people coming through their doors each day. Luckily, purell hand sanitizer comes in many travel-size options like small spray bottles and key chains.
2) Folding Hair Brush
A hair brush is a necessity for most travelers. Unfortunately, a regular-size brush can take up an unnecessary amount of space and snag delicate clothing if not stored carefully.
You can avoid these issues by packing a foldable hair brush. These brushes are usually no more than three inches long when closed and come with a mirror on the non-bristle side.
3) Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoo and conditioner are more necessities for most travelers that have hair.
Many brands offer travel-size bottles of their hair care products. The best brands are Pantene, Tresemme, Garnier and Dove.
4) Body Wash
Complimentary soaps that come standard in hotel rooms are not usually of the best quality. Hotel soaps might leave your skin feeling dry, itchy, or even dirty.
It’s best to reject those free hotel soap bars and spend a dollar or two on a travel body wash. Some great brands with travel size options are Dove, Olay, Method, and Native.
5) Mini Razors
Depending on the length and type of your stay, you may need toiletries for longer trips like razors.
A few brands have come out with easy-to-store, easy-to-use, compact versions of their best razors.
Venus mini for women and Crop shaver for men are two great options to consider packing.
6) Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Colgate has created the perfect travel toothbrush. This toothbrush is called the “hum” and is a small electric brush that comes with a travel case.
Colgate has also created the perfect travel toothpaste called “Anywhere”. This toothpaste comes in the form of tablets and all you have to do is chew it and brush.
You are going to need a body sponge or Loofah that can fit well in your suitcase. Ecotools has many travel-size options available.
Ecotools has a deep cleaning brush, shower mitt, dry brush, and exfoliating bath cloth. All of these shower tools are either small, flat, or both, making them easy to pack.
8) Sun Bum Sunscreen
If you plan to spend time outside while on your trip, you’re going to need some sunscreen.
Sun Bum comes in either lotion, spray or stick form, and all have travel size options. Sun Bum is a high-rated sunscreen brand that offers baby products as well.
9) Face and Hands Wipes
When traveling, you never know when you are going to need to get cleaned up quickly.
Maybe you touched something sticky in line for a roller coaster or have been sweating before a big meeting.
Face and Hand Wipes like wet naps are a must-pack item that should not only go back to the hotel with you but should stay in your pocket the entire trip.
You can’t forget deodorant while traveling otherwise you might have a hard time making friends with the locals.
Most deodorant brands have travel-size sticks. However some companies make an even better travel-friendly antiperspirant in the form of a wipe.
Degree, Dove, and Lume all have deodorant wipes that are great for travel.
11) Pain Relievers
Many travelers fail to bring some form of pain reliever which can be a major inconvenience for those traveling long distances.
Luckily, Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, and other popular brands offer small travel containers that are no larger than chapstick.
You should also consider bringing items like Tums and Benadryl just to be safe.
12) Essential Burt’s Bees Kit
Burt’s Bees has an essential kit that is great to throw in your suitcase.
The kit comes with:
- Milk and honey body lotion
- Hand salve
- Soap bark/ chamomile deep cleansing cream
- Coconut foot cream
- Beeswax lip balm with vitamin E and peppermint.
This kit is perfect for travel because it comes in a small box that is easy to pack and includes high-quality items you might have forgotten like, lip balm.
13) Hair Spray or Gel
If you style your hair with hair spray or gel, you will be happy to know that they also come in travel-size options.
Tresemme, Bed Head, Herbal Essences, and got2be all have travel bottles that are small enough to pack but still hold a lot of product.