Travel-sized toiletries have become a synonymous and iconic part of travel and holidays. Whether you’re heading on a sunny week in Spain or spending a year exploring the South Pacific, having a great kit of toiletries is vital. Since the evolution of miniature travel items, various companies have looked to bring new and innovative products to the market, and we are now seeing some fantastic options becoming available. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the best options for you to take on your travels.
Toothpaste and Tooth Brush
Although it may seem obvious, bringing a small travel-sized tube of toothpaste and accompanying brush is a necessity. Depending on where you travel, you may struggle to find your preferred brand, so if you’re a creature of habit, you should bring your own. There are lots of options to choose from, but we’d suggest a brush that can be folded back into itself, cutting the overall length in half. This brush from Dental Aesthetics is a great option as it comes with small capsules of toothpaste. You can also buy replacement toothpaste capsules to stay stocked up!
For those looking to travel light and avoid bringing checked luggage, shampoo bottles can be a difficult one to navigate. You could either choose to purchase it at your destination or look for an alternative. One of the great options is available is a solid shampoo. Much like a bar of soap, the shampoo lathers in your hands which you can then apply to wet hair. We’d also suggest keeping the bar in a dry container, such as a Tupperware box in order to extend its life span.
Lifeventure All Purpose Soap is a great option for bringing with you on your travels. If you’re packing light, you’ll want to adhere to the 100ml limit so this small bottle suits perfectly. Suitable for hair, body, fabrics and even doing the dishes, the soap is pH-balanced, antibacterial and biodegradable.
There are a range of solid deodorant bars available on the market which range in shape, style and ingredients. Many of the bars are classed as deodorant, unlike some types you might use at home, they do not prevent perspiration, they simply eliminate the odour from the bacteria. One of the benefits of using solid deodorant is that you can carry it in hand luggage. And, if you do choose to carry in checked luggage, you don’t have to worry about various cabin pressures.
When you’re travelling for extended periods, it can be easy to let the facial hair slip somewhat out of control. The classic plastic safety razors aren’t something that anyone should have to go back to, so why not look elsewhere? We’re big fans of the Bambaw double edge safety razor that is fitted with a bamboo handle and stainless-steel. This is an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to keep your facial hair in check. Additionally, it is popular with women as well, used as a replacement for the disposable travel razor.
To continue in the form of bringing solid toiletries, solid sunblock is a great way to bring your sun protection with you without having to worry about liquids. Neutrogena offers two excellent products for this, their ultra-sheer face and body stick and their beach defence stick. Both of these are oil and PABA-free meaning you won’t be adding any nasties onto your skin. Additionally, they seem to last forever so you won’t find yourself needing to top up very regularly. No matter where you’re heading, these are a great set to have.
Tashtego 2.0 is the second version of an innovative idea that was developed through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The idea is simple, a tool roll for toiletries, but the product is fantastic, reliable and super useful. With pockets for all the toiletries you could ever need, such as deodorants, combs, nail clippers, razors and more, the product is perfect for any kind of travel. Additionally, the design includes a long zipper pocket along with four smaller pockets for creams, gels and pastes etc. If you’re going to be spending time putting together a great travel toiletry set, then don’t do it a disservice by using a classic wash/makeup bag. Tashtego is the perfect unisex solution to holiday travel.
If you haven’t got any travel planned yet for this year, but still want to make use of these great products, then fear not! Our range of experiences will give you the freedom of travelling the world while allowing you to sleep in unique accommodation and eat a range of authentic dishes. You’ll also get to see the very best parts of the countries, without worrying about transport or directions. From skiing in Morocco to visiting Slovenia’s Balea Lake, we have something for everyone!
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