Regardless of whether you’re flying or taking an epic road trip, packing toiletries in your travel bag is a fine art. Sometimes, you only have so much room in your bag, or in the case of flying, you can only pack items that are 3.4 ounces or less. Regardless of your preferred method of getting to your travel destination, the following toiletry items should be in your kit no matter what.
Any time you can get multiple uses out of a single product you can bet that it will make a great addition to a travel bag. Tiger Balm is a perfect example. It’s one of the best products on the market for relieving aching or pulled muscles. However, it also works great for relieving mosquito bites. So, if you happen to be traveling for a weekend full of wilderness hiking where you’ll encounter both, Tiger Balm is a must-pack item.
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash
If there’s one thing that you can bet almost everyone will pack in their travel bag, it’s hand sanitizer. While it’s a great way to keep your immune system healthy while on the road (or in the air), it can take a serious toll on your skin. This rinse-free hand wash from Aesop will keep your hands (or armrests on the plane) germ-free, but it won’t dry out your skin like most other sanitizers will.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Speaking of healthy skin, frequent flying and long days on the beach can leave the skin on your face a wreck by the time you go to bed. This facial moisturizer from Kiehl’s is the perfect solution for keeping your skin looking great. You can put it on at the end of the day before you head to bed and wake up looking refreshed and ready for another long, lazy day on the sand. Plus, at only 1.7 ounces, it’s already the perfect size for going in your carry-on bag.
If you’ve grown accustomed to using your Sonicare electric toothbrush at home, it can be a pain to pack such a bulky device in your carry-on luggage. These electric toothbrushes from Quip are a great alternative. They might not be as powerful, but they’re compact and easy to pack, plus they come with some great features liked a timed brushing interval so that you can make sure you get every nook and cranny.