When it comes to travel, your toiletry kit is one of the most important things that you will be packing. However, there is an art to packing it: we typically don’t have a lot of space or want to be carrying very heavy bags. Therefore, it is necessary to focus on the essentials. Here are six essential items to add to your toiletry kit for your vacation or business trip.
Keep in mind that we have not included shampoo and conditioner on the list given that most hotels typically provide these items. Assuming you are staying at a hotel, you can simply save space and use the hotel’s offerings. Their shampoo can also serve as body wash.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Regardless of the type of trip you’re going on, whether for business or pleasure, a toothbrush and toothpaste should be the number one thing to pack in your toiletry kit. You can’t always count on hotels providing it. However, to minimize space, you should consider purchasing a travel sized toothbrush and toothpaste, which can be found in the travel section of your local pharmacy.
Deodorant is another high priority when it comes to travel – especially if you are travelling for business. Find a travel friendly size at your local pharmacy.
- Cleanser and Moisturizer
Assuming that you follow a skincare routine, a cleanser and a moisturizer are the absolute essentials when it comes to maintaining your skin while on a trip. You can forego the toner and exfoliator for the time being. Portion your cleanser and moisturizer into smaller containers; it is easy to do and is more cost effective than buying new and unnecessary products.
It is important to always protect your skin from the sun. A more natural sunscreen is advised.
- Band Aids and Polysporin
It is better to be safe than sorry; always include several band aids as well as polysporin in your toiletry kit in case you hurt yourself.
- Other Considerations:
Glasses, contacts, sanitary pads/tampons and razors should also be included in your toiletry kit of essential items if these items apply to you. If you have a bulky razor, it is best to simply get yourself a disposable one so that you aren’t taking up extra space.
- Where applicable, it is best to transfer your own products into smaller, travel-sized containers. This will not only save you space but is necessary if you are flying and are not planning to check in your baggage.
- Consider placing your products inside a plastic bag to prevent a very inconvenient mess in the event of an explosion.
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