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Complete Packing List of Travel Toiletries

Complete Packing List of Travel Toiletries

It’s taken me years to feel like I’ve mastered a well-stocked toiletry bag. I plan carefully to ensure I have everything I need to look and feel my best on a trip, from my favorite skincare and makeup to essential medicines and first aid items. Here’s a packing list of travel toiletries you may find handy for your next trip.

belt bag and hand sanitizer

If you travel often, you can buy seconds of all of your favorite items and keep your toiletry bag packed and ready to throw into your suitcase. I’m not that organized… but that concept has always appealed to me 😀

A reader asked a few weeks ago how I bring all my hair and skin products since I only travel with carry-on luggage. The trick is using travel-sized items because the TSA’s rules on liquids just limit the volume in each bottle, not how many tiny bottles, so I bring small containers.

Essential Travel Toiletries for Women

Shower Toiletries

  • It’s easy to bring your favorite shampoo, conditioner, and body wash with you by transferring them into these TSA-approved containers.
  • A mini razor (or you can bring your regular-sized one!)
  • Shaving cream

Laundry Essentials

Skincare, Hair, and Nail Toiletries

  • Hairdryer: Most hotels supply them, but to be safe, you can pack a mini and put it in a bag like this.
  • Curling Iron or Flat Iron: Make sure if you are traveling internationally that you have one that’s dual voltage.
  • Hairspray: I shared in this post all about how I take care of my thinning hair and the products that I use.
  • Lotion
  • Face Wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip Balm: While you can usually pick this up when you’re traveling, it’s always when you need it the most that you don’t have it.
  • Serums, toners, etc., that you use
  • Manicure Set
  • Tweezers
  • If my nail polish chips while I’m on a trip, I use these wipes to remove the polish!

Makeup Products

This is going to vary from woman to woman, depending on how complex your routine is. My routine is the same whether home or away…it’s just a habit, so I always pack the same things. These are my current favorites you’ll find in my travel makeup bag:

Hygiene and Medicine Essentials

  • Personal First Aid Kit: I love that this portable 10-piece first aid kit comes in a small pack. Throw one in your car, your purse, your suitcase. You never know when you will need one.
  • Bandaids: While your standard bandaids come in the pack above, I would suggest buying the blister bandaids, just in case. They make a world of difference with the extra cushion.
  • Underarm Deodorant Wipes: These can be a lifesaver to have in your purse and refresh with after a long flight.
  • Toothbrush and toothbrush protector
  • Hand Sanitizer Spray or my favorite Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Bug Spray or wipes…I use these natural Deet-free wipes
  • Sunscreen: You can read this post with all of my favorite sunscreens here.
  • Daily Medicines
  • Tums
  • Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc: In case of a headache, toothache, or sore back, you will be glad you have a pain reliever with you.
  • Antihistamines: Especially if you suffer from seasonal or food allergies.
  • I always bring anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medicines because nothing is worse than battling an upset stomach on an airplane or a long car ride.
  • Poo-Pourri Spray: You may not need this, but I guarantee it will get used if you leave it in the bathroom.

Well-Designed Toiletry Bags

This bag looks ingenious and may need to be mine. Hanging toiletry bags are just so convenient and keep the bathroom countertop clear while you’re getting ready. This one has room for all of my essentials. If you’re going on a shorter trip and don’t need as much storage space, this one is great.

The two side compartments are perfect for storing items you need to grab quickly, like hand sanitizer, pain medicine, band-aids, and other things you may need to grab to use while you’re still en route to your destination, whether it’s at the airport or on the road. I like to place those items in small clear bags like these.

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