When you’re gearing up to go on vacation, you’ll need some basic essentials to go along with your 5 different floppy hats. We’ve all unpacked our suitcases in the hotel and realized we forgot our favorite shampoo or shaving cream. Avoid the embarrassment of asking the front desk for basic hygiene products, and stick to this list of the best travel size products to pack for your next vacay.
Staying put this summer? Treat yourself to a few travel size beauty and organic products for a trial run before committing to a full size product purchase.
Best Travel Size Products For Your Vacation
They’re not the most glamorous or flashy, but we sure do need ‘em. Let’s start with some of the best travel size products for your basic hygiene needs.
Toothpaste & Toothbrush
It’s a seemingly obvious thing to remember to pack, but sometimes we still forget our toothbrush and toothpaste. No one wants to have to make an extra trip to the drugstore when you arrive at your vacation spot. Choose a travel-sized toothpaste and that’s easy to fit in your bag with your other essentials.
Shaving Cream & Razor
On your beach trip, the last thing you want is to forget your shaving cream and razors–yikes. Nobody likes to walk around with prickly legs and underarms in a beachy paradise. Instead, grab a travel-size shaving cream and pack your favorite razor. We love this travel-ready razor by Venus that’s small enough to easily fit in your toiletries bag, but still gets the job done well.
Most hotels provide either bar soap or a tiny tube of body wash. But, if you’re vacationing somewhere beachy, you’ll probably take a couple of showers a day, and those tubes won’t last long. Pack yourself a great smelling travel-sized body wash with essential oils to help prevent your skin from overdrying. Also, don’t forget a good quality facial cleanser to remove any residual sunscreen and makeup. You also may want to pack your own body pouf because sometimes the washcloth provided by the hotel just doesn’t do the job.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Another staple provided by most hotels that just never seems to last more than a couple of washes are the shampoo and conditioner. Being in and out of the water, hiking, etc. will leave you wanting to wash your hair more often than usual. Make sure to pack a gentle shampoo that’s free of harsh chemicals and buildup-causing ingredients. Luckily, Public Goods now has travel-size versions of our signature paraben-free shampoo and conditioner.
The last thing you want to forget to pack for a humid, hot destination is deodorant. You don’t want to sweat through your favorite resort wear, and the salty air should be the only overwhelming smell surrounding you. Avoid this packing faux pas and pack a deodorant you can rely on.
Psst…if you prefer a ready-to-go set, get your hands on this travel kit full of faves including body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, and more.
In addition to the essential travel must-haves listed, here are a few more items to remember to pack for your trip:
Dental Floss – We know you don’t want to floss on vacation (it’s okay, we don’t want to either) but the one time you don’t pack it, you’ll probably end up needing it.
Hand Sanitizer – No matter where you go on vacation, you need an easy way to keep your hands clean on the go.
Dry Shampoo – No time to wash your hair before you start the day’s adventures? No problem, dry shampoo is your new BFF.
Hand Cream and Travel-Size Lotion – Keep your skin soft and soothed from all that time in the sun with a good hand cream and lotion.
Travel Size Beauty Products Must Haves
You don’t have to skip your beauty routine just because you’re traveling. You can try out some new travel size beauty products, or put your full size faves in BPA free, TSA-approved bottles like these.
Keep your skin happy and healthy with these travel size beauty products.
Choose a non-greasy, natural travel-size face moisturizer to bring with you while you’re traveling. Don’t forget to pamper your face after a long day of relaxing on the beach with a luxurious nighttime moisturizer.
A must-have travel size beauty product is an effective eye cream. Traveling can interrupt our sleep cycles and our skin can pay the price. Don’t worry though, there’s an easy solution for those puffy eyes. Apply a high quality eye cream that contains caffeine and peptides that will help energize and brighten your skin.
Vitamin C Serum
Another must-have beauty product to help brighten up tired skin is a light weight vitamin C serum. This serum contains vitamin C, which is known as the skin brightening vitamin and is free of chemicals and fragrances.
Keep that vacay mode beauty routine going with a nourishing, clean clay mask. Clay masks can help cleanse and moisturize your skin while also removing impurities.
After a few days soaking up the sun and swimming in chlorine-treated water can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. Treat your hair to a deep conditioning, lightweight hair oil that’s silicone-free and vegan friendly. Beard also feeling brittle after some time in the elements? Try some smoothing beard oil to help tame your face mane.
Our Favorite Travel Size Organic Products
Keeping our planet healthy is top of mind for many of us these days, and it’s becoming increasingly easier to do our part to help the cause. Choose a travel size organic version of your everyday essentials. Reusable products made from eco-friendly and organic ingredients can make a big impact on our environment.
Not only are these products convenient and sized for travel use, but they’re also organic or made from sustainable materials.
All Over Moisture Stick by MyMatcha
We love this all-in-one moisturizing stick by MyMatcha. It’s the perfect way to reduce how many products you have to pack and even better– it’s organic. You can use this one lip balm sized stick for your lips, face, hands, or anywhere pesky with dry spots.
Stasher Silicon Storage Bag
You’re going to need a great toiletry bag to hold all your products, and this one from Stasher is the perfect size for your carry on. Not only is the bag conveniently sized, but it’s also made from eco-friendly materials and helps reduce plastic waste in landfills. Choose from several sizes including a clip on storage bag to protect your phone, your passport, hand sanitizer, and more.
Mini Lip Balm
This vegan lip balm is the perfect size to slip in your handbag, beach bag, or pocket. Coconut oil and shea butter provide your lips with much-needed moisture after a long flight.
Sugar-Free Organic Breath Mint
After traveling for several hours on an airplane or enjoying a few too many beef jerkies on a road trip, you’ll be wanting something to freshen up your breath–STAT. Reach for an organic breath mint to help get rid of a bad taste in your mouth and keep your mouth feeling clean and fresh.
Micellar water is an absolute must when it comes to cleaning and soothing your skin. Be sure to choose a micellar water that’s free of oils, alcohol, and silicones. Pour your micellar water in a travel size bottle for your next overnight adventure.
Now that you know of some of the best travel size products out there, you’re ready to enjoy your trip! Check out more of our favorite full and travel size organic products featured on the Public Goods blog.
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