Traveling requires a well thought out game plan. There are a lot of moving parts trying to reserve plane tickets, rental cars, make connecting flights, and plan for meals. Be careful not to get so caught up in the logistics of your trip that you forget some personal details…like necessary travel sized toiletries.
Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, you don’t ever want to look (or smell) like someone who doesn’t care about hygiene. Here is the ultimate top ten list of travel sized toiletries that are an absolute must when you’re packing your suitcase.
Soap & Shampoo
Hotel soaps and shampoos are typically less than adequate because the quality is cheap. If you’re like most people, you probably have certain soap and shampoo brands that you prefer. Packing your own shower products (especially for sensitive skin) provides best results.
Oral Hygiene Products
Nobody wants to smell your morning breath or see a chunk of lettuce in your teeth from the salad you had the night before. Good oral care travel toiletries include toothbrush, paste, floss and mouthwash. Pack all four and use all four every day.
Depending on your skin type, your face can become dirty and greasy during the day. Using regular soap to wash your face can potentially clog your pores. Be sure to pack your face wash.
Have you ever had to poop in a hotel bathroom? Unless you’re on the highest floor, there’s no ventilation fan and that can be as embarrassing as it is stinky! There’s a magical product that completely solves this problem.
Love My Drops is an all-natural product that stops the poop smell before it even begins! Simply add a drop or two to the surface water of the toilet before you go, and you’ll never have to worry about that embarrassing stink ever again.
Comb or Hairbrush
Obviously this one doesn’t apply if your bald. For everyone else, unless you want to give the appearance like you just rolled out of bed, another good hygienic practice would be combing or brushing your hair. Applying hair product may also be a good idea depending on your hair type.
Earwax accumulates in your ear canal and serves as a natural, protective barrier. Although there are positive health benefits from earwax, nobody wants to see it. Be sure to clean the “potatoes” out of your ears before going out in public.
When you travel, you’re exposing yourself to germs and bacteria that you otherwise wouldn’t be coming in contact with. Everything you touch including, door handles, plane seats, stair railings, elevator doors, etc. is loaded with bacteria from the public. Keep sani wipes on you.
Regardless of what time of year it is, there’s always the possibility you may need a tissue for your nose, or other things. Keeping a small pack of tissues on you is always a safe play
Change of Underwear
This item should be included in your suitcase without having to mention it. The thought process here is to count the days you’ll be out of town and pack accordingly. “Underwear” can also include undershirts and socks. Having an adequate supply will keep you clean and comfortable.
Unless you don’t care about offending the nostrils of those around you, deodorant is an absolute must. Whether you prefer antiperspirant, roll on, or spray, pack it and be sure to wear it.
Final Thoughts on Hygiene Items for Travel
Hygiene is always important, but important personal care products can be easily overlooked when you go out of town. When you’re preparing to travel, you need to think about what you’ll need to pack, which includes these essential hygiene items. Be sure your to do list includes this list of essential travel sized toiletries. You’ll thank us, and so will those around you.