I highly recommend the Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport toiletry kit because of its roomy duffel style and compartments. The main compartment flap zips open and a swivel hook allows you to easily hang it from almost anywhere. The lining is stain and water repellent.
Please keep in mind the 3 oz rule for carry-ons. Any item containing a liquid, cream, or gel must not be more than 3 oz. or you will need to check it in.
I recommend carrying Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths because they can double as a wash cloth for your shower gel. As a germaphobe, I cannot use hotel soap that has touched the surface of the bathtub so I start off my shower by washing my face with the facial cloth and then I use it with the body wash for the rest of my body. For long trips, I simply take a bar of my favorite antibacterial body soap and I cut it into small pieces using a kitchen knife. I throw all the soap pieces into a zip pouch and I use one piece per shower.
Giovanni Recharge Organic Peppermint Towelettes are one of my 'on the go' must-haves. They are these little mint towelettes that perk me up and make me feel refreshed instantly.
If you are sharing a hotel room, I would not leave home without a bottle of Poo Pourri. You simply spritz the toilet water twice before you do your business and this magical spray will keep your bathroom smelling like fresh lemons.
Please note that first aid and medication will be covered in a separate post but on shorter trips, these items can be included in the toiletry kit.
Here is the Green Girl's list of Toiletry Essentials:
- Microban Standing Toothbrush Holder
- Plackers Dental Flossers
- Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths
- Dickinson's Witch Hazel Daily Facial Towelettes
- Giovanni Recharge Organic Peppermint Towelettes
- Face wash
- Body wash
- Shaving cream
- Facial moisturizer with SPF
- Q-tips Cotton Swabs Pack
- Travel comb
- Travel brush
- Spare hair elastics
- Bondi Bands
- Peaceful Mountain Muscle Ice
- Hydro cortisone
- Daily vitamins in individual zip bags
- Poo Pourri
- Clorox Disinfecting Wipes To Go
- Tide Travel Sink Packets
- Shout Wipes
- Bausch & Lomb Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Tissues
- Feminine products
- Spare zip pouches
- Safety pins