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Essential Toiletries for Travel: A Comprehensive Guide to Staying Fresh and Hygienic on the Go

When travelling, it's essential to pack a selection of toiletries to ensure personal hygiene and comfort. Here's a list of commonly packed toiletries:

  1. Toothbrush and toothpaste: Maintain oral hygiene by brushing your teeth regularly. Click here to shop.

  2. Shampoo and conditioner: Use these products to keep your hair clean and manageable. Click here to shop.

  3. Body wash or soap: Choose a soap or body wash that suits your preferences and skin type. Click here to shop.

  4. Face cleanser: Keep your face clean and fresh with a facial cleanser suitable for your skin. Click here to shop.

  5. Moisturiser: Use a moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated, especially if you're traveling to dry or cold climates. Click here to shop.

  6. Deodorant or antiperspirant: Stay fresh and odour-free by using deodorant or antiperspirant. Click here to shop.

  7. Razor and shaving cream: If you shave, pack a razor and shaving cream/gel to maintain your grooming routine. Click here to shop.

  8. Sunscreen: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by using sun cream, especially in sunny destinations. Click here to shop.

  9. Hand sanitiser: Carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser for maintaining hand hygiene, particularly in situations where water and soap are not readily available. See full article for recommendations.

  10. Feminine hygiene products: If applicable, pack tampons, pads, or any other menstrual products you may need. Click here to shop.

  11. Medications: If you take any prescription medications, bring enough for the duration of your trip, along with a copy of your prescription. Additionally, consider carrying a basic first aid kit (see our full article here) with items like band-aids, pain relievers, and any specific medications you may need (e.g., motion sickness tablets). Click here to shop.

  12. Contact lenses and solution (if applicable): If you wear contact lenses, bring an adequate supply and the necessary cleaning solution. Click here to shop.

  13. Hairbrush or comb: Carry a hairbrush or comb to keep your hair neat and tidy. Click here to shop.

  14. Nail clippers and file: Pack nail clippers and a file for maintaining your nails. Click here to shop.

  15. Perfume/cologne, makeup, hair styling products, and any other personal care items you regularly use. Click here to shop perfume. Click here to shop cologne/aftershave. Click here to shop travel make-up. Click here to shop travel hair styling.


Remember to check travel restrictions and regulations for carrying liquids and other items in your hand luggage, as there may be limitations on sizes and quantities. Consider decanting some products into travel-sized containers or purchasing travel-sized versions to comply with these restrictions. Be prepared to put any liquids into a clear plastic bag when going through airport security. Most airports will have them ready to hand for travellers, but if you want to save the hassle and stress of doing this at the airport consider buying some and preparing this at home. Click here for airport security bags for liquids.


Need a wash bag to put all your bathroom and toiletry products in? Check out our full article on wash bags here.


You may also wish to consider travel lotion bottles to decant shampoos and conditioner from home (see full article here), or perfume & cologne atomisers for your fragrances (see full article here)

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