Best Toiletry Bag List for Men and Women

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Toiletries Packing List: How to Pack a Toiletry Bag for Travel

There is nothing more frustrating then deciding what toiletries to pack for vacation. Pack too much and you risk taking up precious backpack space, forget stuff and you have to track it down later. The best advice we can give is to stick to the basics and shrink them down into 3 ounce bottles to fit in a carry on Toiletry Bag.

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Soap, Shampoo, and lotion can generally be taken from hotels, but hostels don’t offer these amenities. If you have skin conditions or are easily irritated by climate changes, ensure to bring quality moisturizer and sunscreen. We also recommend bringing wet wipes or some kind of moist toilette. They allow you to refresh yourself on long flights and keep you clean when you don’t have access to a shower.

Whether you’re visiting Thailand, Japan, Europe, South America, or the USA, the below list will cover all your toiletry needs.

Essential Toiletry Kit for Carry On

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It’s important to protect your skin and stay clean and hygienic while traveling. Not only will it keep you smelling nice and clean, it protects you from risk of diseases. If you are planning to carry on your luggage keep everything in 3 0z bottles. We recommend adding the below to your kit!

  • Deodorant
  • Body soap
  • Face soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Moisturizer
  • Shaving cream
  • Hair product
  • Condoms
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Microfiber towel
  • Wash cloth
  • Electric razor
  • Disposable razors
  • Q-tips
  • Nail Clippers
  • Flip Flops (For the Shower)

Men’s Toiletries to Bring on a Trip

Men Toiletry Kit

These are recommended but not needed for vacation. When it comes to shaving while traveling cheap razors, cold water, and cheap shaving cream is not your friend and opens you up to razor burn. To avoid razor burn pack a quality razor with extra blades and a gel based shaving cream or a strong lather soap and brush. Get your stubble wet before shaving and ensure that you wash your face with cold water after, apply an after shave balm, and apply face lotion shortly after. This will keep you looking sharp!

  • After shave balm
  • Cologne
  • Face Lotion

Women Travel Toiletries Packing List

Women Toiletry Bag

Bring a lot of extra hair ties and bobby pins if you have hair that needs them. If you plan on getting tan where you are going, consider bringing make up that matches your skin tone post tan. Tampons and other products are not always available in some parts of the world, so ensure to bring extra before you leave.

  • Perfume
  • Tampons
  • Makeup
  • Makeup Remover
  • Hair Ties
  • Bobbie Pins
  • Hair Styling Tools

How to Pack the Best Makeup Bag

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When it comes to traveling with makeup your best bet is to go with products that serve as makeup and skincare. Over the past few years the makeup industry has been moving to more organic makeup products that allow you to look good while taking care of your skin. As of 2017 the skincare makeup trend is flourishing in Hollywood and around the world. What’s great about these products for travel they are low maintenance and allow you to leave other skincare products at home. Some great brands are Bare Minerals, It Cosmetics, Ilia, and Clinique.

Best Toiletry Bag Items for Travel

These products are all the best in their class when it comes to travel and should easily pack into your backpack or luggage. With the exception of the towel, which has it’s own carrier, all these should fit into a small bag that should be easily accessible.

Travel Towel and Wash Cloth
There’s a lot of options when it comes to quick drying towels that can compress into small pouches, however this is the king of them all. It will dry fast, rolls up into a small pouch, and comes with a wash cloth. If you’re in a hurry to pack and need to roll it up wet, consider putting it  in one of your stuff sacks. We recommend getting a large or extra large so you can use it at the beach. Don’t purchase the white version because it will show stains and look gross after a few days, darker is better!

Herschel Supply Travel Kit

Having a small pouch with all your toiletries in one place makes using the bathroom a breeze. Easily hang it up or rest it on the sink, either way this kit makes bathroom time quick and painless.We prefer Herschel Travel Kit bags because they look super classy and have plenty of room. They also have a hanging handle allowing you to suspend them above showers and sinks.

Philips Norelco Travel Electric Razor
Don’t let the size fool you, this guy packs a punch. Small enough to fit in any pack, strong enough to take on any stubble. This is the best travel razor out there to maintain a clean look. If you have managed to grow a beard in your travels, this will not work, so consider going to a barber for a shave first. We give this razor two thumbs up!

19-Piece Necessities Travel Kit
Some of us are hopeless when it comes to packing the right things, myself included. That’s why these convenience kits are so awesome, they have everything you need to stop stressing about packing the right toiletries. This kit includes deodorant, body spray, toothpaste, a toothbrush, razor, and a variety of extra items you may find handy.

Jack Black Travel Pack
Jack Black makes some of the best grooming products for men out there, and many women use them as well. Are they expensive? Yes. Needed for travel? No. If you’re not on a budget these products will serve you well and convert you to a life long user. The kit includes shaving cream, SPF 30 moisturizer, eye balm, body wash, and lip balm.

19-piece Necessities Travel Kit
We love these travel convenience kits because they have everything we need, and some things we forget, neatly packed in an easy to store pouch. It makes bathroom time super convenient and organised. his kit contains shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, face and body lotion, mouthwash, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a razor, hair spray, nail file, facial wipes, tampons, face wipes, and an eye mask! It also comes in a handy carry on case that can be hung up in the shower.

Conair Folding Handle Hair Dryer
Small enough to fit in your pack with ease; this is by far the best travel hair dryer out there for the price. It has multiple speeds, can switch from hot to cold, adjustable wattage, and it folds up. Make sure you have the right international adapter to plug it in. Whether you bring it or not, this little hair dryer will give you a lot of mileage in your home bathroom or abroad. It also comes in awesome colors making it easy to find.

Conair Travel Curling Iron

This super tiny curling iron that makes curling your hair easy. It is portable enough to pack away and is so good it might become your full time iron. Make sure to let it cool before you pack it into your bag, otherwise it will melt plastic and other things in your backpack.

Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron
The reverse of the above. Super small and easily straightens hair. This is essential to make all the locals drop their jaws at your amazing hair and dance moves. It packs easily away on the side of your bag or at the bottom, and heats up and cools down rapidly.

Summary: Toiletry Bags

Packing a toiletries is an annoying process that can b made easier by following our tip and tricks. If you are afraid of forgetting something we recommend purchasing one of the many pre-made kits available on Amazon.