With a limit on the volume of liquids you can take through in your hand luggage and hold luggage space at a premium, this simple checklist will help you choose what to pack in your toiletry bag to get your holiday off to a good start.
5 things to pack in your hand luggage
- When travelling your hands pick up an incredible amount of bacteria on handrails, bathrooms, trains, buses and the airplanes themselves. A travel hand sanitiser will help you to avoid a sniffly nose and cough before you have even landed in your sunny destination. Buy Purell antibacterial alcohol hand rub gel sanitiser – 60ml (hand luggage friendly).
- Toothpaste. Seems obvious, right? Having a travel sized tube of toothpaste saves you the hassle of finding some at a supermarket or pharmacy when you land. Also, if you have a long-flight, you (and those around you!) are likely to appreciate the chance to freshen up. Get travel sized Colgate 25ml here.
- A handy pack of wet wipes have many uses from wiping kids (and adults) faces and hands after eating, wipe the tiredness out of your face while travelling and cleaning up any spillages during a turbulent flight! Get a travel-sized pack of 12 wet wipes here.
- Travelling with children can bring its own issues so this Johnson baby bath mini toiletary set makes life just that little bit easier. This pouch of travel sized items includes: Johnsons’s baby shampoo (100ml), Johnson’s top to toe 50ml & Johnson’s soap with honey (110g), Johnson’s baby oil (100ml), Johnson’s baby 3in1 nappy cream (110g) and Johnson’s baby powder. You can order this to be delivered to your house here.
Nivea have put together an “essentials” travel set that will save you from having to troop around the shops working out what you need. Goods included in the see-through bag are: soft shower cream, cleansing wipes for your skin and to remove make-up, 48hr anti-perspirant deodorant, multi-purpose moisturiser and essential lip care. View the bag and get your hands on this set here.
If you are more organised than the average holidaymaker then you can save money by decanting full sized toiletries in to smaller containers. These small bottles can be used time and time again so make for a good investment for regular travellers.
You can also get a free travel bag from L’Occitane en Provence with a voucher code found here. See more L’Occitane discount codes.
Here is a video about how to pack a toiletry bag when travelling with a carry on case: