While switching to a natural lifestyle has it's obstacles, traveling with this lifestyle can be even more complicated. I'm currently on vacation in Montana and there was no way I was going to leave my natural products behind! If you're like me and can't live without your essentials, then keep reading for my go-to guide for bringing your natural products wherever you go.
Mini brand bottles
If your budget has some flexibility, you may want to look into whether or not your favorite brands make travel size products. It's not easy to find full size natural products in most stores, so finding travel size may be a little bit challenging. If you're planning a trip a couple of months in advance, try checking on the brands website. They may have some travel sizes or samples sizes that you wouldn't normally be able to find in stores near you.
Empty Plastic Bottles
Most stores carry small, empty, plastic bottles meant for travel. I purchased some from Target for around $3 for 4. These are probably your best bet when it comes to your trip. The ones I bought are TSA approved, 3 ounce bottles. I use these for my shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The set I bought came with a spritzer bottle, perfect for hairsprays or other hair products. However, I don't usually use those types of products so that bottle was just an added bonus!
Empty Plastic Cosmetic Jars
In the travel section at Target, I was also able to find TSA approved cosmetic jars. I got these for around $2 for 3. They're 1.25 ounces each which make them perfect for my face wash, face lotion and toothpaste. I put toothpaste in these because I use my Little Tree Naturals toothpaste, which comes in a jar already. They're the perfect size and even come with little labels for your products.
Cotton Pad Holder
Either in the travel section or by the cotton pads/q-tips, most stores will have small plastic containers for your circular cotton pads. I love these because I use cotton pads covered with coconut oil to remove my makeup at night. I pre soaked my cotton pads in the coconut oil before my trip and stored them in this small circular container. So simple!
Only Take What You NEED
This is my final and most important tip. Just because you love all of your products, does not mean you need to take them all with you. If you are only going away for a week, I'm positive that quite a few of your products can stay at home. Pick the ones that are most essential for your day-to-day needs. For example, I love my witch hazel toner. But I do not 100% need it while I'm away. It's just an extra that I thoroughly enjoy using while I'm home. My face moisturizer, on the other hand, is never something I would be able to travel without! Choose wisely, think like a minimalist.
There it is, my 5 most essential tips for traveling with your natural products. I hope you found them useful and plan to apply them to your next trip!
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